Burlap, Lace & Birds Holiday Table

Holiday tables can range from your everyday china to pieces decorated with Santas, Snowmen, and Christmas trees. When I was a child, my mother always used a lace tablecloth, her good china, and silverware for holidays and special occasions. I like to vary what I use but honestly, who has room for dozens of china patterns? I certainly don’t. When I downsized for retirement a few years ago, I gave my nephew my mother’s china and her silverware.  I have three sets of  four for everyday china and a few pieces of other patterns from thrift stores.    My tables are simple with a centerpiece or flowers and either a tablecloth, runner,  or place mats. Your home can be warm and festive without owning a department store full of china or spending a lot of money. You can’t beat a good set of white china or a burlap runner for any occasion. Read More

My Mostly Dollar Tree Halloween Table With Treats

I made my Halloween table with several items from Publix, my printer, and the rest is from Dollar Tree. Several weeks ago,  I was shopping at Publix supermarket when I spied the Halloween display. I was drawn to the furry spiders. I bought a large one and two small ones. The next week they had added the colored light ghosts which looked so cute. I then had many ideas of how I would use them in a table.

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Going Red, White & Blue With Dollar Store Bandanas

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day. Company came to visit me for a long weekend which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Prior to the visit, I wanted to try adding red, white and blue for the holiday. I like to do things sweet and simple. I usually get into trouble when I complicate things. Have you ever heard of the KISS principle? I discovered it early in life.

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Alstroemeria, Snapdragons, & Burlap

Yesterday when I went to Tasty Tuesday farmer’s market, one of my favorite growers was not there. It is almost the end of April, and he is at home getting ready to close-up his garden and pack for his trip back to Maine. Jim is an inspiring man who loves to grow things and lives a lifestyle of harmony. He lives in Maine from May to October growing crops, canning and selling his produce and flowers. In October, he loads up his truck and arrives back at his home in New Port Richey, Florida. He then sells apples, pumpkins, and various produce along with his canned products from the summer while he plants his front yard for his winter crop. His lifestyle does not conform to society’s expectations but provides him immeasurable happiness. He lives to grow. Read More

Spring Dining Table With April Bouquet

Yesterday I went as usual to the Tasty Tuesday’s farmer’s market. Local vendors who grow produce without chemicals offer seasonal veggies, some fruits, and home crafted items. One particular grower also offers flower bouquets. This week his amaryllis were blooming and I couldn’t resist the beautiful bouquet with double amaryllis.

 

 

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