Monthly Archives: July 2013

Facing a Challenge

I discovered several great tablescaping and decorating blogs when I first began this wonderful, addicting hobby, and one of those is Cuisine Kathleen. Not only does Kathleen set a gorgeous table week after week, but she also hosts a weekly … Continue reading

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Changing Vignettes and Royal Reflections

OK, before I get into today’s post, I want to say that I am a Royal Watcher. I am not obsessed with it or anything like that, but I have kept up with the British Royals ever since Charles married … Continue reading

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Showcasing Treasures

So far, I have certainly enjoyed my newly-organized dining room! Not only was it an easy matter to find what I wanted for today’s table, but it was also easy to put the things away from my last table. I … Continue reading

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A Study in Neutrals and a New Beginning

Well, I finally finished the dining room this morning! I guess I spent 10-12 hours on it total. But it was totally worth it. Everything is put away, organized, and clean. After spending all of that time in the dining … Continue reading

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My Dining Room Project, or Embracing Orange

I have been planning on cleaning out the dining room for a long, long time; I’ve just kept putting it off because I knew what a job it would be. Last week I finally decided that I would procrastinate no … Continue reading

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Old Country Roses, Salt and Pepper Shakers, and Bargains

As I have said many times, my dining room is dark and filled with dark wood furniture, so many times my photographs don’t have enough light in them. I have found that using a white tablecloth first helps with this … Continue reading

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Under the Sea and Thrifty Purchases

I have a self-imposed restriction to not spend any money on tablescapes, but I fell off the wagon recently. I found some really cute salt and pepper shakers online at a reduced price, and before I knew it, click, click, … Continue reading

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Colorful Table & Vintage Dishes

These beautiful napkins were the inspiration for this tablescape. I have used these napkins only a couple of times in the past, usually bringing out the orange or green. Obviously, there are a lot of other colors in this napkin to … Continue reading

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Kitchen Table Two Ways Plus Bargain Report

When I was putting away the dishes from the last couple of tables, I had in mind to use the blue and white plates again. However, I was trying to think of something a little different than just blue and … Continue reading

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Vintage Homer Laughlin Dishes Tablescape

Before I begin this post, I want to announce the winner of my Old Country Roses bowl anniversary giveaway. Random.org chose the comment written by Vicky Hunt of FL. Congratulations, Vicky! I have emailed you to get your mailing address. Thanks … Continue reading

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