Sunday, September 14, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
I previously showed you my Fall mantel, decorated with cotton bolls. With all of the Fall colors turning up in Blogville, I started wanting to have some at my house. If you’ve visited my blog for awhile, you’ve seen this Fall Welcome banner, which I have had for years and years and… I still enjoy getting it out in the Fall.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Have you started thinking about Fall décor (or maybe you’ve already started decorating for Fall). I’ve been collecting ideas, and my faves today are some of those ideas. I love the breadbox filled with Fallness on this table on the porch. OK, that is one giant piece of driftwood!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Today, I am looking back at some of my past Fall tablescapes. This Fall picnic was posted in 2012. At that time, the name of this blog was Bargain Hunting & Chatting with Laurie (and obviously, I wanted everyone to know it, since my watermark on this photo is huge!). One day, I realized that I wasn’t sharing much about hunting for bargains, so I changed the name of the blog. (Sometimes I’m a little impulsive.)
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Last week, I shared my Thanksgiving table for ten. As I said, we host between 25 and 30 people for Thanksgiving dinner, so today, I am sharing a table for eight. It’s a good thing all of my guests get along with one another, because I do scrunch them close together for the meal!
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
Remember when I welcomed Fall to my mantel? I used French Santons.
I’ve changed a few things for the Thanksgiving season. The pilgrims have now landed. In the photo above, you see the fancy young couple preparing for the feast.
Another couple of young pilgrims join in the preparations.
An older couple is providing the turkey and some harvest bounty to the feast.
An Indian couple shows up with more bounty for the feast. (The fact that there is only one Indian couple is not a political statement on my part. It is just more difficult to find Indian figurines than Pilgrim figurines – especially if you shop exclusively at estate sales and flea markets!)
A needlepoint cornucopia, purchased at an estate sale for $5.00 (isn’t that sad that something someone labored over, sold for $5?), centers the mantel.
I have had such a busy couple of weeks, and I haven’t been able to visit my favorite blogs, but I hope my life will slow down, and I’ll be able to visit soon. It was great to have you visit today. laurie
I’ll be linking this post to Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict, Knick of Time Tuesday, Open House Thursday at No Minimalist Here, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Witches (with even bigger bums and beer bellies too-I don’t know why those brooms don’t collapse under their weight) fly along the border of the tablecloth, which I’ve probably had for about ten years.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
“Meet me at the Patch, Pumpkin”.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
A brown and white tablescape is my attempt to meet the challenge issued by Cuisine Kathleen this week. Kathleen keeps us on our toes with her challenges. This week’s challenge is a tablescape using only white china, with the addition of one other color in the table accessories.
The chargers are “Lace” by Kennex, which I bought at J.C. Penney about four years ago. The dinner plates are by Gibson. I’ve probably had them for six years. I bought them at an outlet store. The soup bowls (Mammoet, Hotelporselein), which I bought at an estate sale some time ago, are on top of the etched glass dessert plates that I used in a tablescape a couple of weeks ago.
Both the crystal water goblets, and the milk glass goblets (which I’m using for wine) were purchased from estate sales at different times.
I tied the white, restaurant napkins with brown and white herringbone ribbon that I had in my stash, and attached an acorn ornament that is part of my Fall décor. I ordered the faux bamboo flatware on line a few years ago. It may have been from One Kings Lane. I love that place!
Following the soup course, I’m serving baked potatoes with our dinner. Small brown and white pitchers will hold melted butter. This pitcher, which I purchased at a flea market, is Berkeley Pattern by Sterling China Co.
This one, purchased at auction for $8.00, is Brier by Royal.
Our centerpiece is our first course – soup, served from a tureen I have had for a very long time. I think I bought it at a junk store.
I hope this confession doesn’t get me kicked out of Cuisine Kathleen’s challenge. After the soup course, I will remove the tureen, and replace it with this beautifully painted faux pumpkin that I ordered from Celestina Marie Designs Etsy.
Celestina is so talented. I love this painting, and I know I’ll love bringing this out every Fall.
Thank you for visiting me today. laurie
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