Showing posts with label FALL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FALL. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPES-THE END!

Thanksgiving Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I previously shared our Thanksgiving table for 10 and our Thanksgiving table for 8.  I seat approximately 30 people for Thanksgiving dinner, so I have a few more tables to share.

Monday, November 25, 2013

THANKSGIVING SNIPPETS

Thanksgiving-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Before I put away the Thanksgiving décor, I’m sharing a few last snippets of  Thanksgiving 2013 at our house.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

THANKSGIVING TABLE FOR EIGHT

Thanksgiving Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

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

IT’S STILL FALL AT OUR HOUSE

Thanksgiving Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I’ve decorated the kitchen china cabinet with vintage Thanksgiving cards and a couple of Fall plates.

Monday, November 4, 2013

THANKSGIVING MANTEL DECOR

Thanksgiving Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

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.

Thanksgiving Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Another couple of young pilgrims join in the preparations.

Thanksgiving Decor-Bargain Decorating with Llaurie

An older couple is providing the turkey and some harvest bounty to the feast.

Thanksgiving Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

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!)

Thanksgiving Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

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.

Thanksgiving Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I also added a few faux grape clusters and a little more bounty to celebrate Thanksgiving.  I love my new pumpkin with bling, a gift from my friend, Cindy.Thanksgiving Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

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

HALLOWEEN TABLE FOR TWO

Halloween Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Our breakfast room is difficult to photograph in the best of circumstances, but my camera broke, and I am using my daughter’s camera.  My camera and I had learned to get along with one another, but I haven’t developed much of a relationship with my daughter’s camera, so please excuse the pictures.
Fall Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
The yellow plaid placemats were still in the package when I bought them at a yard sale years ago.  I have again used my black and white polka dot melamine plates (Moda Home) that I bought at Tuesday Morning. 
Bargain Decorating with Laurie
On top of that, I’ve used an orange and white polka dot salad plate (Bistro Collection by Amici) and a white leaf-shaped salad bowl (Clay Art).
Bargain Decorating with Laurie

 

Halloween Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I used my metal jack-o-lantern napkin rings to hold the black and white polka dot napkins.  I used a mixture of orange and black handled flatware.
Bargain Decorating with Laurie
See what I’m talking about?  This salt cellar and pepper shaker, and the little sauce server are orange pumpkins.  My daughter’s camera made them look like pink tomatoes.  I know—I’m the one who set the settings on the camera, but I’m tellin’ ya, this camera is not my friend.  I bought this little set at an antique store years ago.  The only mark is a “made in Germany” stamp.


Halloween Quimper-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
My witch plate (yep, she’s got a BIG bum) is Quimperware from France, which I ordered on-line a few years ago.


Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
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.


Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
At one end of the table, I’ve used some more Halloween décor.  The vintage looking black cat is a reproduction, gifted to me by my friend, Susie.  I have a tiny lamp behind him, and when it’s on, the cat face lights up.  I couldn’t take a picture with the light on (because this camera is not my friend).

Halloween Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
My sincere apologies for my feud with the camera.  Hopefully, I’ll have a more friendly camera soon.  It was good of you to stop by.  laurie

I’m linking to  Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

HALLOWEEN SNIPPETS-YES, MORE!

 

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with laurie
This little trick-or-treater has been standing at my back door all month.  He pulled his wagon up to the door, and parked.  He’s waiting for me to bring him candy, and he’s driving our dog, Elsie, craaaazy!

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
On the other side of the back door, an old Coca-Cola case displays some Halloween décor.

 

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
The “Trick or Treat” on canvas, hanging on the door to the coat closet,  was a new purchase this year.  I paid $7.00 for it at a discount store, and I love how vintage it looks.

 

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Come on into the kitchen where a lot of Halloween is hanging around.

 

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
meet me


“Meet me at the Patch, Pumpkin”.

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Before this month is over, I’ll probably post more Halloween snippets!  If you missed them, more of our Halloween décor can be found at Halloween Spooks, Halloween in the Sunroom, and Halloween in the Family Room
After Halloween, I’ll start posting pilgrims, and from there we go right into Christmas décor and New Year’s Eve.  My holiday closet is in constant use this time of the year.  So stay tuned for a lot of holiday decorating here at Bargain Decorating with Laurie.  Thanks for stopping by.  laurie

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WHITE AND BROWN TABLESCAPE

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.  Bargain Decorating with Laurie-Brown and white tablescape

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.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie Tablescape

Both the crystal water goblets, and the milk glass goblets (which I’m using for wine) were purchased from estate sales at different times.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie-Brown and white table

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!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie-Brown and White Table

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. 

Bargain Decorating with Laurie

This one, purchased at auction for $8.00, is Brier by Royal.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie

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.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie

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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. 

Bargain Decorating with Laurie-Brown and White Table

Celestina is so talented.  I love this painting, and I know I’ll love bringing this out every Fall.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Thank you for visiting me today.  laurie

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I’m linking this post to  Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

HALLOWEEN SNIPPETS IN THE FAMILY ROOM

I’ve had a busy week, and I didn’t get time to post my Friday Faves.  Hopefully, life will slow down a little this week. Today, I’m sharing some snippets of Halloween décor in our family room.  Y’all know that my family room shelves become more cluttered during holidays, because I add holiday décor to what is already on the shelves.

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

On one of the shelves, I’ve displayed a page from my mother’s scrapbook, circa 1930.

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

On another shelf, there is a vintage Dolly Dingle paper doll page, which was a gift from some friends.

Halloween paper doll-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Fall Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Fall Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I’ve previously shared our Fall mantel, but now the hearth has a little Halloween décor too.

Halloween Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Since I live in Razorback country, it is appropriate that a hog is pulling my witch’s cart.

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween at Bargain Decorating with Laurie

It’s not easy to take a photo of a cloche.

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Halloween-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

My sister gave me this cute witch pillow for my birthday.  Did you see her witchy shoes hanging from the bottom of the pillow?  I think she is so much fun.

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Speaking of witch shoes, I was so glad that several of you noticed the witch’s shoes in my fortune telling post.  Those are the vintage shoes that came with the Red Goose shoe display that I bought at an auction several months ago.  I didn’t even know I was getting the shoes with the display, but when I saw them, I knew I’d be putting them on a witch for Halloween.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I know – I go a little overboard on holidays.  If you think this is crazy, just wait until Christmas!  Thanks so much for visiting my blog.  laurie

I’m linking 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, We Call It Olde at We Call It Junkin, Homework Wednesday at Worthing CourtOpen House Thursday at No Minimalist Here, and Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage.