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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SUNFLOWER TABLESCAPE

TABLESCAPE

I won!  Yippeee!  And what did I win?  Wonderful tablescaping treasures.  And where did I win these beauties?  At Candy’s lovely blog, Plum Creek Place

Sunday, September 14, 2014

FALL DECORATING

Fall decor
There was a little nip in the air this weekend in Arkansas.  It inspired me to get out my pretty velvet pumpkins, which were made by my friend, Susie.

Friday, September 12, 2014

FRIDAY FAVES-ANOTHER FALL EDITION

fall mantel http://countrydesignstyle.com
Instead of commentary about these beautiful Fall inspiration photos, I’m going to do a little chatting with you today. I hope you’ll indulge me while I work through this “out loud”.  Some of you, my dear readers, may have noticed that my heart hasn’t been in my blog lately.  I’m questioning myself a lot these days.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

"FALL-ING" SLOWLY

Fall Transtion Mantel

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

FRIDAY FAVES-FALL DÉCOR EDITION

Fall Home Tour {Virtual} and a GIVEAWAY

OUR SOUTHERN HOME

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

FALL TABLESCAPE REVIEW

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2012

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

A FALL MANTEL IN COTTON COUNTRY

Fall Mantel

In my neck o’ the woods, Fall means cotton blooms and then cotton bolls growing in the fields; cotton harvesting and cotton ginning.  So, my first Fall mantel this year is all about cotton.

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.