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Monday, December 3, 2012


I’m sharing a Fall tray on our coffee table.  I’m calling this tray, “while strolling through the woods one day”.
bark cnd
leaf cnd
Some of you may have seen this cloche on a post I did for Marty’s cloche party.  I had the cloche on a table that is against the wall.
When I moved it to my coffee table, it could be seen from both sides.  Fortunately, I have two of these little French cottage canvases, so I put them back-to-back.
back side
As you can see, I was taken by surprise by a pair of charming cottages, while strolling through the woods one day.ovrhd
This next photo is not on my coffee table, but I might have seen it while strolling through the woods.  When I showed these “cat tail” pumpkins in a previous post, some questioned whether or not they were real, and others thought I might have grown them myself (ha!).  It was explained to me that, during the growing season, the farmer goes out and twists the pumpkin stem to give it strength and length.  I bought mine at this roadside stand.
cat tails
The next picture is two of my grands with face paintings of things you might find while strolling through the woods (okay, I’m stretching it here ~ just trying to tie my post together).  We had a Fall Chili Cookoff festival this past weekend, and there was an amazing face painter there.  I don’t know how the artist got these two to hold still long enough to do that.
carly bray
I am linking to Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.  So glad to have you along for the stroll today.  laurie


Sonny G said...

your tablestop is stunning Laurie.
I love the pieces you used and how you put them together. it looks like one of those holiday shots that opens a Movie...
simply beautiful~!

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie! Oh, I love your tray filled with Fallness! You're so creative and love those tiny little canvasses! Your little grands are so cute and love their face paints!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ellen b. said...

I have said before that I love your style...yes? If not let me just say I love your style! Blessings on you and your home!

Salmagundi said...

When do you sleep? You are always so busy with work, family, and decorating your wonderful home! Sally

Debbie said...

That is really pretty! I love the way you did the prints back to back like that in the cloche.

Of course, now I'm humming "While strolling through the park one day..."



Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love the tray Laurie, so cute with the bell jar and tiny canvases. I used some antlers in a fall tray a few weeks ago too.

Sarah said...

What sweet little grands! Love those smiles and bright eyes. Your cloche vignette is lovely. I do feel like I've had a stroll through the woods.......Sarah

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The coffee table basket is so perfect, Laurie, with the cloche, deer sheds and candles. Cute grandkids.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, I love the tray, it is fabulous but I adore the pics of the children. How fun. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A very pretty Fall vignette! Those are some elaborate face paintings! I have seen a lot more of the pumpkins with the long stems this year.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your centerpiece reminded me of when I was at my aunt's cottage. I would put together things from the woods and make a centerpiece for the little table. I loved doing that, even when I was 10!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Very well done Laurie! You combine elements so well and create such great vignettes! Hugs, Linda

Maude Lynn said...

I've never seen pumpkins like that!

Unknown said...

Lovely! Your centerpiece are all so nice. And also your grand daughters are very pretty.

Palomasea said...

What sweet and beautiful girls, dear Laurie!! My DD wants face painting every time it is fun...
The pumpkins look as if out of a fairy tale!
And how I love your creative always inspire me. Those darling canvases...I love them under the cloche!
Ok, to catch up with your newest post...
Blessings, dear friend!
- Irina