Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fall Florals

These wedding bouquets were featured in Better Homes

and Gardens online. I always check out the wedding photos

I think they provide good ideas for centerpieces, tablescapes, color combinations, etc.

Above is a great example - placing a pin in the bouquet -

which would also look great in a centerpiece!

Love this ribbon color palette.
Roses and wild flowers make a great combination for early fall.

This one has a little of everything!

Trying to get my last summer tablescape done tonight after work.

We'll see if it happens - also packing - Miss B and I

are going on a mother daughter road trip

this week - destination Charleston, SC!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Roosters and Roses

After Shelia's recent rooster party I decided to get out my

rooster plates and use them.

We're in the tv room off the kitchen at my house,

but I'm officially calling it the breakfast room because it sounds nicer, we already have a tv room and Barb says it's okay.I found these after Janice posted about them on her blog about a year ago.

I really had fun playing with the layers of red.

Roses on the napkin and the plates. . .

Inspired a $9.99 purchase of these beauties at Kroger.

In my usual expert floral arranging method,

I plunked them in the vase.

This vase was given to my by my Mom last year.

It was purchased at the Brown Forman store

when my sister worked at Brown Forman years and years ago.

They had a store, much like a nice commisary

where employees could shop at cost for the products

that Brown Forman made.
Yes, we all got a lot of Lenox -yipee!

Yes I wish we'd gotten tons more - but I was like 20 and so there you go.

Buttons detail the sides of the quilted placemat.

I layered red rose napkins with a taupe color and used

my oak leaf porcelain napkin rings for a hint of fall.

Can't wait for fall!

Here's a picture of the plate, which is red

transferware and our everyday dishes.

Mr. Rooster looks pretty good :)

But I think the roses may steal the show.

Rooster plates - Kmart

Red transferware - QVC

Red Chargers- Hobby Lobby

Placemats and Napkin - Kmart

Napkin Ring - Vintage

Flatware & Glasses - Target

I'm joining Susan and Cindy for their parties - check out more great posts!

Horchow One Day Sale

I wanted to share this email I received today from Horchow. You get 25-30% off on their website today only, plus you get free shipping on orders of $100 or more. Often you don't get to "double dip"on savings but with this offer you can!

Join me later tonight for a rooster and roses tablescape! Jennifer

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pineapple and Candle Urns

I finally got the coffee table cleaned off and setup a little vignette.

From the pictures this looks like a whole lot of brown going on here, but the urns are really black. I promise it looks good.

The pineapple tray is my designated remote control spot. Do you lose your remote as much as we do~it's never where I remember putting it!

These urns are filled with a battery operated flameless candle.

I also added a pineapple bucket for the mail and a new Slatkin fall scent candle to our desk area.

I'm trying to have designated spots for things to cut down on the clutter.

I'm joining Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Lenox Sale

I received an email notice from Lenox today about their Thrilling Thursday deal. I think this would make a great Christmas gift for your postman; teachers; neighbors or that special someone to say a little thank you to for their help throughout the year. The sale ends 8/18 but I knew my blogging friends would be interested. They have some great dishes on sale too!

Click here for the link.

No I'm not being compensated from Lenox (I wish) I just wanted to pass along some savings to you :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sunflower Setting

Won't you join me on the porch for a sunflower set table?

I'm so happy to be able to set the porch table and enjoy this cool weather.

This beautiful bouquet was picked up on the way home from work tonight by Mr. B -he's a keeper!

I think it goes so well with the sunflower temptations set.

Your place is set and ready for you to join me!

These black lanterns are so adorable with their little gates.

The serving dish is ready for the salad.

Each casserole comes with its own black iron carrier.

Green glasses match the green dinner plates.

This cream pitcher came from an estate sale at our

old neighborhood of a lady that was 100 when she

moved to a retirement community.

I hope you are enjoying cooler weather

where you are this week.

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

Placemats from Ben Franklin Crafts.

Black Chargers from Hobby Lobby

Green Plates from Target - 15+ years ago

Sunflower Temptations set from QVC

Cream Linen Napkins - Ebay

Green Goblets - Arbys Christmas Giveaway years ago

Cream Flatware - Ebay

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Crepe Myrtle Bloom

Won't you join Madison and me as we finally get a break in the weather and can spend some time outside after work.
Thought I'd share with you this ginormous crepe Myrtle bush/tree we
have in the corner of our patio.
I took a picture of the grill next to it so you could an idea of the proportion.

If we don't keep tabs on it, which obviously we
didn't this season, it will grow and grow and grow.

But I do love the berries and blooms it produces.
Especially since a lot of the landscape is suffering right now.

Purple and green is such a nice combination.

Below is a long shot of a portion of the back yard from our driveway.

It's a little bit o'heaven :)

Hope you are enjoying your week.

I'm joining Outdoor Wednesday.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Late Summer Entry Table

Well after two weeks of moving boxes and finalizing the store, I have finally been able to focus on my house and begin to spruce things up a bit.

Too early for fall decor I decided to use sunflowers to brighten up the entry table. I apologize for this light in the pictures. It was getting ready to rain and the light outside was very strange.

These two roosters are just what was needed next to the sunflower bouquet. Varied heights add for interest.

I love this guy because he has a bee on him.

And this one has a butterfly.

Today I'm joining Marty at Tabletop Tuesday & Shelia at Notesongs.