Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Meemaw's Foxy Date Night

Thanks for stopping by!
We've been having a date night 
on Wednesdays since school started
with out three grandsons and it's
been tons of fun.
This week I setup a table with
a fox theme for fall.
 These two foxes were scheduled to appear
on our front porch, but before they scamper
out there I decided they could be the centerpiece for the table.
I saw these on QVC in early August and
knew they'd be such a cute addition to the 
early fall porch decor!
They are still available online here:

 To continue the woodsy fall theme
I added an apple and pine cone
garland down the center of the table.
I always keep the place settings simple
for family nights.
 I mixed my Fiesta turquoise dinner plates with
a burlap plate charger, orange salad plate (paper)
and fall leaf dinner napkins (paper).
Finally I added my bee glasses, which are smaller
and easier for the boys to handle &
the wood handled flatware, which I thought
matched nicely to the theme.

See more of my visit to the Fiesta Outlet
store in West Virginia here
My husband and I both work fulltime so our "strategy"
for an easy dinner on a work night is to cook the night before 
heat up the night the boys visit.
With a 10, 9 and 1 year old this works out great~
everyone can eat and there a just a few dishes
so we can all enjoy the rest of the night together!

Later this week I will post our foxy friends on the front porch
along with my other early fall decor!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Vintage school clip art

Thanks for stopping by!
 Today I'm sharing a few of the
vintage clipart images I found on the internet
for a back to school
theme table I'm working
on this week!
Sometimes I like the black and white
imagery for simplicity
and easy on the budget toner printing.

But then I also like to be able to use color
to tie in my theme and dishes.
This school boy with his dog is
an adorable image, which reminds me of my grandsons.
 You can never go wrong incorporating
apples, pencils or chalkboard into
your back to school theme!
I love the botanical feel of the apple image above.
Finally I selected a plain chalkboard image,
I think this would be cute printed out as place cards
and then writing each child's name with a
word of encouragement.
Stay tuned to my Facebook, Instagram and
this blog for more ideas all week for
Back to School parties,
tables, recipe and craft ideas!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Mee Maw's Ice Cream Social

Thanks for stopping by!
Today I'm sharing the setup I prepared
for my annual Camp Mee Maw,
which is one week in the summer
that my husband and I take off work
to spend with our grandsons.
This year I thought we'd host an ice cream social.
The boys went to the grocery with"'Pops"
my husband and picked out
ice cream, whip cream, toppings etc.
for their ice cream treats.
 I used paper cups and napkins
to keep clean up easy so
 we could move onto more fun things!
I just love these spoons that say "pour more"
for the fudge cup
and "top it off" for the toppings tray.
 To keep the table somewhat
sticky free I used
these ice cream paper placemats.
I hope it made it a special memory.

What kinds of special treats are you
indulging in this summer?

Make it a beeutiful day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Ice Cream Floral Fun

Thanks for stopping by today!
This is our ice cream social week.
On Facebook & Instagram
we are sharing some ice cream idea
displays at the store,
plus recipes and party ideas
all this week.
 Today we're offering some
Pinterest inspired floral arrangements
for your ice cream social,
baby or bridal ice cream theme
or just a summer get together.
 I love that most of these use
compotes, cones (paper or real)
or old fashioned sherbet glasses
that you may already have or
could get a the dollar store.
 These would be easy to do with
grocery store bought
bouquets or flowers from the yard.
 Loving the addition of the straw!
 I also love the idea of
using paper that matches
your theme to make
cones for the "ice cream" flowers.
Hanging from the back of guest's chairs would be so cute!
 These last two pictures use real fruit
in combination with flowers,
strawberries above and cherries below
are a inexpensive way to incorporate a food element
into the arrangement.
I hope you enjoyed these floral ideas as much as I did!
Thanks again for stopping by~
make it a Beeutiful Day!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Sailing into the Fourth!

When the Fourth of July holiday falls
in the middle of the week that's
a cause for a two weekend
celebration right!
We are celebrating here at
Beeutiful by Design
by Sailing into the Fourth with
this sailboat themed patriotic table.
I used my everyday blue and white plates along with
new galvanized chargers and
vintage blue tumblers.
I mixed blue and red flatware
and these Sailboat paper napkins
to complete the table.

These blue and white
mini porcelain urns are battery operated
to give a little glow to the table.
Sailboat salt and pepper on a
red and white checked runner
keep with the patriotic sailing theme.
Finally I filled this galvanized bucket with anchor detail
with white hydrangeas from the yard
and small flags!
Hope you are able to spend some time
this holiday with family and friends
to celebrate the blessings of our free nation!
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

GazeboSummer Luncheon

This teal china cabinet in my booth space
was the inspiration for combining blue and white
with milkglass & coral lusterware
to set a summery table.
When I located these beautiful gazebo/pagoda inspired napkins
I knew they would go wonderfully with my
vintage combination of dishes
for a summery luncheon.

I had such fun putting this table together at the store!
I used blue and white ironstone plates
layered with white pom pom napkins
coral lusterware salad plates
the wonderful paper napkins & placecards
and a vintage set of blue stemware.
As the centerpiece I used a
blue and white soup tureen in lieu of flowers.
What I love about this table is the ability
to mix and match with your
level of effort & what you have on hand.
 The place cards also make great buffet markers,
book marks and scripture cards.
If you wanted to just use paper you could easily substitute
the large square dinner plates shown in the display above.
If you wanted to use all linen and glassware
you could eliminate the paper items.
No budget or time for flowers -just use a similar piece to your
plates in the center.
Thanks for visiting!
I hope you make some time to gather friends or family
for a summer luncheon this season!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mothers Day Milkglass

Welcome!  I'm so happy you stopped by to visit.
Today I'm sharing with you my
Mothers Day table.
 For this table I pulled out some of my milkglass
collection to be a neutral counterpart
to the bright colors of fruit, flowers and tobacco flower.
 I had some beautiful roses leftover
from Derby entertaining and repurposed them
in milkglass tumblers.
I tucked napkins into the
milkglass wine goblets.
Last fall I shared a tablescape with
 I thought these straw plates mats and
cherry yellow flatware say hello spring!
 I filled the milkglass compote
with lemons, strawberries and limes. 
 It's often hard to believe
the plates are paper as
they are of such fine quality.

My required overhead shot, which
tends to always point out how
uneven my settings are! 
Our new home is painted bright green
and I am really enjoying the contrast
to the table!
I hope you enjoyed today's tablesetting
& a blessed Mother's Day!