Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Red/Green Christmas Tablescape with Mikasa

I love the bright traditional colors of Christmas!  This year we did go with  traditional red and silver.  However, Husband found this set of Mikasa dishes at an estate sale and wanted to do a table in red and green.  I think it came out great.  The pattern is Renaissance and it is a set complete set for 7 plus a 15 inch platter. We bought it for $60. Lovely design.

The chargers are from Target, this year on the dollar rack.

The rest of the items have been on here before.
Community stainless by Oneida from 27 years ago.
Goblets from HSN last year (gift)
Ornaments from Walmart 3 years ago.
Red napkins 4/$5.00 at Target this year.

Thanks for stopping by for a quick look.
I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  Please go here to see all the other great tables.  Get some inspiration!

Happy shopping and decorating for your holiday season.


Friday, November 25, 2011


My Son's California Army National Guard Unit on Thanksgiving 2011 in Afghanistan.

I am thankful for all of them serving.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Falling Leaves Tablescape

Hello once again.  It's time for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

This week I wanted to feature the little gold leaf plates. They are from Mervyn's from 2006. Of course they have been gone for about four years now.  I miss that store!

The table runner is a scarf Husband recently purchased in Jordan. Lovely colors for a table but not for around my neck.

The chargers are from last fall at Target.  Dollar bins, gotta love them!

The rest of the plates, flatware, and glassware have been featured before.  I like to keep mixing them up and reusing.

I hope you enjoyed this fall table.  We actually sat down and ate at this table right after I took the pictures.  
Make sure you look at the other great tables at Between Naps on the Porch.  Thank you Susan for hosting!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Prima Fall Color Palette

Look at the gorgeous colors in this months palette at Prima!

The teals add a special coolness to the warmth of the rust and maroon.  I can see how this would make a great scrapbook page or centerpiece for a Thanksgiving table. 

Be sure to follow the link above to see what else is going on at Prima.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Aprons For Fall

I spent a couple days last week sewing up these aprons.  They are a modified combination of store bought patterns.  I liked the flounce from one pattern, but it was too long.  I cut it down.  I used the pocket from a different pattern. The pocket is fully lined with the fabric peaking out.

This first apron has a little plastic leaf button.

This pattern is completely my own design.  I love the scooped sides and the ruffle.

This Fall apron has a cheery orange flounce and wooden leaf buttons.

This darker apron would be perfect for serving Thanksgiving dinner.  The buttons here are wood as well but round.

Make sure you check my etsy shop.  They are going up for sale right now.