Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Colors of Fall

I hope you have been enjoying the colors of Fall. The yellows, reds, oranges, and green have been so vibrant in my area. Many of these leaves have fallen so my tablescape today reflects these wonderful colors; for most of us, they are such a welcome and so relaxing to look at. When those breezy days of Fall put a chill in the air, it's a bowl of soup that warm the body.  A favorite Fall soup tureen serves as my centerpiece. Take a look:





Do you have a favorite soup to serve in your tureen? 




My favorite soup is always tomato basil. 


To accent my tureen, I am using an assembly of fall colors for my stack of dishes. 

Brown plates with two sizes of Fall leaf plates, all sitting on yellow placemats. 

A smaller yellow leaf accent plate along with beige cloth napkins and brown wooden napkin rings bring more fall colors to the table.

Amber stemmed goblets bring another fall color.




Elevating the tureen allows for additional fall elements to be added beneath. Pumpkins, gourds, berries, and leaves. All part of the fall harvest and landscape.



Fall colored votive candles.




Oh for the love of Fall colors.



Thanks for stopping by to share The Colors of Fall - Judy.


Linking to:
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage 
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill 
Meet Me Monday at You're Talking Too Much 
Make-It-Pretty Monday's at The Dedicated House

Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures

Let's Dish  at Cuisine Kathleen on Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style 

DIY by Design for Fall Into Fall
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday
White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Tablescape Thursday  at Between Naps on the Porch
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here on Thursday
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Natasha in OZ for Say G'day Saturday 
Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal
Saturday 7 at Positively Splendid

Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper


  
   

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Carolers

It's time for Trick or Treat and these little Halloween Carolers are ready to go.









Here's my little trick or treaters with their Mom (my daughter) in her Dorothy costume at Trunk or Treat.


Linking to:

Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage  
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill 
Mosaic Monday at Little Red HouseMeet Me Monday at You're Talking Too Much 

Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures

Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style 
DIY by Design for Fall Into Fall
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday
White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal
Saturday 7 at Positively Splendid
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Sunny Simple Sundays at Sunny Simple Life



Saturday, October 20, 2012

Eating Crow


Could you do it?



Could you eat a little crow?



Could you eat a little crow to save a friendship?



....it might be your best friend


.... it might be your spouse


... it might be your son or daughter



You could eat it slowly.



Or hash it over and over.



It's not hard to do.



I've had to do it a few times myself.



Don't think about the terrible taste it will leave in your mouth.



It will make you ever so humble.



Oh,  just swallow it quickly.


Then it will be over.




Great parties I am linking to:

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Normandy Life on Sunday evening

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop @ Stone Gable Blog
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday @ Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
Fall into Fall@ DIY by Design

Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style on Tuesday evening

Halloween Tablescape Link Party @ the Painted ApronLife and Linda, Rustic & RefinedDIY180My Kentucky Living

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wed. evenings 
Share Your Style Link Party @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wed. evenings
Favorite Things Thursday @ Katherine's Corner
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Table It Link Party @ Life and Linda
Inspiration Monday @ Our Southern Home 
Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sundays




Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall Cloche

I have been visiting my daughter and she gave me the OK to get her dining room table ready for Fall. She works many hours a week so she is sweet enough to let me just "have at it." Since she has been using burlap on her table for a while I went with it and just added Fall elements. 


The idea came from a cloche arrangement I saw at Nell Hill's in Kansas City. We always love everything that Mary Carroll puts together. That made it real easy, just a shopping trip to Nell Hill's!


The bell jar is large about 15-18 inches tall and filled with pumpkins. I used a glass serving piece as a base. 


Then placed it on a pedestal sitting on top of a mirrored glass frame. I angled the camera a little so you can see the pedestal. A berry wreath was added around the bell jar.


Now for the rest of the table . . .


I arranged a mix of Fall leaves, pumpkins, gourds, and some gorgeous Mercury glass candlesticks, pumpkins and pheasants. The Mercury glass elements also came from Nell Hill's.








I think this table is going to carry her right into Thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Linking to:

Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage  
Make the Scene Monday at Alderberry Hill 
A Delightsome Life : A Return to Loveliness at  Blissful Rhythm
Meet Me Monday at You're Talking Too Much 

Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures

Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style 
DIY by Design for Fall Into Fall
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday
White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Kristen’s Creations for Share Your Creations on Thursday
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Natasha in OZ for Say G'day Saturday 
Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal
Saturday 7 at Positively Splendid
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper