Wednesday, November 12, 2014


I have spent about nine weeks in  a Beth Moore bible study and tomorrow is our brunch.
 Everyone signs up to bake, or bring something.  At my table, several of the women volunteered to set the table with paper products. I am bringing the napkins, a tablecloth  and the centerpiece.
 I wanted to set the whole table but others wanted to help.
So I decided to show you how I would set the table if I had my way!
Of course,  my brain started to run away with all kinds of ideas!
The church has huge round tables that seat ten of us.
I couldn't set a table for ten, so I am showing you a vignette.
I guess you can say, this is how I build some of my tables.
 Especially if I want  to use a  particular dish or tablecloth.

                                     I decided to use this  gold embroidered square table cloth. 
                                              I bought it at The Thrift store in Houston.
                                  It has been hanging in my tablecloth closet for a few months.

My centerpiece is a cake plate that sits  on the top of a fancy gold mirror and
 holds a faux pumpkin filled with flowers, gourds and pumpkins.
 I set the pumpkin on a string of leaves so it doesn't look bare.
I decided this year, I am in love blue with  pumpkin.
 So I would use my Blue Garland plates by Haviland.
I tend to go dressy when setting a table and decorating.
 And to keep the table a little casual, pumpkin dishes for dessert!

                                        I used a few holiday decorations to set the mood.
                                      A green depression plate with a glass pumpkin on top.
                             I bought the glass pumpkins at the CTS in Albany, NY a few years back.

                                          A little leaf dish purchased at The Thrift store.

                                                       and salt & pepper pumpkins

                                 These are the napkins I am bringing for our brunch on a pumpkin plate.
                                              I bought these at Wal-Mart a few days ago.

And the last picture is of the whole  vignette !
Every time I set a table, by the time I am finished I have changed something or used something different. Its part of the fun. If it's not fun why tablescape!
 I am looking forward to this brunch and my relaxing morning with the ladies.
 Hope you enjoyed my faux brunch table.
 Come back and visit again! 

Blessings My Friend,

I will be joining:
 Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday

Have a Cup of Mrs. Olsen for Share Your Cup Thursday #126

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


I just thought I would catch you up to what is going on.
I have been gone for so long I hope you haven't forgotten me.
Things here are a little crazy ......

Mr. Sweetladyelaine has started his own company. He is also looking for a job just in case the business takes too long to fly.
 He has been living and breathing it for the past two months. That means he is home 24/7!
 That means my time is not my own..........that means no money coming in!
Moving may be in our future......
Can I hear an OH MY!!

The great news!!!!!
 My nephew is coming from Maryland to see us for Thanksgiving!
I am so excited I can hardly breath! No one has come to visit since we have moved here!
I am going to plan, plan and then plan some more!
I have invited our neighbors to join us for our Thanksgiving turkey!
The more the merrier and it will  to be more conversation for us all!
 Can you imagine the three of us at dinner,?????? We are use to big family events!

With my calendar in hand, I am going write down everything I have to do between now and then.

Meanwhile, I thought you might like to smell our lemons. Lol

 I can see them right outside my kitchen window!

There are about 10 of them. Yes, I am counting them!

I already have used one when I baked my apple pie. It smelled so wonderful!
Not a big fan of lemons but they sure look pretty!
I will start to get around and see what's going on in blogland this week.
Until then Sweetladyelaine is pushing on......
Blessings My Friend,