Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Hello there!

Welcome to another TABLESCAPE TUESDAY!   

Today's Tablescape is my Easter Table.   

We did not have Easter Dinner at our house this year.  We ended up going to visit my mom for the weekend, and my brother and his family joined us at my mom's home for Easter Dinner.

However, that did not stop me from putting a simple Easter Table together to celebrate the fun season!

My color themes for April are Mint Green and Peach, and I found this adorable wrapping paper table runner which was my inspiration.   

I also found this peach tablecloth and peach napkins at Goodwill for a fabulous price and that also fueled my inspiration.

I had not planned to do too much Easter with the table, until I got out this ADORABLE Spring Bunnies tea set!   I found this at Goodwill and thought this would be a cute addition to the table.  I'm not exactly sure how well this matches, but I really loved this cute tea set!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

I hope you were able to CELEBRATE!   Not just the nicer weather or the chocolate bunnies, but also the wonderful Victory that Easter represents.  The victory Jesus brought us when He died and rose again on the third day!!!!  

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a great week and come back again soon!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

TABLESCAPE TUESDAY - "Simply Spring" tablescape

Hi there!

How is your week going?   I'm excited that the weather in the Midwest is warming up!  Spring seems to be here at last!!!   I couldn't be happier about that!!!

Today's TABLESCAPE TUESDAY showcases a simple spring tablescape.   The week prior, I did a little more elaborate tablescape (that tablescape coming up on a future blog post) so I wanted this week to be something simple.  We were having company over for an informal dinner, and they have a few little ones, so I wanted it to be simple yet colorful and fun!

I had seen a similar idea on Pinterest a while back and decided to give it a try.  It was super easy to put together!

I found these spring daisies at Michaels for $1 each and thought they were so cute, so I stocked up!   These are so versatile!

I also grabbed a few of my small glass tea light cylinders, and put them in between the flowers!

I also made my charger plates colorful in some of the same colors as the daisies

Then I just used white plates, white bowls and white napkins with multi-colored napkin rings

This is the finished result!   It was very easy, and I love how fresh it felt, without being too elaborate!

I hope you enjoyed this TABLESCAPE TUESDAY!   Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Have a great day!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Yes, I am SHAMEFULLY late in posting my March Mantle.   A month and two days late to be exact!  lol   Life's been crazy busy around here, but hopefully you will be able to see some improvement in my mantle decorating over the last few months. 
But, better late than never, right?  So without further ado, here is my March Living room/Mantle!!!
I wanted to do the greens for St. Patrick's Day, but I didn't want to do too much of the traditional St. Patty's Day themes (i.e. shamrocks, lepruchauns, etc.)  So I decided to go for a few shades of greens and just keep it kind of spring-like in nature.
As you can see, we STILL don't have a mirror up over the mantle yet, but I DID buy a new one that I'm just waiting for my hubby to install.  However he did install the shadow boxes on the left side of the mantle, which I really like!
There are some new pieces this month to kind of fill out the room and I think they tie everything together nicely!
Let's start with the mantle!
On each edge of the mantle are these cute vases I got at Michaels for 40% off of $7.98.  I thought that was an excellent buy so I snatched up two...one for each side!
Next to those are some cute little birdcage candleholders from Michael's that I set on top of my smaller white candleholders from Ikea.
At the base of those birdcage candles are a few little birdies I also found at Michaels for 50% off.  Each one was like $1.50 and $2 depending on the size...I think they are super cute!!!
I also placed three green vases I found at Goodwill in a row and filled them each with a single carnation.   I love the white flowers with the green!!!


Rounding out the mantle is a family photo on one side and a decorative rectangle plate on the other.
On each side of the fireplace are these beautiful tall vases that I found at Kirklands, I believe.  I spray painted them white (because I could not find ANY tall vases like this in white ANYWHERE!)
In those tall vases, I put a bunch of tall flowering branches from Michaels (these were also 50% off!)
I was going to put them on top of those columns that you see in the corners of the room, but that just did not look right, so I placed a plant on top of the column on one side, and a green lantern thing on the other side, and I think it fills the room out nicely!
I like the way this turned out so much that I kind of want to leave it up longer...however EASTER is coming, so I will be changing my mantle soon for that wonderful Holiday!!!  
I hope you have a great day!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
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