Sweet Summertime!

Hey sweet friends! When I started on this Blogging and Instagram journey  back in 2015  I had no idea what I was doing! 🤷🏻‍♀️ Not that I have it all figured out now or anything because I don’t 😂 I’m learning new things every day!  Considering where I started, I’ve come along way! I want to thank all of you that have  been on this journey with me and stuck around!  I love y’all! 😘

I am seriously so thankful for each and every person that takes the time to look at a picture that I’ve taken, read a post that I’ve written, or watched my stories or  YouTube tutorials it means more to me than you’ll ever know!

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We’ve had a great summer! We spent a lot of time at the lake (my happy place!)   Just enjoying family and nature! Here are a few pictures of my favorite   Tablescapes from the 4th of July.

Red, White and Blue Ready! 

          Stacks and stacks at dishes! My favorite! 😂

 I found these red and white gingham chargers at hobby lobby at the beginning of the summer! I thought they were a definite for summertime!    

 The red and white checked table runner was a tablecloth that tore into napkins and a table runner!            I will post a tutorial on that soon!  

Here’s a  Birdseye view!

I found these blue and white paisley napkins last year at Home Goods! I also bought the square placemats that match! I love to use them in  patriotic Tablescapes and also and other Tablescapes with fun colors like lemon yellow or hot pink!

 The red and white striped straws were a part of our hot cocoa bar this winter! Since we had several left over I decided to save them to use later.  Now I’m glad I did! 😃

So what did you do this summer? ☀️   Tell me all about it in the comments below!

Have a great day my sweet peeps! 🤗

Ready for Easter

I can’t believe it’s almost Easter! This year is going by so fast. I love holidays, Christmas and Easter are my favorites. The Birth and Resurrection of our Saviour are definitely reasons to celebrate!

He is Risen!

IMG_8160The Cross is very dear to me because it’s a reminder that Jesus died for us. When I was thinking about setting our table for Easter I knew I wanted to have the Cross to be the focus of the table.IMG_8175

 This Cross is also special to me because my mother made it and gave it to me.

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I had a rustic tray that I found at the Meander Shop a while back. I thought it would make a good foundation for my center centerpiece. I used a block of oasis to hold the Cross.

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I covered the oasis with Spanish moss. I used a garland of greenery around the base of the oasis. I had three twig garlands that I worked around and behind the cross then I topped it with string lights.

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I placed the centerpiece on top of a winter white linen tablecloth Topped with a burlap runner.

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I placed off white distressed candlesticks on each side of the centerpiece.

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I wanted to keep each place setting simple to keep the focus on the cross centerpiece. Each place setting consisted of an off white charger plate, 222 Fifth Lyria Teal dinner plate, lace trimmed napkin topped with the matching salad plate.

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Here’s the finished table!

This year I decided to also set my breakfast table.

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I rarely do this because I don’t need any excuse to eat in front of the TV! LOLIMG_8284

I started off with a white tablecloth.

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Then I added these cute blue place mats that I found at Home Goods.

IMG_8277My place setting consisted of a square lace trimmed dinner plate that I found on Etsy, a blue scalloped edge Pfaltizgraff plate, a 222 Fifth Damask black and white plate, topped with a character plate I purchased at TJ Max in a mixed set.

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To the right of the plate I used a floral coffee cup on top of a Pfaltizgraff blue and white checked saucer.

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My Mother and Sister gave me these sweet bunny serving pieces several years ago.

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This cute little bunny looks like he’s smelling the flowers.

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I grouped them in the center of the table. I added these beautiful flowers from my neighbor’s tree and jelly beans under the candle for a pop of color.

IMG_8279 And there you have it, our kitchen ready for Easter!

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5 KJV)

Happy Easter!

St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape

March is a very busy month! There’s baseball season, St. Patrick’s Day, and this year Easter is also in March. So that means I’ll be changing my table a lot this month! Fun! I hope y’all are enjoying my table settings as much as I enjoying doing them.
I’ve always loved to set my table. Shortly after we moved, I was at my neighbor’s house. She had her table set and I commented on how pretty it looked. She said “do you know who inspired me to set my table?” I replied “no, who?” “You did!” She said. Since I did not know her until we moved into this neighborhood I was kind of surprised about that. She went on to tell me that around 20 years ago she and her husband looked at a house we had for sale. I had my table set. She said it looked so pretty that it inspired her to go home and set her table and she’s done it ever since. It made me so happy that I inspired her and I hope I will inspire y’all too. Whether it’s to set your table, paint furniture, or just be creative with what you have.
Before I start working on a project I try to always pray that God will work through me, order my steps and guide my thoughts. Because without Him, I am nothing! My hope is to inspire you to use your God given ability to make your home beautiful!

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Today is Tablescape Thursday on one of my favorite blogs. Every Thursday, Between Naps on the Porch does a blog party. This is when one blog allows other blogs to link to their site. If I have recently changed my table, I like to post the new tablescape on Thursday. This way I can join the blog party and you guys can click on the link and see all of the beautiful tables there.

Here’s the blog party link:

8 Festive Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

With this tablescape I’m bringing the outside into my dining room! Not really, but I do want my table to look like spring time! Easter is just around the corner, but in the meantime I wanted to have a St. Patrick’s day theme. I decided to go all green and white to keep things simple.

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I left the white tablecloth on and the white chargers. I also wanted to use the lace runner but I wanted to add a little color to that.

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I found this tiny green and white ribbon at Hobby Lobby.

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I ran it through the open weave of the lace.

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Then I added a few other touches of green.

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Greenery and cabbages in the center with candlesticks and green Shamrock place mats (felt pieces I bought at the Dollar Tree).

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I used a white charger plate and a green leaf dinner plate.
I found this Shamrock printed ribbon at Hobby Lobby and used it to tie round the salad plate just for a little pattern.

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I bought 2 & 1/2 yards of this green and white fabric at Hobby Lobby. It has seahorses on it but I’m going to layer it under the white napkins I already have so you won’t notice them. I was just going for color. I will use this on my beach tablescape this summer as well.

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Here’s the finished table.

I hope y’all are inspired to make every day beautiful!

Leann

Spring Tablescape

I thought I would show a quick table transformation. 🙂  From Valentine to Springtime in about 15 minutes.

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When I set the table for February I used mostly neutrals other than the rose dishes and pink roses. This provided a great base to use later.

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To get my table ready for Spring, I just removed the rose dishes, the solid green plates, the pink cupcake and the roses that were in the napkins.

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I added the bird nest on top of the cream colored plates, then replaced the rose water pitcher and fresh flowers for the blue pitcher and dried hydrangeas.

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I also added a little touch of life to the napkins with a few sprigs of fresh boxwood.

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The blue pitcher is over a hundred years old. It was my great-grandmother’s. She started housekeeping with it. It’s one of my favorite pieces!

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Here’s my Valentine’s Day Tablescape.

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Here’s my table ready for Spring!

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There you have it! Quick, Easy and Painless. Lol! In approximately 15 minuets a total table transformation.

 

My table will be linked to Tablescape Thursday Blog Party at Between Naps on the Porch! Click on the link below and check it out!

Here’s the link:

8 Festive Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Scroll to the bottom of the page to join the party!

Y’all have a great weekend!

Leanna

Valentine’s Tablescape

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and I have another table to share with you.

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Several weeks ago I ordered these beautiful, romantic rose dishes from this great little shop on Etsy.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChicAntiquing

I was so excited when I found them! They were exactly the look I was going for. Soft, Sweet and Romantic. I also like the fact that they were pink and green and not your typical red for Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong, I love a crisp red and white table setting especially for Valentines, but these caught my eye and took this table in a different direction.

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The Rose dishes were defiantly my inspiration for this table so I planned everything else around them. First, I covered the table top with a winter white, linen tablecloth. Next, I placed a plain burlap runner topped with a white lace runner I purchased at Hobby Lobby.

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In the center I used an empty pillow cover. It was exactly the color and texture I wanted. I thought, “why not?”
The tiered plate server holds extra cups on the bottom and extra plates on top. To top it all off, cupcakes! Yes, they’re fake, but aren’t they pretty?The two small ones are candles from the dollar tree. The other two are from Hobby Lobby.

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To the right, I used a pedestal bowl that my son gave to me, topped with the  base to one of my cloches and 3 candles wrapped with twine.

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IMG_7131On the left side of the table I used the cream and sugar containers and the water pitcher that matched my dishes. I also used the matching water pitcher in lieu of a vase for my fresh flowers.

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I love the look of layered plates. It looks so pretty to see different colors, patterns and edges on each plate. Sometimes just a 1/4 of an inch shows, it’s just enough to take your table from ordinary to extraordinary.

My mother let me borrow her white charger plates. The square plates and matching cups were also from Etsy. The green and cream leaf patterned dishes came from The Rusty Rooster.
The beige dishes with the chocolate edge are Pier 1.
I found the solid green scalloped edge plates on Etsy. It is topped with the Rose salad plate.

If possible, I purchase dishes in a set of six or eight. However, I won’t pass up a great pattern if a set is not available.
I love to mix and match. Even if there are only two, they can be used on each end of the table to add to the mix.

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The rose dishes and the white square plates were sold in a set of four. I decided to mix it up a little! I have basically the same dishes on each end of the table, just different sizes plus a cup on each end.

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To the left of the plate I used layered napkins. The bottom layer being a neutral plaid. The napkins on top I made from linen fabric and frayed the edges. I found this sweet burlap and lace ribbon with the pearl edging at Hobby Lobby. I used it instead of a napkin ring. Then I added a few pink rose buds nestled behind the ribbon.

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Here’s the finished product!

Count down to Valentine’s Day

Let It Snow!

Finally, it’s below 70 degrees outside and we’ve had about a half inch of snow. It’s beginning to feel a little more like winter now. I wanted to do a winter, snowy tablescape in our dining room. A few weeks ago, It was hard to get my head wrapped around snow or ice when it was so warm outside. Now that the weather has cooled off my table has come together!

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For the past few weeks,I’ve been on the lookout for snow, snowflakes, ice cycles and anything that fits into the category of “a wintery mix”!
I had spotted the giant snowflakes before Christmas at the Dollar Tree. I thought they were so cool but I wasn’t sure what I would do with them at that point so I didn’t buy any. A few days after Christmas I had an idea to use them on top of my charger plates and on the table top. I was so excited, I couldn’t wait to go back and get them!
Guess what! When I went to buy them they were 1/2 price!!! 50 cents each!!! You can’t beat that! I think they look great in between the silver charger and the blue diner plate. I also found the clear snowflakes and the smaller snowflakes there as well. I added the clear bubble stickers over card stock to the middle if the smaller snowflakes and used them as place cards.

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I found the charger plates, the snow, the puffy white snowflakes and the sparkly snowflakes all at Dollar General Store. They were also 1/2 price!!!

I bought the blue plates awhile back because they were the color of my rug. The white dishes are Mid Century pattern by Noritake. I think it’s called Au Naturel. They are my favorite set of dishes!

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I added a little sparkle to my napkins on the bottom with rhinestone snowflakes.(They were stickers and sold to be used in gift wrap). For added texture on top of the napkin,I tied sheer snowflake ribbon in a soft knot.
I added a chocolate candy to each bowl as well.

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As a table runner, I wanted an icy look, maybe even glass or mirror. I remembered two pieces of metal I had purchased for another project. They were a perfect fit!
(They can be found at Home Depot or Lowes in the heat and air dept.) I placed them down the center of the table then layered the different size snowflakes on top.

Next, I added the cloches. These were perfect because they reminded me of a giant snow globe! Under the glass I wanted a pop of color so I used the turquoise glass balls. I also added some puffy white snowflakes, ribbon, and snow for softness. I placed one up on a bowl turned upside down to create different levels. To the larger dome I also added a polar bear ornament my sister had given me several years ago, a larger snowflake, snow and a few candies for a little color.

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I tied the snowflake ribbon layered on top of a white satin ribbon on the back of the chairs. Both were purchased at Costco. I used two puffy snowflakes in the bow to add dimension.

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Last but defiantly not least, the snowman. I was so happy when I ran across this little fella at West Yellow Knife! He’s just perfect for this snowy scene. I replaced his red bow with two blue napkins to look like a scarf. I set him slightly off center to balance out the cloches.

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Now I’m in the mood to break out the ol’ sled and have some fun!
We just need about 3 inches of snow in North Georgia and we’ll be good to go!

So, Let it Snow!!!!

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