Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Summer Road Trip Tablescape

 Summer is just around the corner, are you planning any road trips?  Whether it be a trip to a local park or a drive across country, road trips are a fun way to explore and and enjoy new things.  

My retro road trip table is part of the Summer Tablescape Hop organized by the talented Rita of Panoply.  She has gathered our wonderful group together to bring you all sorts of summer tables.
There are links to all the inspirational tables at the end of my post!  It is always fun to see how each table stylist interprets the theme.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Spring Sprouts New Life Table

 Welcome to Corner of Plaid and Paisley where signs of spring are sprouting up here in Ohio.  

I am happy to be participating in our Spring Tablescape Hop organized by the wonderful Rita of Panoply!  There are 19 wonderful table stylist participating in our hop today with a mix of Easter and Spring Tables.   All of the links to these inspirational tables will be at the end of my post for you to enjoy.

My table is all about the new growth of plants just popping up all over the gardens showing sure signs of Spring. Here in Ohio, we are hoping that the little bit freezing weather we will still get will not hurt their growth. 

 These Tete-a-Tete Minature Daffodils are my favorite spring flower because they are one of the first to sprout.  I used lunch bags that I cut a zig zag edge across the top and then wrapped the flower pots and tied it with a little yellow gingham ribbon.  Greenery and several cute little ducks are tucked in between the flower pots.   

 You may notice that my table is not in my usual setting.  This table is at my daughter's house.  I too, am in a state of new growth as I am in the process of starting a new chapter in my life and I will be moving soon.  Since I have not moved my dishes yet,  I was a little limited to what I had available to me to set this table.  I did purchase the plates new at HomeGoods about two weeks ago.

I liked uniqueness of the wood on just a portion of the plate and the leafy motif on the rest of the plate.

The loosely woven rattan placemats along with the round  greenery charger mats remind me of the state of the way our garden beds look now - sparse and full of twigs waiting for new growth.

The button loop napkin rings hold double sided napkins showing more of the striped side on top of a subtle green checked table cloth.
Perfect for a spring gathering of girlfriends for a light lunch and each guest goes home with a little wrapped pot of daffodils!

Now are you ready to see some more beautiful Spring or Easter Tables?
Check all the inspiration out at each of these blogs!  If you have been following along - next up is Karin's Cottage!

Hyacinths for the Soul - March into Spring
Home is Where the Boat Is - Easter Bunnies, Chicks, and Blooms
Life and Linda - Hippity Hoppity Tablescape
My Thrift Store Addiction - Birds and Blooms Spring Tea Party
The Cat's Whiskerz - Hello Spring
Belle Bleu Interiors - Bunnies and Blooms
Thrifting Wonderland - Simple Bunny Table Setting
The Painted Apron - Bunnies in Bloom!
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Spring Sprouts New Life *You are here
Red Cottage Chronicles - Spring Fling Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante - Spring  Tablescape: Bookish Bunnies

I hope you enjoyed my table!

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Christmas Nutcracker Table

 Christmas season is upon us and we are decorating our homes to welcome friends and family during this time of peace and joy.  

Today I am sharing my Christmas Plaid and Nutcracker Table with you as I participate in our annual Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Oh, So Thankful - Thanksgiving Tablescape

 I am Oh, So Thankful!  Welcome to my Thanksgiving Table!

I am here today, joining my talented tablescaping group lead by Rita from Panoply, for a wonderful Thanksgiving Table Hop

The links to all of the other table stylists will be at the end of my post so that you can get your fill of Thanksgiving inspiration.  Please give these ladies some love because this takes an enormous amount of time and effort to share all these tables with you!

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Broom Parking - Halloween Tablescape

 Halloween is quickly approaching, so it is time for some Halloween fun!

Our tablescaping group has been busy pulling out the stops for a scary good time with our blog hop!

Much thanks to Rita from Panoply for pulling us all together and organizing our hops!  All of the links to the participating table stylist's blogs are listed at the bottom of my post.  Please give them some love as these tables take a lot of time and effort to put together for you to enjoy.


I am all set for a gathering of witches to stir up some Halloween hijinks!

I was inspired by this tablecloth I purchased from HomeGoods a couple of weeks ago.  I just loved the playfulness of all brooms, hats and potion bottles.
I used a layered setting of black square placemats topped by natural loose woven round mats under my plate stack.  Since my table cloth is a bit busy I kept the place settings simple.  The white pumpkin plates are from Kirklands this year.  
Every Halloween I pull out these hobnail goblets - I just love the texture to them.  These were purchased many moons ago on clearance at Kmart after Halloween - one of the best purchases I have made - they have been used over and over again!

The little standing witch's brooms are from At Home.  I am sure they are probably popular with the Harry Potter crowd - but I thought they were just the thing to go with my tablecloth.

This big witch hat with the books centerpiece was from At Home as well.  I added some of my home made potion bottles to hold some necessary ingredients for a good elixir.  

Now it is on to see what our other tablescapers have concocted for their Halloween tables!!

Home is Where the Boat Is - Halloween Rules
Hyacinths for the Soul - Pumpkin Wishes and Candy Corn Kisses
Everyday Living - A Grand(s) Halloween Party
The Bookish Dilettante - October Vignette: Think Pink!
Thrifting Wonderland - Dinner With Ghoulish Gourds
My Thrift Store Addiction - Elegantly Eerie Arachnophile Tea Party
Life and Linda -  Happy Boo Tablescape
The Painted Apron -  The Witch's Hat
Me and My Captain - Black is the New Orange
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Broom Parking - Halloween Tablescape - You are here!!
Red Cottage Chronicles - Orange and Black Halloween Tablescape


Don't forget your broom on the way out the door!

I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween full of Tricks and Treats!!


Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Fall is time for Football! Fall Tablescape Hop

 Fall is not only the celebration of a wonderful nature display in Ohio, but it is the season of Ohio's favorite sport - Football!! 

I am participating in our  Welcome Fall Tablescape Blog Hop today!

There will be links to 17 other talented table stylists participating in the hop at the end of my post.  With all of this inspiration, it should get you in the mood to decorate for fall!

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - Technique Challenge - Paper Piecing

Here are some fun Birthday cards made with the Bright & Beautiful 6X6 DSP.

These are for the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop where the theme this month is a Technique Challenge of Paper Piecing.  We are to show off how we use our DSP!
Since this hop was to challenge us to use different pieces of Designer Series paper together on a card - I went to my pack of Bright & Beautiful 6X6 DSP.  This pack has so many cute coordinating patterns that made this a pretty easy challenge.  All of the patterned paper you see in these cards are from that same pack of Bright & Beautiful DSP.

When I looked at the Azure Afternoon patterned piece I immediately thought of water, that led me to the sail boat punch and the multicolored wavy line piece for my background.  The little colored flags going down the side of the boat are actually just the dark portion of each of the ombre pages in this pack.
The sentiment is from the Something Fancy stamp set and cut out with one of the dies in the Crackers & Treat Box Dies.

Once I was flipping through all of my paper choices in this paper pack - I decided I wanted to do a pink card and I loved the way this one turned out so I thought I would share both cards with you today.

The base of the card is Bubble Bath cardstock and the mat pieces are Berry Burst cardstock.
The rest of the patterned pieces are all from the Bright and Beautiful DSP pack.
I stamped out a cupcake from the Circle Sayings stamp set, colored it with my Stampin' Blends, fussy cut it out and adhered it to the card with Dimensionals.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Circle Sayings stamp, as well, using Berry Burst ink.  The circle is cut from the inside of the embroidery hoop with the Crafting with you Bundle and the sentiment on the circle is from the Hello Lady Bug stamp set.

I hope this inspires you to use your Designer Series Paper in some fun ways!

Let's see what the other creative card makers have come up with!!

The names below are all linked to the blogs participating.  If you have been following along - next up is Lorraine!

Angie McKenzie  ●  Aur矇lie Fabre  ●  Mo Rootes 

  Leonie Stuart  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Karen Henderson

Ann Krucek  ●  Lorraine Tierney  ●  Teri West

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