Thursday, March 21, 2013

Easter Table -Bunnies and Tulips

Bunnies and tulips are my two favorite signs of Easter!

So I decided to include both on my Easter Table. 
I made some Easter Baskets out of peat pots for each place setting.
I cut the rim off the peat pot and used it for the handle.
I attached the handle to the pot with a rivet.  It was real easy to just poke it through the handle and then through the side of the pot.  I filled the pot with some natural goodies like burlap, moss, twigs, berries, and of course some speckled eggs.
My little bunnies on the napkin rings are keeping a close eye on those baskets.
Those big bunnies look like they are eyeing my Tulips!!
I hope you all have a wonderful Blessed Easter.
Thanks for hopping on by!

Willow Chargers - Pottery Barn last summer
White Charger - Old Time Pottery
Pink Plates - Butterchurn Kitchenwares in Walnut Creek OH
White dessert plates - Pier 1- last year but they still have them
Peat Pots - any home and garden center
Bunny Napkin rings - not sure have had them for a while
Brown Bunnies and Linen placemat - Berlin Village Gift Barn
White Pitcher and flatware - Marshalls last year
Napkins - Fabric from JoAnn Fabrics - I made them

I am linking up to the following parties:
Tablescape Thursday @Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table and Dreaming
Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

Saturday, March 9, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Tablescape - Ewe & McGregor

Welcome to my St. Patrick's Day Tablescape!
I was inspired by the beautiful photos of Ireland's countryside.  I love the sheep!  So I decided to go with a sheep farm theme.
Although my Sheep are not exactly the kind you would find on the hillside!
When I saw these sheep at Hobby Lobby I knew they had found a home.
My daughter was over visiting this morning and she helped me build the fence. We made it out of left over twigs from the twig table runner I used from Thanksgiving -  when I had shortened it up a bit.
After we finished the fence - we thought we needed to name our sheep farm.  We went back and forth with a few names and finally decided on Ewe & McGregor's Sheep Farm!
We set a place for the real Ewan McGregor - but something tells me he won't show up!
Either way we will still be enjoying this table for my Birthday dinner - because I was born on St. Patrick's day.  This is why I am so partial to green and love to decorate for St. Patrick's Day!

I hope you enjoyed our little sheep farm!
Let me know if you would love to have dinner with Ewan McGregor too!

Willow Chargers - Pottery Barn
Green Sorrento Plates - bought a long time ago
White Chargers - Old Time Pottery
White Salad Plate - Pier One Imports
Lettuce Bowl - HomeGoods last year
Napkins - Half Price Deal last week at Butterchurn Kitchenware in Walnut Creek, Ohio
Flatware - Homegoods last year 
Green Goblets - World Market last month
Sheep - Hobby Lobby

I will be linking up to the following parties:
Seasonal Sundays@The Tablescaper
Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters

And especially for St. Patrick's Day:
The 5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl @ Cuisine Kathleen
on Wednesday March 13th

Saturday, March 2, 2013

St. Patrick's Day 2013 Mantel

St. Patty's Day is right around the corner and I just starting putting on the green!
I started with my St. Patrick's Day Mantel.
I keep finding myself drawn to moss, ferns and burlap, so I used a mixture of these natural items for my mantel decorations. 

 But boy!  Did I make a mess!  I wanted to use part of a Honey Suckle vine that I am planning to use the rest of in my foyer.  So I tore the thing apart.  Stuff was all over the place.
Someone snapped a picture of this mess!
But I kept trying- eventually my mess began to look like something
I just kept layering pieces of the moss, excelsior, and different greenery.  Most of the items were purchased at Hobby Lobby (on sale of course!) I added a few burlap rosettes by just folding the burlap ribbon in half and rolling them up.  I used a needle and thread to gather them just a bit and hold the roses together before I glued them on.
The two smaller frames were very easy to make.  I backed one with burlap and added a simple wood shamrock painted green.
The other sign is a simple piece of scrapbook paper with the Irish salute of Slainte.
I printed out the word with a Gaelic font and then used white carbon paper to transfer it to the green paper.  Then used white paint markers to color it it in.  Very easy!  
I added a burlap bow to the top!
So Cheers or Slainte!  As soon as I vacuum up my mess - I will be ready for a green beer.
Then it will be back to putting out more green, I have my foyer and my dinning room table to go yet!

I will be linking up at the following parties:
Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Strut your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters Stuff
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming
Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy
Inspire Me Link Party @ Homa Style
Wow Us Wednesdays @Savvy Southern Style
Party Junk @Funky Junk Interiors