Saturday, November 21, 2009

Met Monday & Very Creative

I am also joining Cheri, over at so very Cheri..visit her at
Welcome to another Met Monday, hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch. Please visit her at :

Today I decided to make a few wreaths..I have been sold these to several people locally and thinking about putting them on Etsy..what are your thoughts? I start with a simple straw wreath..

Lots of floral pins..

Lots of feathers..

And this is the end result..they are about 24 inches wide..very full and just makes me smile. I can do them in just about any color..with or without the bow..let me know your thoughts!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tablescape Thursday~ Ideas..ideas..ideas

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday hosted by the fab and fun Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch..go visit her for great ideas from others here in blogland.

So..its just going to be us four chickens or should I say turkeys for Thanksgiving this year. I just cannot decide if I want to go formal or casual, breakfast room or dining room, lunch or or I am very undecided on everything except the menu. Thank the Lord at least I am on track with that! I searched around the web and found some great ideas to clutter and confuse my mind even more, but who knows I am sure to figure something out..right? Right? me out here..right? LOL..ok here we go.........
Love the dining room table as a buffet, I also used my dining room table as the buffet table for Easter this past maybe not for Thanksgiving..but isn't it pretty?

Lots of gourds and pretty! these guys..some might say they are just a rat, but they make me smile!

Simple yet elegant..really like this.

Love anything inspired by nature..

hmmm flowers..anytime a girl can get flowers its a good time..right?

I love placecards, but with it just being four of us..maybe not. Unless instead of a name perhaps a note reminding them why I am thankful..

Kinda like these glasses..I think I would rather it at the place settings. But a very cute idea. Held on with double sided tape.

Another casual setting..simple and pretty.

Where do you get burlap??? I want some!!!

Lets see, flowers~check, candles~check, nature~check, simple~check, inviting~check..ding ding ding..we may have a winner!!

Love the idea of photos of family and friends on the table..might have to use this tune in next week for my reveal..same bat time..same bat Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Susan is has a give away!!!

A great Give away is happening over at Susan's Between naps on the porch this week. Lisa Leonard Designs is offering beautiful fall leaf tree ornaments to the stop by at Susan's and put your name in the hat!! You can find Susan at : and check out Lisa's website at : luck!!

Met. Monday ~ Homemade Cloche

Welcome to Met Monday..hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch..hop on over and visit her blog and see some really beautiful ideas around blog world.
Today I decided to make my own homemade cloche..I have priced them and since I am not sure if I would use it often decided to make my own. So after visiting many post and gathering ideas here and there and adding some of my own (sounds like a family recipe doesn't it) I came up with this. I visited Hobby Lobby and bought this 3.00 candle hurricane and a wood round half off for .50, and the little wood top for 1.50..and of course I used me handy dandy Gorilla Glue.
When I brought it home I sat and looked because I was not sure what I was going to do, I decided to glue the top onto my wood circle and paint it red!

After painting it red, I painted it black, did some sanding (see the sand dust) and ended up with this..

So I took my dusty little top, flipped over my hurricane and took a look..hmmm maybe this will work..

I went to the dining room and collected a compote and a pickle dish..

Flipped my compote over..

Set the pickle dish on top, added some glass acorns at stuff to the hurricane..

Flipped it over..whats missing????

ohh yes..the what do you think? I did not glue anything together but I will but with hot glue, that makes it easy to remove when I turn my pickle dish and compote back into what they are intended for!

Well that's my little makeover today, still thinking of other ideas so check back next week! Have a wonderful Met. Monday everyone...