Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Watermelon Time

Hello, Wonderful Bloggy friends. Time again to set our tables with Susan.
I'm using a watermelon theme for today.

This cute, tablerunner was my inspiration. I got it last summer at either TJ Maxx or Big Lots.

Simple centerpiece of red flowers in white vase. Aren't those watermelon candles cute? They came from The Apple Farm in the Smokies.

Of course, Julia and Dudley Target wanted to be in on this table, because you know how birds love watermelon rhines. :)

Cute spreader knife was in with the watermelon candles. The red striped bowl, a recent Ebay find.

I had this watermelon plate, and it seemed to fit right in with this tablescape. I think it was a complete set of dishes you could get at Walmart a few years ago.

Gollum Plates (They sure are versatile. I love them!) from Big Lots

Red Flatware: BB&B

Paper Napkins

Goblets: Hazel Atlas - Vintage

I had planned to set this table outside on the patio, but it's been raining sporatically for the past few days, so I had to set it in the sunroom.

I wanted to set it by my new watermelon birdfeeder. Recent find at Joann's Fabrics.

And I was going to use my watermelon outdoor cover, too.

Sometimes, weather just doesn't cooperate. Thanks for joining me, and please check out Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for other great tablescaping ideas.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Decorating Before and Afters

Hello, Bloggy Friends. Today I'd like to show you one of my favorite Before and After decorating books.

Kathy Peterson's Great Outdoor Decorating Makeovers

Look how she takes this plain, ordinary hammock area and turns it into something special.

Love the RED, of course.

Here, she redid a friend's courtyard and sure added WOW. She uses simple, inexpensive things, too.

I loved this dove sculpture her friend already had. I actually found it on the internet, and plan to purchase it (when I get the extra money :) Here is the link in case you are interested.
Just go to and search for "kissing doves".

A corner of a porch redo.

Love the blue and white.

Cathy shows you how to do everything, and tells exactly how much each redo costs. I LOVE this book!

I'm joining Susan's Met Monday party over at Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks, Susan!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Am I Too Late?

Hello, Bloggy Friends. I thought I was too late to post my July 4th Table, but I see some of you are posting yours so I'm posting mine. Thanks, Susan for for fun party at Between Naps on the Porch. See more over there.

We had our celebration out on the patio. I used my recently found red checked tablecloth, and we were very informal, using paper napkins and plastic glasses. (No wash later :)

Flower arrangement is from the grocery store, and I found these cute flag dishes at one of the local drug stores.

I used a few decorations for the patio furniture also.

The hydrangeas were in an ugly post, so I justwrapped it in blue tissue paper and added a red bow.

I love my new, red umbrella from Lowe's, and the light set for it is from Big Lots.

Time to light the candles and sit around, relax and enjoy the evening.

Thanks for taking time to stop by. :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

What a Wonderful Dream

"I dreamed my whole house was clean"........................... It was a wonderful dream...............

but then I woke up! (House after the grandkids left) Can you relate? :)

Ahhh! Clean again. :)
I NEVER feel like my whole house is clean. Do you? There's always something that needs dusting, cleaning or vacuuming at my house. It would sure be nice.
Have a wonderful weekend, Bloggy Friends.