Easter table, golden eggs and polka dots

While going through all my things that were packed away in the basement, I found my collection of green depression glass and that was the starting point for this table.  I knew I wanted it to be fun and festive. What’s more fun than polka dots? I added metallic gold faux eggs  for a festive touch. Here’s how I created the tablescape.Easter table with golden eggs


The eggs and urn were spray painted with the blogger’s BFF, spray paint. The china, with a golden ring around the edge and the golden chargers are all part of a set I got at Sam’s Club a long time ago.Easter table


I used metallic paint and a foam pouncer brush to make the dots on an old tablecloth. It was a  quick and easy little project. The trick  is having just the right amount of paint on the brush, but it’s pretty forgiving and you can go back over it if there’s not enough paint.

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Coffee cups, lined up down the center of the table, hold the golden eggs in a little nest of green moss. I think the flowers look fake but they’re real grocery store flowers. Lately I can’t resist grocery store bouquets.polka dot Easter table


The depression glass adds a bit of green color. The turquoise napkins are from TJmaxx and the patterned bowls are from Big Lots.polka dot tablecloth


I think the polka dots are so cute! An unexpected touch of whimsy!natural dye Easter egg


Mottled green eggs in a napkin nest are nestled in the bowls.green egg


I rolled up the napkins diagonally and tucked them in the bowls. Then fluffed them up a little bit to create the nests.


Have a very Happy Easter.


Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))


Halloween tablescape

Using items I already had, I created a last minute table setting for Halloween. A cloche, some old bottles and a collection of things like pine cones and a twine pumpkin are lined up on an old weathered board in the center on the table. I gathered  these things from around the house and the basement. It’s fun to have a stash of stuff to pick from.

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There’s even a creepy chalkboard Velcome from Dracula.

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The burlap tablecloth was ordered online.

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The rattan chargers were a 2$ yardsale find, the napkins are from a skirt from a thrift store. I liked the print so I bought the skirt just for the fabric.

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The brass quails belonged to my Mom.

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I found this vintage Dead Sure bed bug killer bottle in the basement of a house I used to live in.

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This Old Crow bottle came from that same creepy basement!  It was a creepy place!

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The twine pumpkin I created last year. The only new thing was the burlap tablecloth.

Happy Halloween.

Let’s move on to Thanksgiving.Smile

Hurricane Sandy didn’t do too much damage in our area. We had mostly high winds that did a little damage in our neighborhood. The sound of the howling wind kept waking me up and I prayed our roof and siding would stay intact. How did you fare?

My dad is in the hospital with pneumonia, please pray for him. He’s a stubborn old guy and it’s hard to see him sick.



Thanks for visiting! Debra(((xx)))

Tablescapes and More

Last Saturday, my church, Community Bible Church hosted a women’s conference and I was happy to be one of the hostesses.


Being a hostess meant setting a table for 8, providing small favors and a centerpiece for a door prize, to someone sitting at my table. Gosh, it was fun putting it all together. I loved it!

2010_09_18_0500  A sunflower and peacock feather arrangement was the centerpiece. It was loose and kind of wild looking and I did lots of agonizing over it before just giving up!  The place settings were a collection of different white plates, a mix of black and white dishes and cute  yellow dishes. All came from a 10 cent sale at a thrift store.  I lucked out on that one! I had the mugs, glasses and silverware.

Aren’t those paper napkins cute? I found them at the grocery store. zzz

For the favors, I gave each lady a dry erase pen inside a little pouch made from ribbon that had peacock feathers on it…..which I found at Hobby Lobby, (someone suggested  they could use the case for their cheater glasses), and an easel 2010_09_18_0499

and their large dinner plate, which they could use to create something like this,2010_09_18_0499


As a base for the centerpiece I used turquoise burlap and a scrunched up zebra print curtain. Thanks for the curtains Tara!

For layering and levels I added 3 white pumpkins nestled in burlap on black pottery.


We were privileged to have three amazing women, Friends of the Heart, as speakers for the event. Shirley Brosius was hilarious as Hyacinth Bucket, (pronounced boo-kay). oo

from their website, With a gift for memorization, Shirley moves audiences as she offers dramatic presentations of the book of Philippians or the first 106 verses of the Gospel of John from memory.

She recited psalm 139 for us and believe me there was not a dry eye in the place. It was so inspiring!


We heard some amazing singing and were also entertained by Wonder Woman and Dora the Explorer.009  If you ever get the opportunity to see Friends of the Heart you don’t want to miss it!


Here’s a sampling of some of the centerpieces. All the tables were different and so pretty.

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It was really a great time and I think we all got a tremendous blessing! I know I did.



Added to Between Naps on the Porch, Tablescape Thursday.

Debbie (((xx)))