Saturday, October 31, 2009


Happy Halloween everyone. I hope you have a great and frightful day and evening.
This is a picture of my neighbor's decorations on their front lawn and my front porch decor. The front door wreath and the three tier pumpkins were featured in Southern Living Decorating year. I look at both and recreated with a little spice of my own.

This is my neighbor's front yard welcome and front porch. Quite a difference from mine. Much more freightful. Which do you prefer, festive or freightful? I know my choice!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

I am hooking up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for another wonderful Tablescape Thursday. Today I am going to tell you about a baby shower that my daughter had for her friend at our home. My daughter with a friend's help put together a menu, games, and party favors for this wonderful day. Their theme was Mommy's "Little Pumpkin". It was given in November of last year and I have been just waiting for fall to share the tablescape with you.

As you see here, I love adding layers to a party tablescape it makes it more interesting and you fit more food items on the table. Of course, lots of pumpkins, baby teddy bears covered the table.This cute little bear was the centerpiece for the table. He was bought at Pottery Barn kids and part of the money that was paid for him was donated to a children's hospital. I thought that was perfect. I also like to add picture frames with family photos to the table to make it personal.
I took small square boxes and created some baby blocks wrapped in orange tissue paper. There are clothes pins in one vase for one of the games to be played at the party.

Here is a close up of the table and pumpkins. I also used ribbon, fall leaves and colorful fabric to create the levels and interest.

We also decorated with a clothesline filled with baby clothes and the baby's last name to welcome the baby.

This was a cute little t-shirt that I could not resist.

This was the mom's chair for opening gifts. It was so nice outside we actually sat outside to eat and open the gifts.

This was the dessert table. We had a cake, a fruit salad and cookies. I love putting apples in the tall vase.

Decorated in the same manner with a center pumpkin, leaves trailing down to the wonderful desserts.

This was the cake. Unfortunately it was ordered before the theme and color scheme was picked. It was still cute.

Well I hope you enjoyed my tablescape Baby Shower. We enjoyed decorating and hosting the shower. Do come back again soon and enjoy all the other tablescapes at Between Naps on the Porch. Thank you to Susan for hosting another great one!



Sunday, October 18, 2009

DayBed Part II/Met Monday

Hi everyone. Sorry I have been gone so long. I was a wedding planner for a wedding that happened on October 3rd. It was wonder but had taken up most of my time. I hope to post pics of the wedding on Wednesday.

As for today I have the daybed saga part II. I finally found bedding and pillows that I liked as well as one piece of art work so I have joined up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for a Met Monday. As seen on August 30th the daybed went a partial tranformation with a new coat of paint. Now it has new bedding and a fresh new look.
Tada a brand new look for the bed. The comforter came from JCPenney Cindy Crawford collection. It was a pretty good price and then of course I had a coupon and free shipping. It came with the two shams bedskirt and comforter. I am going to cut the bedskirt and make a window treatment out of part of it. The smallest size was a full size so I had to make adjustments to fit. It shams need to be stuffed a little more for me. The three pillows with the buttons are from Pottery Barn. The yellow were on sale for $11.99 for the covers and $19.99 for the red. I suplurged a little on that. The bolster pillow I made from a $5.00 bolster and leftover fabric I had. I also had leftover tassel fringed which I tied the pillow with. The colors work perfectly together.
I found the sunflower print at Ross store for $12.99. That was a good deal since the framing has such an intricate pattern on it.

I also tried to spruce up the top of the computer cabinet. I added pictures of my children, a frame I got for free, which a printed an S for my name and put in it. Also the hat box which I already had, a white final also in my home not being used and my new favorite Party Planning book.

This is the room as you would be looking into it from the doorway. I replaced the black and red lamp with a lamp from my bedroom also not in use at the moment. It goes well in here. The second hat box is being used to raise the lamp and another free picture frame on the end table. I also had a piece of leftover sheer fabric with a leaf patter which I placed on the table.
Ok that is my makover for this Met Monday. I hoped you enjoy and love the colors as I do. I hope to complete the window treatment and add shelves soon!
See you then. Watch for my wedding post coming soon!. Again that you to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting the Met Monday transformations. Be sure to enjoy everyone's.

Daybed tranformation

Hi everyone and thanks for joining Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday and Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Bargain sale finds . I have been away from the computer trying to finish a room I started a couple of months ago. I am also busy with a wedding planning job I acquired a while back. Life sometimes gets in the way of progress. I recently acquired from a friend this daybed to be put into my daughter's room and make into an office/guest room. The daybed I felt would fit well in the room and take up less space than a full size bed.

I did not like the white and brass look however for my purposes, so I decided to change the color and style. This is the daybed before. Very country and cute. It went well in the room and home it was in.I decided to update the iron and finials to fit the decor in my home which is Italian/Mediterranean country. So I went to Home Depot, of course and started with two cans of espresso color spray paint. After I was done with that I still was not happy with the color choice.

So back to Home Depot, and Michael's to find a Bronze spray paint and a Copper Spray paint. I started to mottle the sprays together to give me a patina of bronze and copper over the dark brown. It gives a lustre to the plain brown paint. It is hard to see the colors in the picture but it works, especially with the new finials I found at Calico Corners for 50% off for two.

In this photo you can see the bronze and copper patina a little better.
I hope you enjoyed my transformation so far. Now if I can just find some bedding! I'll just keep looking. Keep your eyes looking for me also. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and Rhoda at Southern Hospitality