It is truth when they say that the older you get the faster time goes by.
I remember like it was yesterday when i was at the Atlanta Market choosing our merchandise for this year's Fall and Christmas seasons. that was back in january.
So much has happened since then, Mr Porterfield fell from a ladder and spent three months in rehab, my father passed away and it has been one of the toughest experiences i have gone through in my almost 34 years of life, I started and finished an immigration process and that has brought so much joy in those moments of darkness AND we transition our store to Fall.
It took about two weeks to get it all done, two long weeks of pricing and merchandising the floor but the results are very pleasing.
soon i will resume my blogging activities and i cant wait to show you all
Also i have started to decorate my home for autumn and i am super exited to show you guys what i am working on, this week i had a LIVE showing of how to put together a swag for you door, if you don't follow me on facebook i recommend you do, i will be doing LIVE classes all throughout the season.
I have been dreaming of outdoor dining for a while now however the weather here in the midwest hasn't allow for any of this lately, temperatures have been on the triple digits for a few weeks here but I will not let the heat discourage me from planning an evening of fine outdoors dining with friends soon.
This is a tablescape I put together a few years ago for a dinner with a few of my closest pals, I remember how I ran around the house looking for materials to pull it off because the evening was shaping up to be so nice.
white tablecloth and a burlap runner were the base for it, i wanted the table to look clean and crisp.
Three little bouquets in the center of the table alongside candle votives, I thought it looked simple and elegant at the same time .
The little details like the flower on the folded napkin is what my friends remember most at the end of the evening.
i love to entertain outdoors, i think mother nature blesses us with so much beauty and we MUST take advantage of it as much as possible.
I would like to start this post by apologizing for my absence for the past few days, I had family members that traveled all the way from Mexico to come visit me here in Kansas and as the gracious host that I am I made them travel even further in to the mid west all the way to Arkansas but more on that later.
On my last post I showed you how I used Red, White and blue accents in my living room to change the look ( click HERE to check it out ) and today I want to show you the table I set using the same color scheme.
If you read this blog before than you know that when setting a table I love to layer my table setting and this time it's not diferent. I used a check placemat in red and white, a red charger and a few diferent dishes.
I love mixing patterns and color as well as texture, I love this plate with the argyle patter.
Now, for the longest time I been wanting to go wild with a centerpiece, so far all the Tablescapes I've done feature a rather subtle centerpiece but for this celebratory setting I went all out. I lstacked a couple of stands on top of each other to give the blue ginger jars some height I than inserted fallen branches from my yard, from the sticks I suspended red, white and blue paper puffs being careful with the quantity so it would not look crowded. The end resul a rather dramatic centerpiece don't you think?!
I have accumulated a pretty big stash of pillow covers and I love to change the pillows on the chairs on either side of the server to help me complete the look.
I really love the way this table gives my room a look of celebration.
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