Friday, October 30, 2009

Gingerbread Man Giveaway

Hi everyone ! I thought I would start off this weekend by announcing a giveaway in honor of my 100th post! I'm almost there! It seems like such a short time ago that I started on this adventure, I mean really, I'm far from seasoned, (I still can't even figure out how to make a button for my blog:) but this is such a fun avenue in my life! Let's celebrate with a giveaway!

In my opinion, it's never too early to spread some Christmas cheer, so I would like to introduce you to my handmade Gingerbread Men! I will be listing these on my Etsy Shop as soon as the giveaway is over, but right now you get a chance to win them! Fun!

Can you guess what they are made out got it...burlap! Hand cut, hand painted, handMADE!

For a chance to enter, leave a comment below...super easy!
Would you like another chance to win? Become a follower and comment that you've done so, and you're entered twice!

How about 3 chances? Blog about my giveaway and comment that you are, and you have three chances at winning!

I forgot to mention...this is for a chance to win not 1, not 2, but all 3! They come with a clothes pin on the back so you can clip them anywhere you wish! On your Christmas tree, on a gift, on your kitchen curtains...anywhere!

The giveaway will end one week from today (November 6th) at Midnight, and I'll announce a winner, winner, chicken dinner, on Saturday November 7th!

I already can't wait! I love these little guys and I know you will too!

Happy Halloween and good luck!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fall Leaf Tablescape

Can I tell you what a beautiful day we had here in Missouri? Well It was spectacular! It was a beautiful 68 degrees, the sun was shining, and a gentle breeze was blowing...and as I'm posting this, the sun is setting already, thanks to the daylight savings happening this weekend.

Thank you for visiting me today for another wonderful Tablescape Thursday and be sure to visit Susan at BNOTP for even more wonderful tablescape treats!

For me what makes a great tablescape is simple.
I typically use the same format over and over (and over) again...I do this at work too...using different things, but the format is the same. What I call format, you may consider to be style. Because of my occupation, it really feels more like second nature, almost an automatic.

At work, I have nearly everything at my at home-not so much...but you know what? I say this to myself quite regularly....second only to my motto....What we don't have forces us to be more creative with what we do have. I believe that too.

So you may see the same glassware over and over and perhaps my flatware collection may never increase...but really what I hope you come here for is the conversation and the inspiration!

These beautiful cream dinner plates are identical to the green ones you've seen before, bought on clearance, about 5 years ago now. I've been known to buy the same shoes in different colors too...I am not ashamed to admit it! :)

My Mary Carol wicker chargers are really fun to play with again, and the linens are some of my favorites.

Thank you for visiting me!

Thanks again to Susan for hosting!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mini Fall Tour 2009

Welcome to Hooked on Houses Fall Tour 2009 and Welcome to my little part of the world. Thank you Julia for hosting!
It is definitely Autumn here in Missouri...the trees are are just ablaze with color and it really is some of my favorite colors and my favorite time of year.

A wreath on the door welcomes you to my home.

The Living Room:

Decorated with the colors I love year round, Autumnal accessories fit right in...

(Pardon Daisy the beagle sleeping :)

The centerpiece on the dining table

New ideas often lead to the ever changing centerpiece

Table Settings

Thank you for visiting me! I hope you enjoyed the mini tour! Thanks again Julia for hosting!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Trick or Treat Tablescape

It's almost here! Halloween! I can't wait!

Tablescape Thursday is brought to you by Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to visit all the talented participants!

Now I don't usually set a table for Halloween, but I thought it would be fun to set up a "Candy Bar" and maybe inspire you! I've been having too much fun editing some photos too...hope you enjoy!

Now if you are planning a Halloween Bash, look at this idea from Eddie Ross. He was kind enough to have the template to make these wonderful bat napkin rings on his blog! I had to give it a try!

I only had black napkins, so I added a little bit o' glitter and some spooky spider webbing. They are super simple to do and actually, I even had the felt in my stash-I bet you do too!

Good ole' Martha still has these labels on her website, I did a little coffee staining and insta-vintage!

I love the black and white with the orange and green! It's a more fun and festive than scary, we have a lot of really young trick-or-treaters.

If you would like to learn how to make your own glitterfied spiders click here.

Thanks for visiting me and Happy Halloween!