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Tablescapes

St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape 2017

– Posted in: Fostoria American, Tablescapes
Tablescapes | St. Patrick's Day | The richness of gold and green abound!

It's that time of year again when green is in the air - and on the tables!  My St. Patrick's Day Tablescape for 2017 was so much fun to prepare!  In the beginning, I had no plan. However, an old and dirty glass basket I happened to stumble upon while treasure hunting changed everything. Once cleaned, it… Read More

St. Nick’s Napkin

– Posted in: Holiday Season, Tablescapes
St. Nick's Napkin - a very easy and fun DIY project!

I am a lover of vintage glass, and because of that ... I am also a bit nostalgic.  While recently designing a tablescape with my Fostoria American crystal dishes, it just made sense to add a few pops of holiday color wherever possible.  I had recently seen a page in the December 2016 issue of the Taste of… Read More

Cozy Ways to Decorate for Fall

– Posted in: Tablescapes, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Fall Decorating | Cozy Ways to Decorate for Fall.

Leaves Falling, Autumn Calling ... it truly does not take much time or effort to get your home-sweet-home ready for the autumn season.  For example, by simply switching out your summer throws with more bulky and colorful fall blankets and/or afghans - this one little activity will instantly add warmth and beauty to your space.  It takes… Read More

Fresh White Tablescape

– Posted in: Fostoria American, Tablescapes
Tablescape | Fresh White | Natural elements, with touches of gold.

When the mood strikes for an airy tablescape, I will usually opt for white and neutrals every time.  Fresh whites, in partnership with natural hues, immediately puts me at ease.  The dishes are mixed - some old, some new.  Different patterns get along just fine, as do the various textures. The end result creates a wonderful… Read More

Valentine’s Day Tablescape

– Posted in: Tablescapes, Valentines Day
Valentine's Day | Tablescape | Feeling the love ♥

When friends and family gather around a table set with linens and dishware in shades of pink, red, green ... and neutral hues of ivory and beige, the atmosphere is almost guaranteed to be sweet.  This cottage tablescape is perfect for Valentine’s Day, or any other sweet occasion you might imagine. Hutches and other wood… Read More

Autumn Tablescape 2015

– Posted in: Tablescapes
Fall | Tablescape | A fresh and simple Fall table setting.

The Autumn air will soon be upon us, and now is the time to get our homes ready for the cool-air season. I like to start my fall decorating while the leaves are still on the trees; however, it won't be long before they start to drop.  It is inspiring to look at our changing landscape, and Mother… Read More