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Tablescapes

Patriotic Table Setting

– Posted in: Patriotic Holidays, Summer Season, Tablescapes
Patriotic Table Setting

I am excited to share with you my latest Patriotic Tablescape for the 4th of July!  Celebrate your Independence Day by using colorful decorations and festive American dishware.  From the hutch to the table – and everything in between – let’s get ready to celebrate life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!  Since July 4th… Read more

Easter Table Setting

– Posted in: Spring Season, Tablescapes
Tablescapes | Easter Table Setting

Once again it is that time of year to let spring’s pretty pastels inspire our Easter table settings.  By centering a table with a big tulip masterpiece, you and your guests will be beautifully reminded that spring has sprung.  With a sparkling Fostoria American Goblet and ruby-stained glassware placed at each place setting, your table… Read more

In a Twinkling Tabletop

– Posted in: Holiday Season, Tablescapes
Christmas | In a Twinkling Tabletop

This “In a Twinkling Tabletop” is the perfect place for family and friends to gather together during the holiday season.  It is a naturally elegant setting – with little reindeer sitting near a table runner made of intertwined greenery.  With little Christmas lights twinkling within, birds are seen frolicking among the holly berries.  An assorted… Read more

Mystical Witches’ Tablescape

– Posted in: Fall Season, Halloween, Tablescapes
Halloween | Mystical Witches' Tablescape

This Mystical Witches’ Tablescape is perfect for a night of spooky treats and devilicious delights!  This year I decided to go with a traditional black and orange theme, with a little white mixed in.  I gathered up a ceramic pumpkin or two, some colorful leaves, and anything else that would contribute to our ghoulish table… Read more

Cozy Ways to Decorate for Fall

– Posted in: Fall Season, Tablescapes
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, Winter Season
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