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Tablescapes

Patriotic Tablescapes – 4th of July

– Posted in: Patriotic Holidays, Tablescapes
Patriotic Tablescapes | 4th of July

I am excited to share with you my latest Patriotic Tablescape for the 4th of July! Celebrate your Independence Day with colorful flower arrangements, vintage glassware, festive fare, and so much more. From the hutch to the table – and everything in between – let’s all get ready to celebrate the birth of our great… Read More

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: 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
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: Fall Season, 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

Fostoria American Tablescape 2015

– Posted in: Fostoria American, Tablescapes
Fostoria | American | Tablescape | Beautiful, in the most subtle of ways ...

As everyone knows, I love my Fostoria American glassware.  Now, after many years of research, I have finally launched my FostoriaAmerican2056.com website.  Even though it is in it’s infant stages (with still much left to do) I wanted to celebrate by presenting a Fostoria American Tablescape. I also mixed in some colorful pieces from the King’s Crown pattern, and the end… Read More

DIY Patriotic Wreath

– Posted in: Tablescapes, Tips, Thrills & Tales
DIY Patriotic Wreath - perfect as a centerpiece for my Red, White and Blue tablescape.

Making a DIY Patriotic Wreath is so easy.  I literally made mine with scraps of garland, yarn and flowers I had leftover from last year.  I had no plan of how to do it; I simply started with one skimpy piece of garland and proceeded from there.  The end result was a charming patriotic wreath… Read More