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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

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Welcome to The Tablescaper. We are fine, but what is surrounding us is amazing. This house is two houses away from us.
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To see these tremendous trees pulled up from the roots is quite the site.
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This is at the end of our block.
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The power lines are down right across the block.
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In order to stay safe, I haven’t ventured far, but from what I hear from neighbors, this is all over our town.
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Love the large branch still dangling and ready to let loose with any breeze.
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We lost power on Monday evening. We still have yet to get it back. Not sure when that will happen. School is cancelled.
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But we are safe and that’s what is most important. Thank you dear Lord.
- The Tablescaper

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns –Seasonal Sundays #124

 

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays.

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Recently I went with one of my Girl Scout troops to see the Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns at Westbury Gardens.

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I was quite an amazing experience.

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There were over 5,000 hand carved pumpkins.

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Some were real.

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Some were faux.

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Some were scary.

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Some were decorative.

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But all were hand carved.

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It couldn’t have been more appropriate,…

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…since I was there with my Girl Scout troop,…

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…that FOUR of the pumpkins…

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…were dedicated to Girl Scouts!

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We were so fortunate to have a glorious evening…

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…to walk in the woods…

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It was hard to choose…

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…which was your favorite.

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I think this was mine.

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The detail was amazing!

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Do you think this was for real???

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- The Tablescaper

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sophisticated Halloween

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Welcome to The Tablescaper.

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I find it interesting to hear the comments of tablescaping bystanders.

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You know. Those in your home that tolerate all of our nonsense.

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Week after week of pulling out a ton of dishes,…

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…only to put them away…

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…without a morsel of food having touched them.

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Well, as I was preparing this table and…

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…my daughter walked by.

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Oh, she said,…

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“A sophisticated Halloween”.

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And so the name stuck!

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These black goblets were my score this week! I happened by a Williams Sonoma and they had these marked down to $5.00 @. They only had 5, but were able to locate more, so 7 more are on their way to me.

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Love the high drama of these napkin rings from Century 21. I think Kathleen may have been on that shopping trip. It’s when I got the sheer black topper and coordinating napkins.

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The treble clef flatware seemed the perfect choice.

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And it all started with this runner from HomeGoods, which I thought gave a bit of an elegant flare to Halloween.

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Hope you have many festivities planned!

Tip: When you’re tablescaping: layer, layer, layer! In this tablescape, I have a tablecloth, a topper and a runner – plus chargers. Even the napkins are layered. Layering adds so much depth to your table.

- tablecloth by Waterford

- napkin rings, sheer black overlay and matching napkins, Century 21

- runner, Century 21

- silver chargers, Christmas Tree

- dinner plates (so fun!) by Portobello, made in England

- black salad plates, my old Walmart black set, works with everything

- skeleton bowls, Dollar Tree! this year

- black goblets, Williams Sonoma

- mercury glass pumpkins, candle holders and votives – HomeGoods and Michael’s

I’m partying at: Let’s Dish at Cuisine Kathleen's;Yvonne at Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits; Katherine of Katherine’s Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop; The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday; Kathy of A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday;Sheri at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home; Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday;Courtney of French Country Cottage for Feather Your Nest Friday;Alison of Stuff and Nonsense for Fridays Unfold; Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

- The Tablescaper

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween Mantel–Seasonal Sundays #123

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays.

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You know you’re getting old when your youngest decides…

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…that she will decorate the mantel for Halloween and…

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…she will do it in a SPOOKY fashion.

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My cute little pumpkins are tucked away.

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Every creep sort of thing came out of the boxes…

…to create…

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…her Halloween mantel.

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Amazing the illusion that a simple piece of paper can create.

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Hope that you and your loved ones are safe…

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…and don’t encounter any of these beings….

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…in your home.

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Drop by later this week for a tutorial in how to create these shades.

- The Tablescaper