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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Spooktacular Tablescape!

I'm adding Vintage Thingie to my Tablescape post, since the skulls were made over 20 years ago in ceramic class, and the candelabra and dishes are old too. You have my apology if you've seen it twice! Thanks to the Colorado Lady for hosting!

Today I's using my new dishes Mom got at a garage sale, the Highway 36 Sale (held the 3rd weekend in September along Highway 36). They are old, cream colored instead of white, with gold accents on the fluted edges. There is a complete set for 8, with some serving pieces.

I don't know why I chose the rust colored tablecloth, just didn't seem like I wanted black. I like the 3rd color though.

Black napkins

And beautiful gold tableware that I borrowed from a friend.

The stemware is some you've seen many times. I didn't light the candles. If you go back to photo #1, you will notice the cheesecloth decoration hanging from the light fixture. It's too close to actually light the candles.

There were enough saucers that I used one under each of the stemware also.

The skulls are ceramic, and supposed to have lights in them.

The black birds I got at "Curious Couch", in Kansas City. Check out their blog at:

I got this candelabra at a garage sale for a dollar. I have always been tempted to paint it white. No more temptation after using it today. It definitely deserves to stay- as is!

The black birds have purple sparkles on them!

And more of the close ups, we all love!

In case you haven't noticed lately, I'm kinda hooked on the stems of my stemware...... A final look at this beautiful tableware from Shirley - thanks so much for sharing! And a dainty tea/coffee cup to finish things off! Hope you have a wonderful Tablescape Thursday, and add in Friday, Saturday and Sunday to that too! Thanks to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, who can be found at the below link:

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tabletop Tuesday from Curious Sofa

In case you missed my post on the fun time I had in Kansas City a couple of weeks ago, I'm offering an edited view here. We had so much fun, and I took home many ideas.

I wanted to show you again, some things I found at Curious Sofa in Prairie Village, Kansas. They have a blog, so hook up to their link here: I think of them everyday, when I look around at my decor at home. Thanks Curious Sofa for your inspiration!
Also thanks to the host of Tablescape Tuesday, who can be found at the link here:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Metamorphosis Monday

We found these two chairs sitting beside the dumpsters, at the lake. I just had to have them, knew that I'd find a place for them. Well, here we are 3 weeks later, and I realized I have JUST the place. As is, they are rather plain little chairs.

Little decorative element on the back there.

I'm thinking that sometime in the past, these chairs were quite nice.

Good bones, that's what I'm thinkin'.

They are quite dirty, so I want to replace the covers.

This one needs a little work, here.

And another place.

All stripped down, waiting for the next step.

Some sanding makes it a little more work.

I'm worried these lines are going to show after it's all done. But, I've steam pressed it, and just about everything else I can think of, and they still show. Oh well, the fabric was free -thanks Mom!

Removing all the staples takes a little bit. I hadn't planned to remove the padding, but after taking it apart, I just couldn't reuse it. Yucky! The old is gone!

The fabric will hopefully lose the lines after awhile.

4 Coats of black paint to make it look better!

If you remember, this chair needs some work. A bag of cement hold the joints together until the glue dries. The clamps we had just weren't big enough, so we had to come up with plan B.

A double bed mattress pad provides the padding for the new cushion. I just happened to have one in the closet!

I'll post more about the chairs next week. Please come back next week for my Mom Cave entry. Right now, join me as I go over to Susan's for her Metamorphosis Monday.