Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here's my table.



Hope your day, and weekend, is amazing!
Now, we're off to baseball practice. :)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A bit of cheer

For these last winter days. Although, we haven't had much winter here in SE Georgia.
I've shared a couple other tablescapes at my other blog, lifeonlittlepond.blogspot.com but
wanted to put this one here.

I don't put out china and such, as this is our only table. We eat 3 meals a day here, play games, craft, do homeschool (sometimes) and more, so it has to be readily accessible at all times. Also, I don't yet have enough of my white china set to go around, even for pics. One day, maybe...but for now, enjoy!


 Here, you can see the adorable runner I picked up on Ebay for .99! With shipping, it was still under $5. Win!!

 Here's the table, finished with runner and placemats. The napkins are actually purple, but the light makes them blue. Also, the runner is a bolder yellow than pictured, and the cloth is brighter as well.
The purple candlesticks were another under-5 find on Ebay.

My napkin rings. Again the napkins are really purple, not blue. Crazy light. The dragonflies are green with shadings of yellow, and seemed perfect for a spring table.  This pic was before I added the round mats. I like it better with them. More color, and it looks more finished to me. Napkin rings also from Ebay. I rarely spend full price on anything, our budget won't allow it.

Even though spring isn't officially here yet, the weather says otherwise. Azaleas are blooming like mad, and the weather is amazing. We've spent so much time on our porch this past week or so. We're really loving it. And, for those cold, dreary days when winter proves it's not over yet, a bright, cheerful table really raises the spirits.

My St. Pat's table will be next, it's a green on green theme (at least right now it is), and I can't wait to see how it turns out.  Happy rest-of-the-week!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Old Man River

Took a trip down the road today, to the Little Satilla River. Pretty fishing spot on this quiet, sluggish little waterway. Dh is going there tomorrow in hopes of fish for supper. Even though they aggravate his gout. Go figure?


Nice, right? Very primitive and unspoiled.

View of the Highway 84 bridge that the river crosses under. The scene above is behind me in this lower pic. You can drive or walk under the bridge to fish on the other side, if you choose.

Unfortunately, there are no bait shops on this side of the county. Weird. Dh will have to go to town to get crickets, then come back out here to fish. The things we do for our hobbies, eh?

Happy Weekend!


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Greening of the...table!

http://betweennapsontheporch.net/4-leaf-clover-napkin-fold-tutorial-for-st-patricks-day-table-setting/

St. Pat's Day will be here before you know it, so get to practicing! And, don't let the 'ironing' instruction scare you, there's only one time that you iron, and it's simple. :)

And, for more great ideas, try napkinwizard.com by Jimmy Ng. He also has a book available with even more ideas.

Happy Entertaining!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I heart you!

New napkin fold!
It's a little late for Valentine's Day. Sorry about that. Better late than never, though, right? Right. :D
I will say, this pictured fold looks very much like a rose, what with the actual rose in the middle. Pretty.

http://graciouslivingguide.com/2017/02/10/heart-shaped-napkin-fold-2-ways/




Find more great decorating and living tips at graciouslivingguide.com

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

So this is winter??

Temps of near 80 degrees sure don't make it feel that way!
I'm loving the warmth and light, though.

Dh got the boy's trampoline put together, with some help from our nephew.

Got the things to finish the porch like we want (close in the side entrance, add
a gate to the main, to keep the dog off the porch).

MIL's room is nearly complete, all she lacks is a mattress, chair and dresser.

Homeschool continues, but we've slowed down on math and gone back to
multiplication. The boy can't seem to remember his times tables, so we're spending
the month working on that before picking up division again.

Speaking of the boy, he's sick today. Woke early this am with a fever and threw up
once. We're off to AppleCare shortly.

This means that Dh had to take our two trash cans to the landfill by himself. The
neighbor's dog turns them over at the road, and they won't tie him on Fridays. :(

I'm exhausted this morning. Very little sleep. Restless leg/arm/whole dang body
syndrome. Ugh. Once Dh is off to work and the boy situated I see a nap if I can
manage it.

I've been enjoying Victoria on PBS each Sunday. It's a great show, lush and vivid.
If you like costume dramas, check it out!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Repurposing Old Bed Sheets

Thrifty, frugal, and fun!

https://www.littlethings.com/genius-ways-to-repurpose-old-sheets/?utm_source=lgf&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=homes

I especially like the sheets to napkins idea. If you shop at thrift stores on linen sale
days, you can get these for a steal! The comments have more great ideas as well, so
be sure to check them out. What things do you like to repurpose?

I use old butter crocks for storing food (and sending lunch with Dh to work)
Old washcloths for grungy cleaning, or kitchen cleaning (and keep them out of sight)
Old soap pumps for more soap and cleaners
Jars from sauces to store dry beans and rice
And more!