Thursday, July 30, 2009

Last minute tablescapes that inspire me. And perhaps you.

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What happens when you say " I would like to have"?

Looking over the railing, laying in the hammock I was deciding if my back yard was the right place to put a gazebo. Over the years I had done many outdoor weddings underneath a gazebo.
I think it would be a special place to gather when you don't want to walk around to the side yard or front yard; or even go thur the walk out basement to get upstairs.

Here are a few that I could picture in my back yard; minus the water. Although the thought of having an in ground pool put in would really be a dream for me. I often lay on the porch and dream about things that just "pop into my head" so off I go to write down on my list of items to do so I don't lose the idea. Do you have a gazebo in your yard, please copy and paste your blog address in your comments so I and others who have the same dream can see what you have done in your yard and how you have decorated your gazebo

Which is your favorite?
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I see a color and the color is?

See the difference when the walls are dark and the furniture and accessories are lighter.
Wow factor.
Beautiful dinning room with light walls, dark furniture and hints of blue color.

This is a game that I play with my granddaughter as we drive in the car. I was looking on the Internet today to see why I am always drawn to colors of sand, browns and greens. Here is my answer. I hope you enjoy the tip; maybe you are drawn to I see a color too.

Some people love chocolate. Wonderful appealing dark browns have been called "the new black" and look terrific with a wide variety of other colors.

Now you can immerse yourself in deep rich chocolate hues in your home. Picture yummy browns with crisp white, warm camels, golden yellows, fern greens, and barn reds. Sounds nice, doesn't it?

If you're interested in bringing the look of chocolate into your home, here are some ideas:

•Leather is an perfect choice for a chocolate color scheme. Available in a huge variety of hues, leather looks rich and deep, and will add both comfort and style to your room.

•Pair your chocolate colors with liberal amounts of a contrasting light neutral. You might pick a straw yellow, a golden sand, bright white, or even a pale gray or sage. Base your scheme on at least one fabric choice, preferably a print that incorporates a number of wonderful colors to use throughout your home.

•Ralph Lauren has the paints and techniques for bringing a suede look to your walls. This might be just the thing for a cozy den, a powder room, or even a kitchen. Offset with liberal amounts of white or neutrals on the ceiling, walls, cabinets, etc., it should give a cozy rather than a closed in feel.

•Dark wood furniture will underscore you dark brown theme, but add some pieces that are painted or lighter woods both for interest and to avoid a completely heavy look. Natural rattan, wicker, and bamboo pieces will also fit in well.

•Bring chocolate into your bedroom with dark furniture, rich corduroy or velvet bed coverings, and moldings. Keep your background light (floors and walls) to focus on the freshness of this color scheme. Or go with deeper walls and punch it up with lots of bright white.

•Rich fabrics fit in well with a chocolate brown palette. Lovely gold damasks, shiny silk, bouillon fringe, tassels, and cording will add depth and texture.

•Plan your rooms using chocolate as the constant, but vary the themes, contrasting colors, and looks of each individual room. Go for velvet luxury in the living room, desert sand and straw in the home office, a rich floral in the bedroom.

•Add brown touches to neutral window coverings, with rows of trims, borders, or banding.

•Using lots of plants and greenery in brown schemes will lighten up the feeling and bring life to your rooms. Natural dried accessories can also be used such as a large vase of bamboo sticks, a basket of curly willow branches, or a dried flower arrangement.

•Many ceramic tile and natural stone floors are perfect in brown schemes. Look for undertones of gold or yellow (rather than pink or gray) to warm up your floors or counter tops.

Grass cloth, bamboo, and sisal will fit nicely into a chocolate room. Look for grass cloth wallpapers, bamboo blinds, and sisal area rugs or carpeting. These can add a lighter straw color or a deeper brown tone to the room.

•Look for fabrics that use brown as either a major or minor color. Chenille's are a natural, as are rich paisleys, stripes, checks, and some fl orals. Some toile patterns are also available in beige's, tans, and browns.

•Brown dinnerware may not be appealing to everyone, but you can easily add brown touches to your table by uncovering a wood table, using wood accessories like salad bowls, and pairing white dishes with rich brown place mats and colored napkins.
If you adore chocolate and want to bring that warm sweet look to your home, find ways to coordinate the look into a lovely, sophisticated, and liveable color scheme
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Take me back...........

The wreath I maded for mother.

Memories My 80 year old father, me, baby brother and baby sister. Dad is losing more and more weight.
He is grieving himself to death. They would have been married 61 years in Oct. Mother was only 78 years young. She was shy two months to her 79 birthday.

This is one of the wreaths that I made for mother grave site. Gosh, How I miss her.

This year my husband and I took a trip to my fathers for my dad's family decoration; decoration is where all the family meets to decorate the graves of their love ones. It is on a Sunday and we have dinner and spend time with all the relatives at the grave site. This has been going on since I was a small girl and longer. This is Cumberland Gap Park, it is about 8 minutes from where my father and mother lived. As you know my mother passed away in March of this year.

I miss her so much as does my father and siblings.

The sun cast shadows on the mountains.

Looking down into the town of Middlesboro Ky.

Scenic area. This wall is new. I had gone there because some 15 years ago my mother and I carved out names in the wood that surround this area and I went back to find her name and it had been replaced with this rock.

So pretty here and peaceful. My mother loved to come up here.

Oops, I don't like to have my photo taken; this slipped in. I was thinking of mother here!
We hadn't taken a picture here years ago and I can't seem to find it.

Beautiful trees and rocks.

Looking down the mountain.

It was a perfect day for Steve and I had to take a hike in the park.

Steve, is a real history nut. He loves anything history; he should have been a teacher.

Another scenic view.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

4th of July Celebration Sunset Dinner........

Some of our friends stopped over on last Saturday evening to see how our vacation went.
So I ask them to come on over for grill out and I had 15 minutes to get dressed and set this table.
Not bad for a quick rush to get it going. So I took a picture of how it look before the night set in.
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White Gollum dishes, red-white-blue salad plates.

Red, white and blue covered place mats.

Red glasses for each place setting for a flower from the garden.

White smoked and red glass candles and tall candle tapers.

Glass centerpiece with "all about flags".

Little bit of sunset.

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