Thursday

Happy 500th TT and 10th Anniversary!


One of my all time favorite Tablescapes is my Yellow Rose Tea Party Tablescapes, using some of my yellow depression glass collection. Click here to see the original post, done in 2013.


Susan and all of her Tablescape Thursday group are celebrating the 500th Anniversary by sharing ten of your favorite tablescapes done over the years. Click here for lots of fun and inspiration.

Another favorite is also yellow, It was done in 2005. Can you guess my favorite color is yellow?!

Click here to see all of the post:

Another favorite: Snow and Ice Winter Tablescape, done in Jan. 2013:
Click here to see all of the post! 

Summer Sailing:
Click the link above picture for lots of details!

Old Country Roses:

I'm trying to find one of many Old Country Roses tablescapes. This one done in 2009 shows some of the OCR Christmas Topiaries: Click here:  http://thingsienjooy.blogspot.com/2009/12/tablescape-thursday-tree-tea-party.html

  I love to do Nativity tablescapes every Christmas, they are all different each year:

 Same Nativity, but different Tablescapes:
Click here to see the White and Gold:

With Green Tablecloth and White Poinsettias:
Click here:

Inside a wreath, plus White Battenburg tablecloth and Vera napkins:

Plaid Tablecloth:


Lace tablecloth:

Copycat Christmas Tablescape:
 One last Nativity Tablescape, under cloche:

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my fav tablescapes of the past again! I have lots more favs - many done in the fall, holidays, etc. but already have a lot posted!

Thanks so much to Susan for providing all this fun and inspiration the past ten years! Click on her name for more fun!

Katherine

Monday

Decorating Birthday Gift - Completed!!

We just about finished this big birthday project,
still have a few minor things to do in the bathrooms.
This is the master bedroom
 BEFORE:
 Both small windows had collections in them
 We removed them and left one duck per window
 
 AFTER:
 

 

BEFORE: 
Blue and white collection display:
 

AFTER:
 
 AFTER:
 
 AFTER:
Jan's daughter's picture was done in Paris
when she was a teen:
 
 We moved her picture from the office to here.

Dresser BEFORE:
 
 AFTER:
 

Other side of dresser:
 
 Framed Delph tiles
replaced the needlepoint birds (below.)


Bedside chair:
 

 Notice cabinet on left side of picture:
BEFORE:
AFTER:

Before this shelf was over the drawer cabinet above
 
 AFTER - it was moved to the left
of the dresser. The doves were a
gift to Jan's mother from her father,
many years ago.

AFTER:
We left the beautiful orchid picture.

Special pictures done by a friend,
palette knife painting grouped together
displayed in master bedroom hallway,
they used to be scattered in different rooms:




Thomas Kinkade picture in the 
master bedroom hall


 View of the pool and lanai from the master bedroom:

And, here's the birthday girl!
Happy Birthday, Jan!
(April 8th)

 Another friend joined us for lunch:
Left to right: Jan, Katherine, and Kathie

This completes Jan's redecorating gift!
I discovered I forgot to show the guest room,
so I may do one more post to show it and
the three bathrooms.

I'm joining Susan's Met Monday, click on her name for lots of inspiration

I hope you have enjoyed following along
with our transformation the past three months!
Come back next week!

Click here and scroll down to see all the transformed rooms:
 
Katherine

Sunday

Decorating Birthday Gift Cont'd - Sewing Room

Sewing Room BEFORE
The twin bed headboard was against the wall on the right side of the room.

We moved the bed under the window to look like a daybed
A quilt is used for the spread:
The wire "cubes" taken from the office
are now used as storage at each end of the bed.
Some of Jan's handmade quilts are folded and
stored in the bottom of the cubes. 
Books and knick-knacks are on the top shelves.

BEFORE: the Martha Washington sewing cabinet is at the
end of the sewing machine station, below the quilt.


BEFORE: An antique dresser was on the right 
side of the room next to the bed:


AFTER: We moved the Martha Washington 
sewing cabinet to the opposite side of the room
It will soon have a small mirror above it:

AFTER:
The dresser has a vignette over it now:


AFTER: We left the focal point of the room
which is a handmade quilt by Jan displayed on the wall:

Voila! Beautiful organized sewing room!


To see the other room transformations, click here and scroll down:

You'll see: Completed Living Room, Dining Room, Family Room,
Office, Music Room, Guest Room, Vignettes, etc.

More new transformations coming soon: 
Master bedroom 
Bathrooms

I hope you are enjoying seeing these transformations as much as I have enjoyed doing them for and with Jan!


Katherine

Friday

Happy Easter! Vintage Bunnies Tablescape

I decided at the last minute to do a quick
Easter tablescape!
Meaning that we are going out of town tomorrow, so
it had to be real quick!

 I wanted to use the vintage look bunny plates one more time!
I found these adorable plates at World Market two years ago.
I think they may still have them, or at least some accessories.

 
I only used one plate on top of dark straw placemats.

 
 In keeping with the dark straw theme, I used
napkin rings that are made from dark beads.

 
  The subtle colors of the napkin match the colors on the plates.

 The centerpiece is done in a dark wood basket
using silk spring flowers.
 

 Doubled napkins give a cheery spring look.

It was late afternoon when I did this, so the lighting is not good!

From both sides of the table:


I'm joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday, click on her name for more inspiration.


Have a very Happy Easter!  

Jesus is Alive!

Katherine