Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Transitional Coffee Table Vignette

At this time of year, I try to prepare for decorating for Fall by preparing some surfaces for the transition. I put all the shell décor away (I got that done the other day). So, I couldn't just leave the coffee table empty, so decided to do a little vignette. I did something very different to get me over the hump  til I decorate for Fall. Which will probably be next week.:):) So, here is what I came up with, shopping the house.
 I wanted something live, some great texture, and something unexpected.


This  monkey candle holder is the unexpected piece. It is also a favorite of mine.
 For lots of texture I gathered a feather ball, a wooden ball with an animal print, an antler shed and a turtle shell.
 Everything is gathered in this great basket tray.
 Early evening I lit the candle, and actually caught some of the early blue hour.

 The twig ball is another bit of texture.




 Thanks for your visit. Soon, the weather is supposed to cool off a bit. We just got through our 6th heat wave:( I am looking forward to the 80's!


 Have you started to decorate for Fall yet?
XO, Pinky

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Monday, August 29, 2016

My Birthday Weekend!!!

Yes, we celebrated all weekend! My birthday was Fri. and several neighbor FRIENDS took me to lunch! It was so nice!!! I only have a picture on my phone and can't figure out how to get it on here, sorry! Then Friday night Joe took me out to dinner. Then all the girls who were at lunch and their hubbies came to our house for a little party! On Sat. we went to our dinner group. I took my camera but never got a picture. I am so bad! I guess I was just having too much fun:) On Sunday, we went to brunch with our daughter, son-in-law and Colleen! Poor little thing was sick but she was a real trooper and we got some good shots there! I love this child more than I can express.






Figured out how to get this on here. This was at lunch on Friday. The cake in front of me, we passed around to 7 girls 3 times!!! It was yummy!!!

Colleen was sick but was a real trooper!


 Love this girl SOOOO much!
Me and my girl:)

3 generations:):)

 Here are my gifts!!!




 I try to live up to this:)
 Thanks for your visit!!! I feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family. I wish our son, Brian could have been here too, but he will be up for Colleen's birthday and Thanksgiving!!!!
XO, Pinky 


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Happy List Tuesdays~
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Pond a Respite From the Heat!

Since I am in décor limbo right now, removing all the shell décor to make way for FALL (my favorite season), I thought I would show you some shots of the pond. Soon we will be cutting things back a bit. The flowers are a little tired around the yard from the incessant heat but I am fertilizing and hoping for a little rebound. The water lilies are just beautiful!
 We have pink ones and whites.




 This one has a yellow center.
 The fish are always excited to see us (they want food:)



 The pond is a relaxing place for us. We sit on the patio and enjoy the sound of the waterfall, the birds and even the frogs croaking......when it isn't so HOT!!!!

 The past 2 days have been heavenly: low humidity and temps in the low 80's!
 
Thanks for stopping by. SOON, I will be able to share my Fall decorating and believe me I LOVE to do it:)
XO, Pinky
 
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
Happy List Tuesdays~
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Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Black, White and a Touch of Green at the Table

I decided I wanted to do a transitional table, you know this time at the end of summer but not quite fall yet. It is so blazing hot here that I am just PLANNING Fall, no changes yet. But at the table I did make some changes. I started with a black and white checked runner. I wanted to make it light and airy but with a NOD to Fall. Apples always say Fall to me:) I used a black and striped placemat and a sea grass round mat along with my white chargers and black and white flowered dinner plate and black and white salad plate. I topped all that with a green apple surrounded by a green, leafy ring.
 To compliment the runner I mixed it up a bit by gathering 2 napkins together in a simple, white ceramic napkin ring.
 My limelight hydrangeas are perfect for a simple but beautiful centerpiece.
 They are all different colors right now. Some are still  green and some...
 are white and some
 are beginning to show some of that beautiful pinkish color.
 I added 2 green candles surrounded by a green leafy ring for added texture.
 My clear bubble goblets will hold our beverage.

 The hydrangeas are in one of my white pitchers that is acting as a vase.
 To add some more texture I filled my white gravy boat with some seed balls and other pods.

 A single apple sits in a green leafy ring on top of the dish stack.

And mixing my flatware makes the table fun.


 This is the salad plate
 and this the dinner plate. They can be mixed together many different ways.

 Yes, there is also a small antler in this mix:)
 I really like the edge of the gravy boat and the leafy vine on the side.



 The rattan S and P tie in with the sea grass placemats.
 
Thanks for your visit! Are you dreaming and planning for Fall yet? I hope you are surviving this awful heat. I also feel SO bad for the people of Louisiana whose homes, neighborhoods and sometimes lives have been ruined.
 
 XO, Pinky
 
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The Scoop,  Inspire Me Tuesday,

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Share Your Style

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson ~ Share Your Cup Thursday
The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday

 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
Happy List Tuesdays~
Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesdays 
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing.
Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday
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