It’s All Set- April

Hello my friends, been having a beautiful string of weather here. I feel a definite pep in my step with spring here though we are due to get a succession of rainy days.  A few announcements before we start-

Thanks to all for your input on my shutter paint selection. I have it narrowed down but in the. meantime have also found one more color I am thinking could be “the one”! I will share on Sunday once the decision is made.

I know about 30% of you are not getting my emails via subscription, so sorry! We are aware of it and the newly revised site is very close to happening, once that does this subscription problem will also be corrected once and for all!

Last the porcelain container has arrived to the port! We hope to have it in our warehouse no later than Thurs or Friday. We will start getting orders out immediately upon arrival….so hang tight, if you have an order it will soon be on it’s way!

So happy to be here today with another edition of It’s All Set, a monthly group I am a part of where a group of talented tastemakers  come together to showcase a tablescape they have worked on. Let’s face it doing this is always fun and a great excuse to put something pretty together, kind of like an adults version of “dress up” 🙂

Today’s post was  based upon my Easter brunch table. Let’s call this the Easter table with nine lives as things changed and changed again. Life,  right?  A last minute change meant going from a bigger table for several to a smaller table for four. I quickly reassessed and went to work. I take a layering approach when I work on a table setting, and continue to edit until I get it right. I love the way this table came out, it just felt very springy and Easter like with a touch of elegant whimsy. Take a look-

My Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf service is always a great starting point as are beautiful hydrangeas-

I had little time and could not find blue/purple stemmed hydrangeas so bought a potted hydrangea plant for $16 and cut them them as stems, got about 9 flowers out of it! Thanks Whole Foods:)

Got my trusty little planter ready and went to work

And my table…..before anyone gets all heated over the wrinkled tablecloth, have no fear I used a little portable steamer and it worked like magic:)

Also added a little Easter cheer to a nearby hall chest

Does it sound crazy to say I was most excited over my moss eggs? LOL they were such an unexpected and wonderful find,I love them. And since having little ones to dye Easter eggs is a closed chapter this is the next best thing.

You will most certainly want to visit all of the other talented bloggers to see what they came up with…always a worthwhile click!

RESOURCES-

Silver flatware and silver bowl- antique

 China- Mottahedeh “Tobacco Leaf”

Chargers- Juliska

Monogrammed napkins and blue and white porcelains- My shop

Glasses- Anthropologie

Blue and white bunnies- have owned a while

Small etched mint juleps- My shop

Mossy green eggs- Target (go quick you can still get them for next year)!

Fresh hydrangeas- Whole Foods

Linen tablecloth- had it made years ago

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Shabbyfufu

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StoneGable

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The Enchanted Home

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Town and Country Living

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Thank you everyone for stopping by. Wishing all of you a fantastic day and hope the sun is shining and the birds are chirping. Here spring is alive and well! Until next time…..

LAST DAY of the magnificent lamp flash sale. Click here to see-

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It’s All Set- November

Hello and happy Wednesday morning! We survived this crazy crazy election cycle. I am just so darn happy it’s over……what a rollercoaster of a night. I stayed up until the wee hours, no matter what side you were on, it was riveting to say the least.

Moving on…… it’s time for our monthly It’s All Set. I can’t believe it came on so fast…where is time going? Way too fast if you ask me.

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I will be hosting a small birthday luncheon for a dear and treasured friend in a few weeks. Because the chaos of the holiday season is already beginning I am thinking ahead and planning out as much as I possibly can well ahead of time.

We will certainly not be outdoors as some of my more recent luncheons have been, this will be a cozy intimate affair inside. I started thinking about a color scheme and while I do love my blue and white, started to consider other options so it was fun for me to take a walk down memory lane and take a look at some of my favorite tablescapes from the last year or so.

It’s always so great how we can draw inspiration from the past isn’t it. I will likely duplicate one of these or do a rendition of them, as I don’t think there’s a bad one in the bunch! Do you have a favorite?

 

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I love these pheasant plates, and wish I had even more. These are discontinued as of last year and I bought everything the manufacturer had and had a huge close out on them last year and of course kept a stash for myself:)

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Here it was used for  Thanksgiving last year-

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I also love these chargers and great news…they are coming back (due here mid Dec)

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Experimented using my Imari china which is always such a great classic

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Another plate variation on top the chargers with a candle favor on top:)

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And of course you know my feelings on blue and white tablescapes……love them!

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One of my favorite china patterns above, Blue Mikado from Royal Crown Derby…such a classic

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Always been a big fan of the play of green, blue and white

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This above is the epitome of classic blue and white, works every time!

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I did this last month and just love these plates and all the fall touches

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This was one done late summer, I must say I just love these colors, feels so fresh, crisp and happy

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I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite, part of the fun is creating and trying new combinations of things. I may incorporate more of a fall/holiday theme, still in the “playing” stage. Thank you for stopping by, be sure to check out the other participants, always well worth the click

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StoneGable

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Lilacs & Longhorns

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Designthusiasm

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Shabbyfufu

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Hope you enjoy your day, thank you for stopping by. Until next time…..

PS Click here if you missed the post on Dixie Design Collective and a very special offer

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PPS A brand new promo started last night on the most exquisite shawls/wraps, you do not want to miss these! Click here

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It's All Set- November

Hello and happy Wednesday morning! We survived this crazy crazy election cycle. I am just so darn happy it’s over……what a rollercoaster of a night. I stayed up until the wee hours, no matter what side you were on, it was riveting to say the least.

Moving on…… it’s time for our monthly It’s All Set. I can’t believe it came on so fast…where is time going? Way too fast if you ask me.

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I will be hosting a small birthday luncheon for a dear and treasured friend in a few weeks. Because the chaos of the holiday season is already beginning I am thinking ahead and planning out as much as I possibly can well ahead of time.

We will certainly not be outdoors as some of my more recent luncheons have been, this will be a cozy intimate affair inside. I started thinking about a color scheme and while I do love my blue and white, started to consider other options so it was fun for me to take a walk down memory lane and take a look at some of my favorite tablescapes from the last year or so.

It’s always so great how we can draw inspiration from the past isn’t it. I will likely duplicate one of these or do a rendition of them, as I don’t think there’s a bad one in the bunch! Do you have a favorite?

 

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I love these pheasant plates, and wish I had even more. These are discontinued as of last year and I bought everything the manufacturer had and had a huge close out on them last year and of course kept a stash for myself:)

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Here it was used for  Thanksgiving last year-

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I also love these chargers and great news…they are coming back (due here mid Dec)

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Experimented using my Imari china which is always such a great classic

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Another plate variation on top the chargers with a candle favor on top:)

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And of course you know my feelings on blue and white tablescapes……love them!

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One of my favorite china patterns above, Blue Mikado from Royal Crown Derby…such a classic

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Always been a big fan of the play of green, blue and white

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This above is the epitome of classic blue and white, works every time!

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I did this last month and just love these plates and all the fall touches

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This was one done late summer, I must say I just love these colors, feels so fresh, crisp and happy

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I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite, part of the fun is creating and trying new combinations of things. I may incorporate more of a fall/holiday theme, still in the “playing” stage. Thank you for stopping by, be sure to check out the other participants, always well worth the click

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StoneGable

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Lilacs & Longhorns

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Designthusiasm

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Shabbyfufu

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Hope you enjoy your day, thank you for stopping by. Until next time…..

PS Click here if you missed the post on Dixie Design Collective and a very special offer

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PPS A brand new promo started last night on the most exquisite shawls/wraps, you do not want to miss these! Click here

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It’s all set- October

Hello there, hope you are well. I was amazed at the response to my little last minute post yesterday and enjoyed reading over ALL points of view. Though many agreed with me, some did not and I truly appreciate everyone expressing their opinion and believe we can respectfully agree to disagree.

I think when we each are able to express ourselves in a peaceful non combative way, we can all learn something from each other (maybe the world should learn from us lol). So I thank you for chiming in and think I  need to hold more “Just because” conversations:) So……maybe will that a more regular occurrence. But for now, back to the pretty fluff as I like to call it:)

As you know by now, I am part of a group of talented bloggers that features a selected tablescape of their choosing every month. It’s a lot of fun to supercharge my creative forces through this monthly activity. I always enjoy putting something together and of course very much enjoy getting to see what the others have come up with.

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My summery tablescapes are now a thing of the past as we gently plow forward into fall. This is a simple but pretty and understated fall tablescape which started with my pretty white pumpkins. Sometimes working out of my comfort zone (without blue and white) is a challenge as it is such an integral part of what I do.

I could not have been happier with the way this came out. I think the rich colors of the beautiful fall themed plates are a  perfect compliment to the little white pumpkins that give the table an elegant simplicity.

I topped the setting with beautiful linen monogrammed napkins, and a centerpiece made of white pumpkins and pretty fall leaves, simple and easy. The gorgeous silver handmade napkin rings are truly a work of art and like jewelry for the table. So here is what I came up with this month-

 

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The ingredients-

Chargers and all silver- from my shop

China- Horchow (from a while ago)

Glasses- Anthropologie

Silver- Old sterling have had for a long time

Monogrammed napkins- my shop

Pheasant salt and peppers- Vagabond House from my shop

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Thank you so much for stopping by. I had a lot of fun putting this together and challenging myself to not add blue and white:) I love fall and all that it represents, it is by far my favorite season of all. Please be sure to stop on over to see all the other posts-

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Please visit my friends to see the inspiring tables they are sharing this month:

Shabbyfufu

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Lilacs and Longhorns

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Town and Country Living

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Designthusiasm

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Cedar Hill Farmhouse

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Stone Gable

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The Enchanted Home

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Wishing you a wonderful day. Until next time…..just a few reminders!

A NEW CONTEST-

Almost full- have room for about 15 more pictures!

It’s time for the Enchanted Fall Love contest! As the temps start to drop and the leaves begin to fall, capture those special moments that best capture the essence of autumn!

Whether its your decorated pumpkins, flower arrangements, front door fallscape,your darling kids playing in fall leaves,  whatever…as long as it has to do with fall and you think it’s a winning shot, plesae send it in!

  • There is a cap of 70 pictures, so once 70 are received the contest is closed.
  • Accepting submissions as of today through Oct. 19th
  • Up to 2 pictures per person (please be sure they are not copied from internet and not of same exact thing)
  • Please email your winning shot(s) to theenchantedhome@gmail.com and on subject line put “Fall Love contest”  (get lots of email so need to separate those)
  • You will get an acknowledgement email stating that we have received your pictures
  • The winner will win one of these amazing statuary fiberglass pumpkins

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Last day for the amazing Vagabond House promo (last one before the holidays)! Click here to view

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It’s All Set- September

Hello and happy midweek.  First,  I want to announce the winner of the beautiful rug from Decor Market. Congratulations goes to-

#112 MARIE TAYLOR

Please contact me at theenchantedhome@gmail.com to claim your prize and provide shipping info

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Moving along, its time for our  monthly “It’s All Set”, the monthly group I am a part of that features a monthly tablescape. I am still in summer mode over here  and squeezing out one more day of it until tomorrow (fall’s official arrival)! Though fall is far and away my favorite season, I have not fully succumbed to it quite yet. Though the mums and pumpkins greeting me as I enter the local markets are a sure reminder it is here:)

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Today’s tablescape was done a few weeks ago when I was having an old friend stop by who had moved out of the area with her lovely  daughter whose birthday was incidentally the day before. Knowing her love of pink and all things girly I decided to abandon my “go to” blue and white and do a really feminine looking table with a proper ladies tea party in mind:)

I have had these dishes for a long time, in an assortment of colors. It was fun to mix and match on top of my beautiful silver chargers and add other elegant silver pieces.  Monogrammed napkins in complementary colors of course were a given. As this was last minute,  I wasn’t able to get out to buy fresh flowers so my faux peonies came in handy as they have many times!  So here we go….

 

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Love these plates, every color is just so pretty!

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The chargers add an instant touch of elegance

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Touches of silver on a table give it an old world feeling and this wine cooler is an antique treasure

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Really enjoying my three tier silver server for so many things

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I have several round tablecloths and this one with the bullion fringe has seen a lot of use, I use it plain and also with toppers.

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So there you have it!

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THE INGREDIENTS-

Tablecloth- my own

Monogrammed Napkins- from my online shop

Silverware and glasses- from Neiman Marcus

Chargers- from my shop

Crystal pagoda salt and peppers- Godinger

All silver and peonies except wine cooler- from my online shop

Chair fabric- Scalamandre

Plates- A. Sadek

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Thank you for stopping in to see what I came up  with for this months It’s All Set. I do hope you will stop by to see what the others have come up with as well, it’s always worth the visit! Wishing you a wonderful day, until next time……

Please visit my friends to see the inspiring tables they are sharing this month:

Designthusiasm

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The Enchanted Home

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Lilacs and Longhorns

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Shabbyfufu

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Town and Country Living

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It’s All Set- June

Hello!  I introduced you last month to a brand new monthly event, It’s All Set,  that I was asked to be a part of  featuring monthly tablescapes. In case you missed the first go around, click here to see May’s tablescape.  You know I could not say no to this, as I love setting a pretty table even just for the heck of it:) It is also such fun to be in the company of these other incredibly talented tastemakers-

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I have been busy setting things up to have pictures taken for the new site, so this came in handy as I am featuring one of the tablescapes I made up and incidentally had a few friends over for an impromptu lunch as it was just too pretty to not put into action. So here we go….

I was inspired by first, my love of blue and white (no surprise) but then by the extraordinary pink of the gorgeous peonies I had recently purchased. They were so vibrant and stunning. So added my newest color of the paper place mats and it made a mighty pretty table, feels so summery and “girly”. Take a look-

 

 

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And grabbed a few with my iPad once I started to set the table, even added some edible flowers for a bit of floral beauty in my salad

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THE “INGREDIENTS”-

Pink pagoda disposable placemats- My shop sold in packs of 50 click here

White pagodas- My shop click here

Pink Peonies- Associated Flowers in NYC

Blue and white vases- from my last container of porcelains

Chinoiserie plates and monogrammed napkins- All from my shop

Salad bowl- Mottahedeh piece I have owned a while- Mottahedeh China

Pillows- Studio Tullia

Salt and pepper ginger jars- Pier One

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Hope you enjoyed this, I so love setting a pretty table. The best part is that there are no rules, you just play and experiment until you get it right…and you will know when you do!

If you love pretty tablescapes as much as I do, be sure to  visit  all of the others (links below) to see all of the other exquisite tablesettings for June…it will be well worth the click. Thank you as always for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful day.

PS Don’t forget the chinoiserie tole one day sale ends today at 12 noon….plus be sure to throw your name in the hat for a wonderful planter giveaway. Click here to visit.  Until next time….

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I invite you to enjoy the wonderful posts below celebrating early summer at the table…

Town and Country Living

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Designthusiasm

June Tablescape | Indigo Clambake | Designthusiasm.com

The Enchanted Home

The Enchanted Home tablescape

Lilacs and Longhorns

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Stone Gable

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Welcome to “It’s all set”!

Hi there, by the time you are reading this I will be in Nashville, enjoying  southern hospitality at it’s finest and exploring Nashville as the  iconic and fun city that it is. This post was planned ahead of time and I sure hope it posts on time. I was asked to join  five uber talented bloggers to be a part of a new monthly group,   that will feature a monthly tablescape of our choosing (appropriate for the season) called “It’s All Set”.

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This was right up my alley,  as you know I love to do this kind of thing and it’s like a fun science experiment every time:) So with spring in the air (kind of) doing a blue and white tablescape with a touch of pink just felt right. I gathered all my necessary “ingredients” and had fun playing to create a perfect little sprimgy table for four.

I used the table that is between my living and dining room as it is an area that never gets used but has such a pretty view to the two rooms on either side, and to the increasingly green outdoors on the other. So why not?  Sometimes you have to think outside the box:)

If I had not had the crazy busy week I had,  I would have loved to have gotten fresh flowers but I ended up using my very good faux cherry blossoms and must say they really are quite beautiful.  My also “real” camera was on loan so I took all these with my iPad which overall came out quite good. So check out my spring tablescape for the month of May and absolutely be sure to check the others. Trust me, they will be good. Very good. Here we go-

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To start I love using my Blue Willow china,  it goes beautifully with other patterns and always looks so pretty-

Chargers from Juliska (have these in a few colors) they make everything look better!

Monogrammed napkins are from my shop (this is part of a large expansion for the new site, this is a new pattern “Pagoda” love them!

Bamboo silverware have had a long time but here is something nearly identical that is an absolute steal! Click here

Handpainted chinoiserie salad plates again have had these in my treasure chest for a while, love them and wish I could find more

Glasses Anthropologie from a few years ago

Ralph Lauren blue and white table topper

Lucite ballroom chairs will be added to the new site, they are great!

Pillows- Studio Tullia

Blue and white vase my online ship

Blossoms from my online shop

Pagodas from my shop

Mini blue and white salt and peppers from Pier One

You simply must visit the others. I promise you it will be a treat!!

I’m joining with 6 other bloggers to bring you this monthly tablescape series.

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I invite you to enjoy the wonderful posts below celebrating spring at the table…

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

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Designthusiasm

Old + New Spring Tablescape | Designthusiasm.com

The Enchanted Home

Enchanted Home tablescape

Lilacs and Longhorns

Lilacs + Longhorns farmhouse spring tablescape

Stone Gable

Stone Gable tablescape

Town and Country Living

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Thank you for stopping by, wishing you a wonderful day. The next time you will “hear” from me, I will be back in town and will be starting The Enchanted Home Love 3 contest, and let me tell you the competition is fiercely wonderful:) Until next time…..

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