How did I get behind? Have you had a week that just seemed to fly by and you really don’t know where it went?
We are enjoying cooler temps and it has just been heavenly. For Labor Day, the kids came in. Since it was cool, I thought it would be nice to eat outside. There’s nothing I like better than a red, white and blue table on the front porch.
I’m loving burlap; however, don’t get me started on my black burlap fiasco. Sigh. Anyway…I decided to make a quick little table topper. Our Super WM has started carrying fabric and ribbon again…yay!! Knowing that I wouldn’t be washing this, I used fabric glue for the ribbon. Quick and oh so easy!
I knew I would be using my Uncle Sam nutcracker. I’ve had him for years and use him for my patriotic holidays. He just makes me smile.
He’s standing on my ruby red cake plates. I got these dirt cheap one year at Hobby Lobby. Now the fun starts with layering all the pretties. I started with my white metal chargers and then one of my Noritake patterns. It has the loveliest colors.
Next we had red napkins and some new plates I just purchased from Marshall’s. Yep, that evil store Marshall’s lured me in again. I just can’t stay away from their china section.
To the left, you see my mother’s ruby glass bowls. These were our traditional Christmas fruit salad bowls but perfect for this table.
I really was blessed that my mother adored glassware. She also had this King’s Crown collection. Love the sparkle!
Fortunately, we had a wonderful drenching rain which settled a lot of the dust. However, since I set the table early, I thought my little plate domes would be fun and also keep the plates clean.
I added some candles and voila! I'm loving using the canning jars for candles. I've added white beans to these but the possibilities are just endless! We’re ready for an easy dinner outside.
I’m so ready for Fall, tailgating, picnics in the crisp air, Geaux Tiger football and some pretty leaves. What do you love about Fall?
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