Saturday, September 29, 2012

Metallic – Seasonal Sundays # 120

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays.
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Whenever you redecorate a space in your home, it’s always a bit of a challenge to decide how you’re going to decorate it for the first time in each of the upcoming seasons.

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Those of you that read my blog regularly know, I redecorated my dining room last spring and so this is my first fall decorating it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012




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Welcome to The Tablescaper. Life has been sooo out of control and busy that I haven’t a moment to prepare a Harvest table. I am very blessed to be hosting my son’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor this Friday, which is fabulous, but a tremendous amount of work. I’m not talking about the Eagle project. That was a ton of work, but that’s long behind us. It’s different in every troop, but in our troop, the Eagle Scout Court of Honors are individual and wholly and completely planned by the Eagle Scout’s family. I’ve been playing with tables, but not Fall ones! You know I’ll have a post, all too soon, showing you the entire event (Kathleen of Cuisine Kathleen is coming!) but for now you’ll have to deal with a reprise of one of my most favorite harvest posts – when I entertained my now defunct book club.

Since my Book Club meets in the evening, I like to put out an array of munchies.
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Life was extremely busy (when isn’t it?) the week we met for Book Club, so most of the food was via of Trader Joe’s.
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Early Fall–Seasonal Sundays # 119

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays.

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It’s early Fall here in the north east. My hollies have berries, but they haven’t begun to change color.

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My Japanese Maple turns a deep beautiful burgundy, but not yet.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hesitant to Entertain?

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Welcome to The Tablescaper.
Do you ever hesitate in entertaining because you just don’t have the time…
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…or the energy?

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Owls–Seasonal Sundays # 118

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays. I imagine that you, like me, probably have a ton of Fall décor, but I’m always looking for a way to spruce up what I have and give it a new look. I don’t want to go out and buy a ton of new things, just a couple of touches here and there. Well, this season’s fav theme has to be OWLS. I’ve seen them everywhere and decided they were clearly the addition I needed to kick my Fall decorations up a notch.
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I found this little guy at Target this summer in the $2.50 section. What ever happened to the Dollar section?
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I filled him with some fresh potpourri and placed him in my entryway.
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I’m so happy that Trader Joe’s opened near my home. They have great prices on plants. This orchid, for $12.99, helped bring my entryway to Fall. If you’re looking for more ideas, HERE is last year’s entryway arrangement. This year’s is a bit more casual.
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Did you see the touch of my helper, Baci, in the prior photo? She’s one of our two Bedlington Terriers.
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This guy flew in from The Christmas Tree Shop (could not resist at $9.99). He’s welcoming you before you even get in the door. Right now he’s flying solo, but as it begins to feel a bit more like autumn, pumpkins and gourds will surround him.
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This fellow is a lot bigger than he looks – a healthy 10 inches. I’m not exactly sure where he’s going to nest, but I’m sure it will be with some mercury glass pumpkins.
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Love this little pitcher also found at The Christmas Tree Shop. I’m in the midst of conjuring up what tablescape he will land on.
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How cute are these little friends found at Pier One? They were $5. for the pair and then on sale for I think $4. And they will no doubt find themselves in a tablescape as well.
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But perhaps my favorite is this vintage owl, unearthed from my Mom’s decos of the 60s. Yes, owls were big back then too! Loving him in my dining room! You can see more of the dining room HERE.
Looking forward to seeing how you’re readying your home for the Fall. Have you made any new purchases. I hadn’t realized just how many owls I had purchased until I started putting this post together. Hmmm…hope I didn’t over do it. They are all so different. I think once they are scattered about my home, they will nest in perfectly.

- The Tablescaper

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Purple Fall

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Welcome to The Tablescaper.

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I don’t like to rush into the season of Fall.

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Sunday, September 9, 2012


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It’s that time of year, when the figs are aplenty.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Fall Inspiration – Seasonal Sundays #117

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As Fall is truly upon us, …
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012


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It’s a funny time of year.

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fish Tacos

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My sister-in-law Jean makes the best fish tacos.
She takes some white fish (cod, flounder, scrod)  adds a ton of avocado, red onions, cilantro, tomatoes, and tosses with some vinaigrette made with fresh lime juice.

When wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla…
…it makes quite a delectable treat.
FULL PLATE THURSDAY at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
TASTY THURSDAY at The Mandatory Mooch
FOODIE FRIDAY at Simple Living
FOODIE FRIDAY at Rattlebridge Farm
- The Tablescaper

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Summer’s End–Seasonal Sundays #116

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays.

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To me, summer ends on Labor Day weekend.

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I know, technically (in the Northern Hemisphere), this year summer doesn’t end until September 20th, but…

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…to me, summer ends on Labor Day.

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Most head back to school. Many are already there.

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The lazy, hazy, days of summer are over.

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Staying up late, not worrying about bedtimes.

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Sleeping in. Waking when you’re rested, not when need to be up.

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You hear the roar of the school buses.

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It’s time to put away those novels you never read and get on with life. Hope you enjoyed your summer.

- The Tablescaper