WELCOME TRHOUGH MY RED DOOR!
As the Halloween season ends and the Thanksgiving season begins, I thought I would take this opportunity, before I get started here, to thank all of you wonderful bloggers for your inspiration and encouraging words the past few months as I’ve attempted to explore the artistic side of myself. I haven’t posted much, time being the major factor, but I’ve learned much and have sooo much more to learn still. I don’t think I’ll ever learn enough! What a kick this is!
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed visiting all of you, marveling, laughing and drooling over your beautiful blogs, posts and homes. I’ve introduced you to a few of my friends who are now enjoying the blogging world as much as I am, and some may even someday start their own blogs.
I wish you all a very warm, blessed and happy Thanksgiving season and look forward to visiting you more and hope you will come back and visit me often. You’re always Welcome Through My Red Door!
I started this table setting with a very simple centerpiece that I assembled about three years ago.
A few weeks ago, I discovered these dishes at my grocery store for only $1.25 each piece!!! What a steal! I picked up 3 of the four colors that were included, trying to acquire 12 of each piece; 4 each of the three colors. I decided not to get the blue, which I could kick myself for now!
I think I went to five locations and still don’t have a complete set of 12. I also didn’t purchase the mugs, initially, but went back on one of my grocery shopping trips and picked up six of them. Luckily I could get two of each of the three colors. Not much left!
I found the placemats and the acorn salt and and pepper shakers there too.
Now as I started to post these pictures I realized I had not lit the candles. Oh there we go!
And I also forgot the glasses! Silly me! What was I thinking about that night?
I found these little bowls at Walmart last year and wished there had been more. I love them. The bottom says ‘Better Homes and Gardens’. The colors in the brush strokes on the side and inside the bowl perfectly match the dishes!
I found this yellow depression glass plate at a little antique store in Culpepper, Virginia I stopped in on my way to Charlottesville about a month ago. What a great little town, can’t wait to find time to get back there!
There is so much you can do with just three colors, isn’t there?
I was having so much fun with this table that I didn’t want to stop!
I finally realized I was missing the glasses!
Since I wasn’t ready to stop, I decided to change the centerpiece!
I pulled out my yellow Henn cake plate and took the candles off the table and set them on top and added one of the faux pumpkins for interest.
Then I set a couple of fruit sprays on either side of it.
But I didn’t want to stop there…
So I took a hurricane vase, added a glass candle holder and orange swirl taper. Then completed it with a few smaller fruit sprays for more color. The small pillars seemed to be needed for more warmth.
I was on a roll then, so I grabbed the lantern I have on the chest in my foyer, added a fallish garland and set it in the middle of the table.
I didn’t change the place settings at all, but just changing the centerpieces
makes you feel like you are sitting at a different table each time!
Don’t you think?
How fun is this?!
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