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Neutral Fall Table

The official first day of Autumn is next Tuesday! We got a little sneak peek of the weather to come this past weekend. I am so looking forward to it! The fall seems to always be a busy season for us; especially this year. The programs and groups we are a part of relaunch in the fall, there are a lot of birthdays, holidays to plan for…there is just a lot going on! I think it is so important to be intentional about slowing down and carving out time for quiet or to be with people you love. 

I can think of no better way of doing that than to gather around the table and “break bread” with your loved ones. A little warm comfort food and a pretty fall table never hurt anyone, right? ;)

Neutral Fall Table

This year’s fall table is a modern take on the lodge look, with warm neutrals, textures, patterns and layers. It has a cozy feel that can only be made better by a bowl of butternut squash soup. Yes please!

The first layer is my drop cloth table runner that I made for last year’s fall table. I’ve kept it on ever since. It’s a perfect neutral background for any centerpiece with just a hint of texture. My antler candelabra steals the show and sets the stage for a “modern lodge” look. You can find the tutorial for these here {Spoiler alert! They’re crazy easy to make!}. 

Neutral Fall Table

Vintage cloth napkins with a crocheted edge and brown transferware plates sit on top of our every day dishes. I love the contrast of the vintage elements against the more modern bronze-edged plates. 

Neutral Fall Table

On top of each place setting sits a couple of sprigs of rosemary, clipped from the garden and tied together with baker’s twine. It adds a natural element, more texture, and it smells great! :)

Neutral Fall Table

Neutral Fall Table

Neutral Fall Table

It’s simple, but warm and inviting. What will be on your table this fall?

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Colorful Easter Table

Easter is on its way, y’all! Do you have any plans to celebrate the day? Our Easter plans always seem to be last minute. It’s how we roll. :) 

Whether you’re last minute or a planner, I have a little Easter table inspiration for you today. I had a lot of fun playing around and setting the table. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the sky is blue… it just felt so right to be arranging flowers and putting together a playful table setting! 

Colorful Easter Table SettingIn true Like a Saturday fashion, I mostly used what I already had around the house. I love to mix dishes from different sets to create a collected, layered look. I used our white scalloped dishes from Target {circa 2009} and white china with a gold rim. 

Colorful Easter Table SettingThe monogrammed wine glasses are courtesy of Personal Creations. I like to keep table decor low so you don’t have anything blocking the person on the other side of the table. The stemless glasses work better with a low centerpiece. Plus, they’re less likely to get knocked over. They’re perfect for a brunch!

Colorful Easter Table Setting

 

Colorful Easter Table SettingTulips were arranged in colorful, gold rimmed goblets by Oh Joy! for Target. You can get a pack of 4 for $4. The wood slices and drop cloth table runner have become staples for my centerpieces lately. The rustic touch warms things up a bit and keeps it casual. 

Colorful Easter Table SettingYou can’t have Easter without dyed eggs! The eggs are another fun way to infuse color into your table setting. I bought a pack of unfinished wood candle sticks from the craft store to use as egg cups and set one at each place setting.

Colorful Easter Table SettingThese would be great to use as place “cards”! You could either write each person’s name in wax before dying or write directly on the egg with a Sharpie. You could even paint the eggs with chalk board paint. 

Colorful Easter Table SettingThe napkins are also from Target’s Oh Joy! collection. Paper napkins = less laundry. Hallelujah.

Colorful Easter Table Setting

Colorful Easter Table SettingRight now, I have a few plastic gold eggs sitting in place of the real deal. {Because no one needs rotten eggs on their table come Easter Sunday}. 

Colorful Easter Table Setting

 

Colorful Easter Table SettingI love having such a happy arrangement on my kitchen table! Spring has SPRUNG! 

Spill the beans — what do you have planned for Easter? What is on your menu?

Have a happy day!

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P.S. Looking for even more Easter inspiration? Here’s my vintage Easter table from last year!

 

 

 

 

Sweetheart Table

Are you feeling the love around here yet? Valentine’s Day is getting closer and closer. Have you made your plans yet? We don’t ever plan anything to elaborate for Valentine’s Day, but we do like to carve out a little time to slow down and commemorate our love. Do you know what that does not include? Fighting huge crowds to sit in a noisy restaurant to be served by an overworked waiter. We did that once or twice while we were dating. We waited a couple of hours for a decent Italian meal only to be hurried out so they could quickly bus the table and seat the next lovestruck couple. 

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in.

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in. Our typical Valentine’s Day now is spent quietly at home. We stay busy all week with our jobs, freelance work, keeping the house afloat, church stuff, friend stuff, family stuff…..whew! Sometimes it’s just nice to plan an evening without the craziness and enjoy the quiet comforts of our own home. 

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in.

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in. Our happy heart day tradition is takeout. Oh, glorious takeout. All the tastiness of our favorite restaurants, none of the crowds or craziness. More importantly, none of the cooking. {holla!}. You can’t just eat straight out of the take out containers, though. Not on the day of love! 

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in.

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in. Pull out your “fancy dishes”, whatever those may be. Grab some grocery store flowers and light a candle or two. Use this day as an excuse to slow down. Don’t think about whether this day is just commercial or now. Forget about your to-do list. Take some time to just be with the one you love. Remember why you fell in love in the first place. 

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in. Aside from the $4 bouquet of flowers from Kroger, I already had everything on hand for this table setting. I just shopped my house and mixed and matched. 

 Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in. It’s easy for us to do this now. We’re enjoying this time with just the two of us while we can. For those of you with Littles, you may have to be more intentional about carving out time. Maybe you need to wait until after the kiddos’ bedtime for a dessert date. That’s ok. Just make time for each other. It doesn’t even have to be a lot of time. You’ll be glad you did! 

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in.

Sweetheart table - Valentine's Day table setting  |||  Carve out a little time to slow down and spend time with your loved one. Skip the crowds and create a nice night in. What are your plans for this Valentine’s Day? Do you prefer to go out or stay in? 

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