Silver + Gold Tablescape

November 1st, 2012

I was asked by Wayfair to partake in their Holiday Tablescape Challenge and I was happy to be one of the many bloggers setting pretty tables this year as part of their campaign.   I’ve always loved mixing metallic finishes especially during the holidays, so I did on this table too, inspired by a fresh geometric fabric I found which combines gold and silver together. 

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I set a table with versatile place settings that will work for several holidays from a Thanksgiving feast to a New Year’s Day brunch.

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Best of October!

November 1st, 2012

Well it’s November my friends and the holidays are underway, let’s do this!  The beginning of a new month deserves a look back so here’s the roundup featuring the top ten not-to-miss posts from October.

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1.  We remodeled a kitchen for our local emergency shelter;  2.  five things I’ve learned about styling and shooting great photos;  3.  A simple sew box window seat cushion cover;  4.  making digital abstract art.

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5.  The study is finally complete!  6;  My favorite gray paint colors; 7.  oh yum butternut squash mac and cheese;  8.  Our new trestle table arrived;  9. how to tile around a window;  10.  do you prefer the upper/lower or inner/outer style of painted cabinetry in a kitchen?  Join the debate!


As a member of the True Value DIY Blog Squad, it’s my turn again to answer questions related to all things home improvement over at the True Value Facebook page


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Got a burning DIY question?  Hop on over to the True Value Facebook page to ask me a question and I’ll answer them, see you there!