My Fall Table and a Giveaway!

Hydrangea Centerpieces

  I didn't put fine china on my bridal registry. I'm not a formal china kind of gal. I mean, I love checking out the lavish table settings on Downton Abbey but prefer a simpler look ... oh and I'm still shocked over poor Matthew's untimely demise in that car accident. That's why I love white plates.  They really make the … [Read more...]


Drying Hydrangeas 101


  Yes, I like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. Not really ... what I really like is are margaritas and tons of hydrangeas (and having an umbrella and wellies when the downpour starts). In August, my hydrangeas start to fade so I have to quickly take action so I can enjoy them all year long. Drying Hydrangeas 1) When … [Read more...]


Bring on the Bling – Metallic Pinecone Place Settings

Fall Crafts, Thanksgiving, place settings

I'm torn. I love natural, rustic things like old wooden toolboxes and chippy paint ... but I also love a bit of bling (I live in Jersey after all). How to marry the two? Why not take a standard issue pinecone (not that there's anything wrong with that) and give it some attitude. I was lucky enough to try the Krylon Premium Copper … [Read more...]