By Karin Brosnan - Wednesday, October 27, 2010
By Karin Brosnan - Monday, October 25, 2010
Here are a couple of pics of Tiffany's new baby boy!
Here he is only a few days old...Baby Maxwell Timmothy...my sister's new baby boy! He weighed in at 8lbs 9 oz and is 20 inches long. Would you just look at those cheeks! Tiff says the just smoosh in when you kiss them. :)
This is Tiff and her hubby with their new baby boy. This makes 5 children for them 4 boys and 1 girl. They are so thrilled to have this new little one finally here.
That's it from the Style Sisters...tune in tomorrow evening for Centerpiece Wed.
WE INTERRUPT THIS CENTERPIECE WED TO BRING YOU EXCITING NEWS
MY SISTER TIFFANY THE OTHER HALF OF THE STYLESISTERS JUST HAD HER BABY BOY A FEW HOURS AGO!!! I WILL POST PICS TOMORROW.
MAXWELL TIMMOTHY 8LBS 9 OZ
Welcome To Centerpiece Wednesday
I was inspired by many of you Tablescape Thursday gals that used a witches hat for your centepiece and decided to use one too! I added some fall berries and fall leaves around the base of the hat.
I used my gold tablecloth that I bought from Garden Ridge a few years ago...I have used it before on another fall table HERE
I stuffed the witches hat with some dish towels to make it stand up and placed it on a glass cake plate to elevate it on the table.
APOTHECARY JAR-I also brought out my tall glass apothecary jar filled with white porcelain balls that have black letters on them for an added punch.
I needed some black on the table so I added the black wooden decor items...
Of course you can't have a Halloween tablescape without some candles...so I brought out this fun Christmas aged glass candle holder and plopped a white candle on it..plus the little black voitive candle holders from the dollar store. The more the merrier!
Isn't this a fun little touch...a small terrarium with one of the porcelain balls and fall leaves all around. I tried to use unique shapes and items to make it "witchy"
RIBBON COVERED PITCHER- My favorite white pitcher with the black grossgrain ribbon added. Does it get any easier? Or any cheaper? USE WHAT YOU HAVE AND EMBELLISH THINGS TO MAKE THEM SEEM NEW.
WITCHY PLATES- Okay...now for the "Witchy Woman" plates! Aren't they sooo cute. My mom gave them to me a few years ago and I love them. They are not typical Halloween colors but they are very fun to work with. There are four different witches.
NAPKIN RINGS: Using my pretty white napkin rings .75 cents if you buy 12 slid on over my new black napkins from World Market. 6 for $9.99
UPSIDE DOWN CHARGERS: I used my gold chargers turned upside down showing the black side up with my white lettered plates and the witch plates.WITCHY WOMAN...SHE'S GOT THE MOON IN HER EYYYYEESSSS. SING WITH ME NOW...
HOPE YOU ENJOYED MY WITCHY WOMAN TABLESCAPE AND CENTERPIECE IDEAS.
Please link up with your centerpiece ideas below and link back to The Style Sisters.
Participating in Tablescape Thursday
By Karin Brosnan - Monday, October 18, 2010
I am happy to announce the winner of the
ORANGE PEACH boo-tiful napkin rings is...
Please email me with your address so I can ship them off to you for Halloween!
A big thanks to all of you who entered and left such great comments.
I love to read all your thoughts and ideas and funny Halloween comments.
Tomorrow morning I will post Centerpiece Wednesday so make sure y'all come back in the morning.
By Karin Brosnan - Tuesday, October 12, 2010
10 Steps to dressing your table. (repost)
Step 1. Here I have a plain white table with no chairs around it in my kitchen nook. Plain and simple let's dress it up a bit with some chairs.Step 2. Add Chairs. These are the chairs that I normally have around my table. Not my favorite because they are kind of small. See how the backs of the chairs barely peek over the top of the table. Step 3. Change out chairs and add a simple centerpiece! I brought in my black dining room chairs to show you the difference. I really like the size of the chairs and the color contrast....Plus they have a coordinating fabric on the seats.These chairs seem to ground the room better don't you think?
I will have to get some new dining room chairs! he heStep 4. Add some more interest to the centerpiece. I added a little bird house and some appetizer plates. Step 5. Elevate! I brought out my Christmas footed cake plate to add some height to the table and stacked some dinner plates and some green salad plates plus the cute appetizer plates (you will see that in a second) all under a glass dome. I also added some black candle holders.
Step 6. Floral! Add some colorful silk flowers to the edges just to give it a spring look!
See those cute appetizer plates! So precious under the glass dome!
They have prominence now. Step 7. Texture!...I added a piece of burlap for texture and color...plus I added the white dinner plates and silverware.
Step 8. Layer! Add lime green salad plate and appetizer plate.
Step 9. Napkins and Napkin Rings! Add white napkins and my cute white napkin rings! You can still get them for $1.00 each and if you buy a set of 12 I will give another set of four for free any color (Pink, white, blue or red)
Please link up to Centerpiece Wed below and share your creative ideas with us.
I don't know how to speak French or any other language for that matter but I do love French looking things! I have been in a sewing mood lately and made this darling French pillow out of White canvas.
I added some black satin ribbon to the sides and transfered the
French label onto the front
I left the back of the pillow just plain white canvas...so actually I guess you get two looks for the price of one! :)
Here is the close-up of the French label transfer.
I love all the scrolls and French wording!
I am selling this pillow in my Etsy store for $28.00 HERE and many more.....if I can carve out some more sewing time and get my creative juices flowing.
Let me know what you think of the black ribbon on the sides...I think it adds a certain flaire to the pillow :)
( I looked it up...thank you very much)
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I had the most amazing dessert the other day and thought all of you would like the recipe. My new friend Amie from church shared this recipe with me. It is has a crunchy cinamony top and creamy cheesecake filling and a bottom crust.
Try this you will love it.
You can go to Allrecipes and read the rave reviews on this recipe as well.
Oooh I am loving working with my orange and white polka dot plates and my white plates with black words....can you say cuteness! The place card is actually a piece from my Halloween banner that I make. I thought it would work so well as a placecard using the initial of the persons name. Fun huh!
Here is the whole table with the black and white table runner from Ikea, the centerpiece that I blogged about yesterday HERE, gold colored goblets (JC Penny). gold silverware, and odds and ends.
All the plates were purchased from TJMAXX/HOMEGOODS I bought the lettered plates there a long time ago and the orange white polka dot plates over the summer. The black chargers are actually my gold ones flipped upside down!
It's a great time to have a fall dinner outside...before it gets too cold. I think these colors work anytime for fall and not just for Halloween.
I love all the things going on for this table....words, letters, color, sparkle and black and white.
Hope this has given you some fun ideas on how to dress up your table for a fall harvest dinner or for Halloween!
Linking up to Tablescape Thursday!
By Karin Brosnan - Tuesday, October 05, 2010
WELCOME TO CENTERPIECE WEDNESDAY - HALLOWEEN TIME!
Here is a fun Halloween Centerpiece idea for you.
I used this cute metal pie tin with a wire cagey thing attached together with an old antique door knob Junk Revolution (I don't think they are available any more) on top of a glass cake plate that has a black plastic doilie on it from Ikea
I filled the bottom of the metal pie tin with fall leaves and an orange candle.
I stacked 2 glass cake plates on top of each other but this time I placed the small cake plate on the bottom and added smooth black rocks for texture
Then I "accessorized" the center of the table with a small black clock, black votive candle holders, sprigs of orange and gold berries and black wooden accent pieces.
I also added some orange bottle brush trees to complete the Halloween look.
The black and white striped table runner is from Ikea.
Tomorrow I will post the table settings! I used my favorite orange and white polka dots plates and upside down black charger plates!! It really turned out cute.
Can't wait to see all your Centerpiece Ideas!