I LOVE Tablescapes. Those lovely, blank fields of expanse, waiting to be layered with themes and colors that say, "Come. Sit down and be with me. Eat something yummy and share your latest story". It can be a small kitchen setting or an elaborate dining event.
I learned that my personal Murphy's Law was that: "Any table surface free of decoration is fair game for a pile of "something"." So in defense of the ongoing PILE WARS I wage every day of my life........ long ago I found that a decorated table is not as likely to have "stuff" on it. People that come to our home say, "Who is coming to dinner?" Every place is set, there is usually a centerpiece. It is inviting and lovely. (Don't LOOK at the counters!!!!). Nobody is usually the answer to "who is coming to dinner?" but there are no piles and it is ready and lovely if someone does stop by.
The mainstay of my decorating in the living room/dining room is "Emma". "Emma" is my 3' statue who is dressed for every theme and occasion with the accroutments of the season around her. I found her in Lorena on a antiquing journey with Sheri one year many years ago.
Don't get on me because it is almost Easter and I'm showing you pictures of my Thanksgiving Table.
I'm TRYING to catch up here!!!
my dishcloths and then there are two cookbooks . The little grinder is a nut grinder from the 40's that I took from my husband John's overextensive kitchen ware collection. Did you know that most people who love antiques actually collect from their parents era??
That is so frightening to me. Already my kids love everything from the 70's!!! UGH!!!!
You know I love granite. But white tile just makes everything look bigger and cleaner. So there is the white tile.
More decorating later,