Quick Change Tablescape: Autumn to Winter; Thanksgiving to Christmas

If it's your first time to visit My Place to Yours, WELCOME! If you're returning for another visit, WELCOME BACK! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I certainly enjoyed my time with family -- and seeing this bountiful centerpiece basket my Mother prepared for our table. Aren't the colors and textures beautiful? Such a great "final memory" of Fall before turning my decorating thoughts to the Winter season. But now I'm back home in Tennessee where the thermometer is dropping. It's time for my tablescapes to make some seasonal changes, too ... Today I'm giving you a sneak peek at some quick changes I made to this recent Soup & Silver tablescape. Besides the obvious lighting differences, the table ... Keep Reading...

Happy Thanksgiving – 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! This is my last tablescape of the Fall season ... and it highlights the one element of Fall decorating I haven't yet used in a tablescape: METAL. (If you missed my previous posts, I focused on POTTERY here, and WOOD here.) Today's is a very traditional Thanksgiving tablescape with a turkey and Pilgrims, oranges, golds and reds ... and I've included elements of tarnished brass and shiny gold. Casual and elegant. A mix not often attempted ... A quick look at the dishes   A mix of metals ... * Brass tray * * Painted metal cache pot * * Brass hour glass * * Brass and copper pumpkin * * Gold flatware * * Gold-rimmed goblets and coasters * * 24-K gold-plated ... Keep Reading...

A Whimsy Christmas

A few days ago I posted A Gingerbread Christmas -- and added the ideas to my Ideas File tab at the top of this blog. Today, my thoughts have turned to whimsy ... so here are a few ideas I might draw from if I were doing a Whimsy Christmas theme.  Some of these pics were taken by me, but most were my usual "tear 'em out of a magazine but forget to make note of which one..."  So please remember -- As with ALL text and photos on this blog, you may not reproduce anything without permission -- and I cannot give permission for you to reproduce any of the ideas/pics that will be in this Idea Files section because it's not mine to give! You may use these solely for your own inspiration -- just as I do.  (You can click the pics to enlarge them; some ... Keep Reading...