Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Decorating with Stamped Books

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I was the winner of a recent Show Us Your Summer Tablescapes hashtag contest. (go here to see that tablescape).  My prize was a set of stamped stacked books by Jamie at French Country Cul de Sac.  I was very excited to receive these last week and set to work play designing a vignette around them.



The book stack I received had Fresh Cut Flowers stamped on the spines and I thought the wording was perfect for summer.

I decided to use the books as a backdrop for assembling elements for what might be a ladies afternoon get-together.

Of course, fresh cut flowers were a must and I picked up a bouquet of light pink roses and incorporated some fresh greenery from our backyard.

White plates, gold forks and a little birdie were placed in front.

I've had these pink candles from Pier 1 for awhile now and they were the perfect shade to match the roses.

This white birdie sits atop the book stack.

White cloth napkins were placed in a wire basket next to the plates.

A white lantern with a faux candle inside was tucked in near the roses.

I placed the entire vignette on a green & white striped beach towel which served as a tablecloth.

Near the back of the display, I placed some champagne flutes which would be perfect for some pink champagne.

I had such fun putting together this vignette to showcase these lovely stamped books.

My mind is already thinking ahead to how I'll decorate with them next time as of course, it doesn't have to be with roses...

Do you have a set of stamped books? 
If you'd like to get some, Jamie over at French Country Cul de Sac on Instagram has a variety of them for sale so head on over!

Thanks for visiting!

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Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Reader Tip Tuesday Food & Craft Party at Jodie Fitz
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Tuesday Turn About at My Wee Abode
Style Showcase at Shabbyfufu
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Woodland Themed Canada Day Tablescape


July 1st is Canada Day and I'm feeling very blessed to be able to call this wonderful country home.  Living in the mountains of British Columbia for most of my life, I've tried not to take our beautiful scenery and natural surroundings for granted. 







With that in mind, I decided to go with a woodland theme that depicts a Canadiana vibe for my Canada Day Tablescape this year.

The table runner and cloth napkins in red and black buffalo check provided the look I was going for.

The place settings were arranged with a woven charger, white dinner plate, b&w salad plate topped with a red soup bowl.

These "tree" plates underneath the bowls were perfect for the theme.

I gathered up the 4 Rae Dunn mugs I have and added the flag vinyl cling-on stickers.

Next to each place setting, I set a vase with red & white flowers and a flag.

A grouping of a moose, bear, trees and birch pieces combined for the ideal centerpiece.

These vintage camping type lanterns were added to each side of the centerpiece.

The little evergreen trees lend a forest-like look to the table.

All of the elements on the table were items I've had in my stash...

...except for the bear...

...he is a recent find at Home Hardware. He looks like carved stone but is actually lightweight resin.



I've set the table in our dining room but if the weather clears by Monday, I may move everything outdoors.

Here is a trick I use often when a tablecloth is too long...just tie all 4 corners with pretty ribbon.

The sideboard behind the table got some Canada Day touches as well.

Hello Canada, I'm ready to celebrate!

Do you have plans for Canada Day?

Wishing all my fellow Canadians, a very happy July 1st and to my American friends, best wishes for July 4th! 

Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Swing Into Spring at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at French Ethereal
Home & Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage