Sunday, September 25, 2016

Anniversary Table for Two



Mr Delight and I will have been married 34 years on October 2nd.  Our work schedules are such that we don't always get to mark the occasion on the actual day.  Thus, I try to plan ahead and when we do get the opportunity, things are in place to celebrate in style.



I love the fact that we chose to get married in the fall.  Whenever this season rolls around, it brings with it a sense of romance and a renewal of our appreciation for our relationship.

With that in mind, I set out to create a romantic fireside table for two.  Depending on what day we celebrate, we can cook a special meal together or order in and have the perfect setting to dine in.

While it is nice to go out to a restaurant for the food and service, they often lack the table decor and intimacy we prefer when celebrating special occasions such as this.

In order to accomplish this set up, I moved the living room furniture back into manageable positions and brought in a round table from our sundeck to place in front of our fireplace.

A round white tablecloth covered the table and provided a neutral backdrop for table decor. The mantel had already been fall-i-fied which you can see more of here.


Naturally, to create a romantic vibe to the table, the centerpiece featured candlelight.

I started with this Savannah hurricane candleholder by Partylite which I've had for years. 

I set it in fall floral wreath and added a few pine cones and faux leaves.

I joined two leaf-shaped placemats underneath it to create a small table runner.

Two of these sparkly votive holders were placed on each side of the hurricane in the center.

Orange and brown with a bit of cranberry were the colours chosen for the place settings.

I've had these leaf shaped bowls for years now but they are still a favourite for fall.  I placed a little faux pumpkin inside for fun.

Cranberry coloured flatware rests on a dark brown woven placemat.

These orange napkin rings were a great deal I found  on clearance at Pier 1 - $1.19 ea marked down from $5.99 (CA).

Here's a hint to add extra embellishment to your place settings - always tuck a little extra decoration into the napkin ring.  It can be a sprig of greenery or in this case, a piece of faux berry garland.



While it's nice to have a romantic table set for daytime use...

...it provides the best ambiance in the evening.



So I have the table set and the champagne glasses ready to be filled...we just need to see how our work schedules line up and we can celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary exactly how we like...at home!

Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
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
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Art & Sand
Thursday Favorite Things at Surroundings by Debi
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Thoughts of Home Thursday at Décor to Adore
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm



Sunday, September 18, 2016

Fall Decor on the Sideboard

Next up on the fall decor reveal in my home is the display I created on the sideboard in our dining room. I hope you enjoy seeing the details as much as I enjoyed putting it together.




I began with this Global Fusion hurricane by Partylite that I've had for years. It is perfect for fall with it's mosaic pattern of warm colours.

I set it inside a large fall wreath which I've also had for ages.

Next pumpkin tureens were set atop wooden pedestals with a ring of faux berries around them.

Acorn tureens were set on leaf shaped plates and placed on each side of the hurricane.

Brown votive holders add a warm glow to the display.

The full view.

This wreath matches the one around the hurricane and is hung over the mirror with a wreath hanger.

I actually have 3 of these wreaths which were one of my best scores ever.  A few years back, they were originally priced at $34/each at a local Red Apple store. They kept getting marked down until they were at just $4/each.  That's when I grabbed the last 3 they had!

This Be Thankful pumpkin vignette on the side is a subtle reminder that Thanksgiving is only 3 weeks away (here in Canada). 




More fall decor is added to this side table in the corner.

A large glass vase is filled with birch, branches, faux leaves and feathers.

Below that, a black lantern and small pine cones fill the space.



A beige table runner anchors the entire display on the sideboard.

The leaf-shaped plates under the acorn tureens are the only new item.  I picked them up last year at the end of season sales at HomeSense.



My favourite time to view this area is at night.

With the lights dimmed, it provides a wonderful cozy backdrop when we are eating at the dining room table.

There is nothing like the glow of candlelight to create the perfect fall ambiance for dining.

If you want to see the tablescape I designed that coordinates with the decor on my sideboard...

...be sure to stop back next week when I'll be joining a bunch of talented ladies in an 
Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop 
hosted by Chloe at Celebrate & Decorate

Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
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
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Art & Sand
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Thoughts of Home Thursday at Décor to Adore
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fall Mantel 2016


This year, I decided to go with a more neutral colour scheme for my fall mantel and by that, I mean no bright oranges or vibrant fall colours which was hard for me.  In the end though, I was happy with how it turned out.  





I left the sunburst mirror up and based my colour scheme around it.


These wooden block *F*A*L*L* letters were strung on a wire (had precut holes in the sides) with grapevine balls in between and took center stage on the mantel.


 I placed them on top of a stack of small birch logs in a bit of an off kilter manner which seemed appropriate for fall. 

Black vases with gold coloured faux leaves sit on each end of the mantel.

I always have white mini-lights woven into whatever seasonal decor I have on the mantel. They add a bit of sparkle to the display.

Below, is the only new item on the mantel. Mr. Delight gave me this Pier 1 gold antler candleholder back on Valentine's Day this year. It was a total surprise and he picked it out himself. 


I love it and thought it went perfectly with this fall decor. 


Pine cones, faux florals, fern fronds and leaves were tucked into the bare spaces.

I used a wide burlap ribbon as a runner under the birch.

Adding a silver pumpkin with the gold leaves and the brassy tones of the mirror shows that mixing metals is possible .








I cut these leaf shapes (pattern from clipart on computer) out of cardstock and taped them to the curtain rod below the mantel.


Two comfy wingback chairs sit ready for those that want to warm themselves by the fire.


A fur pillow and soft throw blanket are available if extra coziness is required.







 This wooden crate was placed on top of a small trunk and filled with birch and more fall decor items.





While it was hard to let go of summer, our weather has definitely turned fall-like now and I'm ready to get the rest of my home fall-i-fied.


Are you ready for it?

Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
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
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Art & Sand
Thursday Favorite Things at Surroundings by Debi
Thoughts of Home Thursday at Décor to Adore
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage