Thursday, September 12, 2019

Fall Retirement Dinner Tablescape - Mine!

Life has become a lot simpler of late! I recently retired from my job(s) in the Health Information Mangement field at our local hospital and medical clinic and my clinic office manager was kind enough to host a potluck dinner at her house with all my co-workers as a celebration for me.

It was such a lovely evening and I so appreciated the wonderful turnout and how special everyone made me feel! Unfortunately, I only had my cell phone to snap a few pics but I wanted you to see the tablescape I put together for it.

Yep, that's right...I set the tables! When you love to decorate, you even volunteer to provide the decor for your own party!   
These are the centerpieces I made.

Faux fall florals were arranged in pots I already had and I made some little banners for them.   
Battery-operated white lights were added for some sparkle.

Here's a little video that shows the tablescape better.

It is hard for anyone to have a sit down meal for 17 people in their home but we made it work.

The place settings were alternated with white plates and orange napkins...

...and orange plates with white napkins.

Some of the very delicious food that everyone brought.

It was such a lovely evening and a wonderful celebration for my retirement.

I am definitely going to miss all of my terrific co-workers.

Not only were they great to work with, they are very fun to party with too!

However, I am happy to move on to the next chapter of my life where I'm looking forward to having extra time to create more tablescapes!!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Magazine Feature in Country Sampler!

I still can't believe it but I have an article in Country Sampler Magazine! In their Autumn Decorating issue, they have featured my fall mantel and done a write-up on it! Never in my wildest dreams, (ok, maybe my wildest ones) could I have imagined something like this and to say I'm thrilled is an understatement!

Country Sampler sent me a complimentary copy of the issue and I have to say, even if I wasn't featured in it, I love this magazine! So much inspiration for fall decorating!

When they asked to use my fall mantel picture, I thought it might be a tiny pic somewhere but no, it is a full page spread!

They included it in an article called 
"Five Fabulous Fall Mantels"...

...and my mantel is titled "Naturally Neutral".
 They did a whole write-up on how I styled the mantel.

This special edition of Country Sampler Autumn Decorating is on sale now.  I hope you'll grab a copy - it is full of creative and beautiful ideas for fall decorating.

 Thank you to Country Sampler for the feature! 
Here are some links if you'd like to check them out further...

Thanks for visiting...
...and allowing me to do this shameless shout-out!
It feels pretty surreal to see my decorating in a magazine!