Pumpkin & Gingham Fall Tablescape

This is one of my favorite times a year around here because this is one of those times when my friends and I get together to share great tablescape ideas!! This time around it’s Fall Tablescapes. I know, I know, it might be a tad early, but in blogland that’s just how it goes. After all, if you are planning ahead for a fall gathering, now would be a good time to be gathering some inspiration…am I right??

Pumpkin and Gingham Fall Tablescape

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I Do BBQ Rehearsal Dinner and S’more Love

I am finally getting around to sharing our first rehearsal dinner! I have to say, after going through our first wedding as parents, I’m super okay with only having one girl. 🙂 My job as Mother of the Groom was pretty easy peasy and fun! Of course I can’t wait to plan all things with my daughter when that time comes, but I’ll take the less stressful MOG role happily.
I Do BBQ Rehearsal Dinner
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Blue and White Spring Tablescape

If you’ve been around here for even a little while then you know I love navy! So, this table might be my favorite!! I’ll be honest, I was struggling coming up with inspiration. I had been to Hobby Lobby, Target, TJMaxx, Micheals, searching for some sort of spring inspiration to hit me, but it just wasn’t. I finally remembered I had this silver trophy vase I had bought at Vintage Market Days last year that I have been dying to use. That was a start at least. I opened my craft storage closet looking for fabric. I had actually purchased some light purple daises while at Walmart the day before. So, I started to look at my lavender fabric stash. Then I spotted the navy gingham I had left over from the euro shams I made for our master bedroom. And then the creative wheel finally started to turn! If I had gone the lavender route, I would have had to make 3 more napkins, but navy – I had plenty of those! Win, win! (and besides I went the lavender route last year haha)

Blue and White Spring Table

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Valentine’s Day Dinner {Fun Family Tradition}

A few years back a friend of mine shared with me one of their family traditions.  She told me that once they had kids they stopped going out for Valentine’s Day, but rather spent Valentine’s evening at home with the family.  But, she made it special.  She got out the good china, and crystal and silver.  She made the table up fancy and had everyone ‘get dressed’ for dinner.  I loved this idea and started doing it myself.  We don’t go to a lot of fancy dinners or even nice dinners with the whole family, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to teach the kids how to behave in these situations.  Because baseball season has begun, we had our dinner a day late last night.  

 

 

This year I decided to not drag out my china.  I wanted to use my red chargers, so I decided to purchase some plain white plates from the dollar store.  These goblets are from the dollar store as well – this way if something gets broken it’s no big deal.  

 

 

The rest of the decorations cost all of $5.  Tissue paper poms hung from the ceiling fan.  

 

The vases are filled with shiny basket filler, and a candle. 
 I cut a heart from felt for the center of each plate.  

 

Simple but festive.  🙂  Have a great weekend!!
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