Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Shutter Runner

As you may know, I like to change the 
look on our breakfast area table....a lot.
It's like changing outfits. Can't wear the same 
thing everyday...right?
 I also love using unique elements.
I was in the garage looking for something...
I forget right now what that was when I 
 spotted a pair of shutters that have been 
there forever and said to myself (again) 
'I need to find a use for those.'
Table runner? Table runner!
Gave it a scrubbing and viola!
Plopped three small pots from HD
into a basket. They'll need to be
planted outside next week.
Set the table with Longaberger
Classic Blue pottery.
 No placemats. That was too crowded.
 Longaberger napkins coordinate with the
 pottery and match the basket's liner.
 Tea set, salt & pepper,
and breakfast!
Apple Rings with cinnamon sugar
Just dip apple slices in pancake batter and
cook on a  buttered griddle.
(true confessions: It's a faux wood shutter,
 but don't tell anybody.)
I shutter to think!



  1. Rita, it's beautiful! You could even elevate it for more table space, if that were an issue! The tablescape is stunning, and the breakfast looks so delicious!

    Have a great day!


  2. It's a wonderful idea. I ♥ it. :-)

  3. You are just so creative! I love your shutter table runner..But the best photo of all is your very yummy looking apple pancakes..I love a sweet breakfast.
    I love seeing your home its so peaceful and pretty.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  4. Hi Rita May! Oh, aren't you the clever one? What a cute idea. I have some shutters out in the garage too! :) Looks like a lovely spot for an English muffin.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. What a clever idea. I love the look of shutters
    and it made a great table runner. You did a great job of accessorizing it as well.
    Lovely and different!

    Blessings, Nellie

  6. Very cute table. the shutter looks like it would work great as a tray to take things outside as well. Visiting from Let's Dish!

  7. Rita, that is a brilliant idea. It is beautiful. Visiting from Let's Dish, Olive

  8. Clever woman! I am really intrigued with apple rings -- never tried any, but they look delicious!

  9. How cute is that! I love it, especially on your glass top table. It adds so much dimension to your tablescape. What a great idea!

  10. Holy shamoly! I've got to try those apple rings. Yum. Good idea with the shutters. You have a delicious tablescape. Love it.

  11. Love it! I also love the apple rings idea!!!!!!!! I am going to try that for sure! YUM! Never heard of it before. XO, pinky

  12. I saw a set of 4 shutter at Salvation Army last week and did not buy them. i am now kicking myself in the butt for not doing so...


  13. Such a clever idea !It looks pleasant and the breakfast delicious !

  14. What a unique table runner! You are so creative. The shutter looks adorable and it really sets off your Longaberger.

  15. Great idea! Love the shutter as a runner.
    Mary Alice

  16. Your table looks great. I can certainly understand why you change it out. I love to change my table up!

    - The Tablescaper

  17. What a nice blog...I am really very impressed to read this..Thanks to admin for posting this nice blog....WOW!!!!!

    Window Blinds