Friday, September 26, 2014

TIP: Dingy Yellow Headlights?

Does your car have dingy yellow headlights?
No's a easy solution
I just had to share!
 Just use a mosquito repellant like
Deep Woods Off!
Spray enough on a rag or old sock to
 saturate. Now just rub it off! 
 Shiny and clear!
 Just that easy. 
 Before :(
After! :)
Now I know you want to try it on you car
 right now! But please come back and
let me know how it worked for you. 

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Lovely Family Tradition

My good friend and tennis partner today was
 telling me about her plans for celebrating 
Rosh Hashanah with her family tonight:
her menu, her large family that would be
there, and all her preparations. It sounded
wonderful so I stopped by her house after
tennis to get a look. Iphone pics for you.
 Her table was set with family heirlooms.
The best part, I think, was the tradition 
started by her mother of gifting every 
new member in their family with a 
silver wine chalice. A Kiddush cup.
 New babies, and new brides or grooms
were all presented with their own.
And here's the best part II. At each family 
celebration they would use their goblets. 
They would be dropped off ahead of time.
Each one was different.
Some were monogramed.
There were 19 here for 
tonight's dinner .
Two tables were set up.
 Her mother's silver tea and coffee set.
 One with her mother's silverware and gold
rimmed china.
The other with her mother's
Spode china.
 This is Spode Copeland in the
 'Patricia' pattern.
Handled soup bowls ready to be filled
waited in the kitchen. Both sets
had matching soup bowls. So pretty.
 White roses in the center of the tables. 
 One of the items on the menu was 
my Fabulous Fall Salad. I had given her 
the recipe and she hadn't tried it yet. 
It will be served without the chicken 
because it will not be an entree salad.
 I hope it was a hit.
L'shanah tovah!
Cheers to Traditions!

update: The salad was a hit and everyone
 went home with a copy of the recipe. :)

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Just Add A Pinecone!

The easiest way to decorate for FALL,
is to just add a pinecone!
 Pile them in a bowl, fill an apothecary jar, 
a basket, or a bucket.
Boom! you've just decorated for Fall!
 Here I've used 2 small ones as place card holders.
 I've lined the stairs.
I've even used them as finials by glueing
 them on the ends of a wooden drapery pole.
 I love pinecones!! 
I've been gathering them for years!
I always pick them up at rest stops 
during our road trips up north. 
 These are jumbo ones I find in North Florida. 
 Sometimes one is just enough. 
 Baskets and pinecones are a natural.
 I've had my pinecones for years. I'll be
looking for more on our next trip in October. 
 An old piece of wood board with pinecones
and Dollar Store glass candle votives creates
a no-fuss, almost no-cost centerpiece on the
 breakfast table for fall 
An old bushel basket filled with pinecones
gives my entry a fall look.
Twigs from the yard fill a silver champagne 
bucket with a couple of my jumbo pinecones
 on each side.
I added a few to pinecones and tree clippings
to the planter box on the patio table.
 Pinecones in a dough bowl on a kitchen breakfast bar.
I use my pinecones from fall through spring.
Come Christmas, I just add a string of little 

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Small Painted Trays and Fall Leaves

I found these painted tin trays
 at the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store 
in Bryson City, North Carolina. I visit it
every year we're in the Smokies.
I thought they were just the right size to use
as snack plates for card games or
 bread and butter plates at the table.
I'll add them to the leaf-strewn table.
I couldn't resist picking up more fall leaves
 and just strewing them on the ivory 
matelasse table runner.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

September Quote Printable

It's easy to add a seasonal printable
to a frame for a quick decor change. 
I keep mine in my "FALL" file folder.  Ready to go.
 click HERE for the pdf printable.
I found it on Dear Lillie
Pop in an 8x10 frame.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Autumn Leaves Tablescape

 Today I'm revisiting a fall tablescape. 
I was looking through the archives for inspiration.
This is from the NC condo....
I pulled a few items together that I had, 
most of them for years, and a few local finds 
to create an Autumn leaves tablescape.
I'm using the rattan chargers again. 
The black fabric placemats reverse to red 
for another look. Two for one placemats.
 The leaf print plates are used for salad.
 They were a thrifty find at a local craft fair. 
Someone had decoupaged fabric on the back
of glass plates. I got 4 for $1.25.
 All the leaf pottery is from Walmart. 
I bought it on sale last year.
A wreath of fabric Autumn leaves encircles
 a glass hurricane pillar candle.
 Clay pot saucers are used as wine coasters. 
The classic amber stemmed wine glasses
 were bought in Germany many years ago.
 Grapevine napkin rings.
 I used a long hand knitted scarf as a table 
runner. These scarves are great to find at
 all of our local towns' art and craft fairs.
An Autumnized table! 
Ready for an autumn dinner... start with my

Stay cozy...