Saturday, September 27, 2014

Blue, Orange and Green Polish Pottery in Florida Fall Table

I left a table set for Fall in our Florida home while I was there last weekend. I looked all over and could not find any orange nor green plates so I settled with blue and orange Polish pottery. Of course, if this was in our MS home, there wouldn't be any problem since I must have gazillion plates with orange and green on them. Orange is one of my favorite colors, although I have a lot of favorites.
 I pulled a glass vase from one of the guest rooms and stuck some faux sunflowers in it.

 I started with leaf shaped placemats, from TJ Maxx.
 Then I layered the predominantly blue, orange and green Polish pottery dinner and salad plates on basket weaved plate chargers. They were on clearance at World Market and I believe they are made in the Philippines.
 I love the pattern. I will have to move more Polish pottery here to lessen the load in MS.
 Then I added some glass leaf shaped plates in earth tone colors.



 Polish pottery S&P shakers with oil and vinegar cruets. I have repurposed these cruets for fish sauce and soy sauce though, which we use more.

 I added a Himalayan salt tea light candle holder. The color is perfect.
 Burlap bird napkin rings wrapped around blue napkins



 
And there it is.......a simple tablescape that I did in a few minutes to add some fall touches to our Florida home. Hope you like it!

Just a little update on my brave and strong granddaughter, Rea. Her MIBG scan shows no evidence of malignancy and her bilateral bone marrow biopsies came out negative. The medical team classified her response to treatment and out of 6 stages, she was classified under the best category as "Complete Response". We are very thankful for this and we couldn't ask for anything better. Thank you so much for everybody praying for her and please continue praying because she gets admitted again in the hospital on Wednesday for her last chemo, followed by her autologous bone marrow (stem cell) transplant. They will isolate her for this and I am taking advantage of the fact that I cannot visit her in the hospital, so I will go home for a few weeks. The picture below was taken a few weeks ago before we went to a tea party for the 3 sisters to see Rapunzel. Doesn't Rea look good? She has not even lost any weight.

 
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Friday, September 19, 2014

First Touches of Fall in Florida Home

Awesome News! We received great results on Rea's MRI, CT and MIBG scans. We are so happy particularly on the MIBG scan report that showed it to be normal! The MIBG is a long nuclear medicine scan she had on Wednesday. They inject radioactive dye, called a tracer, then scan the entire body. Anywhere neuroblastoma is present will light up in the images. IT WAS NEGATIVE!
The notes say: “No evidence of metastatic disease at this time.” The lesion in her left knee that caused the fracture is history, and no new tumors are evident!
Since Rea is doing so well, I decided to drive to our Florida home again, which is a 2.5 hrs. away from where Rea and family lives. My other daughter lives next door and I wanted to see my other grandkids. I am only staying for the weekend because Rea's mom, Rochelle, needs me with the babies when she takes and picks up AJ, her teen-ager to and from school.

While here, I decided to decorate a little for Fall, starting with the foyer and dining room.
 I love this runner. I found it at Marshall's.



The pierced pumpkin has a light inside but it is not very bright.







 This is that long frame hanging on the wall. I don't know why but I am fascinated with doors. We found this at an art festival show in Park City, Utah. They are doors the artists took a picture of, while traveling in South America.
 I just added a white pumpkin on the foyer table. It is a lamp.



Thank you so much for stopping by. Thanks especially to the hostesses, whose memes I am linking with and I also want to thank everybody who has been praying for Rea.
 
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Friday, September 5, 2014

New Buffet in Florida Dining Room

 
I had an opportunity to visit our home in Florida while Rea was home and doing well. I bought the buffet below just before I left the last time I came and had my son in law pick it up so it has been sitting there empty. I finally got a chance to accessorize it.

You will notice here that the dining table is darker than the chairs. I particularly like the buffet because it has 2 shades of wood colors, a darker and a lighter brown, so it blends well with the dining furniture. I originally wanted to furnish this house with lighter ones but ended up with dark wood again. Somehow, I am always drawn back to dark wood. Oh well, the house is bright so it does not really matter.

I had this pair of buffet lamps just sitting in our garage in Mississippi so I asked John to stick them in his luggage when he came to visit.
I went around the house to look for accessories and came up with all these.
a bunny, a bird tea light holder and a Paris pitcher.
a brown and while toile tea set that was sitting on the kitchen bar ended up in the center.
All these came from Homegoods. I wish I took a picture of the ceramic tray so I can show you. I love it, it's Frenchy.
On the right side of the buffet, I added some book boxes, a bird cage and a pot with faux flowers. I can't really use real plants inside here because I am hardly here so I can't take care of them. My daughter and her family live next door and they help  me take care of the house but I avoid giving them unnecessary work to do. Do you see the table and 2 chairs outside on the front porch? I ordered them from Joss & Main.


Inside, I displayed my Alice in Wonderland tea set and plates and some crystal stemware.




Let me take you to the family room. I just want to show you something. It is that box sitting in the center of the white cabinet there.
I am using the tiny drawers to store various napkin rings. I found it at TJ Maxx.
 
 
 
In the front yard, I added 2 hanging solar lanterns. I thought they were really cheap. I bought them for $4.99 each from Old Time Pottery and that includes the stands. I stuck them across each other by the entry.
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