Saturday, November 15, 2014

Old Everyday Fall Dishes

 I have been staying in Florida because my 2 and half year old granddaughter Rea has been undergoing treatment for cancer. In 7 months, I must have been home only for a total of 5 weeks in 2 trips. But I am happy to say that Rea is free of cancer now and is doing very well and we are so thankful. Here is Rea playing with her twin sister Halle, about 3 weeks post her auto stem cell transplant. She is not done with treatment though but they are mostly preventative right now, to prevent relapse. She starts radiation on Monday for a total of 12 days. Please continue to pray for her and I will be forever thankful.
 
 
Anyway, this post was one of our quiet dinners while I was home in Natchez. It was just one of our regular meals using some of our everyday dishes.
 

Do you see those blue Kalorik electronic gravity salt and pepper shakers? All you have to do is turn them over and they sprinkle the salt or pepper. No need to turn anything. DH loves them.


I bought these plates and bowls from the Dollar Store in Florida, before we even moved to Natchez about 8 years ago. They are so sturdy and as much as they are used, no single piece has broken yet. The colors are perfect for Fall.
We just had seared tuna steak and Caesar salad, both John's favorites, and of course, rice.

 
 
John likes his tuna rare but I like mine cooked throughout.

And that's our simple dinner with my simple tablescape. Thank you for stopping by and a special thanks to all the hostesses.
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Evolution of Florida Guest Bedroom 1

 
We have owned this house for about 2 years now but this is the first time I am showing the first guest room. We bought the house primarily because it is right next door to my youngest daughter's house and her family. It is the smallest bedroom in the house and the bed in it is a queen size. The seller left the bedroom set with the bed, including that frame above the bed, lamps and the candle holders, so I had to work with them. We really did not want to spend any money buying furniture because we plan to retire here and we already have a house that is almost twice as big as this in Natchez and it is packed with furniture.
 
Anyway, this is how the sellers had this room when I looked at it for the first time. I could already tell that the frame is too small for the wall.
 The curtains were too dark, making the room look even smaller. And of course, I did not like that cable showing on that wall.
 After we closed on the house, I immediately moved the armoire that I found in the other guest room, to that wall, and it matches the furniture here.
 I found this curtain from Dirt Cheap in Natchez for $3. Yes, it was dirt cheap but I love it, love the texture and the bows.
 I found the bird cage in a yard sale close to my other daughter's house in another city of Florida. I think it was $10. Then, I moved the candles next to it. They were left by the sellers on the dresser as seen in the first picture.
 I took the palm tree picture that the seller's left in the family room and moved it above the bed but I knew it would be temporary because I do not like it.
 
I like how bright the room is already.

 When I washed the comforter, it got deformed so I replaced it with a quilt.
 When my granddaughter AJ came to visit us one summer in Natchez, I packed this with another painting and sent the package back to Fl with her.
 I decided to replace the palm picture with this and I really like it.
I found a quilt with 2 matching shams on clearance for $5.00 at Homegoods. I really did not need it when I saw it but at that price for a queen size, who can resist? I replaced the folded quilt at the bottom of the bed with it and used the matching shams too.


 
I think the colors of the frame and painting itself blend so well with the wall color.
 
 
I added this little painting that I brought from the Natchez home, in the little wall by the door.
 
 
I have since added another white vase on the left end table.
The white vase on the left end table shows just a little here.
 
I am happy with how the room looks now and I will leave it like this for a while. Hope you like it too. Thank you for stopping by and thank you to the hostesses too.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Thanksgiving Tablescape For Cape Coral Home

Before I share my table, I want to say that I have so much to be thankful for but the very first on the list is my granddaughter Rea, who is home doing very well after her auto bone marrow (stem cell) transplant and I thank the Lord for her "Complete Response" after 5 whole cycles of chemo plus the last strongest one right before the stem cell transplant. She is now enjoying playing with her sisters. She still has more treatments coming but they are now more preventable procedures. Thank you to everyone who have been praying for her.
 
We will not be here for Thanksgiving but I set the table because my brother and his wife and some of her relatives are stopping by and staying here for a day or 2 before they proceed to Miami for a cruise and it just happens to be on Thanksgiving weekend.
 
I got to use the turkey plates I bought from Pottery Barn a few years ago when they went on clearance sale.
I have always admired these white wooden plate chargers whenever I saw them on others' tablescapes and I finally bought them when they went on sale at Pier 1. I have a hard time buying anything at full price.
Green stemmed glass goblets from the dollar store and the crystal wine glasses are from Homegoods.


Napkin rings from a consignment shop in Cape Coral. I brought the napkins from our Natchez home and the flatware set. I have to remind myself to bring more flatware sets from Natchez.






The table cloth was a gift when I bought something from an antique shop in NY. I just left it stashed away for years because it is a little short for our table in Natchez but it is perfect here.
Rooster and house S and P shakers. I think they are Fitz and Floyd.


I like the piercing of the tablecloth.


I took the next 2 pictures just before I left.
 

A little accident on the buffet table happened while I was taking pictures. The taper candles were closer to the lamp shades and when I looked, I saw a big hole on each shade. The fire was not touching them but the heat melted a part of each of them. I had to turn the shades around, at least until I have the time to shop and replace them. Yikes!
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