Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Tablescape

It is Thanksgiving Eve!  The bird is slowly thawing, the groceries have been purchased, the table is set and the house is shiny & clean, finally it is time to start baking.  All of these preparations make me wonder if the Pilgrims and Indians made such a fuss over their feast?  I pray that all of your Thanksgiving celebrations will be simply blessed and that you'll be surrounded by loved ones. 
In place of a table runner I used three mirrors & since the table is so long I made 3 center pieces with varying heights, textures, and coordinating colors.   
   The only item purchased for this table setting was this bouquet of fresh flowers from Costco.
Autumn colors pop against the black and white tablecloth and dishes.  
Candied fruits add color to each table setting.  The monogrammed napkins were made by my parents and they look so pretty with our Lenox china.
 Psalm 95:1-3
      Oh come, let us sing to the Lord;

    let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
    let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
For the Lord is a great God,

    and a great King above all gods.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Color on the Ceiling

Our kitchen is neutral.  It is creamy and taupe and classically safe in every aspect.  I like it that way, but when our ceiling needed to be painted due to a leaky shower, I decided to get creative and splash some color up above.  I chose Sherwin William's Festoon Aqua SW 0019.

As a first time ceiling painter I taped the edges and primed the surface before splashing on the color.  Below you can see the first few exciting and nerve racking strokes.  I was thinking I am either going to love this or hate this and at this point I could not tell you which way it would go!  

Before - You can see the water damage near the chandelier.
After - Shows how the warm aqua color warms up the room.

The aqua color was inspired by a hint of it in the curtains as well as some pretty accessories that I have been collecting 

I plan to add aqua to the back of the glass front cabinet and I am still deciding whether to splash the walls on each side of the windows with aqua.  Thoughts?

Adding color to the ceiling has added warmth.  It does not make the room feel dark or closed in.  One of my daughter's have requested that I add some clouds and a sunshine as it looks like the sky.  Come on over for a cup of coffee. Pictures don't capture the exact color or excitement that this adds to the space.