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gold polka dot plates

Sneak Peek at this months table setting.        Can you guess what the theme might be?

I started with these plain white plates.  Everyone suggested I head right to the dollar store, but I found these inexpensive white ceramic dessert  plates

white dessert plates plain
Plain white dessert plates ready for stylin’

at Walmart for only 88 cents…less than the dollar store.  The ceramic plates were perfect for my craft project for this table.  To create this effect, I found Martha Stewart gold nontoxic paint at Michael’s.  It was  important that the paint be nontoxic.  I intend for the guests to be able to actually use the plates to eat from.  Among my craft supplies I found the perfect foam dot paint tool to create a dotted plate.  I simply sponged the dots with the paint and and let them dry for over a week.

Gold Dot
Dot by Dot painting

 Next I placed the painted plates in a cold oven and turned the oven on and let the oven heat up to 350 degree temperature to allow the paint to “bake” on the plates for 30 minutes…  Feeling Hot, hot, hot…  After the 30 minute timer,  I shut the oven off,  opened the door  and let the plates cool.  When the plates were cooled, I removed the plates and placed them to finish drying.  The result is  six gold dotted dessert plates,  nontoxic of course!

gold polka dot plates
Ready and dry !

Easter is Hopping!

You might have all your ducks in a row…but I have all my bunnies in row.

Napkins Multiply like Rabbits
Napkins Multiply like Rabbits

Napkins

These colorful little bunny napkins will be filled with flatware for an Easter brunch.  The napkins needed to multiply like rabbits, so there’s enough for everyone.  This year I have decided to release my standard of traditional  seating and hop into a new plan.  Buffet style which I titled on my Pinterest page  “Buffet ole’ ” style.  These nibbling little creatures each have a carrot  purchased from Michaels, to which I added some wire to keep the lil’ cottontails wrapped together.

Spring season brings back the color into our lives.  I’m hoping My ombre cake will be a hit!…I created 6 layers each one more intense pink color .  This is simply a white boxed cake mix, I recommend using 3/4 cup batter for each of the 6 layers and adding one drop more food coloring to each 3/4 cup batter.  Bake,  then stack them with frosting in between. The topping you see is green colored coconut. Simply add a green drop of food coloring into a sandwich bag with the coconut, mix around til the coconut turns green. Place it on top of the cake with a few candied eggs.

Pretty in pink Ombre cake
Pretty in pink Ombre cake

Check back and will update with a photo of the cut layers of cake.

6 layer Easter cake
6 layer Easter cake

St Patty’s Day Tablescape

I know I’m not Irish ancestry… but isn’t everyone Irish on St. Patty’s Day?

What’s more refreshing than a bright green color after a long dark winter.  Green predominately reminds us of Spring.  Grass begins to turn green and crocuses spring up with green leaves a sure sign of spring. I think setting my March table with an eye for green anything, gives a nod to the Irish Day.

So fill up your pot with the corn beef and cabbage and set your table for “Luck O’ the Irish” dinner.  This month my bright green placemats start the setting, topped with a wood look square charger.  I used a very simple square inexpensive corelle plate for squared symmetry.  I scored the napkins a few years back at CB2.    Purchased as 4 napkins in various black and white patterns.

Fresh green table setting
Fresh green table setting

 The little clovers in the center are just stuffed felt Michaels store holiday items.

 The best part of the table is the centerpiece the Leprechaun is hiding the wine bottle beneath his clever orange beard I believe he is smiling.  After photographing I decided the table needed a bit more glint so I changed the flatware to gold and added some gold coins for Luck!

gold flatware
gold flatware
Added Gold
Added Gold

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Leprechaun hiding the wine
Leprechaun hiding the wine
Irish Setter
Irish Setter

 

 

Set your lucky table and see if your Irish eyes are smiling!

Go then, eat your bread in happiness and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; for God has already approved your works. Ecclesiastes 9:7