Having an October enchanted evening with guests for dinner? Invite a skeleton to the party.
This party has a host of guests that need some meat on their bones. I simply folded the napkins into a coffin shape and placed the dollar store skeletons on top.
Orange napkins and flat black plates are ready and waiting for the next meal. Serving up the cat under dome for a centerpiece. I also added some cryptic black metal handle flatware to create a dungeon mood.
You finest poison can only be drunk from a black crystal goblet.
Create your own skeletal dungeous table setting by using various metals for cups, flatware, chargers etc. Have fun with Halloween accents from the dollar store.
HE uncovers mysteries hidden in the darkness, HE brings to light the deepest gloom. Job 12:22
Having Mom over for dinner or lunch ? Try creating a distinct table setting for her that will make her feel special!. This month I have been working towards that end. Just a bit more sewing in preparation for this LUX designer table setting. I chose a black and white striped decorator fabric, Decorative Fabrics Direct was a good find, they carry a wide variety of fabric you may want online here . A few quick stitches on a machine and you too, can create a table runner.
In early May I will share the final project and give you some tips on how to create you own unique table setting. Create this upscale look with a few simple elements you might have around your house. Then you too can make Mom feel special!
So gather up some tableware to create a special setting
You can click the item links above to find where to purchase some of the inexpensive Fundamentals. On the next post I will reveal my final LUX table setting and show YOU how to alter these elements to make your Mother’s Day table special.
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
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.
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!
You might have all your ducks in a row…but I have all my bunnies in row.
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.
Check back and will update with a photo of the cut layers of cake.
Our 2015 Hanukkah tablescape this year I decided to create a napkin folded into a Star of David. The napkins in varied shades of blue are much more interesting than using only one color on the table. I love a shimmering table, so this year I found a beauty in silver at TJMaxx the silver shimmer tablecloth reminds me that the night is called the Festival of Lights.
So with another holiday to celebrate, we plan and prep for a dinner celebration and in my house it always starts with the tablescape.
To me, a blue table signifies the Jewish holiday with drama. Last year we set out these deep blue wine glasses purchased at TJMaxx, trump up the glossy drama, the navy blue glass with white etching are unique and glamorous. Any formal table must have cloth napkins. These blue beauties are from Pier1 Imports, with a silver edge they shimmer with a glint of silver, matching that of the plate chargers. Since I need so many white plates, I cheated by using my simple white Corelle plates which are masked by the glitzy silver and blue. A string of silver light bulbs in the center cast a glow with a bright cheerfulness for the evening dining. The table runner with the star of David sets the center with nod to the season of starry nights. No Chanukah table is complete without the Menorah candle. The tiny candles burn out quickly unlike the oil that lasted for 8 days. The Miracle of Hannukah!
This year the Holiday begins at Sundown on December 6th. Hanukkah, which is sometimes called The Festival of Lights, seems a bit perplexing to me. As a young child, I thought everyone who didn’t have Christmas lights on Christmas MUST be Jewish…and yet they call this holiday the Festival of Lights. I know…I know…. the true story of Hanukkah was about the miracle of oil …a 1 day supply of oil to keep the candles burning, lasted 8 days and nights. We like to entertain and eat and cook food so we appreciate every reason to have another dinner party. My playlist of music includes some beautiful songs by Michele Gold she shares the tempo and lyrics of her background in her heritage.
Stay tuned for 2015 tablescape. Posting pictures soon.
Our dinner consists of beef brisket (only the red will do). The latkes are potato delights that justify the need for fried foods which they say represents the oil for Hanukkah.
Even though I am not blessed with a Jewish bloodline, I respect and honor Israel and its people.
Psalm 122:6Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.