Monday, October 11, 2010


I thought I would show you all how I set my table for Thanksgiving this year First I used a big piece of burlap for a table cloth . I frayed the two ends and left it outside overnight because it actually has a really horrible smell to it.

I thought that even though my gold chargers actually look a little too formal that with all the other country elements they would fit in perfectly.
These white plates I got at a garage sale this year. One dollar for 10 dinner and 10 salad plates. I
told the girl it was too cheap and ended up giving her 3 dollars for the lot. Still a steal for me.

I had some small pumpkins that I had covered in floor polish so they will not rot inside the house.Orange for the guys and white for the girls. I wrote everyones name on the chalkboard tags I picked up in the summer.

I added some amber glasses that I also got in a garage sale this weekend 7 for 1dollar. No wonder I miss garage sailing when its over.

A few more pumpkins and I was done. I have decided to get a bigger table before Christmas as I am sick of this one that is too small. Ihave no room for a centerpiece or any food. So I am going to go find one this week. It has to be 8 ft. because the bench I have bought for the one side seating is 7 and 1/2 ft. long. Then I will have more room for everything and everyone.

Till next time, be good, Frances

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Just some cute Halloween Treats at the chocolate factory inside the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. I was there for 4 days last week. My first time in Vegas. I think everyone should see it at least once. I dont think I have ever been anywhere quite like it. It and the fact that Thanksgiving is on Monday got me thinking its time to start my fall decorating. First things first. I started with my urns in front of my house.

I tried it first with just the pumpkins and some gourds around the bottom, but it didn't look quite right.

So I went to the hardware store and bought me a big roll of burlap. I have seen it used many times and in many ways here in Blogland.

I wrapped it around the bottom of the pumpkin and added the gourds and baby pumpkins. I think it looks much better. I also added a garland of fall leaves. Not bad. I usually have a bale of hay and decorate it but last year the squirrels and the racoons kept taking all my stuff. And since I love my squirrels and I don' want to get mad at them, I have passed on that for this year.

Here is a cute little pumpkin face I got from a girl at work. Her friend is making them 10 dollars each. I thought it was cute and a great price so I bought me one.
It is just a slice of a log with two little hearts for eyes and a few more pieces to make a nose and mouth. I like it. Till next time, be good, Frances