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Showing posts from April 15, 2012

Lacy Fan Napkin Fold Tutorial

I like thinking up new ways to fold napkins and this is what I came up with for the tablescape I shared yesterday.  It's very easy to do! I began with these vintage lace doilies which roughly measure  12" x 9" .  You could cut strips of lace or use a wide lace ribbon to get the same effect. Fold a portion up so that it's about 6.5"-7"  Fold a contrasting colored, 16"-18", dinner napkin in half twice to make a square and lay at an angle over the lace.   Fold in each side about an inch or two. Fold in half Turn it over   And use your thumbs to hold each side and create one fold at the center, so that there are three even folds. Then slip a ribbon underneath And tie it tightly and you're almost done! Now set a pretty table with your newly folded napkins! These posts have some pretty napkin folds that I have been asked about doing as well, so you might want to take a look.  Only a

Sage and Pink Tablescape & Pecan Crusted Pork Tenderloin

I was going to post this yesterday but I had a problem.  Sleep deprivation.  I did not sleep one wink the night before and all day yesterday I had the worst time trying to stay awake.  I think I might have fallen asleep sitting at my computer a couple of times.  I have this habit of keeping about 10 or more internet pages opened at once.  Seriously.  It drives everyone in my house bonkers, especially Shawn,  when they want to get on the computer and they have to close a bunch of stuff out.  I tell them I am multitasking.  I was so tired all day yesterday that I couldn't remember what I was doing half the time or I'd realize I was typing something meant for a post into an email.  I couldn't even single task, so I decided to call it quits for the day. Now that I've had a good night's sleep I am ready to share my scape. I pulled these plates out the other day to set the table with.  I love the sage green color.  It works with so many colors.   Originally I was

Topiary Time ~

I just finished making some more topiaries with various transferware   items for my online store and thought I'd show some of them to you all.  I think I'm going to post a tutorial on making these but I am going to need someone to help take the photos.  I took pictures while I was making these but some or most of them didn't turn out very good.  Holding a hot glue in one hand while attempting to glue moss in place and holding a camera in the other hand while trying to take a photo of me trying to glue moss in place proved not to be the best idea I've ever had...and I am left with burn marks to prove it.  So, the tutorial will have to wait until I have someone at home to take pictures of the process.    This Mason's Vista teapot has a chip on the spout so I've camoflauged it by adding a birds nest and a cardinal.  I think this is one of my favorite topiaries that I've made thus far.  Kalyn and Ashton told me I should keep it.  I have to admit th

Nesting Instincts ~ Dressing My Hutch of Red Transferware for Spring

Being a female I sometimes experience that primal instinct to clean and prepare my 'nest' for things to come.   It reminds me of the six times I was a pregnant Mother to be experiencing the 'nesting' instinct.  I'm sure you Momma's out there know that feeling.   I remember having that uncontrollable urge to clean, and then clean and then clean some more.  Everything must be clean and in its place.  I still get that urge, quite often actually, but thank goodness it isn't accompanied by a baby in my belly.    As Winter dissipates and I revel in the newness that Spring symbolizes I find myself ready to take on a deep, thorough house cleaning.  Whoa horsey! On second thought, what I mean to say is that I am ready to take on a deep, thorough hutch cleaning.  I also realize that I'm a little late to my own party seeing as Spring officially sprang on March 20. Oh well.  You get the idea.  I cleaned my hutch real nice like and added