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Autumn Table Decor

The fresh cool air of Autumn invigorates the mind, body, and spirit. Excitement mounts as we entertain new ideas, new styles, and creative concepts.

As the colorful bright leaves swirl around us, we are enamored by its beauty. We are excited to incorporate these beautiful colors into our homes.

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There are so many items that can bring in Autumn into your home. Something as small as a place-mat can have a big effect on your surroundings. Bright solid color vinyl place-mats in Orange, Yellow, Camel Print, Terra, Rust Print, and Red will brighten up your table and make your meal more exciting. Elegant Fern Place mats are popular in the Autumn months as well.

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Vinyl Tablecloths in Burgundy, Rust Print , Camel Print, Terra, and Mint are a few of the beautiful colors of Fall. Cloth Tablecloths in Chocolate, Burgundy, Sandalwood and Ivory will enhance your dining experience or event.

So take advantage of all the wonderful colors of Autumn. Breathe in the fresh air and delight yourself with a fresh new look.

As we are in the heat of the summer the days seem to stretch on.  The longer days give us more opportunity to spend time with our family and friends. We can travel to that far away, dreamed about place we were yearning to go to or make our stay at home a refreshing, fun filled experience.

The opportunities are endless: a backyard barbecue, picnic in the park, a get together with family and friend you rarely see. Some people prefer to keep cool indoors while some like to spend time outdoors as long as there are plenty of drinks and refreshments handy.

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The summer colors are so nice and bright it puts us in an invigorating mood. Bright red, yellow, and orange colors make for a fun presentation. Neutral colors and soft tones make the decor a relaxing and enjoyable place to be.

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Classic checkered tablecloths are timeless and classy. A great choice for Memorial Day and July Fourth but also for everyday summer picnics and dinners. The flannel backing keeps the vinyl tablecloth from sliding around and vinyl is so easy to clean-all the more reason to throw a party!

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Fitted vinyl tablecloths are a great choice for windy areas such as homes near the beach. It keeps the eating area neat and tidy, especially when there are children around and large families all get together. The elastic on the elasticized tablecloth keeps it from sliding so there is less mess and less cleanup.

Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor dining, enjoy these long summer days. Although it seems to stretch on, it flies by really fast. Then we’re back to homework, shorter days, and cool autumn breezes!

We are excited to let you know about our new line of damask kitchen decor which includes cooking aprons, oven mitts and pot holders, and decorative hand towels. They are all made of 100% cotton and are of high quality and machine washable.apron-front-marigold

 

Damask Printed Apron are great aprons for ladies and men. Perfect for cooking, baking, grilling, and serving. They have two side pockets and an adjustable neck strap which helps you have a good comfortable fit. These pretty aprons are perfect for your kitchen but can be used as cooks and chef aprons as well. A classic Damask design that comes in an abundance of colors perfect for holidays, parties, and to liven up your kitchen or restaurant.

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These kitchen tea towels will stand out in your kitchen with bold colors and a pretty floral design. These decorative hand towels are ideal for a bathroom or guest rooms as well as adding color and flair to your events, pool parties, and barbecues. A great option for a housewarming as a gift to welcome someone into their new home.

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Not only are they pretty flower oven mitts and pot holders, these are the best oven mitts and pot holders you can find. Excellent quality and heavy duty these cute oven mitts will make your cooking and baking so much more enjoyable. With over eleven colors, choose one that will enhance your kitchen decor or make your holiday more delightful.

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If you just love all of them or want to give a thoughtful gift as a welcoming present or for a new bride you may want to try a kitchen gift set which includes all of these wonderful products.

Valentines Day is a great opportunity to express the love you have for the special ones in your life. From simple to exciting it’s the thoughtfulness behind it all that counts the most.

Breakfast is a great time to catch them by surprise. In the morning rush, a prepared breakfast means a lot. You can prepare breakfast in a heart shaped bowl, and shape food into heart shaped designs. Heart shaped pancakes and eggs will make an ordinary breakfast into a special one. Thisolemom.com has an adorable idea for Valentines Day Cupid Arrow Pancake Kabobs. The link is below.

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http://www.thisolemom.com/2017/01/valentines-day-cupid-arrow-pancake-kabobs.html

Decorate the table and make it look pretty. Please a red tablecloth or red placemats on the table for your base. Then add plates and cutlery. for a special touch, scatter rose petals on the table.

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In the link below there is demonstration how to make a heart shaped napkin that is so perfect for this occasion. Enjoy the day and let us know how you made it special.

 

Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving is upon us and we look forward to meeting and greeting our dear ones. Here are some tips in making this great day a fantastic one:

Don’t come to the table starving. Drink a few cups of water and eat something light before the meal as well as not to overeat, overstuff, and feel bad later. Try to fill up on salads and protein so that when dessert comes around you’ll have room for just a bit!

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If you’re bringing kids, make sure the place is kid-friendly. Bring some crayons, coloring papers, and a toy or two for the little ones so they will be entertained and happy. A happy child makes a happy Mom!

If you’re making the meal make sure to have a variety of foods to please everyones taste. Fresh herbs add a tremendous amount of flavor to make the dish an outstanding one.

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If someone has allergies make sure the host knows before hand. It may be a good idea to bring along a dish so that you’re sure you have something to eat.

Cover the table with a tablecloth that’s easy to wipe clean such as a vinyl tablecloth. If you would like to use a pretty cloth, you may want to cover it with a clear vinyl tablecloth. With a large crowd,  spills can happen. After working so hard in the kitchen and preparing all that food you deserve to get a break in the cleanup!

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Lastly, enjoy the day and enjoy your company. After working so hard you’ll want to look back on this special day and be happy that you created beautiful memories that will be cherished forever.

 

A beautiful wooden table stands majestically in the middle of the room. You love the way it looks, the way it compliments your décor. Its beautiful color and design are what made you bring it home.

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It’s Autumn and the weather is getting chilly. You would love to grab a cup of coffee or relax with a warm tea. If you set the cup on the table, it might create a ring. A splash of beverage might end up on the table, creating a stain that might not come off.

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The Elegant Fern autumn placemats are a great solution. Its green and brown fern leaves remind you of the woods, of the crisp leaves that crunch under your feet as you take a stroll and relax in the cool breeze. These Fall leaf placemats are vinyl and are thickly padded to protect your tables from heat and water damage when setting something down that it too hot or an item that may spill. Its so easy to maintain: all you have to do it wipe it down with a clean cloth.

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You still get to see your table in all its beauty yet protecting it at the same time. Autumn is a time for accomplishments. By protecting our table and preventing scratches, spills, and table damage, this leaves us with more time and opportunity to accomplish all we would like to accomplish. Enjoy the day!

Vintage School Desk

I was taking a stroll with my family and noticed an old school desk sitting nicely at the curb. Wow! I thought. I can probably put it up for sale and get some cash for it. I ran back home to get my van so I can lug it back home.

When I brought home the school desk my girls immediately fell in love with it and asked me a bunch of questions. They wanted to know how old the desk was and if I used such a desk when I went to school. They told me not to sell it but to restore it to its former glory. They even promised that they would do their homework on it every day.

We decided to make a family project out of the desk. We went shopping for supplies at LOWES and got to work sanding, cutting, priming and painting. We replaced some of the wood and repainted the surface. The finished project came out amazing! Everyone loved it. Below are the pictures in its stages:

Stage # 1

Since the wood was split and weathered, it needed to be glued and clamped.The seat had a lot of splinters and loose wood that we removed. Wood filler was applied to all the cracks. When it was dry, the wood was sanded to a smooth finish.

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Stage # 2

Since the desktop was decayed and beyond repair, we had to fabricate one out of solid pine. It was cut, sanded, primed, and painted. I removed the desk pole/bracket from the old desktop and primed and painted it a metallic silver by RUST-OLEUM. The desktop itself was primed with a RUST-OLEUM primer and painted a gloss purple with Painters Touch RUST-OLEUM paint. My daughters decided on the color purple since it matched her bedroom decor.

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Stage # 3

The rust was sanded off and the chair was primed with RUST-OLEUM primer. The wood portion of the chair was covered and taped so that I can paint the metal part.Once the paint was dry I used # 7  polishing compound to have that extra gloss. I then did the reverse, covering the metal and painting the wood purple.

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Here are the pictures of the before and after. My children loved it. Let’s hope they make good on their promise and do their homework diligently like they promised!

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