Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year and Counting My Blessings

Gosh, it's time to close out 2019. It's been a great year for our family!


A New Year's Tablescape to ring in the new year gives us time to celebrate and reflect on the year that has gone by. 



2019 brought many blessings to our home and I am grateful for these moments.



My blessings in the spring time came from the flowers and plants in our gardens coming to life. We found wild roses growing at the back of our property then dove eggs in a nest. 





Summer blessings came from the butterflies and bees that visited our colorful flowers.



Blessings from the joy of setting a beautiful table for family and friends.




Blessings from the many birds that visited our feeders and trees in 2019.



As you can see, 2019 has been a year full of blessings. 



Happy New Year and I hope your year has been full of blessings - Judy

Linking to:

Love Your Creativity Link Party @ Life and Linda
Silver Pennies Sunday Link Party @ Finding Silver Pennies

MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy


Celebrate Your Story @ Zucchini Sisters on Monday

All About Home Link Party @ Common Ground

MMM Block Party @Keeping It Simple

Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party @ Lou Lou Girls at 8 pm

Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away from Home on Monday pm

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

Classy Flamingo Blog Party @ Poinsettia Drive on Tuesday pm

Wonderful Wednesday @ Oh My Heartsie Girl on Tuesday pm


Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wednesday evening

Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage on Wednesday pm


Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening

Favorite Things Thursday @ Katherine's Corner on Thursday at 9 am

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home


Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday evening

Farmhouse Friday @ The Painted Hinge

Saturday Sparkles @ Pieced Pastimes on Fridays pm 


Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound on Friday 

Create, Bake, Grow & Gather Party @Shabby Art Boutique

Sugar and Spice Recipe Linky @Sugar and Spice Family Life
Friendship Friday Blog Hop @Create With Joy

Inspiration Party @The Boondocks

At The Fire House Linkup @ A Fireman’s Wife

Funtastic Friday @Olive-n-Okra
Home Matters  @Life With Lorelai
Brag About It Link Party @ Across The Blvd.
Best Of The Weekend @Little Miss Celebration

Sweet Inspiration Link Party @The Boondocks Blog

Friday Favorites @Simply Sweet Home









Sunday, December 29, 2019

Julie's Table

My friend, Julie, shared her holiday table with me this week. Now, I would like to share it with you.




She has several layers on her table that I know you will enjoy. Julie used a Lenox tablecloth to start the layering.





A red and green plaid tablerunner is added with a beautiful centerpiece.





The centerpiece has several ribbons and bows with ornaments and berries in the mix. 



Her place setting starts with red placemats, then gold chargers and a gorgeous china plate topped with green or red cloth napkins and napkin rings.










Julie's tree featured lots of red and gold ornaments and one special blue ornament. 




The special blue ornament was a gift from her husband's sister when Julie and Ned. If you look closely you can read their names and their wedding date of 9-5-15.




Thank you Julie for sharing your table - Judy.

Linking to:

Love Your Creativity Link Party @ Life and Linda

MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy

All About Home Link Party @ Common Ground

MMM Block Party @Keeping It Simple

Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party @ Lou Lou Girls at 8 pm

Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away from Home on Monday pm

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

Classy Flamingo Blog Party @ Poinsettia Drive on Tuesday pm

Wonderful Wednesday @ Oh My Heartsie Girl on Tuesday pm


Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wednesday evening

Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage on Wednesday pm


Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening

Favorite Things Thursday @ Katherine's Corner on Thursday at 9 am

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life


Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home


Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday evening

Farmhouse Friday @ The Painted Hinge


Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Happy Anniversary

Here it is the day after Christmas and today is our 49th wedding anniversary. So today, I am thankful for my husband and our dedication to each other.



Next I am thankful for our daughter, who is a wonderful wife and fabulous mother.



Our two grandsons give us so much joy and we are so thankful for them.




I made both boys Christmas throws with the popular red truck theme.


 


Lastly, I'm thankful that my first attempt at a red velvet cake turned out pretty good. Although the cake had a bit of a lean to it, no one complained about the taste. 





Always thankful - Judy.

Lining to:


Love Your Creativity Link Party @ Life and Linda


MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy

All About Home Link Party @ Common Ground

MMM Block Party @Keeping It Simple

Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party @ Lou Lou Girls at 8 pm

Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away from Home on Monday pm

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

Classy Flamingo Blog Party @ Poinsettia Drive on Tuesday pm

Wonderful Wednesday @ Oh My Heartsie Girl on Tuesday pm


Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wednesday evening

Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage on Wednesday pm


Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening

Favorite Things Thursday @ Katherine's Corner on Thursday at 9 am

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home


Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday evening

Farmhouse Friday @ The Painted Hinge

Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound


Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home





Thursday, December 19, 2019

Santa is Joining Us at the Table


In just a few short days, it will be Christmas Day. My table is set for this special day and look who is front and center. Ho, ho, ho!



Our table features a black and white buffalo check tablerunner and matching napkins for this colorful Santa by Fitz and Floyd to stand. 









Santa's reindeer are nestled in the pine greenery at his feet. 



Raspberries are nearby for the cardinals to enjoy a few nibbles. 



Red cardinal birds are used all over the dining room.







Cardinals are perched on top of the hutch mixed in with greenery, and red ornaments












Cardinals, red ornaments, greenery and serving pieces are used on the server.  More Fitz and Floyd Santa's over the the server. 









Small cardinals were placed near the base of the lantern.





This Fitz and Floyd Santa has so such detail and beautiful colors.








Merry Christmas from our table to yours - Judy.

Linking to:

MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy

All About Home Link Party @ Common Ground

MMM Block Party @Keeping It Simple

Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party @ Lou Lou Girls at 8 pm

Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away from Home

Inspiration Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

Classy Flamingo Blog Party @ Poinsettia Drive on Tuesday pm

Wonderful Wednesday @ Oh My Heartsie Girl on Tuesday pm

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wednesday evening

Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage on Wednesday pm


Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening

Favorite Things Thursday @ Katherine's Corner on Thursday at 9 am

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home


Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday evening

Farmhouse Friday @ The Painted Hinge

Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Saturday Sparks @ Pieced Pastimes 


Best of the Weekend @ Calypso in the Country


Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate

Love Your Creativity Link Party @ Life and Linda



Thursday, December 12, 2019

Home Tour - Decorating with Black and White Buffalo Plaid




Welcome to our home, I was ready for a little change for my Christmas 2019 decorating. 

My new look for this year is black and white buffalo plaid with punches of red. How about a big bow on the staircase as you enter the front door.


The staircase is lined with greenery, lights, and bows. The quilt at the top of the stairs is a Christmas gift for one of my grandsons.  



The sideboard is decked with a embroidered table runner, Bird Girl, and a Peggy Karr reindeer plate. 


Bird Girl is standing on the sideboard table all dressed for Christmas adorned with ribbons, a crown, and greenery around her waist. My Bird Girl statue has been with us for a number of years and survived several moves from city to city and house to house. She is standing on a tablerunner that I embroidered for the season. 



A Peggy Karr Glass reindeer also has a spot on the sideboard. I love the bright colors in this 11 inch plate.




Our living room and kitchen are open concept with the two rooms flowing together. 




Black and white check on the living room mantel features big bows of multiple ribbons on lanterns filled with red ornaments and topped with red cardinals. 











Our tree is trimmed with Black and white buffalo plaid ribbons with lots of red. Favorite ornaments (old and new) fill the branches. 




With my love of birds, you can see lots of cardinals and chickadees plus one small Goldfinch on the tree. 


The entry to the dining room.


Our dining room features buffalo plaid too. I'll give you a peek in there but will show it entirely in another post.


Thanks for stopping by. I'll share some more buffalo plaid soon - Judy.


Linking to:

MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy
All About Home Link Party @ Common Ground
MMM Block Party @Keeping It Simple
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party @ Lou Lou Girls at 8 pm

Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away from Home
Inspiration Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Classy Flamingo Blog Party @ Poinsettia Drive on Tuesday pm
Wonderful Wednesday @ Oh My Heartsie Girl on Tuesday pm

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wednesday evening
Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage on Wednesday pm

Share Your Style Link Party @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wednesday evening

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening

Favorite Things Thursday @ Katherines Corner on Thursday at 9 am

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home


Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday evening

Farmhouse Friday @ The Painted Hinge

Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Saturday Sparks @ Pieced Pastimes 


Best of the Weekend @ Calypso in the Country


Celebrate Your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate

Dishing It and Digging It @ Life and Linda on Sunday at 4 pm