Tuesday, November 29, 2016

My Thanksgiving Tables and What I Wore from Artful Home

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and friends.  We had 25 people which included three dogs and five children. We had a beautiful day so we were able to set up a children's table and a parents table outside. The children were delightful and the dogs well behaved.  Here are the two tables that I set up inside.  This year I picked a lighter autumnal scheme for my dining room table and  loved the outcome. I wouldn't shy away from using a similar "outside the box" scheme for Christmas be creative!

My long box (crafted from old fenceboards by our friend Steve) is filled with eucalyptus, vibernum berries, coffee berries, hydrangea, gold mums, apples, orange beets, lavendar, alstromeria and various greens from my yard.

The chargers are from Pier 1 several years ago.  The blue napkins are from Pottery Barn many years ago.  


The napkins are tied with double faced satin ribbon with a simple nametag, coffee berries and a fall leaf.  The plates are from Anthropologie here.

In our almost completed Great Room (more on that later) I set a small table for four.  The plates are from Pier 1 here.

The seagrass chargers are from Pottery Barn here 

I layered a blue linen throw from Pom Pom at home that I have owned for a couple of years.
You can find on OKL here.  The vase is from Wisteria in Soquel. It is filled with sunglowers, autumn leaves, delphinium, and pomegranetes and pyracantha berries from my yard.

The napkin rings are over 25 years old.  The blue napkins are from Pier 1 and the gold napkins I have had for several years, along with the goblets and flatware. The nametags are printed on simple paper bag paper.  I prefer simple tags with natural elements added.

Last but not least what I wore. I absolutely HATE getting my picture taken but I wanted you to see how flattering this Noblu Pucker Drawsting Dress is. Note the bugees in the front and back that can be hiked up or down to alter the shape of the hem.  Here it is on someone gorgeous

Pucker Drawstring Dress:

 and on someone over 60 with a "less than perfect" body.

I wore it paired with an ancient Michael Kors Motorcycle Jacket, leggings, and my comfortable Earth booties.

and this fabulous felted wool Marissa scarf from Artful Home.

I am absolutely crazy about this scarf.  Artful Home has a scarf and wrap boutique running now until the end of December.  All scarves and wraps are artist made so you won't see a hundred people walking around wearing your the same scarf.  You can check it out here.

I hope you weren't bored to tears by the length of this post.  I just wrapped up decorating the Pour House.  More on that in an upcoming post.

*I have been compensated for this post by Artful Home but the opinions are my own.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday Fashion

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We sure did!  The day was beautiful we had a full house filled with family and friends. Today is the day many start some serious shopping. I hope today you will take the time to hop over to my favorite online boutique Artful Home.  They are having an online jewelry promotion.  All jewelry items are 10% off. If you join Artful Rewards you can get 15% off.  Here are some of my favorites that I have my eye on.

Love the edgy style of the Nita Cuff.  I think I am going to add this one to my wish list.

Nita Cuff by Calleen Cordero (Leather Bracelet) | Artful Home:

the nita cuff

It would be great combined with some of your own sterling bangles, and or these ball bangles by Niki 
Flux  Ball Bangles:

ball bangles

or this wrap bracelet by Peg Fetter

Wrap Bracelet by Peg Fetter. A multi-wrapped bracelet of oxidized steel, with 14k yellow gold accents. Each piece is unique. Placement and patterning of gold accents may vary slightly from that shown, although overall aesthetic of the bracelet will be maintained. Please specify interior circumference size in the box below: 7:
wrap bracelet

I love the showstopping statement look of the Marion necklace crafted from recycled motorcycle inner tubes.

Marion Necklace:
marion necklace

Please come back on Monday where I will share my Thanksgiving tables and show you what I wore from Artful Home! Here is a little sneak peek.

Pucker Drawstring Dress:

I have been compensated for this post by Artful Home but the opinions are my own.