Hope you all don’t die of shock that I’m actually posting two days in a row. I think it just might be a record. I wanted to show you my latest table top creation in my dining room. You see the top of the table had gone missing and I found it a few days ago…so I decided to keep the ball rolling and do a new arrangement.
I wanted something light and summery but with just a hint of that F-word…Fall. Call me crazy but I’m actually feeling ready. This summer has been so dang hot. I had almost everything I needed. The only thing I bought were the cat-tail-ish looking stems.
I have had the lanterns for several years. They are a set of three in a hard-to-find ivory color. They move around my house and so far I have not grown tired of them. Not sure I ever will.
I made the bows first from this great burlap ribbon I bought this past Christmas. It’s fabulous but I can’t remember where I got it. Sorry on that one. After I attached the bows I added the stems…some on top of the bow and some underneath. I just stuck them in the bow without any glue.
I got the little monogrammed tags from a shop on Etsy called French and Sparrow. Be careful if you visit because you will want one of everything.
I pressed one of my grain sacks to use as a runner. The layering of the grain sack and tray on the table adds interest and seems to take up more space.
This is a gorgeous grain sack. The ties are still attached. I always feel like I’ve hit the jackpot when I get a sack with the ties still there.
This didn’t take very long and will get me all the way to September. If I added some pumpkins or gourds I could feasibly make it last until Christmas!
So…one last thing. Lately, whenever I published a post, my kids were sending me text messages that went something like this:
“No dog on the blog.”
“Sure do wish there was a dog on the blog.”
And then, for the first time ever, my son left this comment on yesterday’s post:
Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 12:22 pm • Edit
Can we get an update on how your assistant is doing?
You get the idea. So here you go Liddy and Steven…the dog is on the blog.
She was being such a good model that I’m throwing in another one.
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