Friday, November 20, 2015

Thanksgiving Buffet Table

Hello, dear friends!
Thanksgiving is just a few short days away, and I am sure everyone is busy with last minute preparations.

This is my most favorite time of the year. I love having family and friends over for the holidays, sharing meals, and creating memories. It is the start of the holiday season!

I love entertaining, and this is the time of the year when I have lots of fun playing with dishes, tablesetting, cooking, and celebrating the blessings in our life!   

I used gold foil for the gilded mini pumpkins.

Apply foil adhesive on the top part of the pumpkin with a small sponge brush.
Next, press the gold foil side down on top of the pumpkin, tapping gently with the sponge brush.
Then, slowly peel away the wax-paper backing, and in the end you will have a beautifully gilded mini pumpkin. 
It can used as a place card holder or simply as a pretty accent at your table.

In keeping with the fall color theme, I used mostly white dishes to set my buffet table and autumn colors as accent through out the table.

I stacked the amber glass compotes and housed them under an over-sized glass cloche.

The ceramic utensil caddies keep the flatware nicely organized

I don't know why, but everything always looks so pretty when it's under a cloche.

I used the gold painted pumpkins as a flower vase and as accents in my tablescape.

Love how they turned out and how they add a touch of glam to my Thanksgiving tablescape.

Click HERE for the Polka Dot Pumpkin tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Wishing you and your family a safe and joyful Thanksgiving!

~Hugs, Poppy~

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Happy Thanksgiving with food

Friday, November 13, 2015

Polka Dot Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Hello, dear friends!
Hope the week is going well for you.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I am enjoying sprucing up my home for the upcoming holiday.
So, I thought I will share with you my Thanksgiving centerpiece that I am planning to use on my buffet table.

Supplies needed:
Pumpkins of various sizes
Acrylic Metallic Gold paint
Sponge Brush
Round Stickers 

For the polka dot pumpkin, I borrowed some round stickers from my kids and placed them randomly on the surface of the pumpkin. Then, I applied two coats of gold metallic paint all over the pumpkin.. I let the paint dry overnight and peeled off the stickers from the pumpkin, and

Love the way the polka dotted pumpkin turned out!

I removed the top of the bigger of the three pumpkins, painted it with the same metallic gold paint. Then, I used the painted pumpkin as a vase filled with silk florals. 
I like how the gold contrasts so beautifully with the autumn flowers!

The warm glow of candlelight creates a magical ambience 
and a perfect setting for an elegant dinner.

I am looking forward to using these painted pumpkins as a centerpiece on my buffet table.

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Poppy

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Hi I am back!

Hello, dear friends! 
I am missed you so dearly!
And, I have missed writing my little blog.

I apologize to my faithful readers for my long hiatus. For the past few months, I have been dealing with some health issues,  including an emergency room visit and severe anemia. I have been slowly recuperating since then and hoping for a full recovery. 
My heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful emails and get well wishes you guys have been sending me. I appreciate your kind wishes and prayers.
It feels wonderful to write my blog again especially with the holiday season just 'round the corner. I am looking forward to celebrating, entertaining, and decorating!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween!

~Hugs, Poppy~

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Decorating the Kitchen Window Sill

Hello, everyone!
Summer is officially here, and I am looking forward to all the fun summer activities and adding summery touches throughout my home.
I love adding seasonal changes to the kitchen window sill to liven up my kitchen.
There are two big casement style windows in my kitchen that allows plenty of natural light into the room.

One of the windows is right above the kitchen sink with a wide sill that provides plenty of space for me to decorate, create vignettes, and brighten up my day while doing the mundane task of washing dishes.

Pretty yellow pansies in blue willow tea cups make a beautiful display.

I placed the tea cups on these pillar pedestals to add height to the vignette. 
Click HERE for the tutorial to make these functional wooden pedestals.

Love the contrast in color between the blue willow of the transferware tea cups and pretty yellow pansies.

On my last trip to Home Goods, I was happy to find this over-sized galvanized bucket. 

Love the rope handle detail and how the fern looks inside the bucket.

A pair of hen and rooster is perfect for a summer kitchen vignette.

I placed the pansies in peat pots for easy watering. 

The peat pots were then placed inside the cup.

The blue willow tea cup makes a pretty vase, don't you think?

A top view of the kitchen counter-top vignette

I hope you liked taking a peek at my kitchen window sill all decorated for the summer.

Before I sign off today, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to these wonderful hostesses for featuring my Spring Tea Tray at their weekly link parties. 
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~Hugs, Poppy~
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Thanks for stopping by!
Happy week to all!