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Not easily impressed w/faux painted stuff, but you gotta see this

posted by: reno_fan on 02.24.2011 at 08:02 pm in Home Decorating Forum

This was on the "Better After" blog.

I'm really (REALLY) not a fan of faux painted anything, but this countertop transformation literally left my jaw on the table. Amazing, and super budget friendly.

Here is a link that might be useful: Formica counter makeover

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clipped on: 03.02.2011 at 12:55 pm    last updated on: 03.02.2011 at 12:56 pm

Western Table

posted by: christmascandy on 01.21.2011 at 11:37 pm in Holiday Forum

The National Western Stock Show is currently in town, so it gave me an excuse to create a table with a western theme. (It also gives me a reason to wear all my cowgirl boots!)

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The place settings using blue tin spatterware and bandannas as napkins.

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The Candy Shot, (that still makes me giggle!)

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The centerpiece is a blue tin spatterware coffee pot and 2 cowboy statues I borrowed from DH's office along with some sunflowers and a votive candle in a small spatterware cup.

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Except for the cowboy statues, and the brass candlesticks in the back, everything on the table consists of treasures from various TS's.

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Yee Haw,
Candy

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clipped on: 01.26.2011 at 01:07 pm    last updated on: 01.26.2011 at 01:07 pm

Winter Bird Table

posted by: christmascandy on 01.17.2011 at 01:21 pm in Holiday Forum

I found these Winter Bird (Debbie Mumm, Sakura) dishes at a TS last summer. While putting away Christmas decor, I switched the kitchen table to these dishes. There is an iridescent snowflake in each bowl, but it doesn't show up very well.

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I did not realize the tablecloth needed ironing so badly until this shot! OOPS

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The centerpiece is a TS rusty candleholder with greenery added to a flat wreath in a copper compote.

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The little red ceramic cardinal pieces are yrs old, the tablerunner and matching placemats are from Big Lots many yrs ago and they also have matching dish towels and rugs. The large pinecones were a GS find, the large tree goblets are TS, the small red glasses are family heirlooms,and the red flatware was from Ross last fall. The dark red napkins were TS and the gold chargers were Big Lots yrs ago. The dark green damask tablecloth was a clearance piece after the holidays a few yrs ago.

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Once again, I forgot to light the candles when I took the photos. Duh!

TTFN,
Candy

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clipped on: 01.26.2011 at 01:05 pm    last updated on: 01.26.2011 at 01:06 pm

'I'm Melting' Snowman Table

posted by: christmascandy on 01.24.2011 at 10:14 pm in Holiday Forum

I created this table in the dining room using an heirloom tablecloth, my 40 yr old wedding china, crystal goblets from the 80's, Damask Rose silverware, and TS snowman mugs.
I wanted to make it look like my snowman centerpiece was melting.

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The top hat came from Sal. Army last fall, scarf from DT, and twigs from the back yard. The silver trees were clearance after the holidays several yrs ago, and the large silver candlesticks are TS, the shorter silver candlesticks are decades old. The black candles were TS last fall. The buttons were from my button box.

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The snowmen on the chandy were from DT last fall. I originally used them as chair decor for my church luncheon where I decorate a table.

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I couldn't find a faux carrot I liked so I carved one out of styrofoam, and painted it with craft paint.

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The sugar and creamer were a TS find last fall.

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The silver placemats were clearance at HG after the holidays 2009. Same for the DT snowflakes. I layered blck and white napkins and used plain silver napkin rings.

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The icicles are several years old.

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All the snowflakes were clearance items.

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Maybe it is wishful thinking because I would like all the snow to melt so I could get out on the golfcourse, LOL.

TTFN,
Candy

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clipped on: 01.26.2011 at 01:02 pm    last updated on: 01.26.2011 at 01:03 pm

RE: 'I'm Melting' Snowman Table (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: jeannespines on 01.25.2011 at 10:42 pm in Holiday Forum

candy...you take your GORGEOUS china, heirloom t'cloth, exotic silver candlesticks, crystal goblets, silver placemats (which are so elegant, BTW!), silver trees & snowflakes AND THEN...you grab our attention (as if it wasn't already grabbed) with FROSTY, the snowman melting! Ahhhhh, TOO CUTE! Great t'scape!

And don't worry, holiday-ers, when Frosty melts, Santa says:

Don't cry, Karen, Frosty's not gone for good. You see, he was made out of Christmas snow and Christmas snow can never disappear completely. It sometimes goes away for almost a year at a time and takes the form of spring and summer rain. But you can bet your boots that when a good, jolly December wind kisses it, it will turn into Christmas snow all over again.

LOL! Thanks, candy! CUTE! Jeanne S.


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clipped on: 01.26.2011 at 01:01 pm    last updated on: 01.26.2011 at 01:01 pm

For Nancy: Overnight Carmelized French Toast

posted by: bonnieann925 on 12.31.2010 at 05:05 pm in Holiday Forum

For Nancy. This is addicitve! Must be served with Champagne mimosas and fresh fruit.

MMMMM----- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
Title: Overnight Caramel French Toast
Categories:
Yield: 4 To 6
1 c Packed brown sugar
1/2 c Butter
2 tb Light corn syrup
12 sl White or whole wheat bread (I use a loaf of French bread, sliced 3/4 in.thick)
1/4 c Sugar (I omit)
1 ts Cinnamon; divided
6 Eggs; beaten (I use 5 eggs)
1 1/2 c Milk (I use 1/2 cup milk)
Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and top w/ 3/4 cup chopped pecans just before baking.
1 ts Vanilla
1. Lightly grease a 13x9x2" baking dish; set
aside.

2. Bring brown sugar, butter and corn syrup to a
boil. Remove from heat; pour into baking dish. Top
with 6 slices bread; sprinkle with combined sugar
and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Top with remaining
bread.

3. Beat eggs, milk, vanilla and remaining
cinnamon; pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate
overnight.

4. Remove dish from refrigerator; preheat oven to
350�. Bake 30 to 35 minutes.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.
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clipped on: 01.02.2011 at 10:46 pm    last updated on: 01.02.2011 at 10:55 pm

Late Late LATE -- But so cute for Halloween!

posted by: party_music50 on 11.06.2010 at 06:56 pm in Holiday Forum

Yes, I know it's VERY late -- you are all going much too fast for me! And I was at my sister's house the other night and she's not much faster than I am because her halloween decor wasn't put away yet. So... I took a pic of her "Candy Man"!!!
She made him out of big pots. Of course she sewed his cape, etc., and did the painting. He's so cute because his head holds all the candy! I just thought you'd want to see him :D

Amy's Halloween Candy Man

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clipped on: 11.06.2010 at 07:24 pm    last updated on: 11.06.2010 at 07:24 pm