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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

October 21, 2009

Crows on my Table!

Welcome everyone! Don't you love Susan @http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ ? She has forever changed how we set our tables. Many of us look at dishes with NEW EXCITEMENT and enthusiasm. Napkin rings are as important as rings on our fingers, fabric napkins are back in, forget that they add to our laundry...WE DON'T CARE...AS LONG AS our napkins match the dishes and the dishes make a lovely tablescape matches!
I needed black napkin rings for this tablescape...started hunting in my house....and found Scrapbook frames...small ones. I SPRAY PAINTED them black and added glitter to a few....

Next I had made some salt dough ornaments((THRIFTY) for fall bowl fillers. Cute little cookie cutters for fall were BEGGING me to do something with them!
I added food dye to the dough to get the colors I wanted. The black little cookies are black kitties.
I stenciled some crow napkins and the table runner here http://ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com/2009/10/diy-or-dim.html

My husband shocked me with this beautiful pumpkin. He said he knew I wanted one, saw it and got it for me for my table.....OMG (OH MY GOSH!)I WAS: PICK ME UP OFF THE FLOOR HAPPY!

To see how I made this cake plate please visit here! http://ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com/2009/10/diy-or-dim.html


SUSAN @http://lbratina.blogspot.com/
LEIGH @http://lbratina.blogspot.com/
So glad you could come by for a visit!
"And now abides faith, hope and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
I Corinthians 13:13


Unknown said...

Great fall decorations. Your hubby was right to snatch up that pumpkin-what a surprise!!! Love all the little black birds. Very cute and fallish!

Laura said...

Your table and all of the details you created are to die for! Amazing-
I love the napkin rings and the stenciled napkins-

Wow- you go girl!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You are so smart and to creative. I love the napkin rings, napkins and table runner. So cute. What a wonderful idea. Your pumpkin with the black ribbon tied on top is just fabulous. Everything is so pretty and so well done. Hugs, Marty

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So clever! Love your napkins and the runner. Wonderful pumpkin!

Rettabug said...

What creative juices you had flowing when you did this TT! Everything is so well thought out & unique. Give that DH of yours a nice big {{HUG}} for being so thoughtful. I like your new pumpkin!

cherry said...

Gorgeous..and want a sweet hubby. cherry

Sue said...

What a nice treat from your husband...don't you just love it when they do something unexpected. Everything looks wonderful.


Nancy said...

What a lovely pumpkin your husband bought for you. I love the idea of salt dough and cookie cutters. Great job!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You are so creative! Love the napkin rings you made! So many nice details! Great job!


Jill said...

Beautiful table! I love the crows, napkin rings--everything! Those little cookies are genious!!

Tardevil said...

Like the lt. green mixed in w/ the oranges/blacks/creams. My favorite thing are the dough ornaments/fillers. Too cute. Colors turned out well on them too.

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Great table Debbie! Love the stenciling you've done and that pumpkin was a great gift! My favorite thing is the dough bowl fillers...I haven't done that in years!

Kammy said...

Gorgeous table ! I love the little touches like the ribbons..those crows are totally behaving !

Darlene said...

What a great crow table setting! All the details are wonderful!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Deb, I enjoyed seeing your fall decorations so much. I just love those stenciled linens. Great job on them, and yea to your husband who picked out that center pumpkin. Great job!

Happy Thrifty Thursday...


Sheila :-)

Brenda Pruitt said...

What a pretty table! I too love the pumpkin. I especially like the touches of green you've added to your tablescape. More of nature!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Deb...

My friend, your Halloween table turned out beautifully...I love it!!! You're such a creative and talented lady...I love how you crafted so many of the items for this beautiful table!!! Love the idea of using the scrapbooking photo frames for napkin rings...what a grand idea...I'm definitely committing that one to memory!!! I love how you stenciled those charming black birds on the napkins and table runner...so beautiful!!! But I must tell you that my favorite craft idea...are the cute little salt dough cut-outs!!! Wow...seeing those just really got my decor wheels-a-turnin'! Hehe! They could be used as fillers for anything...not to mention that this idea could be used to decorate with for any season...love, love, LOVE this great idea!!! Thank you for sharing these wonderful crafts with us today...you have really inspired me!!!

I just love the colors that you chose for your tablescape...that pretty sage green with the orange against that beautiful black tablecloth...gorgeous!!! This is really a beautiful table, my friend...thank you so much for sharing it with us!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Marigene said...

Deb, you are super creative. I ♥ the stenciled napkins...very cute.

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

So glad you linked up. I LOVE your table, so festive and welcoming. Party perfect!Thanks for linking up to thrifty Thursday, sweet friend! And thanks for dropping by Bloggeritaville!
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love your fall things.....Love your blog...Loved visiting your blog...Blog hopping is one of my favorite things to do.
Hope you will stop by my Christmas blog...a great giveaway will be given away Sunday night....


Unknown said...

I love the burlap and the black birds! I very festive table!


Kathleen said...

Hi Debbie,
I love your stencil on the runner and napkins and the napkin rings are a great idea! So cute!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I love those stenciled crows! What a clever idea for napkin rings, and your pumpkin is a beauty! laurie

B said...

Everything looks great! I especially love the candlesticks.

Maureen said...

What a great idea for napkin rings! Clever girl!

I like the black bow on the pumpkin too. Terrific table.