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Thanksgiving is Over, But I’m Still Talking About It. Mainly Because I Set A Beautiful Table. Eddie Ross Said So.

Remember when I said I wasn’t going to host Thanksgiving? Yeah well, The Husband had some recipes up his sleeve and begged for us to host so he could prove his skills in chefery. And I don’t mean opening up a can of cranberry sauce or making Stove Top. The Husband made the turkey (for the second time), gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, yams, creamed corn, and left the mashed potatoes to me. I’m not one to be out-shined, so I also set the table. Beautifully. What? I didn’t say it, Eddie Ross did. And he was Senior Style Editor of Martha Stewart Living. And well, we all know Martha is the Jesus Christ of craftiness and all things turned pretty, making Eddie like a disciple or something. I don’t know, I’m not religious.

But anyway, here’s what Eddie said. About my table. He’s like big man status so he surely did not need to say anything. But he did and it could not have been said by a more qualified person than if it were Martha herself. Thank you, Eddie.

Meet the kale.

If you notice, all of the dinnerware, stemware and silverware is from my garden party. (Seen here) The vintage books, vases, dry leaves and ikat bowls I already had. I went out and bought the fabric for the tablecloth from Calico Corners. FYI, if you buy fabric from Calico Corners, it’s a two week lead time. Luckily, they have a sale section in the back you can buy bolts of. I was extra lucky they had just enough yardage for my table.  The mini pumpkins, corn and kale are all from the grocery store. I filled the clear vases with paper to bring in some extra pattern. This could only last for so long until the kale starts to wilt.

There you have it, a table setting by designstILes.

xx,

Irene

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Thanksgiving is Over, But I'm Still Talking About It. Mainly Because I Set A Beautiful Table. Eddie Ross Said So.

Remember when I said I wasn’t going to host Thanksgiving? Yeah well, The Husband had some recipes up his sleeve and begged for us to host so he could prove his skills in chefery. And I don’t mean opening up a can of cranberry sauce or making Stove Top. The Husband made the turkey (for the second time), gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, yams, creamed corn, and left the mashed potatoes to me. I’m not one to be out-shined, so I also set the table. Beautifully. What? I didn’t say it, Eddie Ross did. And he was Senior Style Editor of Martha Stewart Living. And well, we all know Martha is the Jesus Christ of craftiness and all things turned pretty, making Eddie like a disciple or something. I don’t know, I’m not religious.

But anyway, here’s what Eddie said. About my table. He’s like big man status so he surely did not need to say anything. But he did and it could not have been said by a more qualified person than if it were Martha herself. Thank you, Eddie.

Meet the kale.

If you notice, all of the dinnerware, stemware and silverware is from my garden party. (Seen here) The vintage books, vases, dry leaves and ikat bowls I already had. I went out and bought the fabric for the tablecloth from Calico Corners. FYI, if you buy fabric from Calico Corners, it’s a two week lead time. Luckily, they have a sale section in the back you can buy bolts of. I was extra lucky they had just enough yardage for my table.  The mini pumpkins, corn and kale are all from the grocery store. I filled the clear vases with paper to bring in some extra pattern. This could only last for so long until the kale starts to wilt.

There you have it, a table setting by designstILes.

xx,

Irene

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I Ain't Scared of No Ghost. Uh, Actually I Am.

I realize Halloween is all about the spooo-ooky and scary, but if I talk about the spooky and scary I will have to sleep with the lights on for about two weeks. Let’s focus on the pretty and zexy.

Have a very happy, fun and safe Halloweenie.

xx,

Irene

PS – don’t forget I’ll be in NYC next week. I will try to update.

images via House Beautiful (scanned by me) and studded hearts.

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I Ain’t Scared of No Ghost. Uh, Actually I Am.

I realize Halloween is all about the spooo-ooky and scary, but if I talk about the spooky and scary I will have to sleep with the lights on for about two weeks. Let’s focus on the pretty and zexy.

Have a very happy, fun and safe Halloweenie.

xx,

Irene

PS – don’t forget I’ll be in NYC next week. I will try to update.

images via House Beautiful (scanned by me) and studded hearts.

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It's My Party and I'll Act How I Want To

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I have over a year until I turn twenty-one thirty but I’m kinda already planning my party. Kinda like I’m already planning my baby shower and designing my future kid’s nursery. No, I haven’t sent out any invites or bought any nursery decor (though I’ve come close), but I am saving inspirational images. A lot can change in a year plus, but for now I think I’d like an ultra feminine, girly party with lots of flowers and pretty colors. Once you’re thirty you’re like a woman and should act more serious, and the only thing I’m ever really serious about are my outfits. And after thirty I promised The Husband I’d have baby on the brain, so I want to bid farewell to my twenties with as much fun as possible aka consuming copious amounts of adult beverages without worrying if I’m acting like a bad mother.

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Peace,

Irene

images via visualize, weheartit, wedding mayhem, Kelly Oshiro Design

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It’s My Party and I’ll Act How I Want To

https://i0.wp.com/img3.visualizeus.com/thumbs/10/03/01/balloons,fashion,food,musician,people,photography-f72413cc1396f8374cca25f02f6311cb_h.jpg

I have over a year until I turn twenty-one thirty but I’m kinda already planning my party. Kinda like I’m already planning my baby shower and designing my future kid’s nursery. No, I haven’t sent out any invites or bought any nursery decor (though I’ve come close), but I am saving inspirational images. A lot can change in a year plus, but for now I think I’d like an ultra feminine, girly party with lots of flowers and pretty colors. Once you’re thirty you’re like a woman and should act more serious, and the only thing I’m ever really serious about are my outfits. And after thirty I promised The Husband I’d have baby on the brain, so I want to bid farewell to my twenties with as much fun as possible aka consuming copious amounts of adult beverages without worrying if I’m acting like a bad mother.

https://i2.wp.com/s3prod.weheartit.netdna-cdn.com/images/4289159/tumblr_la1a6ekloc1qdmc7co1_400_large.jpg https://designstiles.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/cocktails.jpg?w=300

https://i2.wp.com/www.kellyoshirodesign.com/image/landing-photo.jpg

Peace,

Irene

images via visualize, weheartit, wedding mayhem, Kelly Oshiro Design

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I'm Coming for Ya

As I made my way into Lowe’s the other day, a row of picnic tables out front greeted me with, BUY ME. Not as depressing as a puppy store when you feel guilty not taking all of them home, but there they were in the sweltering heat asking to be picked up. I’ll be back for you, I said. You’re all raw and bare in your current state, but I’m taking one of you home and giving you a fun life by painting you (haven’t decided color) and hosting a bbq in your honor. Welcome to the family. Since Summer finally decided to pay us a visit (thanks, you’re more than fashionably late), I’ll be coming up with picnic table settings while everyone else is preparing for Fall.

I Love You.

Here are some inspirational images to get the wheels turning.

https://i0.wp.com/www.countryliving.com/media/cm/countryliving/images/CLX0708Pennington133-de-77996873.jpg

Pretty flowers and simple setting.

https://i1.wp.com/www.countryliving.com/cm/countryliving/images/blueberry-table-de.jpg

Move girl, you’re ruining the mood. Just kidding. You can come to my picnic bbq party.

http://atfirstbite.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/05_chriscourt-via-shannon-fric_rect540.jpg?w=374&h=500

https://designstiles.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/countryliv-picnictable.jpg?w=234

An indoor picnic table – work it. Always a fan of turquoise, and individually seat cushions are a good call.

https://i0.wp.com/www.elledecor.com/files/web/imagecache/pch_gallery_detail/files/web/images/Outdoor_Room/interior-design-MH0609_Karmin3_015.jpg

Smooth and semi-glossy. You’re an option.

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Simple flowers in old glass jars/vases. I can do this and so can you.

images via country living, at first bite, beachy in the city, Elle Decor, Mary Ruffle

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