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Monday, November 2, 2009

Sweet Pickles and Chocolate

I usually fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to writing this blog. Surprised aren’t you?   I go where the wind takes me and if I’m inspired by a blog…..I feature it…….that day! 

This week, this month……..I’m going to try and have a theme………we’ll see if it works for me. 

This week, it’s about Table settings for Thanksgiving…..Center pieces ……….decorating the table……..I usually labor over my Thanksgiving table since all my inlaws are here and my mother and I MUST impress everyone with my inspiring talent.  Because then they may think that I actually keep my house that clean ALL THE TIME.  You can see my last years table setting HERE .   This year however I am going EXTRA simple.  Kids TableThe pressure is off.  I am using this idea and will elaborate a bit. Imagine on a 99 inch table, cuter chairs….with more elaborate table decor……call me crazy, but I love it.  But this post isn’t about me………or is it?

Now if you’re looking for a more exciting table, Sweet Pickles and Chocolate may have what you’re looking for. 

But first of all…….anyone willing to show us her before and after of her refrigerator is top in my book. DSC00586DSC00589 I’ve been guilty of doing this……you know we all feel that odd accomplishment when we complete a task like this.  I think it’s probably similar to a marathon runner when they complete a marathon.  I do.This is just a little tablescape she created…..what I love is how she shows you set by step of setting the place setting.  DSC00707DSC00709DSC00712 She also will share where she found any of the items……love that.  We love a gal who’ll share. 

She writes for a magazine and was asked to help design a table…..this is what they came up with.  Just so you know…….I have that same Turkey.  I bought it at Target a few years ago for $5.99….what I think is funny, is someone at the table will have the turkey butt to stare at. 


Here’s the full view. 

_MG_5913Don’t be fooled for a minute thinking that’s all she does……….is play with dishes.  This woman can put any man to shame with her carpentry skills.  She MADE a window box.    I bet she can sew too.  UGH!DSC00029DSC00028

Darling!  Love the green walls too. 


Thanks to all of you who entered my Fabulous Friday Giveaway!  Cindi with Windy City (she doesn’t  have a blog…..GASP)  won the gift cert to Jumping Jack Designs.  Thank you Angie for such a generous offer.

The Felted Food giveaway to 10 people is still going until tonight 5pm pacific time.  Scroll down.

Tomorrow is Get Your Craft On……get ready to show off.


Anonymous said...

Wow! I can't believe she built that window seat (I mean I DO believe you, but it's incredible :-)). The tablescape is pretty too...

pk @ Room Remix

Cindy said...

Laughing at the turkey butt comment :o) And that window seat is freaking amazing. I need me some woodworking skills.

SoBella Creations said...

Love the Window Seat!

And the table scapes are lovely.

Crystal said...

I LOVE LOVE that kids table idea...that looks like a table from Target that I have been eyeing anyway...may just have to talk the husband into getting it before Thanksgiving! :)

Calamity Anne said...

I love that window seat!!! Just wish I had a nook for one!

Lettered Cottage said...

Wow! I really wish we had a spot for a window seat like that. Hmmmm......time to tour the house again. There's just gotta be room for one around here somewhere.....


sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Thank you so much for featuring me today! I am totally humbled and honored at the same time.
I just fell into a blog one day and was taken hook line and sinker! I'm thrilled to be a part of something so fun and creative with all of you!

sissie said...

All I can say is that is one very talented gal! The tablescapes are beautiful and the turkey butt comment is so funny.

Great job!

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Wow! I'm going to visit Sweet Pickles and Chocolate right now!!

Tanya said...

i am in love with the window box!

Jane said...

Thanks for the introduction...I'm headed there now, surely to find some great inspiration!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous

Tiffany said...

Such beautiful tablescapes. So pretty. Great ideas.

I just saw that picture of a kids table in my country living magazine yesterday and fell in love! Too cute!

Gina said...

Looks like a fun blog-and I love the name-I'll have to go check her out!

Sandy Toes said...

I love how she drew the place cute!
sandy toe

Missy said...

That makes me laugh because I once did a fridge and pantry before and after and this just proves that we all love a little B & A!
Love your blog :)