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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

~ Summer's End ~

Wow! This Summer has flown by. I'm sure many of you have big plans for Labor Day Weekend. Are you planning a weekend of boating? A bit of skiing or fishing? Maybe a big cook out? Whatever those plans are as long as friends and family are together good times are had by all. Our weekend will be pretty quiet, I'm hoping to walk down to the lake and throw a line in, our weather is suppose to be spectacular.

With the this being the last big weekend of Summer, I thought I would share a tablescape I did quite a while back. While painting the kitchen everything had to come off the area above the kitchen cabinets. If you're like me you never put anything back "exactly" like it was before. While the toolbox was down I thought it would make a great centerpiece for table served buffet style.
I used some of my old milk bottles to hold the flatware.
The smaller of the two is a cherished gift from my Uncle Dick many years ago. Titled Craig bottled in Boonville, Mo. adds a bit more nostalgia, Boonville isn't too far from us. Many years ago we used to head to the Steam Engine Show and do a bit of antiquing. To soften the hard scape of the toolbox I added a touch of lace.
Gorgeous!
Geraniums to make you smile.

Dessert bowls ready for homemade ice cream and end of the season strawberries. Or maybe a hint of wine to go with the steak and burgers. Or maybe you prefer a cup of coffee.
White pitcher from the collection holds the geraniums, another I forgot to take a picture of holds the ice tea.
The last Summer "Like" tablescape before we bring out the burnt oranges, golden browns and pumpkins to dress our tables. We hope all of you have a safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend !