Jan 29, 2015

~ january tablescape a la pinterest

You guys I'm going to be completely honest. January has been an uninspiring month for me. I mean it's cold and gray (it's actually blue sky and sunny but whatevs..) and the holidays are over and my front pots are dead as are the plants in my house and I haven't picked up flowers from the grocery store... I've hardly been to the grocery store. I've thought about doing a tablescape for January, I looked at dishes and pulled out linens, but when showering seems like a significant accomplishment for the day, planning a tablescape seems like planning a wedding. It just didn't happen. It was much easier to find pretty possibilities on Pinterest. In my pajamas. Between naps.

This image actually inspired an entire post on anemones. (here
I adore this flower arrangement!

Why I think an outdoorsy~themed table seems appropriate for January is beyond me... I want nothing less than to be outdoors in January.

Love the gold striped plate... 

Love the orange flowers here...

Very simple setting ~ the flowers are fab!

Pretty pastels can warm up a cold January evening...

All white with a touch of green works year round, but how elegant on a snowy winter night with lots of candles.

Obviously, an outdoor table in January would not be an option in Omaha, Nebraska, but check this out for a warmer climate... I love the artichokes and also the candles sporting the color of the year.

Another outdoor dining fantasy... How about those grapes?

Doesn't this look festive?

This feels a bit New Years Eve-ish... a celebratory option for sure.

I've never thought of using black on a table, but it sure looks great here!

Adore the patterned plates!

And we've come full circle with another anemone floral arrangement...

Alright people, there you have it. No tft tablescape for January. Perhaps I'll double up for another month? Pinterest saved the day!


Um I just discovered that there is a thing called the most depressing day of the year and it's today. I mean what the heck? I had no idea! Blue Monday is the title given to this most depressing day.  
Check it out here

Perhaps this new discovery is the explanation for my lack of inspiration...
Hopefully these tablescapes have brightened your day.

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Jan 26, 2015

~ anemone love

Well it seems I've become a bit preoccupied with anemones.

Especially white ones.

I don't know how I've never noticed them before!

While putting together a post on tablescape inspiration for January, I came across this image...

And the search for more began...
(thank you Pinterest)

While working on this post, I kept thinking of a floral arrangement I had seen recently with anemones. And finally it hit me... Kyle Robino did some flowers for my SIL!

I adore them!

Super charming and my new favorite.

After posting this sneak peek on instagram this weekend...

 A blogger/instagram friend and artist posted this lovely!
Jeanne McKay Hartmann ~ I Dream Of...
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January tablescapes coming up next...

(Anemone images from Pinterest)

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Jan 22, 2015

~ the color purple

I am not a lover of purple, or I didn't think I was, but when I see how Carolyne Roehm frequently uses purple ~ purple flowers, purple glassware and stemware ~ I am forced to rethink…

This is my favorite ~ that container!

Here are some of the purple flowers in Carolyne's garden...

If I had purple flowers in the garden for the taking, like Carolyne Roehm does, purple would certainly be an easy choice...

And since I'm so pleased with purple, here are a few other images from Pinterest...

Love these antique hydrangea with purple hues...

That image reminded me of my purple hydrangeas from Whole Foods last spring…

Perhaps I was mistaken... 
Pinterest has found the purple-lover in me!

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