Friday, October 31, 2008

Jack-O-Lanterns Burning Bright

May Jack-o-lanterns burning bright
Of soft and golden hue
Pierce through the future’s veil and show
What fate now holds for you.
~Author Unknown

Although our Jack-o-lantern isn't burning bright, just yet (we haven't even gotten around to carving her), she has been sitting pretty on our dining room table for the past couple of weeks.

Above is our Fall (October into November) tablescape featuring fabulous fall colors and the leaves and pumpkins of the season.

Love this ribbon I found a few years ago with its lime green, orange, and yellows.

And what a simple centerpiece, a pumpkin tied with ribbon set prettily in a basket filled with moss and leaves. I had debated either glittering pumpkins (which is the new big thing this season) or poking pumpkins with tons of little daises, but to be totally honest I just ran out of time. Maybe next season. :)

I love the sheer leaves pictured above. I also purchased these a few years ago (from Hobby Lobby) and have found that I can use them to decorate both formal and fun fall tablescapes.

Full view of the tablescape. It only took me about 10 minutes to throw together and believe it or not I didn't have to purchase anything for it. (That's my kind of decorating!) It was all stuff we already had lying around the house or stored, etc.
And in case anyone is wondering, no we never actually sit at our table. And although I would love to entertain more and show off the table creations to those besides my blog readers, I actually never have the time. Oh well - maybe some day. :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

"Knot" much going on ...

With not much going on in my life lately (besides work), I feel as if I haven't blogged about anything non-work related in some time. (About the only highlight in a long time was a camp out and camp fire in my sister's backyard this past weekend. We had a great time and so did my niece and nephews. They even slept through the entire night - in the tent. Amazing as it got quite cold and damp. Although my littlest nephew, who is 2, kept on pointing to and saying "house?" when it came time for bed - as if to say, why are we sleeping outside when we have a perfectly good house right over there?! Too cute.)

Anyhoo, with not much happening, now is the perfect time to highlight the photos from the recent "the knot" wedding network which took place in Philadelphia in early September. I was asked by Kendall with Eclatante Design to provide pinwheel party favors. The event was "green themed" and thus the color green was utilized in the pinwheel design. This custom design was also printed on recycled paper and our pinwheels sticks are already eco-friendly as they are made to deteriorate very quickly and are 100% biodegradable - unlike wooden dowel rods.

These handheld pinwheels were placed into wheat grass trays at the registration area. The knot logo was utilized on both the inside and outside of the pinwheels along with butterflies. I think they turned out pretty darn cute. For more photos (provided by Mike Kehr photography) see below. Although I wasn't able to attend this event in person, I vicariously attended this event through photos. It was certainly a "WOW" filled event. I've heard that photos will soon be posted on the knot website and there will also be a feature on this event in the next knot magazine - due out at news stands in early December. :)