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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Farm Breakfast Table Vignette

Do you ever have those times where you want to set up a vignette and you have all of the elements in your mind ready to go?  Then, as you go to start pulling it all together, you come across something that total throws everything out the window, and you wind up with something entirely different? That is what happened with this vignette.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
I was totally going to set the table for a fancy and elegant tea party. And then, I saw this:
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
I had purchased this burlap coffee sack at a feed supply store several months ago.  I paid $1.99 cash for it.  Mr. B asked me when I bought it what I was going to do with it.  I said "I don't know but, I've always wanted one and at $1.99 I am getting it" So, I did!
I came across it again as I was looking for the right tablecloth for my fancy table and knew I had to set a Farm breakfast buffet instead.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
I then set this 3-tier galvanized tray set from Sam's in the center. I could see it filled full with croissants, hot biscuits, donuts and fresh fruit.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
A farm table has to have roosters, am I right?  Luckily I had these salad plates in my collection.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
And the colors are perfect!
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
Another rooster to keep the farm theme going.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
My favorite vintage sugar & creamer set.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette

Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
Gibson Everyday coffee mugs are part of a set along with the dinner plates.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
Plain and simple water glasses.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
Red handled flatware and paper napkins in a ball canning jar.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
Small jars to be filled with homemade jams and jellies.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
Maybe I was hungry for some biscuits, gravy, bacon and hash browns? Maybe that is why I decided on this vignette.  Maybe I will do that fancy tea party vignette next week. Or, maybe I will enjoy this one for a bit longer.
Farm Breakfast Table Vignette
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

*New* Listerine Chevron Designs

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Listerine for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Listerine Chevron Designs
Have you heard the news? Listerine just introduced a brand new cute style of packaging that looks so much fancier in the bathroom.  LOVE that it doesn't clash with my decor! 
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I am in love with the all-new and exclusive LISTERINE® (UltraClean & Total Care) bottles featuring oh so on trend chevron patterns that are available for a limited time only at Target right now!
Listerine Chevron Designs
Let's be honest, mouthwash is necessary for good oral hygiene and fresh breath, but, it is not a product that you would normally keep on the counter. Even my favorite, LISTERINE®, which is the #1 dentist recommended mouthwash for a clean and healthy mouth, is kept out of sight in our bathroom until it's pulled out for our morning and evening brushing routines. 
Listerine Chevron Designs
There are four fresh flavors too:  Cool Mint, Fresh Mint, Arctic Mint, and Fresh Citrus. We love the mint ones because we prefer the feeling of minty-fresh breath. And the chevron packaging makes me smile because they fit right in with my decor in the new bathroom!  
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Monday, July 21, 2014

You're Gonna Love It Tuesday

Hi friends! Welcome back to another You're Gonna Love It Tuesday! A fun filled weekly party where you can link up the amazing projects you have created!
Some of you might be new here, HUGS, I'm so happy to have you! I like to share all sorts of things,from crafts to recipes, to gardening and decor! I just know, you're gonna love it here! 
Now, on to the party! Last weeks most viewed came from my dear friend Sarah who blogs at Hyacinth For The Soul.
Sarah wrote about how a chair is so much more than a piece of furniture. That is soooo true! I have a rocking chair that was my mother's.  It's not just a chair to me, it is a piece of her that I find comfort in.  Thanks so much for sharing your post Sarah. Please grab yourself an I've Been Featured button, you deserve it! 
Let's Party!
Here are the really easy party rules: 


Feel free to link up anything you have created.
Recipes, decor, crafts, written or photographed.
Anything you are so proud of you just gotta share it with others.
I will reserve the option of deleting any post that I do not feel fits the
theme of my blog.

I love to spotlight some of my favorites on my Facebook page and pin them to my You're Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest so,
be sure to follow me there too! As always, you don't have to be a follower in order to link up. 
I want you to follow Kathe With An E because you want to, not because it is required.


You can sign up to receive my updates by email right here.
I would love it if you would link back in some way so that others come and party with us. Either grab the party button or add my blog link to your post or on your blog party page. But again, it's not required.


I ask that you please DO NOT link up giveaways, Etsy shops or anything for sale. Save those for the first Tuesday of each month when,
Anything Goes!


Please remember, this is a party. So, after you link up, mingle around 
and visit some of the other party guests.

*By linking up your post, you are giving Kathe With An E permission to use your pictures as a feature on this blog and other social media outlets.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Garden Update

You may remember about 6 weeks ago I shared my little garden. I thought it was time to share an update. Here is what it looked like back at the first part of June
Garden Update
And here it is today:
Garden Update
Full disclosure, I had to replace the closest two tomato plants after a damaging hail storm that occurred just a few days after I took the June photos. 
Garden Update
The farthest tomato plant got some damage but it seems to have benefited from the beating it received! The other two original plants were beat down to a mushy pulp.
Garden Update
Nine cucumber plants came up from the seeds I planted and, after monsoon rains last week and highs in the 90's the past few days, they are going gangbusters! 
Garden Update - Kathe With An E
I got some questions on what is all around the plants.  It is grass clippings from when we mow.  It really helps to keep the moisture in as well as keep the soil temperature more even.  The cucs seem to love it!
Garden Update - Kathe With An E
If you look closely, you can see a couple of Roma tomatoes coming along. 
Garden Update - Kathe With An E
I broke down and bought a trellis for the grape plant the previous home owners had planted and, although it took a pretty good pounding from the hail, it is going strong.  Mr. B is pretty excited about it even though I told him it may be a few years before we see actual grapes. I have seen birds at the bird bath and that makes ME happy!  Hopefully Mr. B beats them to the grapes if/ when they come in LOL!
Garden Update - Kathe With An E
My little Grandchildren garden is doing pretty well considering it is it's first year.  I smile every time I go to water it!
Garden Update - Kathe With An E
Bad photo alert! I was trying to beat the sun before it came over the fence, but you can see I finally have my sign up that I made for the shed at our old house. You can also see the damage the hail did to the fence.  Mr. B says it looks like it's got freckles. The hail actually put small divots into our wood deck!  
Garden Update - Kathe With An E
The star of the garden right now is the planter behind the Grandchilden garden.
Garden Update - Kathe With An E
You have to really look hard to see the blackberry bush I have planted in the center of the container.  I had only planted six very small petunias here and they have taken off!  I'm not sure if it was the hail beating them up or the coffee grounds I was advised to add to bring up the acid level in the soil. I am going to try coffee grounds in all of my pots next year just in case that is it LOL!
Garden Update - Kathe With An E

Garden Update - Kathe With An E

Garden Update - Kathe With An E
There are times when I miss all of the space that my previous garden had, but then I remember how much work it was, and how I really never got to just sit back and enjoy it.  With my new smaller spaces I can relax with a glass of iced tea and not have an aching back!
How are your gardens doing this year?


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Monday, July 14, 2014

You're Gonna Love It Tuesday

Happy party day again my dear buddies!  I hope you all have had a wonderful week/ weekend? It must be the "summer of old friends" as this past weekend, thanks to the power of Facebook, I met up with a girlfriend from high school that I had not seen in 38 years!!  She is such a wonderful liar!  She said I looked the same as I did way back when LOL!  Oh you just know that's why we were such good friends LOL! Promises were made that we get together more often now that we have found each other again!
Speaking of good friends, I love to party every week with YOU, my bestest companions of the interwebs! 
Last week's most viewed post came from the lovely Penny from Penny's Vintage Home
If I had a laundry room as pretty as Penny's I don't think I'd ever complain about dirty socks again! Please grab yourself an I've Been Featured button Penny, you deserve it!


Let's Party on!
Here are some really easy party rules: 



Feel free to link up anything you have created.
Recipes, decor, crafts, written or photographed.
Anything you are so proud of you just gotta share it with others.
I will reserve the option of deleting any post that I do not feel fits the
theme of my blog.

I love to spotlight some of my favorites on my Facebook page and pin them to my You're Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest so,
be sure to follow me there too! As always, you don't have to be a follower in order to link up. 
I want you to follow Kathe With An E because you want to, not because it is required.


You can sign up to receive my updates by email right here.
I would love it if you would link back in some way so that others come and party with us. Either grab the party button or add my blog link to your post or on your blog party page. But again, it's not required.


I ask that you please DO NOT link up giveaways, Etsy shops or anything for sale. Save those for the first Tuesday of each month when,
Anything Goes!


Please remember, this is a party. So, after you link up, mingle around 
and visit some of the other party guests.


*By linking up your post, you are giving Kathe With An E permission to use your pictures as a feature on this blog and other social media outlets.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Legend Of The Sand Dollar

The Legend of the Sand Dollar
When I was gathering items for my beach mantel decor I ran across some ceramic sand dollars that I had picked up, somewhere, sometime.  I don't even remember where they came from!  Does that happen to you? 
The Legend of the Sand Dollar

The Legend of the Sand Dollar

The Legend of the Sand Dollar
When I saw them, I remembered, that many years ago, my mother had a shadow box with a real sand dollar in it with a poem that was on the wall in the hallway of our home.  I remembered walking past it many times and stopping to read it. I knew, when I found my faux ones, that I wanted to create a tablescape with the legend of the sand dollar poem as my inspiration.
The Legend of the Sand Dollar
I used my go-to thrifted woven placemats and then layered on an oversized dinner plate I got at Goodwill several years ago. 
The Legend of the Sand Dollar
They are an off white and there is a very thin brown band around the edge.
The Legend of the Sand Dollar
A rounded edged square salad dish comes next, with a sand dollar placed on top along with a copy of the poem.
The Legend of the Sand Dollar

The Legend of the Sand Dollar
Flatware from Bed Bath & Beyond and a fringed napkin and woven napkin ring, both from World Market, on the left.
The Legend of the Sand Dollar
With thrift store goblets, that reminded me of water bubbles, on the right. 
The Legend of the Sand Dollar
Each place setting also has its own shell with sand and a tea light candle next to it.
The Legend of the Sand Dollar
For the centerpiece I filled a large round vase with sand and sea shells and a chunky pillar candle.
The Legend of the Sand Dollar
Anchored on each side with teal candleholders from World Market.
The Legend of the Sand Dollar

The Legend of the Sand Dollar

The Legend of the Sand Dollar

The Legend of the Sand Dollar
Here is the The Legend of the Sand Dollar poem for you to print out if you'd like:
The Legend of the Sand Dollar
Beautiful isn't it?  Now you can see why I remember it so fondly!

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