ic Kathe With an E: January 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Winter Warmth Table

We woke up to snow yesterday!  
Not really that unusual when you consider we live in Colorado but, 
last week the temps were near the 70s!
So, today is cold and, I decided to set a table to convey some warmth.
I started with a wool red and black checked stadium blanket as the tablecloth.
Next came a burlap placemat.
I purchased the dishes some time ago online from Boscovs. 
They were clearanced at some ridiculous low price for the 8 piece set.  
The pinecone motif became my theme for the table.
My friend Cuisine Kathleen has the same set of flatware from World Market.
Mine were a stocking stuffer from Santa. 
As were the embroidered napkins.
The goblets are one of my very favorite thrift store finds! 
I got 6 of them for $3.00. They are etched with pinecones and pine needles.
For the centerpiece, I used another thrift store find. 
A worn wooden basket with handpainted pinecones and greens.
I loaded it with some pinecones from Mr. B's parents yard,
as well as a few red pinecones I had in my craft stash and added a tall candle for height.
So pretty with the goblets don't you think? Rustic and elegant on the same table.
On each side of the wooden basket are birch votive holders.
These are very special to me.
My oldest son made these, and many more, 
for the tables at his and his beautiful bride's wedding reception. 
They very sweetly sent me some to use on my tables.
More pinecones were used to hold name cards. 
I left them blank so that I can add your name should you decide to join us for dinner.
Supper will be warm and hearty beef stew, rustic homemade bread, salad and bread pudding topped with cream for dessert.
And let's not forget,
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I always share my tables with 

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life Table Top Tuesday

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for my link party.

Monday, January 28, 2013

You're Gonna Love It - Week 39

Welcome to another fun filled week of showcasing your creativity!
Again, I have to say thank you to you for choosing to party with me each week!
I love seeing my regulars as well as the new friends that stop by!

Before we get started, I want to share something with you that use 
the Blogspot/ Blogger as your platform.
You may have noticed a few weeks again that Blogger made some changes. 
One that annoyed me was that my blog always showed up as a web version. 
Unless a reader/ visitor took the time to scroll down and clicked on 
"View Web Version" they couldn't see my full blog page. 
That meant that they couldn't see my sidebar, my sponsors, my ads, 
my affiliates, not any of it it.  
That irritated me because I knew you were having the same problem. 
Well after some searching I found out how to fix it and 
I am here to show you how to fix it too!

First, make sure you are logged into your blog. 
Click on the View Web Version" and at the top right side, click Design.

See the gear looking thingy under Mobile? Click that.