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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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.
Now you should see 

Template  ›  Choose mobile template

On mobile devices, show a mobile version of your current template.


Click No and then Save

The Mobile should be grayed out and say Disabled across it.
Lastly, go view your blog. It should look like it did before the changes. 
That is what all of your visitors will now see when they stop by. 
Yes!  They will see your full blog again! You are welcome lol!

Now, I ask is that you help to spread the word. 
Post this on all of your Social Media outlets and your blog.  
I only ask that you do credit me with a link back to my blog when you do.  

On to why you are really here!

The most viewed link last week came from a new blogger, 
The Home Girl!

She shared her Thrift Addiction Thursday with us. And boy!  Did she find some sweet deals! 
I encourage you to go visit her blog and show her some love by following her!
And Home Girl, grab yourself an 
I've Been Featured button 
to display with honor and pride!

Now, on with the show!

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.
Please limit your link ups to
just 2 or 3.
I also like to spotlight
some of my favorites on my
Facebook page so,
be sure to follow me over there too!

It would be nice 
if you'd check and
make sure you are not a 
no-reply commenter.
I try to respond to every email and comment 
you leave to me but, if you are a
no-reply commenter,
I can't and that makes me sad.
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.
 I would also 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 only have one rule:
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
(Next Week!)
Anything Goes! 
Just remember, this is a party 
so please, after you link up,
mingle around 
and visit some of the other party guests.

Stop by and visit these other great linky parties this week!
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