Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Owl Always Be With You!

If ever there is tomorrow 
when we're not together,
there is something you
 must always remember.  

You are braver than you believe, 
stronger than you seem, 
and smarter than you think, 
but the most important thing is,
 even if we're apart...
I'll always be with you.
                                                      Winnie the Pooh

~ Happy 99th Birthday, Mother ~

Well over a hundred years old, 

this oak table now sits in my

 sister's dining room.

As a little girl, my sweet mother

and her siblings spent many hours 

playing under their mother's oak table.

My sister and I played under this table too.

Little girls pretending or dressing paper dolls.

Oh the stories these old legs could tell 

of family meals through the years

and children at play beneath these old table legs. 

Four generations later,

little ones still delight in the magic

beneath the big old square oak table 

that has been in our family 

all these many years.

In honor of my 

mother's October birthday, 

I created a mini tablescape 

on this family heirloom to

 celebrate the occasion.

A single setting for the

wise matriarch of our family.

Black and White

With Orange Delights

A Wise Ole Owl

Touch of Plaid ~ Dots ~ Stripes

Paisley Ringed 

in Rattan

Checkered Bows

Round the Stand

This cleverly painted lazy Susan sits atop

the old oak table during the month of October.

Last fall at the annual 

Round Top Antique Market Days,

I came upon a booth full of vintage items

embellished with seasonal decor.

My sister has the collector gene too.

I collect dishes; she vintage 

wooden kitchen items.

I knew she would appreciate 

a few of these charming pieces.

Rolling Pin ~ Pestle

All you DIY girls  

take note of these cute ideas.

Join me Friday for all the details about

the edible centerpiece of this tablescape.

Foodie Friday  

@ Rattlebridge Farm

You're sure to smile

with delight at how easy it all is.