Collecting Cranberry Glass

About ten years ago I found a small set of cranberry glass at an antique flea market. A few years later my mother-in-law gave me some of her mother’s cranberry glass. A few more pieces here and there and apparently I now have a collection of cranberry glass.

cranberry glass collection

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Five Common Mistakes to Avoid When Setting a Table

setting a table

One of my favorite things to do is set a table. I love mixing and matching and creating “art” on my table. A nicely set table can make a huge difference in a dining experience and I think how you set a table can affect how much your guests like your food! There are some common mistakes that are made when setting the table and today I am going to share what I think are the five most common mistakes setting a table.

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How to Make Creative Halloween Table Decorations

halloween table decorations

This post is sponsored by JOANN. It may contain affiliate links but all words, reviews, and opinions are mine.

Halloween is a crazy time in our town. We get lots of trick-or-treaters (600+) and costumes and porch decorations are a really big deal. So how could it possibly be that I have never decorated the inside of our home for Halloween? Well, that has finally changed! Today I have made up for many years of neglecting our home on Halloween. I created Halloween table decorations for a dinner party I am hosting for my girlfriends. And I love them!

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It’s Time to Pull Out Your Grandmother’s China

setting the tableIt’s a modern family problem. We all have a set or two of old china.  It belonged to a grandma or a mother-in-law. It’s very sentimental but it’s just not modern. It’s boring and it isn’t what we dreamed of when it comes time to setting a table and entertaining. It’s collecting dust and also creating tons of guilt.

So what’s a girl to do?

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