One thing to my fellow bloggers...nearly had a heart attack when I signed on this morning to feedburner to change my delivery time to my subscribers and saw my thousands of subscribers GONE! Apparently this is a known problem that they are working on...so don't be alarmed if you sign on and see the same thing.
Batch one of my flowers ready for their makeover.......
Containers galore and here we go!
A big bag of moss to the rescue....
And we are done.....time to bring them inside
Finding their new "homes"
All the silver getting wrapped up in pretty napkins...
Guess whats getting hung!!!! My new chandelier.............
Using the sideboard as a buffet for the dinner plates
And my new sconces got put up in the living room....well two of them, rest this week!
Got a mirror hung behind buffet
Moving to the front of the house........
Of course I decorated the front of the house too....simple but I think very pretty
Loving the new softer colors of pumpkins...white, celadon and a pale melon....such neat colors!
Love "dressing up" a vanity with all kinds of pretties........
Don't you love my new little cherub soap dish! Just added it to my online store.....
Peek into the pantry which was being used as a bar
One of my guests sent me this magnificent floral arrangement, its about 3 feet tall!
Surprise! Got my new chandelier up in the dining room and its perfect!!!!! I really love it.....brought down a pair of lamps from guest room just to use for the night
Another surprise...got my new sconces up in the living room....LOVE them!
Stunning aren't they?
The room is far from done, you have to imagine it with the right chairs, getting a mantle finally and the gorgeous chinoiserie paper that will grace the walls
Used this small English console as a table to hold the appetizer plates
First tray getting put out....sushi always one of the first things to go
I had a small round table for a few stationary appetizers and we had passed hor deuvres too (thankfully some left over for a serious eating session later today)
Icing on the cake...waking up to some goodies waiting to be opened, flowers enough to open up my own little florist and a box of chocolates from one of my favorite shops..........
Look at the mini bananas in this arrangement!
So that's a wrap for how things were on Saturday leading up to my family party. It was a lot of fun, all except for my poor sore feet that are paying the price of standing on them for too many hours so I will prop them up and take it easy today (of course while I am picking at all the leftovers lol). Hope you enjoy your day...gorgeous fall weather over here, loving it! Now excuse me while I go take inventory of the leftovers............(absolute best part of a party)!