Festive, but Simple 4th of July Tablescape

July the 4th is one of many fun times to live on the lake as we celebrate Independence Day! We typically have family visit for several days, so we create great memories of swimming, boating, fishing, eating, telling family stories (that are more exaggerated each year), and a lot of laughter.

So back to my tablescape . . .

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Autumn Tablescape

I just love fall — the cooler nights, carving pumpkins, drinking warm cider, smelling freshly baked apple pies, wearing cozy sweaters, and oh the brilliant colors as the foliage explodes with shades of red and orange! Until this last year, I was a school administrator and thus never had time to decorate for fall. Now that I am retired and doing education consultant work, I have more time and enjoy decorating our home for different seasons. My father passed away on July 27, 2017. I miss him, but know I will see him when I get to Heaven. Dad had several old cars and trucks. He loved to restore old vehicles. This container (oblong metal box in the photo above) is the toolbox (behind the driver’s seat) in one of three of trucks Dad had behind his barn. I believe the truck is from the 1940s.
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Chandelier Makeover

“They” say you are suppose to discard items you have not used in the last year, 🤨 but not me! 😆 I just love this light fixture and hung on to it for several years. We bought it on clearance many years ago and used it in our daughter Emmy’s bedroom when she was a child. At the time, it was gold. When Neal helped me create my craft room, I dug this out of the attic and decided to use it. I bought a can of pink spray paint (spray paint transform junk to jewels) and VOILA! Don’t you just love how it turned out!

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How to Make a Chalkboard from an Old Cookie Sheet

This was a fun little project! Neal brought home this treasure for me. Yelp, we love thrift stores! It was an old and dirty cookie sheet. 😳

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