Jaw Dropping Halloween Chandelier

Jaw Dropping Halloween Chandelier

With fall arriving so late again this year, I’ve had to hurry-up and get Halloween stuff out of storage and decorate the house. I also added spooky elements to transition from a fall to halloween chandelier in the kitchen.

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Underlining the spine-tingling look, is the Decorate a Chandelier for Fall in 3 Easy Steps from last year.

I’ve embellished the light fixture to accompany a Skeleton at the Feast table set beneath it. It’s all part of this month’s Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop, when I join twenty other stylists presenting festive to fearless seasonal interpretations.

My decorated Halloween chandelier and tablescape offer both tricks and treats for guests at the feast!

Adding a skeleton, skulls and bones is a fast and easy way to create a little campy fun. Let me show you how I did it.

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Finally Fall Season Decor & Activities

Finally Fall Season Decor & Activities

Fall season finally arrived over the weekend — hurrah!

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But the week before, temperatures were still a toasty mid to high eighty degrees. Regardless, I planted mums and placed large pumpkins on either side of the front door and on the back porch. Because company was coming, I waited until the last minute, hoping they wouldn’t roast in the heat.

Hubby and his brother ran Pittsburgh’s annual Great Race. Mr. Buzz has run the 10K many times, but missed it the last two years because we were on vacation in Spain and Greece. It was his brother’s first time running the hometown race.

My sister-in-law and I took the trolley into town to cheer them on. Luckily it was a cloudy morning, which helped keep the temperatures from overheating runners . Afterwards, we walked into Market Square to enjoy brunch al fresco. Later that evening we ate outdoors again at a local brewing, enjoying seasonal flavor beers and delicious BBQ.

Despite the heat, I’ve been delving into fall season crafts, decorating the house, and cheering on our favorite football teams. (more…)

Fall Harvest Table & Apple Napkin Fold

Fall Harvest Table & Apple Napkin Fold

Even though we are having an Indian Summer here in Pittsburgh, the evenings are cool and it’s starting to feel like fall is around the corner. So, it’s perfect timing to set a fall harvest table for this month’s Early Fall Tablescape Hop.

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Hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate, the weeklong hop will include 21 talented stylists sharing their early fall table settings. That’s four to five fun to fabulous tablescapes each day to enjoy!

If you’re a regular subscriber to Debbee’s Buzz, or coming over from Carol’s at Bluesky at Home, welcome! Links to all the tablescapes are updated daily, and listed at the end of this post.

For the fall harvest table, I shopped my own home for everything; including the linens, dishes, flatware, glasses and centerpiece. It was like going on a treasure hunt of my own tableware and decor stash! And, I never had to send hubby into the hot attic to retrieve any pumpkins or other fall decorations from storage. That’s a big project for the end of September.

What’s new, is learning to fold napkins into the shape of an apple. I think they came out really cute and am anxious to see what you think.

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Back to School Table

Back to School Table

It’s been a long time since the boys started kindergarten, headed back to school or even college. Wherever has the time gone?! Labor Day weekend always evokes happy memories of those days. So, I decided to set a back to school table to mark the occasion. back-to-school-table-fleur-de-lis-napkin-fold-buffalo-check

We are fortunate to live in a suburb of Pittsburgh, with a nationally recognized and award-winning public school district. In fact, the schools are one of the primary reasons Mr. Buzz and I decided to build our home here. We were just newlyweds at the time, planning for our future family.

It feels more like a town here than a suburb, with a historic commercial district we call, “Uptown.” Adding to the old-fashioned charm and ambiance is that we are both a Tree City USA and Main Street America community.

Children walk to school; along mostly tree-lined streets with sidewalks. There are no buses. Seven neighborhood elementary schools, two middle and one high school draw students from vibrant neighborhoods.

Seeing the kids heading out, hand-in-hand with their parents, wearing new backpacks and sometimes carrying little bouquets of flowers for their teachers, warms my heart. Come have a seat at the back to school table and reminisce with me.

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Thanksgiving Horn of Plenty Table

Thanksgiving Horn of Plenty Table

This is a busy week for setting holiday tables! Today’s tablescape showcases a large Thanksgiving horn of plenty, overflowing with seasonal abundance. 

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It’s part of the Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate. All week, 21 stylists are sharing tables large and small; simple to elaborate.

And, speaking of abundance, that’s in addition to the 21 other tablescapes in Tuesday’s, Gather ‘Round the Table hop. What a bounty of ideas and inspiration!

On Tuesday, I shared an intimate setting for four in the kitchen. The Birds of a Feather Gather Together Table frequently seats Thanksgiving guests, when the dining room is at capacity.

The main event takes place on a mahogany table with a horn of plenty centerpiece.

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Birds of a Feather Gather Together Table

Birds of a Feather Gather Together Table

Today, I’m my Birds of a Feather Gather Together table is part of a Thanksgiving Blog Hop. Sponsored by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home, the event includes 21 stylists. A bounty of inspiration and ideas!

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If you are visiting from Paula’s Virginia Sweet Pea, welcome to Debbee’s Buzz!

My Birds of a Feather Gather Together table does homage to a colonial ancestor. Peacock was his first name. But to the British, Washington’s spy was known as The Rebel Bird.

A foul fowl in their view, with a price of 500 pounds sterling on his head! Fortunately, Peacock outwitted the Red Coats, and witnessed their surrender at Yorktown.

Family, friends and regular followers are well aware of my passion for all things peacock. They’ve seen the peacock home decor, Christmas decorationsFavorite Things Party, and an Exotic Peacock Tablescape.

Join my favorite feathered fowl at a Thanksgiving table featuring peacock transferware.

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