Fancy Friday Hats ~ Kentucky Derby Style

And so we didn't.  Kristin made hers... And, I made mine... On our first evening at the GE Momsperience we were treated to hat making led by the lovely ladies from Dee's Crafts.  What a treat. It was fun to get to know everyone's personal style and flair right off the bat!                               Word on the street or at least in the 21c Museum Hotel is that later on … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday~Favorite Projects

The snow is melted (in some parts) and the crocuses are peeking their heads.  What does that mean? Time to get inspired to create!  We wanted to share a few of our favorite projects right now. Always on the hunt for a new wreath to grace our doors, this project from Beautiful Nest would be delicious with a rose or yellow velvet ribbon for the Spring.  It's all about texture. We love these burlap rosettes from FabuLESSly Crafty.  Anything burlap makes our hearts sing. Since we have a thing for chalkboards...and … [Read more...]

Gift Wrapping & Organizing Tips

Gift wrapping is one of my favorite things to do.  I love the creative process of selecting ribbons, bows and wrap.  I love preparing my gift for presentation and thinking of the anticipation the look of it will bring. The chaos I create when creating or particularly when gift wrapping...well let's just say, this is an area that I have worked hard on to change.   This year I found buckets, baskets and totes to calm my creative chaos.  Because you see I have a history... One of Kristin and my favorite old stories is … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks again for joining us at LoveFeast Table!  We have enjoyed sharing our virtual table with you & are thankful that you've stopped by to visit us!  We are so thankful for all that we've learned this year on our blog, for our readers and for all the friends we've made! With the holidays just around the corner we invite you to join us at the table in December while we host a virtual Cookie Exchange with 12 days of guest food bloggers, cookie recipes & tips for savoring the holidays! Have a wonderful … [Read more...]

Velvet Pumpkin Thanksgiving Mantel Decoration

After gathering up my supplies the other day I was fully prepared to "mantel-scape".  This year I came across what I think is a "find".  These delicious velvet pumpkins by Plush Pumpkin. This is what I started with, my scaled down freshly dusted simple mantel. Then I added some love. The trompe l'oeil effect of the painting and the pumpkins is kind of fun. The newly decorated mantel ended up adding a cozy warmth to my living room, even from afar. Our contest to win a trio of Plush … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Mantel Decorations Gathered

Yes, it's true, I have always been a sucker for yummy textures and pretty scraps.  Burlap, fuzzy cords, and thick beautifully died yarn make my heart sing.  I'm not a seamstress.  I'm a gatherer.  I have fabric, yarn, bits and scraps waiting to be transformed. And, purple thistle.  Does this make you think about a Thanksgiving mantel?  Well, not right off the bat.  But, I think that decoration is most interesting when it's unusual. Here's a more traditional gathering of browns and oranges.  The Chinese Lanterns … [Read more...]

31 Days To Savor~Fall Planter Decorating

This year I have the easiest trick to bring your summer planters from summer to fall for our 31 Days To Savor series. Every year I take a sunny fall day and shift my porch from summer to fall.  It is a day I savor to be outside and to be creative. Here is what I did this year to my porch planters.   At the end of the summer season I am sorry to say this is what my planters were a little sad and thirsty!  Since my plants were looking so tired, I didn't waste my time or create a mess by pulling the plants out.  I … [Read more...]

Vintage Door Made Into A Desk

While we were together in Baltimore this past August, Kristin and I put together this introduction video for our first LoveFeast Table project.  The project involves taking an old reclaimed or vintage door and re-purposing it into a custom made desk or table.  As Kristin shares in the video, vintage doors made into desks or tables are part of our LoveFeast Table history.  So, here's a bit more of the vintage door story~enjoy a little of our story and the video highlights of our project! Here's a bit of a look at the finished … [Read more...]