September 13, 2018

fall sweet fall

Perfect white pumpkins are my favorite. I’ve got them scattered around on the table and on the mantle. Real pumpkins bought early are a good investment to me, since they last all the way through up until Thanksgiving.

What kind of pumpkins are your favorites?

Isn’t this sign cute? I spotted it at Joann Fabrics and had to take a snapshot of it because it mentions all my favorite things about fall!

Here’s a not-so-typical fall wreath I spotted at Roger’s Gardens…

and white hydrangeas look great any time of year!

 ciao! fabiana

September 12, 2018

a favorite new magazine

Country Sampler’s Farmhouse Style is a new magazine that’s instantly become one of my faves! I think you’ll love every issue too because they’re filled with hundreds of gorgeous photos and so many great ideas.

You may have noticed I’ve been a contributor to Country Sampler’s Holiday Decorating issues, and I also have a cute holiday tablescape and my gold magnolia wreath being featured in the Christmas Decorating issue, coming out soon!   

Farmhouse Style magazine is filled with creative decorating tips to create the farmhouse-style home of your dreams! Not only that, but each issue features tours into beautiful farm-style homes and special articles for hosting backyard picnics, weddings and more!

Farmhouse Style recently shared this really fun project with me, and I wanted to share it with all of you.

This is such a cute way to enhance your next tablescape with the charming textures of faux vintage-tin ceiling tiles that are turned into place mats. Such a cute idea!

(You can check out the whole article in Farmhouse Style’s Autumn 2018 issue)

Here’s what you’ll need for this easy project:

·    2'x4' vinyl ceiling panels*
·    Off-white chalky-finish paint
·    Brown or rust chalky-finish paint
·    Paintbrush
·    Sandpaper
·    Matte waterproof spray sealer

Cut a 2'x4' vinyl galvanized-finish ceiling-tile panel into several approximately 12"x18" place mats. (This panel design yielded four place mats vertically along the short side.)

Dry brush over each place mat with off-white chalky-finish paint, leaving small areas of the metal tones underneath exposed. Let dry.

Lightly dab the corners and outer edges of the place mat with brown or rust chalky-finish paint. Then, lightly brush over the entire place mat, using minimal paint. Let dry.

Lightly sand random areas to expose the metal tones underneath. Finish with a matte waterproof spray sealer.

*Alternatively, small decorative backsplash panels that replicate vintage tin ceiling tiles would also work.

There are so many fun ways to mix textures for country-style success. In Farmhouse Style, you’ll see designs using weathered barnwood and shiplap siding, galvanized metal and wooden troughs, cozy throws and braided rugs, all in one great magazine.

I love their features on how to make the most of flea-market finds. They offer great tips for repurposing items like old tin trays and beautiful dishes, wooden crates, reclaimed barnwood and more for uniquely vintage accents.

One of my favorite things in this magazine are the good-to-the-last-bite recipes featuring farm-to-table freshness and old-fashioned family dishes.

If you're interested in subscribing to this quarterly magazine, visit Farmhouse Style Magazine to start your own Farmhouse Style subscription today, or check them out at your favorite supermarket or book store. 

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 ciao! fabiana

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Cover photo by little ol' me!

September 10, 2018

favorite fall tablescapes

The subtle colors of autumn work nicely when a table is simply set with pretty vintage plates, glassware, napkins and natural seasonal accents. Soft greens and whites look great with just a touch of amber and gold.

I love how cozy candlelight scattered on the table expands the ambiance of the party and makes everyone feel more cozy during those cool autumn days and nights. I love to create a low-profile arrangement the center of the table to keep the conversation flowing.

The key to hosting a successful gathering is to plan your tablescape a few days ahead. Lay out your plates, glassware, napkins and everything beforehand and you’ll have more time for family, friends and memories. It's really easy to pull a beautiful tablescape all your elements in place.

These are a few of my favorite tablescapes from the last couple of years. You can see a few similarities in them, but usually I love to really change things up!

Do you have a favorite look for the season?

I'm so happy it's finally fall!

 ciao! fabiana


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