Dockside Dining with Rod and Rowena

 

Spooky table for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape

Happy Monday!

Rod and Rowena came out of closet for some spooky fun just in time for Halloween!

Dockside Dining with Rod and Rowena | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

Rowena decided to dress up as a witch for Halloween this year,

so she pulled out her favorite sparkly hat.

Halloween tablescape by lake | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

She set a table on the dock so she and Rod could enjoy the view.

Dockside Dining with Rod and Rowena | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

The early morning steam fog added a mysterious and spooky quality and

the weather forecast looked promising with sunshine predicted to return. . .

Steam fog lake | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #fall

Rowena was disappointed when a blanket of the clouds rolled in and there was

no sunshine or blue water views to enjoy while dining.

Dockside Dining with Rod and Rowena | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

Rod is an avid fisherman so he was thrilled to have a cloudy day as it provides

the best cover for fishing as the fish are less likely to be spooked!

Skeleton fishing dock lake Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

Reeling in bone fish is one of his favorite pastimes

and has him grinning from ear-to-ear. . .

Skeleton fishing dock lake Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

Skeleton fishing dock lake Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

He hopes the lake patrol doesn’t come by and ask to see

his fishing license which expired about 100 years ago. . .

Skeleton fishing dock lake Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

Rowena loves to set a festive table!

Halloween table on dock of lake | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

She pulled out a new silvery spider web tablecloth and smiling

Jack napkin rings she found at HomeGoods a few weeks ago.

Halloween table on dock of lake | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

Rowena has a passion for flowers and serves as the in-house florist for Hawthorne Gardens.

Hawthorne Gardens Wicked Beautiful Flowers Tablescape + Rib Tickling Fun | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes #skeleton #garden

She loves some bling and found this sequin jack-o’-lantern box at HomeGoods last year.

Sequin jack-o'-lantern box | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape

She decided it would make the perfect centerpiece for her table!

Sequin jack-o'-lantern flower arrangement Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape

She covered the face openings with a piece of black scrapbook paper,

tucked the handle of the box inside and used an empty plastic

container as vase for flowers.

Sequin jack-o'-lantern flower arrangement Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape

A sparkly spider floral pick added the final touch to the arrangement.

Sequin jack-o'-lantern flower arrangement Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape

Halloween table on dock of lake | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

Rod and Rowena are wine enthusiasts and enjoy a little wine and cheese on the patio

or cocktail on the porch.

Dockside Dining with Rod and Rowena | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

Rowena cackled with glee when she spied a pair of dangly spider earrings

at Walmart a couple of weeks ago.

Dockside Dining with Rod and Rowena | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

Rowena is a champion for spiders and crusades against spider-discrimination.

She donned her favorite ring. . .

Dockside Dining with Rod and Rowena | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

Hung her ‘Witch is In’ Wreath by the table. . .

Dockside Dining with Rod and Rowena | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

And pulled out her new broom. . .

Dockside Dining with Rod and Rowena | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

She’s feeling downright wicked and

thrilled to be out of the closet! <|;>)

Skeleton on dock for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

 I hope Rod and Rowena tickled your funny bone today. ;)

Dockside Dining with Rod and Rowena | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescape #skeleton

Wishing you some spine-tingling and bone-chilling fun on Halloween!

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Weekend Waterview

 

Steam fog Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #fall

Happy Weekend!

Here’s a little weekend waterview from Lake Norman. . .

Steam fog Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #fall

We’ve had a couple of weeks of beautiful fall weather with daytime temps in the 70s

and mornings in the 50s and dipping down to the 40s.

Steam fog Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #fall

I love seeing the steam fog rise from the lake in the mornings

when the warmer water temperatures meet the air,

lending the lake a mysterious quality.

Steam fog Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #fall

This past week we’ve been 10 degrees warmer than average

with daytime temperatures climbing into the 80s again.

Steam fog Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #fall

We’ve enjoyed a little boating over the past couple of weeks. . .

Lola on pontoon | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichofrise

Lola on pontoon | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichofrise

Lola keeps a look out to make sure we know where we’re going

when she’s not supervising from the Captain’s lap.

Lola in Captain's chair | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichofrise

Sophie says the warm sunshine and motor

of the pontoon is the perfect recipe for a nap!

Sophie sleeping on pontoon | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichofrise

American flag on boat | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #flag

We’ve noticed more flags flying on boats in the past couple of months.

American flags on boats | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #flag

Our leaves are starting to turn with pockets of color visible on the shoreline. . .

Steam fog Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #fall

And our Autumn Blaze Maple is the first to turn.

First fall color Maple tree Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #fall

And we’ve enjoyed some brilliant sunsets recently. . .

Sunset Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #sunset

Sunset Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #sunset

Steam fog boat at dock Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #fall

Rain is moving in later today and tomorrow but we hope

to enjoy a little sunshine this morning.

Lola on pontoon | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #boatingwithdogs #bichofrise

Lola and Sophie hope you’re enjoying some beautiful fall weather where you are!

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #LKN #lake #sunset #boatingwithdogs #bichofrise #flag

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DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Cone-copias as fun to make as they are to receive! Crafted from scrapbook paper,

these cones make affordable party favors or double as table decorations to celebrate

Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving.

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

Thanksgiving is a little over a month away and I’m sharing a fun craft

that serves as a party favor or table decoration, Cone-ucopias!

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

This is a fun craft you can do in an afternoon. They come together quickly, working

in an assembly-line fashion, cutting your paper, gluing your cones

and tying on the handles before decorating.

I cut the paper and pleated my ‘cuffs’ while watching TV the night before assembling.

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

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These Cone-ucopias start with a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper

that you can purchase in single sheets or in a paper pad.

You can find every pattern of paper imaginable at Michaels and Hobby Lobby.

These cones are fun to create for any holiday, birthday or celebration!

I made them for Halloween last year and for Easter.

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

Most scrapbook paper and pads comes in 12-inch sheets. I cut the paper into an 8 x 8 inch square,

which becomes the rolled cone or Cone-ucopia.

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

I prefer seeing pattern on the inside of the top of the cone vs. the white back of the paper,

so I glue a 4 x 8 inch piece of my trimmed scrapbook paper

to the back of the 8 x 8 paper with a glue stick.

This is optional or you can use double-sided scrapbook paper to save this step.

Tip: Make sure you have a fresh glue stick as older ones lose their ‘stick’ after a while.

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

You get one cone out of 12 x 12-inch sheet of scrapbook paper.

I like a mix of patterns, so if you’re assembling 4 or more

 cones, you can mix and match different papers without any waste.

From one 12 x 12-inch sheet, cut an 8 x 8 square, a 4 x 8 rectangle and (2) 2 x 12 strips.  

I only used 1 strip per cone, so you’ll have an extra strip and pattern to play with.

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

After gluing your 4 x 8 inch rectangle to the back of the 8 x 8 inch square, roll it into a cone,

overlapping the edges slightly. I used binder clips to form the cone shape

while gluing. To glue the cone I prefer to use a glue gun as it dries almost instantly.

Tip: When using a hot glue gun, have an emergency glass of ice water available in case you get hot glue on your fingers. . . *ouch*

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

After the cones were glued together, I glued some fall ribbon to cover the seam,

which serves as decorative trim and conceals any unsightly glue that might be visible.

Use the ribbon, decorative braid, rickrack or trim of your choice.

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

Use a hole punch on the sides of your cone and thread your chenille stems through the holes,

wrapping the ends to secure it. On a couple of cones I used two chenille stems twisted together.

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

I accordion pleated the 2-inch strips of paper from my trimmed scrapbook sheets,

and glued a pleated paper ‘cuff’ along the top of the cones.

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

You can find all kinds of goodies on the scrapbook aisle of the craft store to decorate your cones.

All the scrapbook stickers as well as fall ribbon were 40% off at Michaels when I was there.

Download their mobile app to your smartphone so you have their weekly coupon when you shop.

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

Fill your Cone-ucopias with some paper shred and Thanksgiving treats!

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

 I’m on a whimsical animal kick with my table this week

 and loved these woodland animal stickers when I spied them.

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

Whooooo wouldn’t be charmed by one of these treat-filled cones as a take-away

gift or table decoration next to their place setting?

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

I embellished some of the cones with pumpkins . . .

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

And filled my Cone-ucopias with some Lindt / Lindor Harvest Assorted Chocolate Truffles,

harvest candy corn and foil-wrapped chocolate turkeys.

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

Thanksgiving Cupcake Toppers with ‘thankful’, ‘grateful’ and ‘blessed’

messages were tucked inside the top of the cones.

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

Have fun and customize the Cone-ucopias to the pilgrims sitting at your table

if you’re blessed to gather together for Thanksgiving this year!

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

I’m joining my blogging friends for a Creative Craft Blog Hop today.

A special “thank you” to our hosts, Andrea of Design Morsels

and Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate for organizing this hop.

You’ll find more creative craft projects at the links below:

Celebrate & Decorate – Minnie Mouse Halloween Swag

Birdz of a Feather – Milk Can Decor

At Home With Jemma – Fresh Handmade Holiday Magnolia Wreath

Debbees Buzz – Thanksgiving Bread Cornucopia

B4 And Afters – White Pumpkin Centerpiece

The Painted Apron – Fall Signs and Spoon Faces

My Hubbard Home – Dollar Store Glitter Candles

Chas’ Crazy Creations – What To Do with Plastic Pumpkins

Purple Hues and Me – Shrinky Dinks Decor

Design Morsels – DIY Felt Ornaments

Home Is Where The Boat Is – DIY Thanksgiving Cone-ucopias

Decorate and More with Tip – Bohemian Tassel Christmas Tree Plaque

BlueSky At Home – Fun Thanksgiving DIY Wood Block Decoration

Zucchini Sisters – DIY Painted Placemats with a Fork Motif

My Family Thyme – Christmas Ornament Reverse Canvas

DIY Cone-ucopias for Thanksgiving | ©homeiswhertheboatis.net #DIY #craft #thanksgiving #scrapbookpaper

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Whimsical Fall Table with DIY Pumpkin-Floral Runner

 

DIY Pumpkin floral table runner and whimsical fall tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

Happy Monday!

It’s always a happy Monday for me when I join my blogging friends

for some flower therapy and Monday Morning Blooms!

You can find my blogging friends’ links to their floral inspiration at the bottom of this post.

DIY Pumpkin floral table runner and whimsical fall tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

We had some beautiful fall weather of this weekend with highs in the 60s and clear blue skies,

a wonderful and welcome change after the soaking rains from

 tropical storm Delta moving through last weekend.

Pumpkin floral table runner and whimsical fall tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

Fall is my favorite season and cooler temperatures and seasonal weather inspired me

to play with three my favorite things.  .  .pumpkins, flowers and dishes!

Hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #garden #flowers #hydrangeas

Endless Summer Hydrangeas have deepened and transformed to a purplish-green hue.

The blooms are ready to dry when they start to feel ‘papery’.

Hydrangeas are sprinkled down the length of the table mixing with small pumpkins,

gourds, mums and Autumn Blaze maple leaves.

DIY Pumpkin floral table runner and whimsical fall tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

This is a favorite method and organic way to create a natural runner for the table,

 placing your elements next to one down the center of the table.

 DIY pumpkin floral table runner | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

Choose your elements to coordinate with your theme or dinnerware,

as in this Pumpkin-Oak Leaf Runner for Thanksgiving or

create an edible runner with pomegranates, artichokes, apples and pears.

Whimsical fall table with animal friends and DIY pumpkin floral table runner | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

There are no rules other than to keep every thing low enough to see over

so as to not interfere with conversation while dining.

DIY Pumpkin floral table runner and whimsical fall tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

Mercury glass votives add a little shimmer and soft glow to the runner. . .

DIY Pumpkin floral table runner and whimsical fall tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

And mums were placed in larger mercury glass candle holders,

filled with water and serving as vases.

DIY Pumpkin floral table runner and whimsical fall tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

I sprinkled some daisy mums throughout the runner.

Small mum blooms will easily last 4 – 6 hours without water.

Use floral water tubes for individual stems as needed and

  arranging your table in advance to prolong the life of the flowers.

Whimsical fall table with animal friends and DIY pumpkin floral table runner | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

Animal friends have donned their party hats and gathered at the table

to celebrate our glorious autumn weather!

Whimsical fall table with animal friends and DIY pumpkin floral table runner | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

Fanciful portraits of animals by Vicki Sawyer provide some whimsy and bring smiles to the table.

A Goldfinch couple and whimsical fall table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

Artist Vicki Sawyer was inspired by an idea she had one day while walking–

“If birds can build nests, then they can make hats”.

Miranda the Duck and whimsical fall table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

Vicki Sawyer’s art was inspired by the natural world:

“I grew up in a charming 1850 home we shared with my grandparents near Pittsburgh, PA. My grandfather, who farmed the land and raised chickens, taught me how to identify plants on our hikes together. My mother’s joy in painting and the arts taught me to be visually aware, and my father’s love for birds kick-started a lifelong curiosity for the expansive beauty of the bird and animal world.”

Miranda the Duck and whimsical fall table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

“My works are seriously painted, but whimsical.”

With over 2,500 paintings of birds and other animals wearing natural hats,

Vicki Sawyer has perfected the art of serious whimsy!

A Goldfinch couple and whimsical fall table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

A Goldfinch couple wear floral top hats. . .

Miranda the Duck and whimsical fall table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

Miranda the Duck is wearing a fanciful headdress of green onions. . .

Bianca the Sheep | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

Bianca the Sheep is pleased to meet *ewe* :) . . .

Whimsical fall table and Bianca the Sheep | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

And the Snow Queen Owl looks regal in her crown of purple thistle!

Whimsical fall table and Snow Queen Owl | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

Table Details:

Vicki Sawyer Plates / Paperproducts Design, Amazon

Harvest Pumpkin Wreath Dinner Plates / Williams Sonoma, used here

Burnished copper chargers / Hobby Lobby, several years ago

Wood chargers / World Market, several years ago

Tablecloth / April Cornell, used here

Flatware / Towle Seville

Copper Mule Mugs / Target, several years ago

Napkins / Pier 1

Whimsical fall table with animal friends and DIY pumpkin floral table runner | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

Visit my flower friends to see their floral inspiration this week:

Pam at Everyday Living

Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

Whimsical fall table with animal friends and DIY pumpkin floral table runner | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

Whimsical fall table with animal friends and DIY pumpkin floral table runner | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescape #pumpkins #hydrangeas

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Alfresco Fall Table with Pumpkins

 

Lakeside fall table with pumpkins | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #pumpkins

Happy Friday!

The remnants of Hurricane Delta moved through last weekend bringing several inches of rain

and we’re drying out and looking forward to some sunshine this weekend.

  Tuesday was glorious and I took advantage of some welcome

70 degree temps and blue skies to enjoy some outdoor dining.

Succulent pumpkin centerpiece and alfresco fall table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #pumpkins

Have a seat and join me at the table, we’re dining with pumpkins!

Alfresco fall table with pumpkins and black and white check | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #pumpkins

A black and white check runner with appliqued pumpkins was the inspiration for the table.

Alfresco fall table with pumpkins and black and white check | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #pumpkins

Harvest Blessing Pumpkin plates from Pier1 several years ago are layered on Buffalo check plates.

Succulent pumpkin centerpiece and alfresco fall table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #pumpkins

And a Succulent-Topped Pumpkin provides a centerpiece for the table.

DIY Succulent pumpkins | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkins #succulents #DIY

Find the easy DIY details to create your own succulent pumpkin, HERE.

Maple tree showing first hint of fall color | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Our leaves typically start to turn around the first week of November here in North Carolina

and the Autumn Blaze Maple is showing the first hint of fall color to come.

I collected a few crimson maples leaves to add to the table.

Succulent pumpkin centerpiece and alfresco fall table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #pumpkins

Amber goblets at the table provide a warm glow. . .

Succulent pumpkin centerpiece and alfresco fall table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #pumpkins

Along with hammered copper flatware.

Succulent pumpkin centerpiece and alfresco fall table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #pumpkins

And pumpkins add some welcome seasonal fall color

on the stone wall of the patio, alongside pots of mums.

Pumpkins and mums on stone wall for seasonal fall color | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #pumpkins

Pumpkins and mums on stone wall for seasonal fall color | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #pumpkins

Pumpkins and mums on stone wall for seasonal fall color | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #pumpkins

Table Details:

Tablecloth and runner / HomeGoods, last year

Harvest Blessings Salad Plates / Pier 1, used here

Ciroa Buffalo Check Dinner Plates / HomeGoods, several years ago, used here

Napkins & Napkin Rings / Pier1, HomeGoods

Wood Chargers / Pier 1

Pedestal / World Market, several years ago

Flatware / Cambridge Silversmiths Jessamine Copper, Amazon

Amber Goblets / Pfaltzgraff

Alfresco fall table with pumpkins and black and white check | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #pumpkins

Hope you’re enjoying some beautiful fall weather this weekend. ♥

Lakeside fall table with pumpkins | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #pumpkins

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Pumpkins and mums on stone wall for seasonal fall color | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #alfresco #pumpkins

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 Metamorphosis Monday

‘When Black Cats Are Seen’ Halloween Tablescape

 

'When Black Cats Are Seen' Halloween Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes

Happy Tuesday! 

In anticipation of Halloween, I’m part of a tablescape blog hop!

You’ll find Halloween table inspiration from 12 table stylists at the bottom of this post.

Witches go flying and black cats are seen Countdown Calendar | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween

A black cat easel provides a countdown to our favorite holiday . . .

Halloween is just 18 days away!

'When Black Cats Are Seen' Halloween Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes

It’s not Halloween without some treats!

Black cat mugs are filled with some nostalgic candy treats at each place setting. . .

Pixy Stix, rock candy swizzle sticks, chocolate foil wrapped Jacks and skeletons,

 mellocreme pumpkins ,candy corn, and last but not least, Cat Tails!

Cat Tails and Halloween Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes

All to fuel us for the Annual Witch Rides October 31st!

DIY Witch Broom | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

 { DIY Witch Broom, easy to conjure, HERE }

Halloween table centerpiece with galvanized tiered tray | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes

A galvanized three tier stand provides a centerpiece for the table.

It’s filled with feather boas, pumpkins, black cats, and a candy corn garland.

Halloween Black Cat table centerpiece with galvanized tiered tray | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes

Orange and black checks are married with polka dots

for a traditional color palette and foundation for the table. . .

Halloween Black Cat table centerpiece with galvanized tiered tray | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes

And tinsel-woven placemats frame placesettings,

more festive than frightening. . .

'When Black Cats Are Seen' Halloween Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes

The quintessential black cats, bats haunted houses, and spider webs border

Wiccan Lace plates found at HomeGoods several years ago,

a short broom ride away.

'When Black Cats Are Seen' Halloween Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes

Beware of Hocus Pocus on Halloween . . .

'When Black Cats Are Seen' Halloween Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes

And the Black Cat’s Hiss.

'When Black Cats Are Seen' Halloween Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes

Sip your bubbly brew from festive black cat straws. . .

'When Black Cats Are Seen' Halloween Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes

'When Black Cats Are Seen' Halloween Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes

Beaded black cat and pumpkin napkin rings hold kitchen towels

masquerading as napkins . . .

Beaded black cat and pumpkin napkin rings and Halloween Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes

Over sized and absorbent to mop

up those inconvenient cauldron spills!

Halloween Black Cat table centerpiece with galvanized tiered tray | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes

Table Details:

Ciroa Wiccan Lace Plates / HomeGoods, several  years ago

Black Cat Mugs / Walmart, recently

Assorted cat figures / Walmart & Michaels (last year & this year)

Hocus Pocus & Black Cat’s Hiss Tins, Cat Countdown Calendar & Cat Straws / Michaels

Tinsel Placemats / Pier 1

Black Stemless Glasses / Libbey, several years ago

Tablecloth, Kitchen Towels, White Chargers / HomeGoods, several years ago

Treble Clef Flatware / World Market, several years ago

Beaded Cat Napkin Rings / MacKenzie-Childs, last year

Witches go flying and black cats are seen Countdown Calendar | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween

“When witches go riding and black cats are seen,

the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween.”

Annual Witch Rides Come One Come All October 31st | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

I’m cackling with glee to be part of Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop this week . . .

Thank you to Chloe of Celebrate & Decorate for organizing this Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop!

Visit via the links below for more spooktacular table inspiration:

Celebrate & Decorate

Home is Where the Boat Is

Panoply

Debbee’s Buzz

Corner of Plaid and Paisley

Our Crafty Mom

The Little Yellow Corner Store

Belle Blue Interiors

Life and Linda 

At Home With Jemma

The Painted Apron

White Arrows Home

Sweet Sensations

Red Cottage Chronicles

'When Black Cats Are Seen' Halloween Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes

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Spooktacular Halloween Tablescape Round Up!

Spooktacular Halloween Inspiration and Tablescape Round Up | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Hallloween #tablescape s#witch #candycorn #centerpiece

Whoooo can believe Halloween is a couple of weeks away?

Happy Owl-oween Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Halloween #tablescape #owl

October seems to have flown by but there’s still time to dust off your broom,

polish your shoes and buy a new hat! <|:>)

I pulled together some Halloween tablescapes from the archives for some spooktacular fun and inspiration!

Click on the links in red to fly over  for the complete post

and the table details and sources. . .if you dare <|:>)

This Way to Trick or Treating

All Hallows’ Eve Tablescape: Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

Witches Tea Party: It’s All About the Treats!

The Witching Hour Halloween Tablescape

Witches’ Brew Tablescape

'If The Hat Fits' Halloween Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes #alfresco #lake

‘If The Hat Fits’ Halloween Tablescape

Cloche Encounters for All Hallows’ Eve

Hawthorne Gardens Wicked Beautiful Flowers Tablescape + Rib Tickling Fun | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes #skeleton #garden

Hawthorne Gardens Wicked Beautiful Flowers Tablescape + Rib Tickling Fun

A Jolly Halloween

Halloween Treats

Witches’ Potion Table

A Happy Owl-oween Table

The Witching Hour Halloween Apothecary Table

Black Hat Society Halloween Table

Tricks and Treats for throwing a Spooky Hallo-Wine Party 

The Witch Is In: Floating Witch Halloween Tablescape

‘Tis Near Halloween Table with Vintage Beistle

‘Witch’ Way To The Treats Halloween Tablescape 

Hawthorne Gardens Wicked Beautiful Flowers 

Candy Corn Centerpiece DIY and Happy HalloWine and Candy Pairing Tablescape

Bone Appétit: Rod & Rowena’s Last Hurrah and Halloween Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #halloween #tablescapes #skeleton

Bone Appétit: Rod & Rowena’s Last Hurrah

I’m thrilled to be part of a Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop tomorrow.

I hope you’ll stop back by for more spooktacular inspiration.

Smiling Skellie Cracker Halloween Tablescape | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #Halloween #tablesetting #Hallowine #tablescape

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Easy to Conjure: DIY Witch Broom for Halloween

 

Annual Witch Rides Come One Come All October 31st | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

Happy Wednesday!

The Annual Witch Rides are just 23 days away. . .

Time to dust off your broom, polish your shoes and buy a new hat!

If you’re in need of a new broom for the Witching Hour,

here’s one that’s easy to conjure!

DIY Witch Broom | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

I picked a crooked limb for my broom from a pile of downed limbs

and branches and gave it a coat of black craft paint.

DIY Witch Broom | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

Next I gathered a partial roll of black mesh left over from ‘Brella, the Floating Witch,

and some back Halloween picks, along with a black cable tie.

DIY Witch Broom | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

I gathered the mesh around the limb and zipped it up with the cable tie,

tucking the picks underneath the tie to hold them in place,

and then cutting off the excess.

DIY Witch Broom | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

I tied a little more mesh to make a knot to conceal the cable tie.

 Crow stake with witch hat | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

Since every good witch loves holiday sparkle, I attached

some orange and black Halloween tinsel garland leftover

from my Halloween Treat Cones.

DIY Witch Broom | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

A sparkly spider pick was added as the final touch, glued under the knot.

DIY Witch Broom | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

This DIY broom assembly took less than 30 minutes,

making me happier than a witch in a broom factory!

Smiling Jack for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

It’s not Halloween without a smiling Jack. . .

Crow stakes for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

And a crow or five. . .

Crow on Pumpkin for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

And a pile of pumpkins, the wartier, the better!

 Pumpkins | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

Pumpkins with crow for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

DIY Witch Broom | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

DIY Witch Broom | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

Crow, pumpkin, smiling JOL for Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

Crow stake Halloween | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Halloween Giveaway! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #tablescapes #recipes #Halloween #witch

The lucky witches and winners of ‘Home is Where the Broom Is’

7th Annual Halloween Giveaway are:

Clara W.  | Sue B. | Patricia S. | Pat S. | Robyn S. | Karen B. | Ann W.

Your goodies are on their way, thanks to all who entered! <|;>)

Annual Witch Rides Come One Come All October 31st | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

Annual Witch Rides October 31st

Come One Come All!

Annual Witch Rides Come One Come All October 31st | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #DIY #halloween

 *Boo!*

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How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece

Learn how to create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece for fall or for your Thanksgiving table.

They’re easy and fun to create and the succulents can be transplanted after pumpkin season.  

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

Happy Monday!

It’s always a happy Monday for me when I join my blogging friends

for some flower therapy and Monday Morning Blooms!

You can find my blogging friends’ links to their floral inspiration at the bottom of this post.

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

Pumpkin Season is my favorite season and I’m sharing a fun DIY in celebration,

Succulent-Topped Pumpkins!

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

Warning:

This project is easy and addictive and will have you returning to the garden center

or ordering more cuttings online to create these centerpieces

for your home or Thanksgiving table!

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

I’ve seen these Succulent Pumpkins all over Pinterest for several years now and

 this project seemed a little intimidating as I didn’t have any experience with succulents.

I’m happy to say that this couldn’t be an easier project for a succulent novice!

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

It does take a fair number of succulents for this project, but the good news is they will last

for months on your pumpkin and when it’s time to trade in your pumpkin

for boughs of holly in December, you can remove them from the moss

and transplant them in another container.

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

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To start this project you’ll need a pumpkin.

Choose one with a low stem or remove / cut your stem without damaging the pumpkin.

You’ll also need  some spaghnum moss or moss of choice.

Sphagnum moss will absorb and hold moisture and which will help cuttings root.

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

You’ll also need some spray adhesive.

Spray the back of your moss with adhesive and place it on the top of your pumpkin,

lightly pressing down to help it adhere.

When you have the moss foundation attached the top of your pumpkin

you’re ready for the fun part, adding your succulents!

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

I used a combination of succulents in pots I found at Lowe’s

and succulent cuttings I ordered online.

Using the cuttings is affordable as you can get a larger variety that way,

and are easy to attach as they don’t have any roots.

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

To attach your succulents to your moss, you’ll need some glue.

I used a hot glue gun, but you could also use a clear gel craft glue.

Note: While the thought of using hot glue on the base or tip of a root cutting

seems cruel, succulents are very resilient and it will not harm them.

Apply a little glue on the base of the succulent to attach it to the moss, it doesn’t take much.

The advantage of using a hot glue over a craft glue is that it dries almost immediately.

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

Start in the center of your pumpkin adding your taller succulents.

Audition them first, laying them out to see how you like your design before gluing them in.

You can leave some of the moss exposed or cover it completely

depending on how many succulents you have.

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

To help fill in the space and to add some additional texture and interest,

I added a few pine cones and some acorns for a touch of fall to my gray pumpkin.

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

When using pots of succulents, remove the dirt from the roots,

cutting away most of the root, while trying not to cringe. :)

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

Place a small amount of glue on the end and press into place onto your moss,

making sure the little roots are covered or tucked out of sight

underneath some larger succulent leaves.

Note: If you have succulents that you can taking cuttings from, allow the ends to dry out

and callous over before adding them to your moss.

If you order cuttings online, by the time you receive them, the ends

will have already dried out and be ready to use.

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

These mini tiger striped pumpkins are fun to create, requiring just a few cuttings!

You can make them in under 5 minutes and they

 would make cute place card holders for Thanksgiving or party favor!

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

After your glue is dry and everything is set, give your creation a mist of water.

Repeat twice a week to moisten the moss and hydrate any new little roots.

  Succulents are more at risk from being over watered than under watered.

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

Treat your Pumpkin Succulent Centerpiece like a houseplant:

Place it by a window or sheltered porch area with indirect/filtered sunlight.

Protect it from freezing temperatures if it’s in a sheltered outdoor area and

keep it away from blowing heat vents indoors,

that would cause temperature fluctuations.

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

When you’re ready to retire your pumpkin for the season,

remove the moss layer of succulents and repot together or separate the plants

and pot individually using a Cactus / Succulent Soil Mix.

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving

Lola and Sophie | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #fall #pumpkin #succulents #DIY

Lola and Sophie says this is a dog gone easy project!

Sophie on porch | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #fall #pumpkin #succulents #DIY

Visit my talented friends to see their floral inspiration this week:

Pam at Everyday Living

Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #pumpkin #succulents #centerpiece #DIY #fall #thanksgiving
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Weekend Waterview from Lake Norman

 

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman Maple tree | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Happy Sunday!

Here’s a little weekend waterview from Lake Norman.

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman Maple tree | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

We’ve enjoyed a week of beautiful Carolina blue skies and crisp fall weather

with mornings in the 40s and highs in the low 70s. . . sign me up for more!

Maple tree | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

The Autumn Blaze Maple is showing the first signs of fall color.

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #boating #LKN

Fall is my favorite time of year and I hope it’s here to stay!

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #boating #LKN

There has been a fair amount of activity on the lake for October thanks to Mother Nature. . .

Kayaks Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #boating #LKN

Taking advantage of the sunshine and warm fall days.

Boating Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #boating #LKN

Sailboat Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #boating #LKN

Sailboat Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #boating #LKN

Lola and Sophie say it’s perfect weather for a boat ride . . .

Lola and Sophie ready for pontoon ride | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #boating #dogs #bichonfrise #LKN

Boating with dogs | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #boating #dogs #bichonfrise #LKN

Boating with dogs | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #boating #dogs #bichonfrise #LKN

And think it’s perfect napping weather too. 🐾🐾

Lola and Sophie napping on pontoon | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #boating #dogs #bichonfrise #LKN

Lola and Sophie napping on pontoon | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #boating #dogs #bichonfrise #LKN

Hope you’re enjoying some beautiful fall weather where you are.

♥ Happy Sunday ♥

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #boating #dogs #bichonfrise #LKN

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