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Monday, November 16, 2015

Fast Fall Dessert and Festive Flowers

Wow! Where did the weekend go? I attended a Bloggy Boot Camp on Saturday and spent part of the day on Sunday working on a DIY project with Mr. Décor. Before you know it it was time for Sunday dinner. We had invited our lovely neighbor over and I needed a dessert fast.

I took a box of spice cake mix and followed the directions for cupcakes. Once they had cooled it was simply a matter of drizzling the cake with caramel sauce and topping it with homemade whipped cream. It was so quick, warm and DELICIOUS!

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Even if your food is something from a box somehow, if there is a pretty table, it just feels like a special occasion.

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I have had this resin container for two years now and have never used it. It was found at a thrift store for $1.

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I decided it was now or never and created a floral arrangement with a grocery store bouquet and a few feathers.

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I was inspired by the still life paintings of the old Dutch masters.

Perhaps next time I will add a bit of kale or an artichoke or two.

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Have a wonderful Monday!

Laura

12 comments :

Lisa said...

Laura,
You were in my neck of the woods for the boot camp! I had no idea that was going on. Was it all kinds of wonderful?
Your table was lovely and I know your neighbor felt so welcome. Great save on the dessert!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Your table looks wonderful! I'm sure that you all had a lovely time and delicious dinner. I love those chargers too. I've had my eye on them at Pier 1 for a couple of years but so far I haven't justified buying them! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Laura,
The muffins look so yummy and I love your table setting. The floral arrangement is gorgeous. I hope you all had a fun time! Thanks so much for the visit today! Wishing you a wonderful day and week.
Julie xo

Vel Criste said...

Your setting is perfect Laura, the flower arrangement is absolutely stunning!

bj said...

O, my new love is Kale..it is beautiful and I'd not thought about using it for a decor...love it.
and some of the best cakes and cupcakes came from a mix...i love semi-homemade...:)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Beautiful table Laura. The chargers are lovely. Soon, we are replacing Fall items for Christmas.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Laura, love your beautiful table and the centerpiece is a special piece. The dessert idea is a good one. Thanks for sharing and also for stopping by today and your kind comment. Have a wonderful week. xo

lynn cockrell said...

First, I am so hungry now that I saw that cupcake and I am going to have to get something to snack on before I go to bed. My, but your table is gorgeous, Laura! That centerpiece is so beautiful in that container. What a find, that container! The feather theme is lovely too. You are so talented, friend. Have a beautiful week!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Such a pretty table! I'd also love to hear more about your blog workshop. You had a very busy weekend to come home and cook for company. Good going!

Leslie Anne

Decor To Adore said...

Hi Leslie Anne,

I joined the bloggy boot camp totally at the last minute and am so thankful I did. It was put on by the Sits Girls. http://www.thesitsgirls.com/ It was held at a lovely country club and a lovely brunch and lunch was included.
Lisa and Leslie Anne,

As an older blogger I am not quite as "with it" in regards to social media as some of the younger millennials. I learned so much and am now considering attending a more DIY/Lifestyle blog specific conference such as Haven.
I also made some great contacts.
As someone who will soon be in their 9th year of blogging I am wishing I had done this sooner.
Laura

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Laura. Amber glassware is my favorite for fall. Love your colorful floral arrangement.
Have a great week.

Debbie Moss said...

Just had to comment how beautiful your table looks also! And don`t even get me started on your beautiful floral arrangement! You are very gifted!!! Sweet Pippin says A BIG HELLO back to you! Debbie Moss