Whatever the size, style or type of table, the center always calls for attention.


I love creating table centerpieces and table settings for everyday living. I’m inspired by the beautiful tablescapes seen on social media which challenges me to create intimate tablescapes for two and modest centerpieces.  My goal is only to have fun, share ideas that you may find delightful and to pull ideas from to create for your home.  Hope you enjoy.  And thanks again for stopping by.

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Thanksgiving in the Garden.   Having an intimate Thanksgiving dinner in the garden for just two.  A perfect time to give small gives as tokens of love, thankfulness and appreciation to that special someone. 

The end of Summer 2018 is here. I wish I could make it last forever.  This is my tropical exotic farewell to summer.  You can see the video on the YouTube channel #endofsummertablescape    Also visit the other participants of the  #endofSummerTablescape collaboration hosted by Diva Designing on a Dime with Kimberly Davis on YouTube.  Thanks and enjoy!  

Taking the pages out of a book and bring it to reality. That’s what I tried to accomplish with this lovely Afrocentric Dining Room.  It’s small quaint, charming and most all welcoming from the book “The Spirit of African Design”.  You can see a quick video on YouTube called Time for Tea.     Thanks and enjoy!

Summer is finally here when I bring out the Coastal décor.  The Seaside Tablescape was done earlier this month (see below) but I needed a centerpiece for the dining room table. Using a hurricane vase or apothecary jars the decision left me in a quandary.  You can also see the quick video on my YouTube channel: Part III Coastal Décor    Thanks and enjoy!

A Father’s Day setting while enjoying the sunny weather.  Cheers to Father’s Day. Tablescape and Bar Cart Styling just for him. Please check out the YouTube video to enjoy: Father’s Day Tablescape & Bar Cart Styling.  Video link    Thanks and enjoy.

If you can’t go to the beach and enjoy the sun, sea and sand why not bring a little seaside coastal décor into your home.  Click on the YouTube channel to view a Seaside Tablescape / Whimsical Casual setting for two.    Thanks and enjoy.

A casual outdoor setting for mother and daughter to celebrate Mother’s Day.  The décor inspired by Afrocentric and Tropical accents.  To see more please visit my youtube channel:   Click video “Afrocentric Tropical Outdoor Setting”….Thanks and enjoy!

Do you love orchids? For me it is the ultimate flower. It’s the perfect finishing touch for any décor. See how I use faux orchids in casual settings…Visit my YouTube channel:  and watch: How to decorate using faux orchids.   Hope you enjoy. 

Bring Spring indoors with a whimsy collection by Fitz and Floyd: The Cockatoo collection. Adding more whimsy with colorful prints and other items makes this tablescape fun and playful: See YouTube channel   Spring Whimsy Casual Tablescape

Time to Refresh the Patio for Spring 2018…Inspired by a fabric print by Keith Mallet called “Celebration” and sunshine yellow, a love for lemons, and a Caribbean vibe. It’s time to Celebrate Spring 2018.  See YouTube channel   Welcome Spring Patio Refresh

Funny how a placemat can change your whole day.  I fell in love with a set of rooster placemats and set a farmhouse inspired tablescape. See YouTube channel   Farmhouse tablescape

Afrocentric Table Setting for two. Using one yard of vibrant, colorful African print fabric to create a runner, and 2 round placemats for a table for two. See YouTube channel   Afrocentric inspired casual tablescape.

It’s Sushi for two in a Japanese Garden Setting. Enjoying outdoors in the garden. See full post Table for Two  and see YouTube channel Table for two – Intimate settings

An African fabric print called “It Takes a Village” was my inspiration for our Fall Tablescape. Setting an Afrocentric scene. To see full post: It Takes a Village     to see full video please visit my youtube channel     -Afrocentric Fall Tablescape It takes a village


A Tropical Trio:  From inspiration to Reality:  Create a quick and simply DIY Summer Tropical Arrangement

Tropical and animal prints creates an Afrocentric vibe for a Safari inspired outdoor retreat : See full post : My Happy Place


Sweet Sensations:  A sweet modest setting in tones of white, cream and silver. Monochromatic for a small bistro table. White pitcher with cream Amaranthus floral stems.  Accents of silver pillar holders and a white ceramic parrot. sweetsensations



Silver Dollars and Sweet Tweets for a January Centerpiece:  Nature inspired. Painted branches for a Birch Bark effect. Holes drilled for floral stems and tea-lights.silver-dollar-and-birch-bark-centerpiece

Silver and Gold for Christmas: Using silver and gold accents with flocked pine sprays  and a candle centerpieceSilver and Gold Christmas decor

Fall Parrot-dise:   Dick Hsiao Parrot candlesticks highlights a small Fall floral seed arrangement Fall2016centerpiece

Wine Tasting Centerpiece:  Using a wine corks with a decorative wooded letter to create a flower vaseWineTastingCenterpiece

Gardenia Centerpiece:  Gardenias filled on a serving platter. One of my favorite centerpieces.GardeniaCenterpiece2016

Pitcher Perfect Collection:  White pitchers and Ironstone pitcher collection. A timeless all season vignette and centerpiece. CollagePitchercollection

Happy Hearts and Butterflies:  On the spur of the moment, a wild and crazy centerpiece for Valentine’s Day 2016 4ValDay2016

New Year…Old Habits:  Happy New Year 2016: Silver Dollars, Crystal stems, Pearls, Mother of Pearl and gold floral leaf sticks. Featured with Table Runner golden chenille with Ethnic AppealHapNewYr2016

Golden Chenille table runner was donated for a charity event then given to charity

A Merry little silver and red Christmas 2015: Reindeer and Snowflakes 7644RISChristmasCenterpiece

Sea Shells:  Originally posted on .  Beautiful Orchid rising in the midst of the sand, shells and glass stones.


(Note: Shell centerpiece has been donated to charity in 2016)

Pitcher This:  Featured on  I think is one of my favorites. Sunflowers and the classic simplicity of Ironstone China is timeless.Ironstonechina

Fall Harvest Table Runner:  2014 Fall Harvest centerpiece features a bounty of rich earthy colors of fall foliage on a beautiful table runner of wheat prints.  White pumpkins are my favorite fall décor choices. CollageFallHarvestC

Note: Pumpkin, table runner and small ceramic turkey has been donated to charity

2015 Fall Centerpiece:  Using the same fall foliage I created a Hurricane vase centerpiece for a completely different look.2015Fallcenterpiece

Christmas Poinsettias and Palms:  Palm trees swaying in the wind is just one beautiful aspect of Florida’s landscape. Life under the palms.  Silver Palm Tree bowl and candlesticks are by Godinger. CollagePalms

Wild Side:  The Boston Fern. Wildly beautiful in my opinion.  Featured on a quilted reversible animal print table runner.  BostonFern


Ready – Set – Go-Happy July 4th:   Red Poppies and Amaranthus: It’s no secret that my favorite color is red. It’s the source of energy for me.  White pitcher is Ironstone China.  PoppiesWisteria

The delicate Kentia palm leaves tops the cutest Cockatoo centerpiece by Fitz and Floyd. Originally posted on another blog.  Playful Imagination.  Featured on a zebra inspired table topperCollageCockatoo



Love birds :   In a garden surrounded by spring florals and a berry wreath accented with pearls.  Featured on a linen embossed table runner accented with Swarovski crystals and bullion fringe. Lovebirdsann2015


Fountain of Youth:  Imaginary crystal waterfall flowing from a candle-scape.FOY12

Before changing the Fountain of Youth centerpiece I wanted to create another fun centerpiece using this cute little Toucan figurine and adding a tropical Heliconia stem. The rhinestone brooch leaves gives the right amount of sparkle.Toucancenterpiece

Proud Baby Turkey Centerpiece: Using berry floral sprays in place of feathers. Accented with Boston fern leavesCollageProudbabyturkey

Botanical Green Centerpiece and Runner:  Using a beautiful large ceramic pitcher as a vase to house large burlap flowers.  Featured on a botanical print runner, fabric by Tommy Bahama Ruffle Table Runner