My family and I live in a teeny, tiny condo. I think it’s karma for something bad I did in another life or something. I NEED more space. Not just because we are tripping over each other in our home, but because I love to entertain and decorate for the holidays and seasons. It’s hard to do when you live in a “shoebox” and don’t have a yard. Oh the things I could do if we had a bigger home…
I always joke with family and friends that there is a Martha Stewart wannabe trapped inside of me. I have so many wonderful ideas I’d love to execute in our home but we simply don’t have the physical space to do them.
Take for example entertaining. I’m the type of person who would go all out making name cards for the place settings, play music in the background to create a mood, have a lot of candles lit and anything I can think of to make guests feel at home and like they are at a fancy restaurant.
My Pinterest account is chuck full of decorating and entertaining ideas. I want to do them all! Maybe some day I’ll be so lucky.
We don’t have a dining room. Well, we do but it’s the only area our family can eat so it’s more so an extension of the kitchen. We don’t have a beautiful dining room table but rather a rickety old kitchen table set that was handed down to us from our mother in law. Instead of a gorgeous, shiny, dining room set I have a set with the sheen faded off and cat scratched on all the legs of the chair. You make due with what you can, right?
I was asked to compete in a “tablescape” challenge from Corningware and Corelle. They asked me and other bloggers to create a beautiful tablescape and share it with our readers. They will also be picking the best tablescapes to be re-created in local Corningware, Corelle and More stores.
CorningWare, Corelle and More outlet stores are the place to find everything you need to prep, cook, bake and display your handiwork this holiday season. The stores carry all your favorite brands including Corelle, CorningWare, Pyrex and Snapware.
I know I am not as talented as others, nor am I great at capturing photos, however it sounded like a fun idea. I was up for the challenge!
I was sent a gift card and asked to visit my local Corningware, Corelle and More store to pick up goodies for my tablescape. I was tempted to purchase Christmas items but I ended up going with a fall theme since it’s the fall here in the Northeast and it could be used for a fancy fall dinner, Halloween and Thanksgiving (although for Halloween I’d add some creepy accessories like spiders and severed fingers – LOL! Just kidding).
I had a vision in my mind. I went up and down the aisles of my local store to find just what I was looking for. I found some beautiful dishes with a fall leaf theme. In fact they had plenty of beautiful designs, but I wanted to keep it a “fall” theme. The next time I go back I am going to pick up a white embossed set that I also fell in love with. The other set would look great for a winter/Christmas tablescape.
I felt like a kid in a candy store. There were so many things I wanted to buy but I had to keep my tablescape a priority. If you happen to visit one of the stores be forewarned… you’ll want it all! LOL!
While I was there I picked up a few accent pieces too like a butter dish (we don’t have one) and some cute salt and pepper shakers. To complete the look I picked up some pieces I already owned.
This is what I came up with.
I think it turned out pretty good.
I have some serving pieces too that I thought were great to serve a meal with. The bright and cheery colors remind me of fall. One of the pieces in the set (a turquoise piece) was in the fridge at the time I took this picture.
The serving pieces, butter dish, roll dish and dishes are from Corningware and Corelle. The glasses, flatware and a few accent pieces were also from the Corningware, Corelle and More store.
The table cloth is upside down. I had purchased it BEFORE I picked up the dishes for my tablescape and it didn’t match so I flipped it upside down so it was white with faint images of leaves on it.
Someday when we finally have a dining room table I am going to play around with tablescapes until I can perfect it. Things like this make me happy. I am legitimately thrilled when it comes to doing things around my home to make it look nice and welcoming not only for guests but also my family. After all, family deserves nice things too.
If you would like to try your hand at a tablescape and would like to pick up new dishes, flatware and serving pieces, visit your local Corningware, Corelle and More store. To find a location near you visit http://www.shopworldkitchen.com/stores. You can also check them out on Facebook.
Corningware, Correlle and More has generously offered to give a lucky reader a $250 gift card to Corningware, Corelle and More. PLEASE NOTE that the gift card will ONLY work in the Corningware, Corelle and More store. It will not work online. Please check the above link to make sure there is a location near you.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on October 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
To enter please comment on this post and tell me what kind of tablescape you would like to create OR why you would like to win this gift card?
For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.
*I received a gift card to purchase items to create my tablescape. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.