Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Lazy Way to Decorate

Last week when I added the few little fall decorations that I put out, I knew that the sideboard in the dining room was going to need a little more. I've been seeing so many cute ideas on blogs, and I wish I had time to do some of these projects, but to be honest, I'm doing good to do the necessities around here!
So I'm taking the lazy way out...adding to the sideboard decor with a plate I found at TJ Maxx! All I did was take it out of the car, and display it on my Southern Living Plate stand. It still has the sticker on the back. LOL Can't get much easier than that can you?? It did add a lot to the sideboard and looks great with the Jamestown tray and candles. Click here if you want to view it again.

In case you are wondering why I'm suddenly so obsessed with the fall decor, I'm having a Southern Living at Home party in a couple of weeks! I booked the party from my daughter's and I know I'll be glad I did this decorating when the guest finally arrive! Diane

30 comments:

Sue said...

Hey Diane, thanks for stopping by. The store that I got the hook from was not The Dollar store but a small seemingly independent dollar store. Wish I had more information for you.
Hugs,
sue

The Berry's Patch said...

Oh very cute! Congratulations on your award. :-)

linda said...

Very cute plate! Yes, you'll be glad that you've done your decorating when the party rolls around!

I've done a little fall nesting too and was just thinking that I need to have a get-together. It's no fun to just decorate for yourself!

Brown-Eyes said...

I say lazy decorating never looked better...wonderful plate! ;-) Bo

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Cute.........love lazy decorating. rofl...congrats on your award. cherry

Dawn said...

Very nice Diane. I'm into the lazy way to do everything. I'm still exhausted every day!!

Have a great time at your party. I'm sure we'll get to see some of the treasures that you order!

take care,
Dawn

Southern Lady said...

Love your plate, Diane. I'm sure your party guests are going to be copying some of your pretty fall decorating ideas ... especially your tray with the candles.

I hope you will take lots of pictures at your party to share with us.

Sincerely,

Janie

Sandy Toes said...

I am with you, blogfriend! I am looking at a fall plate on a holder right now...I did add a sheer bow to the top!!!! Sometimes lazy decorating can be the best!

-Sandy toes

jeanne said...

Hi Diane, I wish we had a TJ Max. I love that plate. Your side board is better with the plate I am sure. I too love easy. Smile.

I hope your party is a success for your daughter. I have been to one of those parties and their items are lovely.

Hugs...Jeanne

Mya said...

Love the decor. I have been to a southern living party-love their stuff. Guess I better get busy with the fall decorating.
-Mya

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I have not heard of the Southern Living at Home Parties. Is this something new ? Take alot of pics for us when you have your party.

I like the plate. Sometimes the easiest way turns out the best way !

Picket said...

Morning girl!!! I love that plate...I was just in out TJ Maxx last week & I didn't see anything like that or I would have snatched it up for sure! I loved the way you have the side board decorated...now you wil have to teach me how to do that click on here thing to make it go to one of my back post...I don't understand that part of blogging! lol Have a great day girl!

Barb said...

Hi Diane,

You have a very good eye. Nothing wrong with TJ maxx. There are so many fabulous items there. It has been a while since I've done a run through but I feel the store calling me-lol.

Your before and after photo's are amazing. You did a great job. The house looks so warm and inviting.

Have a great Thursday.

hugs,
Barb

Ramona said...

That plate is gorgeous! Don't you just love it when you find just one piece and it just makes your day?! We are finally cooling down quite a bit here in the ol' Northwest....I can't wait til they put the pumpkins out in front of the grocery stores. I am trying to stay away from TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Home Goods...and you are not making this any easier girl~friend!
Congratulations on your award...totally deserved!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

That is a great plate/platter! Can you believe I've never been to a Southern Living party :(

MARIA said...

Your fall decor is very beautiful
and that plate is cute!
Good luck to you!

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

Everyone is putting out such cute fall decorations. I wish I had the time and money to copy all of them. You did a great job!

Alex said...

Very cute plate! Good luck with your party! :)

CIELO said...

I love decorating too.... is so much fun! Your plate is very pretty...

cielo

Nancy said...

Very pretty plate, Diane! I have done more fall decorating this year then ever before...I can't imagine why???LOL Blessings, Nancy

aunties said...

It a very pretty plate and I love the easy and lazy way to decorate. With teaching school and all you seem to do, you are amazing to even decorate! I still love your 'goblet upsidedown pumpkin specialty' in your JamesTown basket.
It is beautiful!

Beth

Debbie said...

What a lovely piece and it adds such beautiful autumn sparkle to the room! I WANT ONE TOO!

Blessings - Debbie

Gretchen said...

Love the plate. When you work you just do what you can and when you can. Believe me, I know.

Congratulations on your award.

Gretchen

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

We're guilty of having stickers on the bottom of things yet, too! Good luck with the party, that's always a good way to get things done!
Karla & Karrie

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I think it looks wonderful! Don't you just love Southern living!
I do love that plate!
Robin

Pat said...

That looks really pretty Diane! Good luck with the party --hope you get lots of sales and free gifts! Hugs, Pat

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hello Diane...I have a story for your plate! I love it, by the way, and I know the artist. Judy Westgaard is a member of Great Impressions. GI is a private MSN decorating group. Rhoda of Southern Hospitality, Linda at Lime in the Coconut, Des of Peeking thru the Sunflowers and several other bloggers on my list, also belong to the board. It began as a public board in 2001. I joined in 2002. A few years later the board went private.
Judy W. is an amazing artist. An ornament, she painted, was used on a Whitehouse Christmas tree a few years ago. Besides the dinnerware your piece is from, Judy has a Christmas collection called Ribbons and Bells. They also can be found at TJ Maxx, Marshall's and HomeGoods, among other stores.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Nothing beats lazy decorating! I left a price tag hanging off of a lamp for the better part of a month recently (partially because I was so proud of the price, and knew no one would believe me, LOL!).

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

love the plate, I'm enjoying all the Fall nesting though it's Spring here Down Under and today it is beautiful and warm 25C at last I could take off my sweater!

I guess you are piling them on and getting the cosy blankets out lol

Sarah

MIMILEE said...

Love your plate! Don't you just love TJ Maxx! My favorite store!

Enjoyed your blog!

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