A LA MODE WINTER 2018

A New Magazine!

You asked for it! A new series of online magazines to feed your creativity! You'll find good food and great ideas to entertain your family and friends! Hope you enjoy the tablescapes, ideas for celebrations, recipes and a pinch of food history!


Enjoy My Posts!

Format has Recently Changed. Content is still WONDERFUL!


Pumpkins & Pears!


It is pumpkin season for sure ... but in Southern Illinois, it is also apple season and pear season! A few years ago, I found these adorable pear shaped covered soup bowls ...


...and then I found this cute pear dinnerware!


Eventually, I'll set a tablescape for you to see, but for now just take a peek at our pumpkin and pear decor on the buffet counter!


I'm still lovin' my galvanized tiered tray!


I'm crazy about these adorable lighted pumpkins! They are place card holders and are Temptations from QVC. Notice that they match the pumpkin soup bowls! 




The pretty leaf embossed candles are flameless ... always good with kids and dogs!


I was happy to find burlap ribbon at the Dollar Tree this year!


... and just as happy to find this cute plastic tray at the grocery store!



Won't be long before I add a witch or two to this counterscape ...



Thanks for stopping by! I'll be sharing this post with some of the parties listed on my sidebar, so make sure you click through to visit! You might want to stick around my home page, though ... to see my pumpkins!