'Food'

Turkey Platters: Decorative & Useful

November 17, 2017

By Tab Byrum

In my retail days, we sold a ton of turkey platters, many times people were buying them for decoration in their dining rooms and kitchens but a lot of people also used them every year for Turkey Day. I’ve always been very partial to the Woodland Turkey Platter from Spode, it has beautiful colors with a strong rich brown border and all the gorgeous colors used on the turkey itself. Whether you’re looking for Thanksgiving decoration in your home or something to hold the bird, I’ve brought you some classic and fun choices and linked to the websites they’re coming from. Many of these places will still ship them to you before next Thursday and one of them is even available at a lumber yard. Check out these beautiful dishes and see if anything strikes your Thanksgiving fancy, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Thanksgiving Desserts From Williams-Sonoma

November 16, 2017

By Tab Byrum

If you’re not a baker or even much of a cook remember there are lots of beautiful and tasty options you can buy. If you order by today from Williams-Sonoma that gives you enough time to receive your items by Thanksgiving, but there are only 4 days left to order and receive them by the 23rd. WS does allow you to order the entire meal but I’m always amazed by the beautiful and tasty dessert options they offer. Join me today for a look at pies, cakes, bars, and cookies that you can order and impress even the most finicky foodies in your life. Enjoy!!!

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Halloween Candy Bowls

October 23, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I’m on a spray paint kick here on Tabulous Design and I’ve come up with a couple of things I want to share with you that you can either do for your home or they would also make quick and easy gifts. I started this one with the small bowl vases I found at Dollar Tree for one dollar each, I chose the ones with the ruffled edge around the top. I thought that if these were painted black they would look like Halloween witch’s cauldrons, then fill them with a brightly colored treat like Candy Corn and you have instant Halloween candy dish. I’m using the glitter spray paint from Krylon because I thought it would be fun to have a little sparkle, this was my first time to use the product and I like it. I need some more practice because it clumped in a few spots but I actually like how it turned out, the clumps gave it a creepy and aged feel to it. I painted the second one of these ruffled jars glitter orange just to see how it would work. I’ve filled the black one with traditional Candy Corn and the orange one is filled with brown Candy Corn that is Chocolate Sea Salt. You could easily wrap these filled jars in cello wrap, tie them up with a fun Halloween ribbon and give them as neighbor or Teacher gifts. Let me know what you think and check back tomorrow when I’ll share some fun Halloween vases I made to decorate tables, Enjoy!!!

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Halloween Flashback: Candy Corn Inspiration

October 19, 2017

By Tab Byrum

It’s kind of crazy around here today and tomorrow so we are going to Flashback to some of the fun Halloween posts I’ve done that are still timely now. Today we are looking back at some fun and original ideas using everyone’s favorite Autumn sweet, Candy Corn. This has to be one of the most versatile candies around, perfect for eating and decorating. Join me for a look back at all the fun uses for this corn shaped sugary snack. Enjoy!!!

To read the original article click here, I’ll catch you soon, I’m running to the store for more Candy Corn. 

Crate & Barrel Halloween

October 6, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Yesterday I shared some great vintage and vintage-inspired items with you from Etsy and today I want to share some mid-century inspired Halloween decor from Crate & Barrel. I always enjoy shopping at Crate & Barrel or visiting their website, so many of their items take inspiration from the 1950’s through the 1970’s in the shapes they use and the patterns used on fabrics and serving ware. I’m particularly excited about the Cauldron Bowls and the Ghost pattern used on several of the dining and serving pieces. Let’s take a look at all the fun and spooky items from Crate & Barrel and as always, Enjoy!!!

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10 Fall Cocktails: Round 1

September 27, 2017

By Tab Byrum

It has cooled off dramatically here in Oklahoma and it rained all day yesterday, it really feels like Fall is here. I thought we would take a look at some of the new cocktails created by mixologists across the country, especially those that focus on the flavors of the Fall season and that will work well with some of our favorite Fall appetizers and meals. We’re going to look at 10 cocktails, starting this morning with the first 5 and check back later today for the second 5 links and recipes. I’m not posting the recipes themselves but I am providing the link to the websites where I found the cocktails, just click on anything orange under the cocktails photo. OK, let’s start mixing, Enjoy!!! (above via)

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Autumn 2017

September 25, 2017

By Tab Byrum

We’ve made it to another Fall when our thoughts of color turn to warmer colors like Oranges, Browns, and Burgundy and brightness of Yellow. Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons since I love the cooler weather associated with both of them, the holidays and colors. This fall I’m hoping to get an Etsy page up and going that I’ll share here on the blog when I have new items going up on it for sale, I’m going to mainly focus on holidays and creating wonderful things for you to enjoy in your homes and that you can also give as gifts. I’ll be sharing with you decorating projects I have going on, both Holiday decorating and Interior decorating. I just took fabrics to my friend who sews for me and she’s making new bedding and drapes for my bedroom and I’ll share that with you as soon as it’s done. For now let’s take a look at some beautiful images of Autumn decor that hopefully inspires us to enjoy the cool, crisp days of Fall and all that they offer. Have a great day and Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Eating Out In San Miguel de Allende

September 20, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Let’s face it, one of the things we all look forward to when on vacation is what and where we are going to eat. We were not disappointed in the choices we had of places to dine in San Miguel, while we chose pretty much authentic Mexican for all of our meal choices we did branch out, especially at lunch, sometimes you get tired of chips and salsa and are wanting a good salad or maybe some pasta. Today I’m going to share with you a list and look at most of the restaurants we visited on our recent trip to San Miguel and I’ll try to remember what we ate where. I shared a lot of these on my Facebook page, here. For now, pull up a chair and Enjoy!!!

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Carolyn Wilson, Artist

August 9, 2017

By Tab Byrum

I recently discovered artist Carolyn Wilson while I was searching for images for another post, another happy stumble upon. Carolyn is a California artist who knew she had talent from a young age and was encouraged to pursue her abilities by her father. Today she paints beautiful images of landscapes, animals, food, and flowers. I love her style and choice of colors, I particularly enjoy all the work she’s done that’s connected to England. She works in watercolor and also has some mixed medium works available, including some that combine tissue paper collage and paint. Today I’m featuring some images of her paintings and encourage you to visit her website here and check out a lot more of her work, as always, Enjoy!!! ( above image, Hachiya Harvest)

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Charley Harper Collection From West Elm

July 25, 2017

By Tab Byrum

Yesterday we explored the artwork of American artist Charley Harper, I was doing that for two reasons. First, because I enjoy his artwork and second because West Elm just announced a new collection of items in their stores and available online that they’ve created in conjunction with the Charley Harper estate. There are several wonderful pieces available from West Elm, a wonderful chair done in a print we featured yesterday and some wall art. I particularly like the pieces for the kitchen, the white ceramic trays decorated in Charley Harper prints run from $8 to $19. I’ve gathered up some photos today for you to see of some of the items, check them out at West Elm’s website here when you have a chance, for now, Enjoy!!! (above, Tapestry Wall Art)

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