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Monday, September 01, 2008

Centerpiece of the Month~ August

It has been a while since I have posted a Centerpiece of the Month. For those of you who may not have been to the WhistleStop kitchen very often, these are centerpieces out and around the blogworld. Many of them have been e-mailed to me. Some centerpieces I have found to feature. Either way... This is a fun feature we do every month.

Jade at Apples & Oranges is the best when it comes to centerpieces. She is celebrating the cool temps and sunshine yellow mini mums.

At The Lettered Cottage Layla has taken a simple bouquet and styled her dining room. Of course as a future Design Star... that is what she does best. Don't forget to vote for her!! Kimba has taken an idea from Rachel Ray. Mismatched glasses and votive candles become a fall centerpiece. Sandy says she is a Reluctant Entertainer, but no one would know. I love the way she can take such a simple setting and make a place to entertain!
Wait~ I had it all wrong! Sandy's blog is 'For Reluctant Entertainers'. DUH! I guess I should have guessed that~ she has the most brilliant ideas. I have her on my fresh blog roll now... we can keep a check on her ideas! My centerpiece for the month is just a casual collection out on our sun porch. This just shows that you don't have to have anything fancy to be a centerpiece of the month.

Jerry said that I have even shamed him into centerpieces!

What do y'all have on your table?
Send me a photo!



Sandy said...

Hey Sandi - thanks for including me. What a fun, fun post! BTW, my blog is "4 Reluctant E's" and I am def. NOT a reluctant entertainer but I love to encourage those who are! Woo Hoo.

Happy September!

Layla said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you SO much for choosing my bouquet! This is so cool!
I just called my Mom (who put it together for me) and left her a message...she's gonna be so flattered. :-)

The Lettered Cottage

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Sandy~ duh... now I get it! For reluctant entertainers... not four reluctant entertainers. That makes total sense!
Layla~ You are so cool... you make it look so simple.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Sandi, these look fabulous! I'll have a couple for September! If I can remember to send them!

Anonymous said...

Hmm - if I had known that you were going to do that I might have arranged the bloody flowers! LOL

justabeachkat said...

What great ideas, especially Kimba's!


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I have a pot og yellow mums that I repoted in a clay pot with a flowered plate underneath....m.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Pat~ You always have something pretty lying around!
Jerry~ You made me proud.
Kat~ aren't they cute?
Mary & Kiley~ sounds perfect!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Love all of them! What a fun idea!

Jade said...

These look great! I'm excited for fall so I'll keep the CP's coming :)

artgirlATL said...

so pretty!

Pearl Maple said...

Thank you for hosting this little spot of inspiration, it is amazing to see what people do with their space, often with bits & pieces gathered from that have meaning and symbolism to them. Really talented displays.

Darius T. Williams said...

Those centerpieces are beautiful...makes me wanna think of a reason to have a dinner party.


Janette said...

You've just been written up in my TOUR THE SITES newsletter, which reviews extra-good sites. It will eventually be posted to my "1000 Best Sites For Families And Seniors." If you want to see the writeup (which was brief), go to

Click on Recent Newsletters near the top of the right-hand column. Click on 9-01-08. You're item 13.

And thanks for creating such a great site.

with best wishes,

Janette Blackwell

RiverMist said...

they luk yummy.!!
god vert yummy.

windycorner said...

Hi Sandi,
Fantastic center pieces, as always. Just had to tell you - last weekend on the way to Jacksonville, we stopped on Hwy 301 near Cross Creek to buy produce from a roadside market and guess what they were selling right there next to the tomatoes. Thats right! WhistleStop batter mixes. I took pictures to email you. Ya'll are everywhere!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Jade~ keep them coming!
Pearl~ I love seeing the inspiration too.
DariusT~ any reason for a celebration.
Janette~ thank you for the honor!
Rivermist~ thanks for stopping in at the cafe.
Holley~ If we were EVERYWHERE, I'd be at the beach!!

Lori Lynn said...

I always enjoy looking at COTM. Lots of creative ideas. I'll participate again soon Sandi, but want you to know I always appreciate this post.

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