Monday, November 8, 2010

Fall Island Scape

The island needs to be decked out for Fall.

It seems that Christmas comes so fast that
there isn't much time to decorate for Thanksgiving.
We are usually out of town for
Thanksgiving, but I like to have
some  Fall decor set out.

My island is deep enough that it can accomodate a sizeable
arrangement.  Plus, it hides the faucet and sink!

I started with a beautiful floral arrangement that I have
had for years as the focal point.  It is anchored by
a table scarf to give the arrangement a base.

Then I started gathering pumpkins, gourds and candles in
varying heights and textures.

Nothing is new this year, it is all just in a new place.
I love to create new arrangements.

I needed to go find something a little shorter to fill in this

There it is a nice scape to fill the island to get everyone
in the Thanksgiving Spirit.

I will be sharing this on

Today I am thankful for the joy the
little people bring.  I love being a
grandmother, it is the greatest role.
The love and joy that radiates in their
faces brightens my days and of course
their hugs and kisses are better than


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Very pretty! I'm envious of the kitchen island it's amazing!

  2. love this.. it's gorgeous. and really it's okay to use what you have especially when what you have is as beautiful as yours.. thanks for sharing and inspiring us..

  3. Bon Jour, Jacqueline!

    How are you doing? I am also so grateful for my little ones... I have 2 small children and yes, sometimes I am climbing my walls like a crazy cat lol but nothing is more important in my life than them. :-)

    Now, about your arrangements, they're really beautiful and warm... you home feels "homey", feels like a real home... I love that! In another note, I just found out about an Australian magazine and they have beautiful natural arrangements featured this month. Maybe you want to take a look at my blog and let me know what you think. :-)

    I hope you have a great week!


    Luciane at HOMEBUNCH.COM

  4. Nana is my favorite role.
    I agree with you and your decorations are beautiful~

  5. Jacqueline -- your grands are really cute and fun! The island is so beautiful for Thanksgiving -- glad you are getting into it. Just lovely. Joni

  6. Oh, how I love your island decor! It looks so very festive and all ready for Thanksgiving! Great scale too!

  7. Beautiful! I've started collecting decorative pumpkins and I'd love to add that creamy colored tall one to my mix. Lovely display!


  8. Following you from Follow Me Back Tuesdays! Your blog is so cute! Please follow me back @

    XoXoXo, Nicole Mariana

  9. Beautiful as usual Jacqueline. Your candle holders are lovely and that floral arrangement is gorgeous.

  10. It's beautiful! Love those candle holders!

  11. It looks beautiful! I love the addition of the scarf to your island. What a beautiful idea. laurie

  12. What a beautiful tabletop! I'm also thankful for little people- they are so dear! My little grandson is the apple of my eye!

  13. Jacqueline, Your island looks fabulous all dressed up for Fall. I love the floral arrangement and the candlesticks. There are five little ones that call me Grandma. I am so blessed to have these beautiful children in my life!
    Hugs, Sherry

  14. Bonjour Jacqueline! I love the colors you're using in your fall arrangements. So unexpected and easy on the eyes! Also wonderful to get your very nice comments! Jacqueline

  15. Oh, everything looks wonderful! I love your island! what a fun place to do little vignettes! Everything looks so pretty!

  16. Your vignette is beautiful, Jacqueline. I love it!..Christine

  17. Your blog is wonderful Purple and chocolate are two of my favorite things and of course I agree about the grandkids!!

  18. Beautiful display. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Beautiful grouping. Love the richness of it. What a great place to display. Joining you at Marty's.

  20. I so love your kitchen and this vignette is just stunning. I love the fact that you used a scarf as the base, it looks so pretty. I need to remember that. Beautiful pumpkins and candles. You always create such lovely vignettes. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  21. Your island looks beautiful, Jacqueline! I love my first grandson! It's such a blessing to be a grandmother. I'm also so grateful both of my daughters live close-by too.

  22. Your island is beautiful. Everything coordinates so well and your heights and textures are perfect. I'm sure it makes being at the sink washing dishes much more enjoyable!

  23. This is just beautiful! I always enjoy your designs!! You have a great blog!


  24. Gorgeous vignette, and from the peek into your kitchen, it looks fabulous. What a great place to spend time baking. ~ Sarah


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