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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fall Hunting Dogs

I'm in the middle of a hurricane warning here in So. Florida.   The eye of Matthew will be at my front door by 8 PM tonight.    I decided to go ahead with my Fall Hunting Dogs post and as I have time I will add more details about the items on the table.   I expect our power will be gone as soon as the tropical force winds start hitting early in the morning.   Our last major hit was 11 years ago when Wilma paid us a visit.   We were without power for over three weeks.   I'm across the street from the water and near the ocean & intracoastal waterway.  I'm not a fan of water so I'm gathering up my four legged child Cooper to ride out the storm tomorrow afternoon/evening at a friends house about 1/2 mile away and not on any type of canal.  Palm Beach is just 30 minutes North of me and they may have a direct hit by Matthew.   

I enjoyed putting this table together.  I love waterfowl and I've had these two decoys for many years. The larger one is a Duck Unlimited edition from the late 80's.    I found the hunting dog plates awhile back while junkin' for plates and fell in love with each one.   They are by Homer Laughlin.  

10-07-16 Hurricane Matthew update:   South Florida was spared the wrath of the hurricane this time.    After experiencing Wilma 11 years we were prepared to the worse.   We never lost power this time, not even a flicker.  My thoughts and prayers are with everyone all the way up to North Carolina as they had lots of wind and water damage.   NOAA is saying Matthew is going to do a 180 and head back to the Bahamas then come in to So. FL again as a tropical storm.    I sure hope he changes his mind.  

Fall Hunting Dogs table 

Hurricane Matthew is creeping up on me. I'm in the red (almost purple) area here in So. FL. 

My Ducks Unlimted hand carved wood duck.  

The top plates are part of the Homer Laughlin collection.   The navy blue rimmed salad is from Whole Home Colormate colletion. The dinner plates are Lacey from Pier One. I purchased the plate rings from Wisteria a couple years ago.   I use them often.  

I've had these mallard napkin rings for over 30 years.  The napkins were found while thrifting and were made in India.   I loved the colors and knew they would go with lots of tablescapes. 

The centerpiece. 

 I hope to see you next week with another table if I have power. 

This post is linked to the following link parties:
Home and Garden Thursday - A Delightsome Life
Tablescape Thursday - Between Naps on the Porch
Anything Goes Pink Saturday - How Sweet the Sound
Dishing It & Digging It Link Park - Life and Linda 


  1. Oh, goodness, I wish you were going farther from the storm! Stay safe, we'll be looking to hear from you.

    1. Good morning Joy and thank you for your concern. It was a "non event" here in the Boca Raton/Fort Lauderdale area, but we were prepped and ready for it. I'm back home this morning and preparing to head to the office as I have humanitarian recovery flights with doctors that need to fly to Haiti for hurricane relief. I'm sure I will have many more of the same to the Bahamas. By the way, they say Matthew is going to loop around and head back at us next Tuedsay. We will be ready for him again!

  2. Beautiful table and I'm glad you were spared the wrath of the hurricane.

  3. Gorgeous tablescape! Thank you so much for joining the party at Dishing It & Digging It! Hope to see you share with us this week!

    1. Thank you so much! I will see you on the DI & DI party this week.