Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Tablescape Tuesday for Pat

A few days ago, the blogging community received word that our friend Pat of Back Porch Musings had passed away after experiencing many health complications.

Pat was a lovely and gracious lady who had a real eye for putting stuff together. We used to joke about having "old lady" taste (ie a more traditional style), but she was well-known and her style was well-received by so many of us. (She could also have been a brand ambassador for Chico's, but that's another story for another day.)

So in the midst of moving the kitchen/sunroom around (which will take another week to finish, I am sure. We are incorporating an old tobacco cart because DL insists and oh., lawd.) I decided to put together a little place setting for Pat.

Green plate from Kohl's about 10 years ago, light brown napkin from a yard sale, Dollar Tree acorns and a white pear from HomeGoods (yesterday--$3.95).

Same setting with a "galvanized" pumpkin, which I will be giving a tutorial on, later this week.

Wherever you are Pat, I know you have a limitless room full of stuff with which to create a few celestial tablescapes. 


Dewena said...

I had not heard and I am heartbroken. Such a loss to our blogging community. Such a charming and gracious and talented dear woman.

Cassie Bustamante said...

i am so sorry for your loss, kirby.

Rita C. said...

Oh no, Kirby! I am so saddened by this news of Pat's death. I knew she was sick, and contacted a few blogging friends who I thought may have her address to send her a card in late July. She has been on my mind so much since then. What a blow. And what a nice tribute. Thank you.

Andrea said...

Dollar Store for the acorns?!?!?! I love them, and am sure you did Pat proud. So sorry for the loss of your cohort.

Junkchiccottage said...

So sorry to hear about Pat. She was a real sweetheart and will be missed. Nice of you to do this tribute to her Kirby. So sweet. She is smiling down on you. Hugs. Sorry for this loss.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I loved Pat....she was one that stuck by her style...never strayed away to lean towards the trends...she was so true to herself...I will so miss our conversations back and forth....She will be truly missed by her friends, family, of which we have come to know, and the blog world...Rest in peace Pat....we will miss you!!!

Miss Kitty said...

Oh, I did not know that Pat had passed away :( . Thanks for sharing that sad news with us. Love your cute table setting in her memory. I look forward to seeing how to galvanize a pumpkin in a future blog post of yours.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

So lovely of you to do this tribute for Pat. She was such a dear.

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