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Delicious Summer Pasta Using Cheese Tortellini @ Rustic-refined.com

There is nothing better than a cold salad on hot summer day, or as a side dish with whatever you’ve grilled. Now you know as a loyal follower, I have never posted about food or recipes on my blog. But when we had our wedding reception, two dear friends brought over a cheese tortellini pasta salad. I knew after the first bite, that I would have to share this recipe with you. I hesitated for weeks to share this because this blog mainly is about gardening, tablescapes and home décor.

Setting a rustic tablescape on a Restoration Hardware Flat Iron Dining Table. Using Antlers, fresh flowers and white dishes for Summer.

Since I spent most of my day Gardening, I thought I treat myself to a pretty rustic tablescape using my favorite color. I also want to mention, I am still totally in love with my Restoration Hardware Dining Table. I am extremely happy with the way it has amped up my cozy dining room. It really gives me a smile every time I walk into the room.

Table It Link Party @ Rustic-refined.com


Hi! Thanks so much for joining the Table It Link Party! Here you can link up almost anything! Especially things I have a fetish or love for. Home Décor, diy projects, Gardening, Tablescapes, Recipes. Your vintage finds or junking trips and especially anything rusty, crusty chippy or painted.

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Setting a summer tablescape. Using both vintage and modern touches, for a bright colorful dining experience.

Setting a summer tablescape today, because I wanted to prove that you don’t need to buy flowers or have a huge flower garden, to have wonderful color on your table.

Trash to Treasure – repurposing a lantern into garden art

Don’t throw out that broken lantern! If you have read my blog you know I love lanterns. You also know that living south of Chicago, and I have to contend with windy conditions. Wind + lanterns equals broken glass. At least around my house, that is what it equals and this poor thing was on the front porch. The porch is supposed to be a safe zone. Least it was.

Not when we get 45 mph wind gusts I guess.



Link Party for blogger networking. Link up your Home Decor, Tablescapes, diy, Gardening, Anything rusty, crusty, chippy or painted and much much more!

Welcome back to the Table It Link party! Thank you to everyone who linked up last week. I really appreciate it! Second of all let me wish a Happy Father’s Day to those wonderful men in our lives! Today I treated my special man to breakfast at his favorite Diner and a trip to the Home Improvement store.

Using a mixture of antiques and galvanized pieces really adds drama to a small entry.

There is nothing more that gets me inspired to re-do a vignette or corner of my home then to see another bloggers creativity. I don’t buy home décor magazines, or books. I am more of e-tech girl. So when I started to see some beautiful summer home tours and vignettes, I was finally inspired to tweak my own little corner of the world.

My entryway

Rustic and rusty tablescape for Father's Day

Father’s Day is a day to celebrate the man that does so much and asks so little. That’s my “G”. He literally fell in love with a woman and two seconds later had 3 kids.  Three kids who ranged from the ages of 5 to 9. You have to love a man that can walk into a scenario like that!