At the Table: Modern Country Style and Mikasa Magnolia Dinnerware


I’m at the table with a soft palette of blue, taupe, white, and Mikasa Magnolia dinnerware. Mikasa Gourmet Basics by Mikasa Magnolia dinnerware warms the table with a modern country style. Inspired by the organic circular designs in natural wood, the warm taupe centers of the pattern are bordered by a combination of line and bead accents in a classic cream…

Happy Independence Day


“For every moment of peace, liberty, & greatness our country enjoys, we have someone who has worn a uniform to thank.” United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Thank you. Long May She Wave. Wishing you a Sparkling Celebration and  Safe & Happy Independence Day!

A Star-Spangled Fruit Tart for Independence Day


I have a last-minute recipe to help you celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry, a Star-Spangled Fruit Tart! A fancy version of a fruit pizza, made in a tart pan for easy removal for your Independence Day celebration! I used an 11-inch tart pan for this star-spangled fruit tart. If you don’t have a tart pan, you…

A Red, White and Blooming Patriotic Table!


  I set a table that’s Red, White and Blooming in anticipation of Independence Day! We’ll be celebrating family members’ birthdays along with America’s birthday this weekend and watching the fireworks from the water. I couldn’t resist dishing out a little tabletop fun with some patriotic fanfare in a celebration of red, white and blue. Broad…

Window Dressing for the Potting Shed

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I’ve been busy planting and adding a little window dressing to the Potting Shed! My hubby hung a pair of Happy Birthday Window Boxes for my Potting Shed about a month ago. The window side of my Potting Shed sat next the lake before her move and was inaccessible. I decided that side and was past due a face lift…

At the Table: Pfaltzgraff Capri Dinnerware


I’m at the table with a little red, white, blue and green and Pfaltzgraff Capri Dinnerware. Vines, flowers, and ornamental scrolls adorn the borders of the Capri dinnerware, a newly introduced pattern from Pfaltzgraff. I cut some Endless Summer Hydrangeas from the garden for some blue and red coleus stems for a centerpiece for the table. An…

Celebrate Summer: Recipes and Inspiration from the Kitchen to the Table!

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Summer officially arrives on June 21 at 12:38 P.M. EDT. Are you looking forward to the lazy days of summer? I pulled together some of my favorite ways to celebrate summer from the archives. Click on the links in red for the full recipe or table! Farmers Market Tablescape Farmers Market Pasta Salad  A bumper crop of delicious flavors in…


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