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…

The Vintage Sweets Book: Novel Baking and Cocktails


I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Tea Party Week, with The Vintage Sweets Book: A Complete Guide to Vintage Sweets and Cocktail Party Treats by Angel Adoree, British Author, Expert of all things Vintage, Stylist and Baker Welcome to the world of Vintage Sweets where with a ‘spoonful of sugar’ and a little imagination, you can create your favorite vintage…

The Novel Bakers Present: The Vintage Tea Party Book!


I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Tea Party Week, with The Vintage Tea Party Book, A Complete Guide to Hosting your Perfect Party by Angel Adoree, British Author, Expert of all things Vintage, Stylist and Baker Angel Adoree cordially invites you to accompany her on a journey to create your perfect vintage tea party. Expect glamour, roses, rabbits, headscarves,…


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