Through the Looking Glass: A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party


  I’m stepping through the looking glass to join A Fanciful Twist for the 8th Annual Virtual Mad Tea Party! Have your pinkies at the ready, bring your favorite tea cup, don your hats and join the mad fun! 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland! Written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pen name, Lewis Carroll,…

Welcoming Summer: Whites on the Porch!


I’m welcoming summer with whites on the porch! If June’s weather is any indication, we’re in for a hot, humid summer! In anticipation, I’m surrounding myself with whites, to stay cool, at least psychologically, on the porch. I’ve been busy with some household projects the past several weeks and no time to play with my camera, so I…

‘Tis the Season and Decking the Halls


Now that I’m stuffed with turkey, I’m ready to Deck the Halls!  I’m currently battling with the Christmas lights and sorting through boxes of decorations, if you need a break from shopping and decorating, you’re welcome to click on the links to revisit the posts for some Christmas inspiration! ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly Trimming…

Fall Around The Potting Shed


I’ve been busy harvesting  pumpkins, gourds, goldenrod, leaves and pots of mums for Fall Around The Potting Shed! A basket on the door is filled with goldenrod and oak leaves, still green, which don’t turn in North Carolina until the end of October. You’re welcome to peek inside at the chalkboard door with a favorite quote…

Enhancing Fall Garland


Fall is my favorite time of year and I love harvesting leaves, acorns, and bits of organic material to bring nature to the table! My preference is to use real materials, but here in the South, our leaves don’t start to turn until mid October, so any fall decorating before then requires artificial garlands or wreaths.…

A Star-Spangled Celebration

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A Reprise of our Independence Day Celebration last year~ complete with a Star-Spangled Menu! A 4th of July Table with simple white dishes and red & blue accents~ where the food and the party favors are the stars & stripes. . . to celebrate Independence Day~ On the fourth, there will be 17 of us celebrating family members’ and…

My Grandmother’s Flower Garden


I’m reposting this table, in honor of Mother’s Day and my Grandmother’s May 20th birthday~ I hope you don’t mind seeing it again!  This quilt came by way of my grandmother~ The quilter’s identity is uncertain~ but my mother thinks it was quilted by my grandmother’s neighbor and best friend, Mrs. Crute~ known to us as “Crutie” :-)  The…


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