At the Table: Birds, Blooms, and Pfaltzgraff Heritage Dinnerware


I’m at the table with birds, blooms, and Pfaltzgraff Heritage Dinnerware. Pfaltzgraff Heritage provides traditional styling with a classic white design for dining at the table. Microwave and dishwasher safe, stoneware pieces are 12-sided, with coordinating accessories that are architecturally inspired. White dishes inspire creativity since they provide a blank canvas at the table! A printed floral tablecloth provides…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

At the Table: Mikasa Modern Butterfly


I’m at the table with a colorful metamorphosis, flowering centerpiece and Mikasa Modern Butterfly dinnerware. A fresh look at a classic icon, Modern Butterfly is a transitional pattern that brings the timeless beauty of butterflies to the table for casual or formal dining. Butterflies winged their way to the tablecloth as well as the dinnerware and are fluttering…

A Fruit-Bearing Table with Pfaltzgraff Orchard Grove


 I’m at a fruit-bearing table with Orchard Grove dinnerware by Pfaltzgraff. Freshly picked, Orchard Grove is a new pattern, exclusive to Pfaltzgraff, crafted of porcelain and microwave and dishwasher safe.  A pear and berry garland borders the plates and bowls on Orchard Grove dinnerware by Pfaltzgraff. For a colorful foundation for the table, I picked a cherry red,  golden pear,…


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