A Fruit and Vegetable Centerpiece and Mikasa English Countryside Dinnerware


I’m at the table with a fruit and vegetable centerpiece and Mikasa English Countryside dinnerware. An all-white embossed fruit and lattice design borders the dinnerware of English Countryside by Mikasa for a pattern that’s versatile for casual or formal dining. Crafted from stoneware, English Countryside is dishwasher and microwave safe, as well as oven and freezer safe.…

Fall is a Southerner’s Reward for Surviving Summer


 “Fall is a Southerner’s reward for surviving summer.” ~James Farmer We’ve had a long, hot and humid summer and I’m ready for all things fall and a Southerner’s reward! Fall is my favorite season with its quintessential mums. . . Pumpkins. . . Fall foliage and leaf peeping. . . Sweater weather and warm plaid layers . .…

A Transitional Table, Paisley Swirls, and Pfaltzgraff Village Dinnerware


I’m at the table with Pfaltzgraff Village dinnerware. Introduced in 1976 and the year of America’s Bicentennial, Pfaltzgraff Village features an Early American-style design, inspired by early historic Pfaltzgraff earthenware salt-glazed crocks. You can read more beginnings of Pfaltzgraff and their 200+ year history of pottery and crocks here. I’d like to believe we’re on the cusp…

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…


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