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,…

At the Table: Mikasa Antique Orchard


I’m at the table with a harvest of fruit and Antique Orchard dinnerware by Mikasa! Pears, grapes, berries and peaches provide a colorful harvest of fruit on a sage green border and a porcelain white center on the Antique Orchard dinnerware. I harvested a Waverly tablecloth with clusters of grapes and flowers for a foundation for the table. Twiggy woven mats provide…

Flowers for Mother’s Day


 In celebration of moms, I picked some flowers from the archives to send you for Mother’s Day! Help yourself to a bouquet or a bite :) Flowers for Mother’s Day, Oakleaf Hydrangeas and a Strawberry Bellini My Grandmother’s Flower Garden Violas and Open Face Cucumber Sandwiches Frosted Brownie Bites with Violas~ Lilacs & Daylight, Lilacs & Viburnum~ Strawberry Fields Salad with Nasturtiums &…

Off To The Races Tablescape


I’m off to the races at the table, in anticipation of the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” with the running of the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. A table inspired by the “Run for the Roses”, with both plaid and roses married in Lauren Skylar Floral plates and served with floral flatware. The unbridled spirit of 14 Hands…


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