A Fruit-filled Table with Mikasa Garden Berry


 I’m at the table with Mikasa Garden Berry Dinnerware, serving up a fruit-filled table and centerpiece!  Leafy stems of colorful berries branch off along the colorful border of the Garden Berry dinnerware. In addition to being a berry-producer :) it’s crafted of bone china and microwave and dishwasher safe. When I first saw these dishes, I kept looking…

For the Love of The Irish: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes & Inspiration

St. Patrick's Day Recipe & Inspiration

It’s said that everyone’s a little bit Irish during the month of March, regardless of their heritage! To whet your appetite for St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a round-up of recipes with inspiration from the kitchen to the table! Click on the link below the photos for a taste of green :) Bombed Brownies Trifles  Mini desserts with Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheese…

An Irish Blessing and St. Patrick’s Day Table


I’m in the Potting Shed with all things green for St. Patrick’s Day and inspiration from an Irish Blessing for a little tabletop fun! With St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon and spring around the corner, it seemed appropriate to have a celebration of all things green and garden, in timing with Cuisine Kathleen’s 7th Annual St.…

Flower Therapy for the Table: Katie Alice English Garden


For those of you yearning for spring, I have some flower therapy for your table . . . Katie Alice® English Garden by Pfaltzgraff! Northamptonshire born lifestyle designer Katie Alice weaves her colorful magical story across beautiful tableware collections, inspired by her love of vintage heirlooms and antique fabrics. English Garden Dinnerware, a pattern inspired by antique wallpaper, is…

Snowy Day Table for the Birds


We had a second dusting of snow in a week, just enough to satisfy my craving for a little snow this winter! Snow is rare here and usually fleeting*, so I get that giddy feeling you have to wake on a snow day and find out school is cancelled. I couldn’t resist the urge to get out and play in…

At the Table: Delicate Florals, Edible Blooms and Mikasa Endearment Dinnerware


I’m at the table with edible blooms and the delicate florals of the Mikasa Endearment Dinnerware.  A soft palette and spray of delicate flowers surround a single center flower of the Mikasa Endearment Dinnerware collection. And graceful scalloped edges are highlighted with gold on this classic floral pattern, back by popular demand. Blooming napkins are folded into a diagonal pocket for Mikasa Cameo…

*Bee* Mine Tabletop Fun for Valentine’s Day


I couldn’t let Valentine’s Day pass without a little *Bee* Mine tabletop fun in the Potting Shed! I found red chalkboard paper at Target that provided the inspiration for a little whimsy and chalking fun for a tabletop runner. Just add chalk instead of water for instant blooms and hearts for Valentine’s Day! Embossed salad plates and stemless…

14+ Sweets and Treats for Valentine’s Day and a Winner!

14+ Valentine's Day Sweets & Treats, recipes and inspiration

Everything is coming up Roses, Hearts and Chocolate with Valentine’s Day on the horizon! Here is a round-up of 14+ Sweets, Treats, and Inspiration for your Valentine’s Day Celebration. Click on the links below the photo to revisit or have a taste. Make your own Valentine by adding Bokeh Hearts to your photo with PicMonkey. Have your Chocolate and Drink it Too with a…


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