At the Table with Blooming Dishes: Mikasa Sunset Valley


I’m at the table with blooming dishes and the vibrant florals of Sunset Valley Dinnerware by Mikasa. Mikasa Sunset Valley provides a modern interpretation of a tradition floral design in a vibrant palette of yellow, lavender, coral and rose. Scattered flowers are strewn along the borders of Sunset Valley’s plates and bowls like petal confetti in a playful watercolor…

At the Table: Katie Alice Scarlet Posey


 I have a table full of posies in time for spring and gardening season, Katie Alice® Scarlet Posey 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. Scarlet Posey Dinnerware, a pattern inspired by a snippet of 1950s textile, is…

In the Potting Shed with Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail


 I’m in the Potting Shed with a little tabletop fun with Easter on its way!  The Original Peter Rabbit Chocolates by Beatrix Potter were at Dollar Tree, a little tardy for The Novel Bakers Beatrix Potter Week, but fun just the same. Flopsy, Mopsy and Peter Cotton-tail arrived in time for Easter, to provide a little table top inspiration! They’re joining green…

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…


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