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…

At the Table: Merisella by Pfaltzgraff


I’m at the table with the colorful and sunny dinnerware of Merisella by Pfaltzgraff, enjoying the flowers and welcome sunshine! After two weeks of rain, I’m happy to be dining outdoors again! One benefit to those April showers besides May flowers, is that they wash the pollen away…*achoo* :)  Jana Kolpen & Mary Tiegreen, the creators of…

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…


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