Chalkboard Runner and Plaid Tidings in the Potting Shed

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How was your weekend? Were you busy decking the halls? I’ve been slowly adding some Christmas greens around the Potting Shed, working my way around the outside, cleaning up leaves and neglected pots of frost-nipped annuals, replacing with boughs of cedar, pine and cypress. We had some much-need rain over the weekend, so I took a little…

Plaid Tidings: A Christmas Table with St. Nick and A Natural Evergreen Table Runner

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‘Tis the Season to deck the halls, as well as the table, so I’m bringing plaid tidings to join a group of talented bloggers for a Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop! Look for the links at the bottom of this post for more holiday and Christmas table inspiration this week through Friday, December 2nd.  It was a sunny and…

‘Tis the Season: Recipes and Inspiration for Christmas Entertaining

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If you’re like me, you’re busy decking the halls and trimming the tree.  I pulled together some inspiration from the archives to help us get in the Christmas spirit! Click on the links to revisit for some inspiration and recipes for your holiday baking and entertaining and when you need a break from your tree trimming and…

Happy Thanksgiving and Turkey Plate Wreath

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Happy Thanksgiving!  I hung a wreath in welcome for Thanksgiving, adding a turkey plate to the center of a fall wreath for a quick embellishment. Welcome Fall Wreath Do you have a recipe for a Happy Thanksgiving? Here’s mine and it’s easy. . . Wine, Pie, Repeat :) Chloe & Gracie wish you a Safe & Happy…

Weekend Waterview: Hazy, Smoky, Windy & Dry

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Happy Weekend! Here’s a little waterview along with some fall foliage. . .much prettier when there is water in the pond! Our views have been hazy and smoky this week from the 16 wildfires burning in North Carolina. We have a Code Orange air quality alert today with smoke and wind advisories with gusts up to 35 mph.…

A Virtual Picnic, Acadia National Park & Cookbook Giveaway

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I’ve been feasting this week with the Novel Bakers, inspired by The Forest Feast Gatherings: Simple Vegetarian Menus for Hosting Friends & Family by Erin Gleeson. If you missed our review, you can find Part 1 with a Floral/Edible Table Runner, Butternut Hummus and Endive Bar; and Part 2 with Easy Tray Centerpieces, a Pear-Thyme Galette, and Salted Fudge…