Month: May 2011

Stem to Stern

   Memorial Day kicks off Boating Season at the Lake. In anticipation of boating over the course of the long holiday weekend, I decorated the pontoon for fun~ from Stem to Stern ~ including a few stems in a mason jar. A few pillows. . . Some Red,White & Blue to dine with. . . A beverage tub filled with drinks to keep us…

Celebrating the Red, White & Blue

  Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off to Summer. . .  For us that means a holiday that involves boating & food. . . so I had a little mosaic fun with photos taken on our boating outings~ (any mosaic will enlarge if you click on it) Celebrating the Red, White & Blue. . . Of course the…

How to Find Flower Fairies

How to Find Flower Fairies ***** by Cicely Mary Barker I’m sharing my Edible Book Review, inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “After centuries of being hidden from human sight, the Flower Fairies allowed Cicely Mary Barker a glimpse into their enchanted fairy world in Fairyopolis. Now you can continue…

The Essence of the Fairy Realm

  “Flowers are our miraculous tools from the heavens, entities of light and magic the we can feel and touch in this dimension. Flowers channel the essence of the fairy realm into our world, offering themselves as the ultimate design in creation, grace, and fancy.”  ~Paulette Cole, from the foreward in Flowers for the Home,…

Daylight & Butterflies

As a lover of green, both indoors & out,  Mikasa’s Daylight Dinnerware appealed to me when I first saw it, with its fresh, crisp design. I loved the vibrant green leaves. . . a shade that reminds of the first tender growth of spring.  The leaves trail across the contoured plates, wind their way inside the generous soup bowls,…

Garden Variety

    A little garden stroll and the wonders of photo editing and I have more variety in my garden~     My peonies have finished blooming. . .I used Picasa’s soft focus & warmify effects, to create a new & dreamy flower image that I can enjoy, despite the fact that I can no longer enjoy their heady fragrance~…

Breakfast with the Chickens

Join me for breakfast~ it will be just us & the Chickens ~  What’s your pleasure?  Are you a juice drinker? Orange or Grapefruit? Or do you prefer your vitamin C from fruit? Do you prefer coffee in the morning or a cup of tea?  If it’s tea, are you traditional?  English Breakfast or Earl Grey?  Flavored coffee or just plain old…

A Lakeside Picnic

  Still a little cool for a pontoon picnic, we enjoyed a little waterside dining  instead. . .    Some pasta salads~ A baguette~ A little fruit & cheese~    A beverage with bubbles~ With glasses held in place by Steady Steaks~ No bees to buzz around us this early in the season, except the ones on the flatware…

Peony, White, and Blue

 A Teeny bit of table inspiration from Gone with a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West.  You can find my edible review, here if you like~ Besides some table inspiration, this book provided me with lots of laughs from the cast of quirky characters, along with some major food cravings. Teeny Templeton, is an out of work pastry chef who cuts her own…