Author: Mary

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…

Gone with a Handsomer Man

Gone with a Handsomer Man****.* by Michael Lee West   An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. Take one out-of-work pastry chef . . . “Teeny Templeton believes that her life is finally on track. She’s getting married, she’s baking her own wedding cake, and she’s…

Grandiflora

I picked a bouquet of flowers from Pottery Barn to bring the garden to the table~ I can enjoy Magnolia blossoms now instead of June. . .  My Bridal Wreath Spirea is at the table again, this time woven around the handle of a watering can~ Ready to sprinkle on the delicate fields of flowers sprouting on this quilt~   Tulips are blooming.…

Flowers for Easter

 My Bridal Wreath Spirea has been blooming with abandon despite a couple of years of drought & sheer neglect~ and was the inspiration for an Easter Basket. Its fountainlike growth, with arching branches that curve to the ground seem to beg to be woven along a basket handle~ So I set an Easter table for two,…

Happy Motoring

    While our preferred method of exploring Key West was by foot, this 4 mile by 2 mile wide island is an ideal size to navigate by bike or scooter.          Accessorizing your basket on your bike makes for happy motoring. . .        As well as a colorful paint job on your scooter~…

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

  Bunnies are busy this week. . . Making preparations~ Gathering eggs ~  And offering Easter Greetings~ As they tiptoe through the Tulips ~ And my Fitz & Floyd Tulip d’Or mugs are busy serving double duty as vases as well as a napkin rings.     Salad Plates- Fitz & Floyd Tulip d’Or Runner & Napkins – HomeGoods Flatware –…

Key West: A Tropical Lifestyle

Key West: A Tropical Lifestyle **** by Leslie Linsley An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “In Key West: A Tropical Lifestyle, author Leslie Linsley presents the true character of this unique American place in twenty-two residences. Engaging anecdotes are drawn from interviews with homeowners, designers,…

The Essential Tea Companion

Victoria The Essential Tea Companion: Favorite Menus for Tea Parties and Celebrations ****.* by Kim Waller and From the Editors of Victoria Magazine An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.  “Whether we’re enjoying a morning break, a quiet afternoon respite, or a soothing moment at day’s end,…

Just Add Water

Just add water and I’m a happy girl~ So I was easily entertained at A & B Marina  in Key West, admiring the boats. . . Where the perfect union of sunshine. .  . . . .and water guarantees a jolly time~ And a fun holiday~   Take a Leisure Lee stroll & gaze at the sport fishing yachts~ Stopping to smell the roses onboard this vessel.…