Author: Mary

Floral Arrangement with Fresh Flowers!

  This is my contribution for Metamorphosis Monday.  Start with some Oasis or a floral foam product that you can soak in water to keep your flowers fresh. Secure the oasis to your container with floral tape so the weight of the flowers won’t pull the foam out of your container. This urn has a hole in the bottom, so…

Tea Party Shadows

    I’m joining Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday. These photos were from a recent post, that just happened to have some lovely shadows, due to the lovelier sunshine streaming in the window.   You can see all this Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in its entirety here.                   Be sure…

Plain Truth

`      PlainTruth ****.* by Jodi Picoult        I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera.           This is one of my favorite Jodi Picoult books– I became immersed in the story and teetered back and…

The Girls

    The Girls ***** by Lori Lansens     I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all in one place!     “I have never looked into my sister’s eyes. I have…

Roses

      Roses **.* by Leila Meacham         I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera.        and Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday. . . the perfect little food corner in blogland.  …

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

I was inspired to put together a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party after having seen Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (in 3D no less :-)  The Hollywood Reporter calls it:  “Truly, Madly, Wonderful”  &  Roger Ebert says : “Enchanting”.  And, as my friend Annie, film aficionado that she is says: “It’s Not-To-Be-Missed!”  See the Madly Wonderful Johnny Depp in the trailer Here. Better yet,…

The Elusive White Squirrel

    This is the elusive white squirrel that I have been trying to photograph for 4 months now. . .I finally managed, through a window, so the photos aren’t great. We have a heavily wooded natural area behind our house in Charlotte, NC.  The canopy of trees in our backyard is essentially a gymnasium for dozens of…

Dock Shadows

    Three days in a row of glorious sunshine . . . Spring is officially here and it is a little bit closer to boating weather once again. Here are Dock Shadows I’m sharing and linking to Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday.         Our cove is shallow, but particularly so, at the moment. Duke…

Pork Tenderloin Sliders

    I’m sharing this quick and tasty mini sandwich or slider that is perfect for March Madness or any sitting-around-the-tube-eating-while-watching-sports-event.      My family has an annual March Madness pool–no great $ on the table, just bragging rights, really . . . this year, they are horribly depressed since their beloved Tarheels didn’t make the tournament. I myself, will pull…

From Harvest Time to Spring Time, An Easter Transformation

    I’m joining Susan’s Tablescape Thursday party.          This is my grandmother’s china, you may remember seeing here.  It is Harvest Time by Johnson Brothers. I was inspired to bring it into spring time, when I ran across these striped placemats at Home Goods, a few months ago, that tied the pink together with the…