Category: Dishes

Winter Nest Feathering and Giveaway!

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I feathered my nest, aka Potting Shed, with some fresh winter nesting materials~ clearing away the Christmas tartan, leaving the pine cones and cutting some fresh sprigs of fragrant pine. Snow bird salad plates, on sale at Pottery Barn after Christmas, came home to roost. They’ve flocked together  among the birdhouses for a little tabletop dining and seed buffet.…

A Casual Fall Centerpiece

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I enjoy putting a centerpiece for a table together, especially if it’s easy, casual, and includes a little of nature’s bounty! For my Pfaltzgraff Plymouth Dinnerware table, I gathered  pumpkins, leaves, apples, nuts, and mums. I started with a Better Homes and Gardens Wire Pumpkin Tealight Holder I harvested at Walmart a couple of weeks ago for $9.96! I built…

Not Just For Chickens

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My vintage chicken feeder is blissfully roosting in my Potting Shed~ With dishes, a few finials and  stamped garden markers~ Offering up a few blooms instead of feed~ Providing an opportunity to do a little window gardening :)  Thank you for your visit, I’m joining: Metamorphosis Monday, The Scoop, Inspire Me Tuesday, Wow Us Wednesdays, Tutorials Tips and Tidbits,…

A Lavender Picnic

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I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Lavender Week! The skies finally cleared long enough for me to spread a quilt for a Lavender Picnic. . . And enjoy a few lavender treats~ courtesy of The Lavender Cookbook. “The appeal of lavender extends beyond its fragrance to the rich yet delicate flavor it adds to a variety of foods. The Lavender…

The Secrets of Pistoulet

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I was first introduced to Mademoiselle J in Dancing with the Moon, the second book in this magical series. I traveled back in time and journeyed through the pages with her in The Secrets of Pistoulet~ a charming little book filled with food, magic, and love. . .  “There is magic and mystery in the farmhouse known as…

Spring at The Butchart Gardens

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I had the good fortune to travel with my husband to Vancouver, British Columbia for a business conference a year ago last May~ our first trip enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and a chance to visit our neighbors to the north in Canada. The Butchart Gardens in Victoria were on the “not-to-be-missed” list. If you…

Hippity Hoppity Carrot Cupcakes

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 Hippity-Hoppity-Easter’s-On-Its-Way Carrot Cupcakes~  Ideal to whip up in no time with company on their way for Easter! Using Duncan Hines Decadent Carrot Cake Mix and believe it or not. . . a can of Diet Ginger Ale! Along with some ready-made Cream Cheese Frosting~ I saw Hungry Girl’s tip on Food Network for making Diet…

Easter Table Inspiration~ Tussie Mussie Napkins

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I found some Easter table and napkin inspiration in the March/April issue of Southern Lady Magazine~ Napkin-Turned-Tussie-Mussie! Fun for dressing up white dishes and providing your family & guests with a few Easter treats! You’ll want to use a solid color or a reversible-patterned napkin, since both the front and the back will be visible…

Bunny Ears Salad

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I saw this adorable idea for Petite Palmiers  as Bunny Ears hiding among the salad greens on Pinterest, original source, here. Since we’re eating like bunnies these days with boating season {yay} aka bathing suit season {shudder} on the horizon, tucking in a little Palmier among the greens makes the salad eating a little less painful…

Flower Power

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I’m lifting my spirits with the Power of Flowers~ to banish the winter blues and brighten the table after some cold, rainy  weather! Dish gardening helps me cope so I’m enjoying blooming dishes and some bouquets from favorite books at the table . . . Keeping company with the buzzing of the bees and fluttering of butterflies…