Category: Flowers

At the Table~ Tea Rose

I’m at the table embracing a little garden & cottage style that blossomed from some dish inspiration~  Pfaltzgraff Tea Rose. Pfaltzgraff’s Tea Rose, blooming since 1985, continues to be a thriving and popular pattern~ A pattern that blends traditional romance of roses with a touch of the English countryside. A  patchwork quilt with a blooming field of…

Rain Check Please…

We had 12 inches of rain in 3 days, with more in the forecast. Good thing we have a boat :) On the bright side the pond is full~ with our neighbor’s dock ramp on the incline  instead in the normal downhill position.  I’ve traded my usual foot attire of  flip flops in exchange for…

At the Table~ Mosaic & Butterflies

I’m at the table with a mosaic of vibrant colors and elements~ a flowering centerpiece, butterflies, and Pfaltzgraff Mosaic dinnerware. Definition of mosaic: noun a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass  a colorful and variegated pattern  a combination of diverse elements forming a more or…

Say It With Flowers

I’m sending you flowers for Mother’s Day! Click on the links to pick a bouquet or have a bite :) Flowers for Mother’s Day, Oakleaf Hydrangeas and a Strawberry Bellini~ My Grandmother’s Flower Garden Lilacs and Open Face Cucumber Sandwiches Frosted Brownie Bites with Violas~ Coming Up Roses Dear French Hydrangea~ Lilacs & Daylight, Lilacs & Viburnum~ Strawberry Fields Salad with…

Spring at The Butchart Gardens

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…

Cooking with Flowers

Cooking with Flowers is a delicious mix of food and flowers and possibly the most beautiful cookbook I have ever seen! It makes me want to plant Roses, Tulips, Hollyhocks, Daylilies, Dianthus and it forever changed my opinion on Dandelions~ I’ll never curse one again :) When I first saw this cookbook on Jain’s beautiful blog,…

At the Table~ Villa della Luna

After a long rainy weekend, I’m at the table enjoying some welcome sunshine, flowers and dining al fresco with the vibrant collection of Villa della Luna dinnerware!  Villa della Luna by Pfaltzgraff was created as a magical collection of dinnerware and accessories based on the art of Jana Kolpen and Mary Tiegreen in ‘Dancing with the Moon, a Story…

Grandiflora~ A Celebration of Blooms at the Table

I have tablescapes languishing deep in the archives~ I thought I’d revisit and share one a month~ This table is from April 2011, the salad plates are still some of my  favorite blooming dishes and the quilt is one I’ve used most recently for Easter with a runner. I hope you enjoy revisiting a celebration…

Spring Planting

Our freeze date guideline for planting spring & summer annuals is April 15th~ I’ve been ready for the bloom, enjoying violas that will tolerate  cold temperatures~ Patience is not my forte  so I’m getting a jump-start  in my seed box in my Potting Shed. Although not patient enough to plant from seed :) Wishing you Happy…