Category: Flowers

Lavender Week in Review & Winners!

The Novel Bakers have been buzzing with activity this week and serving up delicious and fragrant recipes! You can visit our Pinterest board for future inspiration and see what you might have missed! If you want to Stop and Smell the Lavender, here is my week in review. . . A Picnic with Lavender Lavender Lemonade, Chocolate Lavender Brownies,…

The Bee’s Knees

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Lavender Week. . . I’ve had a fragrant and delicious time with The Novel Bakers   playing with lavender and searching for recipes! I found several new beverages~ Lavender Lemonade and Lavender Margaritas, both perfect for summer and made with a lavender syrup or lavender sweet and sour mix.…

Dancing with the Moon

 Dancing with the Moon: A Story of Love at the Villa della Luna, continues with the adventures of Mademoiselle J that began in The Secrets of Pistoulet.  I first visited Villa della Luna through Pfaltzgraff’s collection of Dinnerware~ created from the art of Jana Kolpen and Mary Tiegreen in this magical & charming tale. In Dancing with the Moon, Mademoiselle J embarks on her…

Gather Ye Peonies While Ye May

I’m gathering my Peonies while I may, with the unpredictable weather~ Admiring their showy display and vivid color before they fade as quickly as  a pair of brand new gardening gloves  :) Our peonies usually bloom around the beginning of May. They’re a little later this year with the colder than normal early spring temperatures.  Whenever they bloom…

M is for …

M is for a beautiful May morning and  a few things that make me happy. . . Many blackberry flowers I harvested moments before being mowed down. . . Morning shadows. . . Une Maison d’oiseaux. . . :)  Mint green watering can. . . Mushrooms on a toad house. . . Magenta Moon Peony. .…

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…