Category: Flowers

Chasing Away The Winter Blues

I’m at the table with my personal recipe to chase away the Winter Blues: Blooms, Dishes, and Sunshine! While sunshine can be hard to come by in January, flowers and dishes never fail. Our weather this month has fluctuated from the single digits to temperatures in the 60s. A little January sunshine is always welcome and…

Creating a Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

I always enjoy using pumpkins and gourds as a seasonal centerpiece for Thanksgiving. If there’s no room at the dining table with the Thanksgiving feast, it’s a pretty way to dress a sideboard, kitchen island, or foyer table. Like everyone else, I’ve been busy harvesting recipes and table ideas with Thanksgiving a few weeks away. To create a pumpkin vase centerpiece,…

A Potting Shed Happy Harvest

I’m enjoying a Happy Harvest by my Potting Shed~ With a harvest of pumpkins and gourds~ Our leaves have just begun to change and fall~ And raking season will be in full swing. After Happy Birthday Wishes for a Novel Baker’s Birthday. . . My book page banner needed only a few more letters to…

Fall Around The Potting Shed

I’ve been busy harvesting  pumpkins, gourds, goldenrod, leaves and pots of mums for Fall Around The Potting Shed! A basket on the door is filled with goldenrod and oak leaves, still green, which don’t turn in North Carolina until the end of October. You’re welcome to peek inside at the chalkboard door with a favorite quote…

Dishing Up Blooms

There is always something blooming in my field of dreams~ When it’s not sprouting daisies or Lacy Queen Anne, it’s growing grass to be baled for hay. I walked over to look at the shrubs bordering the field, full of delicate pink blooms~ And to my surprise, saw Passion Flower blooming in the grass~  Looking extremely…

Farmers’ Market Pasta Salad

Fresh-from-the-Farmers’ Market Pasta Salad is the answer to ‘what’s-for-dinner?’ with summer’s bounty from local farm stands or your own garden. Fresh, light, and on our summer rotation of easy meals for the summer! You can adjust your ingredients for what’s in season or what you like. My June issue of Southern Living Magazine yielded a bumper crop…

At the Table~ Sweetest Day

 I’m enjoying some garden-inspired dining with Sweetest Day Dinnerware by Pfaltzgraff. Sweetest Day brings the vibrant life of a garden to your table. Charmingly casual with the fresh feel of a summer day, a honeycomb border buzzes with activity with bees and blooms of red, orange, and blue flowers. Yellow check napkins are tied with…