Category: Holidays

Thanksgiving Lakeside

 I set a table lakeside for Thanksgiving taking advantage of the last of the Fall color and warm temperatures. . . I soaked some oasis & filled a pumpkin for a centerpiece again this week using roses, sunflowers, daisies, and Hypericum berries from the market along with leaves & clippings from our shrubs. A visit to the produce section for…

Pumpkins at the Table

I have been enamored by these little ornamental pumpkins this Fall~ known as Lil’ Pump-ke-mon variety, or more commonly Tiger Striped. I’ve enjoyed them all through the month of October~ for Halloween, for my picnic and again at my harvesting table. They are the guests of honor this week~ setting the stage for the color &…

A Surplus of Candy Corn

I have a surplus of candy corn from my candy jars.  Despite the fact that it’s the poster-child-candy for Fall & Halloween, easily substituted for Bat Fangs used in potion stirring spoons~  I have to confess~ I am not a fan of the flavor or texture. . .   { insert gasp here } . . . blasphemous,…

A Trick for your Treats

My inner 6-year-old has had a lot of Halloween fun lately. . . I was spellbound when I saw these witchy fingers from Woman’s Day. An easy & fun trick~ conjuring 48 fingers out of one tube of Pillsbury refrigerated breadstick dough. Conjuring Ingredients & Steps: 1 tube (11 oz) refrigerated breadstick dough 1⁄2 stick (1⁄4 cup) butter, melted…

Her Fearful Symmetry

The past couple of weeks I’ve offered up Halloween Treats & practiced my potions stirring up some Witches’ Brew in anticipation of Halloween. This week I’m digging up some literary inspiration for a table from a ghostly tale set at Highgate Cemetery in London. . . Her Fearful Symmetry ***  by Audrey Niffenegger “Her Fearful Symmetry, a haunting tale about the complications of love,…

Halloween Treats Tablescape

  I have a case of Halloween Fever curable only with table full of treats! Since Target is one of my favorite Haunts, I’ve been creeping along the aisles for several weeks now, exercising caution & restraint~ until recently. . . When these Scary Skeletal Hands reached out and grabbed me~ fortunately they prefer to hold a munchkin pumpkin in their…

By the Dawn’s Early Light

 There is more activity on the lake in the early morning with the anticipation of a long holiday weekend. . . Plans are under way. . . While some like us, will stay home feathering their nests in preparation of  family & friends arriving for festivities & fireworks . . . Others have already begun enjoying the weather &…