Category: Holidays

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 &…

Flowers for Easter

 My Bridal Wreath Spirea has been blooming with abandon despite a couple of years of drought & sheer neglect~ and was the inspiration for an Easter Basket. Its fountainlike growth, with arching branches that curve to the ground seem to beg to be woven along a basket handle~ So I set an Easter table for two,…

Let Love Bloom

 Love is Blooming at my table in honor of Valentine’s Day ~   Roses are blooming on my china, napkins, and in my soup tureen I filled courtesy of Trader Joe’s. I’m the happy recipient of my Great Aunt’s china, marked Avenir China, Limoges France. Since at one point in the 1920’s as many as 48 companies were producing wares marked…

Very Valentine

Very Valentine **** by Adriana Trigiani An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “Meet the Roncalli and Angelini families, a vibrant cast of colorful characters who navigate tricky family dynamics with hilarity and brio, from magical Manhattan to the picturesque hills of bella Italia. Very Valentine is the…

Giving Thanks

I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday~ I set a table for two outside taking advantage a serene lake in the background, with most of the recreational boaters having put away their boats for the season. I am thankful for so many things but this past weekend, I was thankful for crisp fall weather, a Carolina Blue…