Category: Spring

Flower Therapy for the Table: Mikasa Meadow Violets

I have some flower therapy for the table, ideal for spring or summer, but especially welcome on a cold winter day, Mikasa Meadow Violets dinnerware!  Meadow Violets, by Kim Parker for Mikasa, brings the vivid beauty of the garden indoors, with a bright palette of painted florals to the table. An embossed foliage design borders one side of the plates, providing…

How the Tables Turned: 2015 Year in Review

A look back at how the tables turned in 2015, with highlights from the months and seasons. Click on the links for some tabletop inspiration and to see the full post! Flower Therapy for the Table: Katie Alice English Garden Inspired by antique wallpaper reminiscent of an English garden and a wheelbarrow centerpiece full of blooms. Delicate Florals, Edible…

Around the Potting Shed: 2015 Year in Review

Thank you for ALL for your visits, comments, shares and pins in 2015! I’m looking for some inspiration in the new year, if you have any, please send it my way. :) In the meantime I’m sharing my Potting Shed year in review and a celebration of the seasons and holidays. Here is a recap and highlights from 2015. Click…

Sprouting Daisies and a Boot Bouquet

My field of dreams is sprouting daisies. . . Not for long since the field will soon be mowed for hay. And the occasional Bachelor Button, aka, Cornflower or Bluebottle Flower will also disappear. I took some time to stop and smell the daisies :) and pick a boot-bouquet. . . Ox-eye daisy is a common roadside…

A Welcome Snowball Effect

Snowballs in April are a good thing if you’re talking flowers! Our Chinese Snowball Viburnum is blooming, covered in fluffy white flowers. We planted our shrub about 3 years ago but this is the first year it’s been covered in welcome snowballs. The hydrangea-like blooms start out as green, changing over to cream and then white. It’s also ideal to…

Asparagus Strawberry Salad with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

Asparagus Strawberry Salad with Orange Vinaigrette is spring on plate! Colorful and delicious with fresh spring asparagus and strawberries and pretty enough to serve company! We enjoyed this salad for Easter. You can prepare the components of the salad in advance and assemble right before serving. Asparagus and strawberries may seem like unlikely salad partners, but their…