Category: Spring

Shed-Keeping and Spring Cleaning!

Happy Saturday to you!  I’m slowly digging my way out of spring cleaning and shed-keeping projects. It’s been a messy couple of weeks but worthwhile with much-needed repair and painting for our ceilings, exterior trim and porches. While the painters were here, my Potting Shed got her trim freshened up and a coat of semi-transparent stain on her shakes…

Spring Flowers in Bloom

Happy Friday! For those of you in a deep freeze or still covered in snow, I sharing some spring flowers! Our March was warm and mild but with April’s arrival has been blustery and cold. Another freeze is in the forecast this weekend with temperatures dipping down in the 20s. Azaleas are in bloom. . . Dear Mother Nature:…

Layered Spring Salad for Easter

I have a Layered Spring Salad to serve alongside your ham for your Easter menu and or for your next family gathering, potluck, or barbecue! Seven-layer salads were popular in the South in the 70s and 80s at potlucks and church socials and have recently started to make a comeback. The best part about this type of salad is you can…

Chalking It Up To Welcome Spring

Happy first day of Spring! I’m chalking it up to welcome Spring on my Potting Shed door! We’ve had some beautiful spring weather here in North Carolina with temperatures 70s and 80s in the last couple of weeks, more typical of May than March. We’re chiller this morning, with temperatures in the 40s and 30s today and…

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…