Category: Spring

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…

Sitting Pretty and a Just-Picked Garden Bouquet

I filled a new-to-me vintage enamel pitcher with a garden bouquet of azalea, Bridalwreath Spirea and wild daisies. A happy and care free mix of blooms. . . And a guaranteed blues-buster with wild, sunny daisies free for the picking. I picked up a vintage lawn chair for my Potting Shed recently. . . Sitting pretty…

Nest Feathering with Birdhouses, Dishes and Snowballs!

I’ve been feathering my nest with snowballs! The Chinese Snowball Viburnum kind of snowballs, enjoying the snowball effect around the Potting Shed. I had a little tabletop fun with bird houses and dishes for a little whimsy, enjoying the snowball blooms before they melt away from all our April Showers :) Timely with nesting season. We look forward to bluebirds…

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…

A Happy Spring Wreath With Blooming Wellies

We’ve had some beautiful spring weather and the trees have been bursting with blooms! I always look forward to seeing the plum trees dressed in pink, putting on their annual spring show. And I can’t resist cutting branches of pink petals to dress my Potting Shed for spring. I filled some watering cans with blossoms to enjoy before they scatter to the…

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…

At the Table: Katie Alice Scarlet Posey

 I have a table full of posies in time for spring and gardening season, Katie Alice® Scarlet Posey by Pfaltzgraff! Northamptonshire born lifestyle designer, Katie Alice, weaves her colorful magical story across beautiful tableware collections, inspired by her love of vintage heirlooms and antique fabrics. Scarlet Posey Dinnerware, a pattern inspired by a snippet of 1950s textile, is…