Category: Summer

How the Tables Turned: 2018 Year in Review

Thank you for all your visits, comments, shares and Pins in 2018! Here’s look back at how the tables turned during the year, with highlights from the months, seasons and holidays! Click on the links for complete full posts, sources and more tabletop inspiration. Winter Nesting Table Winter nesting with birds, glittery nests, mercury glass and pine cones Cozy Nest…

On Lakecation: Dockside Dining

I’m taking a little ‘lakecation’ this week. . . Taking some time off to unwind and unplug. . . Setting sail into a week with no projects or appointments . . . Slowing down to enjoy the scenery. . . With no plans other than drifting peacefully from reading to watching the water. Maybe swim…

Floral Friday: Ball Jar Bouquets and a Lakeside Picnic

Happy Friday! I’m inviting you to a lakeside picnic for this week’s edition of Floral Friday, along with my blogging friends! You can find their links for beautiful floral and picnic inspiration at the bottom of this post. Our theme and challenge for this week’s edition of Floral Friday was to use jars in a…

Anyone Can Be A Gardener: Garden Hose Wreath for the Potting Shed

Happy Wednesday! I’m spending most of my free time weeding, watering and puttering around the Potting Shed. I decided my shed front door was in need of a fresh and updated blooming wreath! I dismantled my Garden Hose Wreath with Blooming Wellies last year to use the tools and the wellies. I decided the bright green colored…

Lakeside Table with Sunflowers and Black and White

Celebrate summer at the table with black and white buffalo check and cheery sunflowers. This post may contain affiliate links. For more information see my disclosure policy. I set a table for two by the lake with black and white and cheery sunflowers. Sunflowers, which say “summer” no matter what language you speak! My Floral…

Slinky Hack and Trellis for a Favorite Flowering Vine

I’m sharing my favorite flowering summer vine and a creative way to help it climb that I discovered, with a Slinky! Black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata) is a favorite easy-to-grow flowering summer annual and an excellent climber for a trellis or fence. No relation to Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), it climbs 8 to 10 feet in…

Chalking It Up: Bees and Flowers Around the Potting Shed

I’m chalking up a little garden inspiration and words of wisdom on my Potting Shed door. . . Note to self: “The flower doesn’t dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes.” ~ Mark Nepo Bees are buzzing around the Passion Flower Vine. . . The Allium. . . They’re buzzing around the…

Weekend Waterview: Sunset Cruise on Lake Norman

Happy Weekend! I often get comments and emails about the lake; What lake do you live on and how big is it? Lake Norman, was created between 1959 and 1964, as part of the construction of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Energy and is the largest man-made body of fresh water in North Carolina.…