Category: Summer

Dining Alfresco: Summer Tablescape Inspiration and Round-Up

 Alfresco or outdoor dining is at its best when you combine it a fun summer activity or theme. With a little imagination, you can be transported to a tropical locale, enjoy a summer activity like picnicking, or celebrate the flowers or fruits of the season. I pulled together some summer alfresco table inspiration from the…

Weighing Anchor and Nautical Fun on the Pontoon

I’m weighing anchor for a little nautical fun on the pontoon and joining 19 other bloggers for an alfresco tablescape blog hop! You’ll find tablesetting inspiration and links to more alfresco fun at the bottom of this post.  Instead a table by the lake, I took the challenge to get a little creative for this alfresco…

Public Service Annoucement: Plant a Limelight Hydrangea…or Five

Plant this easy to grow, low maintenance shrub in your garden and enjoy beautiful cut and dried flowers too. This post may contain affiliate links. For more information see my disclosure policy. This is a public service announcement: If you’re looking for an easy to grow, low maintenance shrub in your garden that will provide you…

Lemons and Hydrangeas Alfresco Summer Tablescape

Create a flower arrangement and centerpiece for your table using lemons. This easy tutorial is a fun and decorative way to conceal your flower stems while adding interest interest to your glass vase! Happy Wednesday! The mercury and humidity is on the rise this week, but we had a brief respite with several days of wonderful,…

Peach-Bourbon No-Churn Ice Cream with Ginger Snaps

 Peach-Bourbon No-Churn Ice Cream is a frozen treat to celebrate peach season! This no-churn peach ice cream is a breeze to make and a perfect dessert for the lazy days of summer! No ice cream maker required for this recipe, just a mixer and a metal loaf pan that helps the ice cream mixture chill…

Floral Friday: A Blooming Watermelon Vase and Patriotic Table

Blooming watermelon centerpiece tutorial to enjoy as a centerpiece for the 4th of July or your summer entertaining.  A perfect way to use the rind after you’ve enjoyed the fruits of your labor ~pun intended! Happy Friday! It’s the third Friday of the month and joining my blogging friends for Floral Friday. You can find…

Around the Potting Shed: 2017 Year in Review

Thank you for all your visits, comments, shares and Pins in 2017. I’m so honored you find the time to visit my little blog and Potting Shed! I’m bringing you a little flower therapy on a January day! Here’s look back at how I potted, puttered, played around the Potting Shed in 2017, with highlights from the months, seasons and holidays. Click…

How the Tables Turned: 2017 Tablescapes Year in Review

 Thank you for all your visits, comments, shares and Pins in 2017! 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. Cozy table for two by our Winter Nesting Tree  Winter nesting with birds, mercury glass, pine…

Stalking Monarch Butterflies and September Garden Blooms

September is a month of transition in the garden with summer blooms waning and annuals spent from the summer heat. . .just like me!  The creamy-chartreuse Limelight Hydrangea blooms have transitioned from summer to fall to a burnished shade. And the stems are weighted down and heavy with flowers.  September’s light has shifted and taken…