Category: Summer

Red Fish, Blue Fish Lakeside Table

I’m at the table with a little summer fish fun, fitting for a Friday! It seems like it’s been ages since I was able to set a table by the lake, between a very wet May and June, followed by the extreme heat of July. We had a brief reprieve in the heat and I…

The Hum of Bees is the Voice of the Garden

I love seeing and hearing the bees buzz and bumble about the garden. . . I chalked up my Potting Shed door with a favorite quote by Elizabeth Lawrence: “The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.” A garden with bees is a happy garden. . . Bees on sunflowers . . .…

In the Potting Shed: Blue, White and Limelights Table and Vignette

Happy Monday, Did you have a good weekend? Mine was good but hot! I spent some time puttering around the Potting Shed, trying to keep everything watered and from wilting in our 90+ degree temperatures. I’m trying to stay cool and usually dashing back inside by noon to avoid the afternoon heat. Our Limelight Hydrangeas…

Woodland Table and Vignette in the Potting Shed

Join me for with a little woodland tabletop and dish fun in the Potting Shed and to escape the heat, if only in our imaginations. . . My inspiration came from our Blue Ridge Getaway over the 4th of July holiday, where we escaped to North Carolina’s High Country, enjoying delightful 70 degree days in contrast…

“Growing” Flowers and Summer Blooms Around The Potting Shed

Happy Monday, I hope you had a good weekend! We enjoyed a Red, White, and Blue Ridge Getaway for the 4th of July holiday, and now I’m playing catch up in ‘the garden of weedin’. In addition to the weeds growing, the Limelight hydrangeas burst into bloom while we were away. I have 5 Limelight hydrangeas planted…

The Bees Knees Table in the Potting Shed

I love all things *bee* and love seeing them buzz and bumble about the garden. . . I cut some flowers and bee favorites to fill some Quattro Stagioni Canning Jars. The jars have an adorable bee skep design which is hard to photograph, but ideal for a just-picked bouquet from the garden! They’re filled flowers…

Guest Bloggers Chloe and Gracie: Sailing into Summer

Hi Everyone, this is Chloe & Gracie, wishing you a happy first day of Summer! We’re guest posting for our Mom today, since she’s been busy gardening and working on some projects around her Potting Shed. We told her we’d fill in for her and give her a break with a little ‘sailing into summer’…

Hello June: Favorites, Recipes, and Table Inspiration

Happy first day of June! I’m rolling out the welcome mat for June’s arrival and sharing some favorites from the archives. Click on the links for the complete post, recipe or table inspiration! With the calendar page turning to June, I’m looking forward to Gardenias in Bloom. . . Anticipating the Florabundance. . . And Bringing…

A Tropical Table and Lake Breeze Cocktail

Happy Friday! I’m taking you to the tropics via the table to dream of white sandy beaches, tiki bars and umbrella drinks! My table inspiration came from *Beach Cocktails: Favorite Surfside Sips and Bar Snacks  (Oxmoor House, May 2017) by the Editors of Coastal Living, is a full-color book packed with 125 thirst-quenching cocktails that will transport you…

Thirst-Aid Kit: Beach Cocktails and Book Giveaway

With Memorial Day, the unofficial kick off to summer right around the corner, I have a book to share and giveaway if you’re dreaming of white sandy beaches, tiki bars and umbrella drinks: *Beach Cocktails: Favorite Surfside Sips and Bar Snacks  (Oxmoor House, May 2017) by the Editors of Coastal Living, is a full-color book packed with 125…