Category: Tablescape

Featured in Halloween Tricks & Treats Magazine: Spooky Settings and Spellbinding Decorations!


The countdown to the witching hour has begun. . .Halloween is just 72 scary days away! Better Homes and Gardens special publication, Halloween Tricks & Treats Magazine, hits the newstands August 23rd. I had some bone-chilling fun setting up some spooky settings for this issue! Editor Ann Blevins arrived on a very rainy day last November with…

An Alfresco Table with Kim Parker Woodland Floral by Mikasa


I’m  dining alfresco with Kim Parker Woodland Floral dinnerware by Mikasa. Woodland Floral by Kim Parker for Mikasa, brings the garden to the table with the wildflower beauty of a fresh meadow on a summer day. Colorful flowers adorn each piece of the porcelain dinnerware, blooming from the borders of the dinner plates to the interiors of the bowls…

A Lakeside Table with Pfaltzgraff Villa della Luna Dinnerware

Lakeside Dining with Pfaltzgraff Villa della Luna

I’m lakeside at the table with the vibrant collection of Villa della Luna Dinnerware by Pfaltzgraff. Villa della Luna by Pfaltzgraff was created as a magical collection of dinnerware and accessories based on the art of Jana Kolpen and Mary Tiegreen in ‘Dancing with the Moon, a Story of Love at the Villa della Luna’. The centuries-old traditions of Italian…

Peach Caprese Salad and Just Peachy Recipe Round-Up!


The best thing about summer is the bounty of fresh produce! If you’re a fan of caprese salad, I think you’ll like this summery twist on the classic caprese salad made with fresh, juicy peaches! If you haven’t tried peaches and summer tomatoes together in a salad, you don’t know what you’re missing. Best of all, no…

Celebrate the Red, White and Boom Patriotic Table with Pfaltzgraff Filligree Dinnerware

Red, White & Boom Patriotic Table

I’m at the table in anticipation of Independence Day and a patriotic celebration with July 4th just a week away! White dishes provide a blank canvas at the table, inspiring creativity for any holiday or celebration! Subtle embossed arches rim each piece in the Filigree dinnerware collection by Pfaltzgraff, providing texture and graceful scallops. Available in…

Sailing into Summer: Nautical Fun on the Pontoon

Nautical Pontoon and Salad Boats!

I’m weighing anchor and sailing into summer with a little nautical fun on the pontoon! The summer boating season is definitely underway on the lake with our warm (hot!) weather. Towels provide a tablecloth and absorbent seating and pillows keep us anchored for a little nautical fun! Rope cocktail plates, purchased a couple of years ago from Pottery Barn,…


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