Category: Tablescape

Let Love Bloom

 Love is Blooming at my table in honor of Valentine’s Day ~   Roses are blooming on my china, napkins, and in my soup tureen I filled courtesy of Trader Joe’s. I’m the happy recipient of my Great Aunt’s china, marked Avenir China, Limoges France. Since at one point in the 1920’s as many as 48 companies were producing wares marked…

Very Valentine

Very Valentine **** by Adriana Trigiani An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “Meet the Roncalli and Angelini families, a vibrant cast of colorful characters who navigate tricky family dynamics with hilarity and brio, from magical Manhattan to the picturesque hills of bella Italia. Very Valentine is the…

Winter World

  Winter World **** by Bernd Heinrich I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. The weather outside is frightful . . . while we thankfully have not had as much snow as the Northeast, it’s been colder than normal here in the sunny South. Snowbound, I had the perfect excuse to stay…

How the Tables have Turned

    I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday~   It’s been a whirlwind of a year. I thought I would recap my most viewed and favorite tables. I was surprised to realize in looking back, I had “played with dishes”  42 weeks this past year :-) I’ll recap the top…

O Christmas Tree

Nell Hill’s O Christmas Tree ****.* by Mary Carol Garrity I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “Mary Carol Garrity and her home furnishing emporium Nell Hill’s have become synonymous with delivering creative and stylish advice on all facets of home decorating and entertaining. Inside…

A Redbird Christmas

    A Redbird Christmas ****.* by Fannie Flagg     I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.   My love of books is no secret~ factor in birds in a Christmas setting and this is a recipe for happy holiday reading. For me, a bird book in the hand, is worth a few…

A Visit from St. Nicholas

My pattern, St. Nicholas, by Fitz & Floyd, Retired many years, breaking I hope to avoid~ The plates show St. Nick decorating the tree~ His fondness for musical sounds, you can see. Drums, horns, as well as bells too,  Are placed on the tree all in plain view~ Beaded garland is swagged & placed just so,…

Christmas Greetings

I pulled out some vintage Christmas items and set a table to display them. . .  Cardboard Christmas village houses & churches, known as Putz houses, most old mixed with some new. . . I’ve used this quilt on my table before~ it’s currently nestled underneath my tree at the lake serving as a tree skirt.  Christmas Greetings …

Kris Kringle

 Kris Kringle~ aka Santa Claus, also known as St. Nick, and Father Christmas~ is known across the globe. I set a table with my various Fitz & Floyd Santa pieces collected through the years. . .     The western idea of Santa Claus is a combination of the European traditions of Kris Kringle, Father…

Bunny Christmas

    Bunny Christmas *****  by Rick Walton- Author  &  Paige Miglio- Illustrator     I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite~ for the written word and food. I’m also joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday as part of this Edible Review.     I ran…