Category: Tablescape

Harvesting, Reaping, & Sowing

I’ve spent a little time Harvesting this week. . . Reaping some of Nature’s Bounty~  Sowing the ingredients for a Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece. . . a few clippings from the garden & fall grasses, along with Sweetgum branches for some leafy fall color. . . Collecting Sunflowers, Mums, Daisies & Hypericum Berries from the Farmers Market as well as…

Her Fearful Symmetry

The past couple of weeks I’ve offered up Halloween Treats & practiced my potions stirring up some Witches’ Brew in anticipation of Halloween. This week I’m digging up some literary inspiration for a table from a ghostly tale set at Highgate Cemetery in London. . . Her Fearful Symmetry ***  by Audrey Niffenegger “Her Fearful Symmetry, a haunting tale about the complications of love,…

Witches’ Brew

 Ravens are calling all Witches~ There’s a Special Potion Brewing for You. . .   I fell under the spell of this Witch’s Hat at HomeGoods . . .  I suspect it’s all this Black Cat’s fault~ Before I knew it~ I was scaring up spiders, ravens, & some munchkin pumpkins for a centerpiece &…

Halloween Treats

  I have a case of Halloween Fever curable only with table full of treats! Since Target is one of my favorite Haunts, I’ve been creeping along the aisles for several weeks now, exercising caution & restraint~ until recently. . . When these Scary Skeletal Hands reached out and grabbed me~ fortunately they prefer to hold a munchkin pumpkin in their…

Nesting Instincts

  I’ve been feathering my nest twig-by-twig lately. . . . . . tidying, sorting, consigning, donating~  There always seems to be nesting going on around me. . .  I’m long past due taking stock. . . . . . cleaning out & preparing for Fall with October’s arrival around the corner~ I thought I would follow the birds’ lead and bring my…

Sunflowers & Bees

I’m easing into Autumn with a sunflower celebration this week~ inspired by an April Cornell tablecloth with its sun-faded palette and sunflowers from the Farmers Market. What I really want to do is fling myself head first into fall. . . . . .enjoying football weather under layers of blankets, hoodies, and a glorious canopy of changing leaves! I’m imagining the idyllic…

Purples, Plums & Petunias

While the calendar says September, we’re still having summer weather~ thankfully with some lower humidity.  A teaser of fall-like temperatures are on the horizon for the weekend.  I set a transitional table reflecting the bit of summer we’re still in the midst of~ enjoying the last of the summer annuals.  Petunias~ still blooming after a long, hot summer and some fruits in season~ Plums…

Taste the Fruit

 The calendar says September, but there is still plenty of summer weather ahead of us here in the South and plenty of fruit in season to enjoy~ I harvested a medley of fruits at the Farmers Market prompted by some dish inspiration from HomeGoods~ My basket is brimming with pears, white & yellow peaches, blackberries, along with a…

Less Labor Day Picnic

We’re enjoying a lakeside picnic over the holiday weekend~ I’m testing the theory that everything tastes better out of a jar~ it certainly is more fun :-) A layered salad made in advance~ a minimum of 8 hours or up to 24~ chilling for the flavors to meld. You can enjoy the fruits of your labor later ~ since…

Fantasy Island Getaway

 We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary August 18th~ No grand celebration or jetting away to an exotic locale or favorite destination for the last week of summer~ just enjoying a quiet weekend after a few busy weeks.      Although I  did find myself fantasizing about a tropical island getaway. . . Turks and Caicos, Grand Cayman, St. Maarten. . .…