Category: Tablescape

Breakfast with the Chickens

Join me for breakfast~ it will be just us & the Chickens ~  What’s your pleasure?  Are you a juice drinker? Orange or Grapefruit? Or do you prefer your vitamin C from fruit? Do you prefer coffee in the morning or a cup of tea?  If it’s tea, are you traditional?  English Breakfast or Earl Grey?  Flavored coffee or just plain old…

A Lakeside Picnic

  Still a little cool for a pontoon picnic, we enjoyed a little waterside dining  instead. . .    Some pasta salads~ A baguette~ A little fruit & cheese~    A beverage with bubbles~ With glasses held in place by Steady Steaks~ No bees to buzz around us this early in the season, except the ones on the flatware…

Peony, White, and Blue

 A Teeny bit of table inspiration from Gone with a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West.  You can find my edible review, here if you like~ Besides some table inspiration, this book provided me with lots of laughs from the cast of quirky characters, along with some major food cravings. Teeny Templeton, is an out of work pastry chef who cuts her own…

Grandiflora

I picked a bouquet of flowers from Pottery Barn to bring the garden to the table~ I can enjoy Magnolia blossoms now instead of June. . .  My Bridal Wreath Spirea is at the table again, this time woven around the handle of a watering can~ Ready to sprinkle on the delicate fields of flowers sprouting on this quilt~   Tulips are blooming.…

Flowers for Easter

 My Bridal Wreath Spirea has been blooming with abandon despite a couple of years of drought & sheer neglect~ and was the inspiration for an Easter Basket. Its fountainlike growth, with arching branches that curve to the ground seem to beg to be woven along a basket handle~ So I set an Easter table for two,…

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

  Bunnies are busy this week. . . Making preparations~ Gathering eggs ~  And offering Easter Greetings~ As they tiptoe through the Tulips ~ And my Fitz & Floyd Tulip d’Or mugs are busy serving double duty as vases as well as a napkin rings.     Salad Plates- Fitz & Floyd Tulip d’Or Runner & Napkins – HomeGoods Flatware –…

The Essential Tea Companion

Victoria The Essential Tea Companion: Favorite Menus for Tea Parties and Celebrations ****.* by Kim Waller and From the Editors of Victoria Magazine An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.  “Whether we’re enjoying a morning break, a quiet afternoon respite, or a soothing moment at day’s end,…

Gardening Rules

I’m Yearning for Spring & reading about Gardening. . . Well~ more accurately, dreaming through pictures. . .    Introducing a little Garden Style to the Porch. . . Quenching my Thirst for Flowers. . . Making plans. . .     Keeping the rules in mind for optimum planting results~   Waiting for the frost dangers to pass. . . . . . anxiously…

Our Life in Gardens

Our Life in Gardens **** by Joe Eck & Wayne Winterrowd An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.  “Plants, like words in poetry, observe Eck and Winterrowd, are both beautiful in themselves and also for the associations they trail behind, the histories they have in the…

Garden Wisdom

I’m dreaming of gardening again this week. . . My collection of galvanized watering cans are standing by for service, planted on a French seed tray ~   Small peat pots at each place setting are filled with sweet-faced Violas & wrapped in pieces of burlap, tied with twine~ A decorative bird cage houses pots for planting~  A layer of landscaping burlap…