Category: Tablescape

A Teeny Bit of Table Inspiration

Michael Lee West has cooked more delicious fun in  A Teeny Bit of Trouble, the second installment and follow-up to Gone With a Handsomer Man! Lately I’ve been reacquainting myself and Tasting with Teeny Templeton! Since I’ve been following Teeny’s troubles~ I’ve been engrossed by Peaches, Red Velvet Cakes, a Bulldog named Sir, and lethal and imaginary recipes.…

Daylight, Birds, and Bees

I’m dining outdoors and enjoying the company of Birds and Bees~ Since I’m enjoying longer days with the arrival of Daylight Savings time, it seemed only appropriate that I set the table with Mikasa Daylight~ Energized by the vibrant green leaves and the first tender growth of spring! Entertaining the company of Azalea~ Sweet William and his…

Lunching with Bunnies

We’re Lunching with Bunnies~ not quite ready to see them hop away so quickly after Easter. Generously on loan and chosen 61 years ago, my Mother-in-Law’s Syracuse Portland dishes are at the table, offering up their floral bouquets in greeting of the arrival of Spring, and just in time for the azaleas to bloom! After…

Easter Greetings

I’m Greeting Easter with a Flower-filled Basket, Bunny Egg-shaped Plates & Eggs with Easter Messages~    Dogwood blooms were added to the basket for their symbolism & significance of this holiday~ My basket is filled with a potted Azalea that can be planted in the garden, along with stems of hydrangea from the grocery store…

A Bunny Picnic

We’re picnicking with Bunnies and Everybunny is Welcome! Easter Baskets are picnic ready~  Bunny-Shaped Egg Salad & Pimento Cheese Sandwiches, Carrot Cake Cookies, and Annie’s Bunny Snack Mix~ Polka dotted and plaid pails from Target make Easter Egg hunting a colorful affair~ Two woven baskets are filled with a variety of tender lettuces, cabbage, brussels…

Galvanized to Garden

I’m galvanized to garden with the arrival of Spring~  My assortment of watering cans along with a zinc seed tray are at the table to kick off the growing season~ I’m having a little fun in the garden and at the table with flatware herb markers I found recently ~ You can find a tutorial…

Flower Market

Spring has arrived!  I’m in the market and ready for. . . Flowers. . . Farmers Market Fresh Veggies. . . and Reliable Seeds.   It’s the season to sprinkle in and plant. . .  . . .new ornamentals and varieties~ Watering deeply to establish young plants. . . . . . mixing with seasoned favorites. Time…

Wash, Rinse, Repeat

I’m working on a St. Paddy’s Day table~ daily life & a book report due on Friday :)  kept me from finishing this week. In the meantime it occurred to me how often I find myself reaching for the same dishes~ For Holidays and Halloween Treats~ July 4th & Oh, Say Can You See. . . A Gardener’s Christmas~ For…