Category: Tablescape

Plaid, Pine Cones & Pommes

I gathered some plaid, some pine cones, and a few pommes ~ apples :)  to bring a little color to the table, surrounded by a grey & dreary landscape. Cold & rainy weather has me reaching for a few warm layers, both inside and out~ A grey and black plaid throw, that kept the chickadees  cozy, is layered…

Valentine Greetings

I’m Greeting Valentine’s Day with Vintage-Inspired Wishes~ filled with Sweet Treats!  Sweet sentiments from GODIVA Gems Message Truffles ~ beg to be unwrapped. . . And tempt~ so my surplus of chocolate  has been packaged in pails from World Market for party favors~ Instead of cookies, I’m hoping to find my glass filled with bubbles on Valentine’s Day :) My…

Hearts, Flowers & Chocolate

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, I’m anticipating celebrating with a few Hearts, Flowers & a little Chocolate! I found these Marbled Chocolate Heart Cups at World Market  that make for a quick & easy Valentine’s Day treat~ Perfect for filling with mousse, ice cream, lemon curd or any berries & whipped cream~ I kept…

The Night Circus

The Night Circus  ****.* by Erin Morgenstern I’m joining Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking…

Return to a Winter World

  Winter World **** by Bernd Heinrich I’m  reposting this book review from last year for Food for Thought, which I’m thrilled about returning, with our first book selection Friday, Jan. 20th~ The Night Circus! Next up is Chocolate Chocolate: The True Story of Two Sisters, Tons of Treats, and the Little Shop That Could ~ a…

Chickadees on the Porch & a Giveaway!

I’m on the porch nesting with Chickadees . . . Enjoying some tea and tucked in a nest of grey~enjoying a bit of warm & welcome sunshine on the porch.  These Chickadee plates, Global Design Connections by Kate Williams, along with teapot, cream & sugar~ took flight from HomeGoods to follow me home~ I was enamored by the grey twig-rimmed edge on…

How the Tables Have Turned~ A Year in Review

A look back on my top viewed tablescapes of 2011. Thanks to everyone who visited and to those who took the time to comment! When it comes to the table, I find myself inspired by Holidays, the Garden & Flowers, Food, Books, and last but not least~  HomeGoods :) Click on the links below to see the tablescape…

New Year Greetings

I’m ushering in The New Year with nostalgic Post Card Greetings from the past. . . Rather than holding place cards, Reindeer are offering Happy New Year Wishes~ Snowflake napkins, napkin rings, and scattered rock salt set the stage for a wintry setting~ I brought my Putz houses~ new but with a vintage feel~ to the table,…

A Return Visit from St. Nicholas

A Return Visit from St. Nicholas from last year~ Wishing you the Merriest of Christmases! 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…

Milk and Cookies for Santa

   I put some milk & cookies out for Santa in anticipation of his arrival. . .  Thanks to our annual cookie exchange, Santa has lots of variety this year . . .   Adorable and classic Spritz Cookies. . . . . .or tray full of other varieties to satisfy his sweet tooth! My vintage-inspired chalkware Santas,…