Category: Tablescape

Oh, Say Can You See. . .

A 4th of July Table with simple white dishes and red & blue accents~ where the food and the party favors are the stars & stripes. . . to celebrate Independence Day~ On the fourth, there will be 17 of us celebrating family members’ and Uncle Sam’s birthday~ while enjoying food, some boating fun, & fireworks on the lake.…

A Jeep Picnic

A little ride in my husband’s new/old restored 1985 Jeep Scrambler to enjoy a picnic~ With the original tailgate color for comparison. . . Blackberries were on the menu after a visit to the farmers market and I found this idea in Southern Living~ Blackberry Skewers:  basil leaves,  fresh small mozzarella cheese balls, and fresh blackberries~ My husband…

Dining with Butterflies

I’m dining with the butterflies~ enjoying this book~ with its beautiful illustrations by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717), German-born naturalist and artist. At a time when few women were educated or literate, and rarely travelled, Maria Sibylla Merian was a pioneer, and made history with her studies of insects in Surinam. Trained as a copperplate engraver and…

Reliable Seeds

A little table top inspiration provided by my vintage Reliable Seeds box. . . . . .and a crop of vegetables picked from the market~   A shopping trip to Target last year, yielded this pair of decorative gardening gloves ~         I harvested veggies from my Reliable Seeds, courtesy of Hello, Cupcake!   A cupcake garden, with freshly…

Stem to Stern

   Memorial Day kicks off Boating Season at the Lake. In anticipation of boating over the course of the long holiday weekend, I decorated the pontoon for fun~ from Stem to Stern ~ including a few stems in a mason jar. A few pillows. . . Some Red,White & Blue to dine with. . . A beverage tub filled with drinks to keep us…

How to Find Flower Fairies

How to Find Flower Fairies ***** by Cicely Mary Barker I’m sharing my Edible Book Review, inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “After centuries of being hidden from human sight, the Flower Fairies allowed Cicely Mary Barker a glimpse into their enchanted fairy world in Fairyopolis. Now you can continue…

Daylight & Butterflies

As a lover of green, both indoors & out,  Mikasa’s Daylight Dinnerware appealed to me when I first saw it, with its fresh, crisp design. I loved the vibrant green leaves. . . a shade that reminds of the first tender growth of spring.  The leaves trail across the contoured plates, wind their way inside the generous soup bowls,…

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…