Category: Tablescape

Picnic with Pumpkins

It’s been the perfect picnic weather~ sunny, with a little nip in the air. . . I pulled out the pumpkins, spread some blankets & pillows and pulled on a sweater for a lakeside picnic since the boat is tucked away. A seasonal sip of Pumpkin Ale to wet your whistle~ Leftover Pork Tenderloin makes a perfect picnic slider~…

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,…

Halloween Treats Tablescape

  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…

Grape Expectations

We’ve been Celebrating the Grape and enjoying Bottled Sunshine during September in observance of North Carolina’s Wine Appreciation Month. Harvest festivals with serenades, grape stomps, and harvest-to-barrel celebrations are abundant with October’s arrival.   Taking my cue from the harvest events at North Carolina wineries this month, I pulled out my grandmother’s dishes~ Harvest Time by Johnson Brothers~…

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 Alfresco Tablescape

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

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…