Category: Tablescape

A Gardener’s Christmas Tablescape

 In a Gardening state-of-mind, I’m on the porch enjoying the Season with a few things that make me happy~ A simple Christmas table~ ideal for our casual living at the Lake. A promise of a flower in an Amaryllis bulb, a few collected watering cans . . . . . . and a couple of vintage trowels, showing the visible…

A Gentle Transition and Giveaway

On the heels of Thanksgiving, before rushing headlong into the Christmas Season as I usually do~ I’m lingering at the table with a warm palette of neutrals and a touch of soft gold. . .enjoying the last few days of November. I found this 222 Fifth, Gold Leaves pattern at T. J. Maxx several weeks ago~ there were only a few pieces remaining…

Thanksgiving Lakeside

 I set a table lakeside for Thanksgiving taking advantage of the last of the Fall color and warm temperatures. . . I soaked some oasis & filled a pumpkin for a centerpiece again this week using roses, sunflowers, daisies, and Hypericum berries from the market along with leaves & clippings from our shrubs. A visit to the produce section for…

Pumpkins at the Table

I have been enamored by these little ornamental pumpkins this Fall~ known as Lil’ Pump-ke-mon variety, or more commonly Tiger Striped. I’ve enjoyed them all through the month of October~ for Halloween, for my picnic and again at my harvesting table. They are the guests of honor this week~ setting the stage for the color &…

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~…