Category: Tablescape

How the Tables have Turned

    I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday~   It’s been a whirlwind of a year. I thought I would recap my most viewed and favorite tables. I was surprised to realize in looking back, I had “played with dishes”  42 weeks this past year :-) I’ll recap the top…

O Christmas Tree

Nell Hill’s O Christmas Tree ****.* by Mary Carol Garrity I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “Mary Carol Garrity and her home furnishing emporium Nell Hill’s have become synonymous with delivering creative and stylish advice on all facets of home decorating and entertaining. Inside…

A Redbird Christmas

    A Redbird Christmas ****.* by Fannie Flagg     I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.   My love of books is no secret~ factor in birds in a Christmas setting and this is a recipe for happy holiday reading. For me, a bird book in the hand, is worth a few…

A Visit from St. Nicholas

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 the tree all in plain view~ Beaded garland is swagged & placed just so,…

Christmas Greetings

I pulled out some vintage Christmas items and set a table to display them. . .  Cardboard Christmas village houses & churches, known as Putz houses, most old mixed with some new. . . I’ve used this quilt on my table before~ it’s currently nestled underneath my tree at the lake serving as a tree skirt.  Christmas Greetings …

Kris Kringle

 Kris Kringle~ aka Santa Claus, also known as St. Nick, and Father Christmas~ is known across the globe. I set a table with my various Fitz & Floyd Santa pieces collected through the years. . .     The western idea of Santa Claus is a combination of the European traditions of Kris Kringle, Father…

Bunny Christmas

    Bunny Christmas *****  by Rick Walton- Author  &  Paige Miglio- Illustrator     I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite~ for the written word and food. I’m also joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday as part of this Edible Review.     I ran…

Giving Thanks

I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday~ I set a table for two outside taking advantage a serene lake in the background, with most of the recreational boaters having put away their boats for the season. I am thankful for so many things but this past weekend, I was thankful for crisp fall weather, a Carolina Blue…

Harvest Time

Harvest Time by Johnson Brothers was my grandmother’s pattern. I have the remaining pieces of her place settings~ With Harvest as a theme, I harvested a medley of veggies, fruits & flowers for this table. . . These dishes are lovingly worn and chipped in places. Only three Dinner Plates are left. One Lonely Salad…

Harvest Hayride

  I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  Inspired this week by some fall color on the lake and a neighbor’s hay bales in a field nearby, I set a table with Royal Stafford Harvest Hayride from Home Goods.  I’m drawn to the pastoral scene on the plates with horses, hay, fruit & flower border, and…