Category: Tablescape

Lunching with Bunnies

We’re Lunching with Bunnies~ not quite ready to see them hop away so quickly after Easter. Generously on loan and chosen 61 years ago, my Mother-in-Law’s Syracuse Portland dishes are at the table, offering up their floral bouquets in greeting of the arrival of Spring, and just in time for the azaleas to bloom! After…

Easter Greetings

I’m Greeting Easter with a Flower-filled Basket, Bunny Egg-shaped Plates & Eggs with Easter Messages~    Dogwood blooms were added to the basket for their symbolism & significance of this holiday~ My basket is filled with a potted Azalea that can be planted in the garden, along with stems of hydrangea from the grocery store…

A Bunny Picnic

We’re picnicking with Bunnies and Everybunny is Welcome! Easter Baskets are picnic ready~  Bunny-Shaped Egg Salad & Pimento Cheese Sandwiches, Carrot Cake Cookies, and Annie’s Bunny Snack Mix~ Polka dotted and plaid pails from Target make Easter Egg hunting a colorful affair~ Two woven baskets are filled with a variety of tender lettuces, cabbage, brussels…

Galvanized to Garden

I’m galvanized to garden with the arrival of Spring~  My assortment of watering cans along with a zinc seed tray are at the table to kick off the growing season~ I’m having a little fun in the garden and at the table with flatware herb markers I found recently ~ You can find a tutorial…

Easter Peeps Centerpiece and Peeptinis!

Create an easy and festive centerpiece for Easter with marshmallow Peeps! You’ll also find recipes for Lemon Peep-tinis and an Easter Peeps Parfait! My inner 5-year-old can not resist holiday PEEPS®. . . . . .a fan of marshmallow you ask? ~No~ { shudder } Just a fan of the happy colors & packages of the…

Flower Market

Spring has arrived!  I’m in the market and ready for. . . Flowers. . . Farmers Market Fresh Veggies. . . and Reliable Seeds.   It’s the season to sprinkle in and plant. . .  . . .new ornamentals and varieties~ Watering deeply to establish young plants. . . . . . mixing with seasoned favorites. Time…

Wash, Rinse, Repeat

I’m working on a St. Paddy’s Day table~ daily life & a book report due on Friday :)  kept me from finishing this week. In the meantime it occurred to me how often I find myself reaching for the same dishes~ For Holidays and Halloween Treats~ July 4th & Oh, Say Can You See. . . A Gardener’s Christmas~ For…

Leaping into March

I’m Leaping into March~  Ready for Spring. . . Anxious for some gardening time. . . Looking forward to nesting on the porch. . . Anticipating the bloom & celebrating the camellia. . . I took the leap of faith and ordered  Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My! ~ Karen Tack & Alan Richardson’s third…

Thinking Spring

The calendar says February, but a few sunny & mild days with temperatures in the 60’s has me Thinking Spring~  Anticipating Spring’s arrival~ I’m enjoying some tabletop gardening~ with the warm weather having whet my appetite for. . . Spring Bulbs. . .  Blooms. . . Butterflies. . . Birds. . .  And Bees~ In addition to the…