Category: Tablescape

New Year Greetings

I’m ushering in The New Year with nostalgic Post Card Greetings from the past. . . Rather than holding place cards, Reindeer are offering Happy New Year Wishes~ Snowflake napkins, napkin rings, and scattered rock salt set the stage for a wintry setting~ I brought my Putz houses~ new but with a vintage feel~ to the table,…

A Return Visit from St. Nicholas

A Return Visit from St. Nicholas from last year~ Wishing you the Merriest of Christmases! 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…

Milk and Cookies for Santa

   I put some milk & cookies out for Santa in anticipation of his arrival. . .  Thanks to our annual cookie exchange, Santa has lots of variety this year . . .   Adorable and classic Spritz Cookies. . . . . .or tray full of other varieties to satisfy his sweet tooth! My vintage-inspired chalkware Santas,…

How the Tables Have Turned~ A Year in Review

  A look back on my top viewed tablescapes of 2011. Thanks to everyone who visited and to those who took the time to comment!     When it comes to the table, I find myself inspired by Holidays, the Garden & Flowers, Food, Books, and last but not least~  HomeGoods :) Click on the links below to…

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…