Category: Tablescape

You Say Tomato. . .

You Say Tomato, I Say Fresh. . . You Say Tomato, I Say Summer. . . You Say Tomato, I Say Italy. . . You Say Tomato, I Say Salsa. . . You Say Tomato, I Say Pass the Bacon, Lettuce & Duke’s Mayonnaise :-) However you slice it, nothing says “summer” like a fresh-from-the-garden tomato. . .…

Anchors Aweigh

Before weighing anchor & setting sail for the beach, I created a nautical nook on my porch . . . I hope to return buoyed~ after enjoying a week in the sun with the sand between my toes. . . I’m looking forward to some coastal scenery. . .   I’m filling my beach bag with a few books that will…

Southwest Flavor

I’m enjoying a little southwest flavor inspired by Lynn’s Celebrity Cook-Along with Bobby Flay. Bobby Flay, whose signature style~marrying the flavors of southwest with his love of grilling~ and known for his bold flavors & zingy spices, prompted a trip to the Farmers Market for this Cook-Along. . . for a medley of veggies. . . and for flowers. . . Where I…

Oh, Say Can You See. . .

A 4th of July Table with simple white dishes and red & blue accents~ where the food and the party favors are the stars & stripes. . . to celebrate Independence Day~ On the fourth, there will be 17 of us celebrating family members’ and Uncle Sam’s birthday~ while enjoying food, some boating fun, & fireworks on the lake.…

A Jeep Picnic

A little ride in my husband’s new/old restored 1985 Jeep Scrambler to enjoy a picnic~ With the original tailgate color for comparison. . . Blackberries were on the menu after a visit to the farmers market and I found this idea in Southern Living~ Blackberry Skewers:  basil leaves,  fresh small mozzarella cheese balls, and fresh blackberries~ My husband…

Dining with Butterflies

I’m dining with the butterflies~ enjoying this book~ with its beautiful illustrations by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717), German-born naturalist and artist. At a time when few women were educated or literate, and rarely travelled, Maria Sibylla Merian was a pioneer, and made history with her studies of insects in Surinam. Trained as a copperplate engraver and…

Reliable Seeds

A little table top inspiration provided by my vintage Reliable Seeds box. . . . . .and a crop of vegetables picked from the market~   A shopping trip to Target last year, yielded this pair of decorative gardening gloves ~         I harvested veggies from my Reliable Seeds, courtesy of Hello, Cupcake!   A cupcake garden, with freshly…

Stem to Stern

   Memorial Day kicks off Boating Season at the Lake. In anticipation of boating over the course of the long holiday weekend, I decorated the pontoon for fun~ from Stem to Stern ~ including a few stems in a mason jar. A few pillows. . . Some Red,White & Blue to dine with. . . A beverage tub filled with drinks to keep us…

How to Find Flower Fairies

How to Find Flower Fairies ***** by Cicely Mary Barker I’m sharing my Edible Book Review, inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “After centuries of being hidden from human sight, the Flower Fairies allowed Cicely Mary Barker a glimpse into their enchanted fairy world in Fairyopolis. Now you can continue…