Category: Tablescape

Our Life in Gardens

Our Life in Gardens **** by Joe Eck & Wayne Winterrowd An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.  “Plants, like words in poetry, observe Eck and Winterrowd, are both beautiful in themselves and also for the associations they trail behind, the histories they have in the…

Garden Wisdom

I’m dreaming of gardening again this week. . . My collection of galvanized watering cans are standing by for service, planted on a French seed tray ~   Small peat pots at each place setting are filled with sweet-faced Violas & wrapped in pieces of burlap, tied with twine~ A decorative bird cage houses pots for planting~  A layer of landscaping burlap…

Land Awakening

“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” ~ Lewis Grizzard I took my cue from the transition of the seasons and set a casual garden themed table this week. Browns are gradually giving way to green again. . .  Bulbs are emerging and starting to bloom.  I moved a few architectural items from inside to…

Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures ****.* by Tracy Chevalier An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “From the moment she’s struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear Mary Anning is different. Though poor and uneducated, she discovers on the windswept beaches of the English coast that she…

Stealing Magnolias

   Stealing Magnolias: Tales from a New Orleans Courtyard ***** by Debra Shriver An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “In this dreamy and seductive entrée into the magical city that is New Orleans, author Debra Shriver, a twelfth-generation Southerner, Francophile, passionate preservationist and jazz devotee…

Let Love Bloom

 Love is Blooming at my table in honor of Valentine’s Day ~   Roses are blooming on my china, napkins, and in my soup tureen I filled courtesy of Trader Joe’s. I’m the happy recipient of my Great Aunt’s china, marked Avenir China, Limoges France. Since at one point in the 1920’s as many as 48 companies were producing wares marked…

Very Valentine

Very Valentine **** by Adriana Trigiani An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “Meet the Roncalli and Angelini families, a vibrant cast of colorful characters who navigate tricky family dynamics with hilarity and brio, from magical Manhattan to the picturesque hills of bella Italia. Very Valentine is the…

Winter World

  Winter World **** by Bernd Heinrich 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. The weather outside is frightful . . . while we thankfully have not had as much snow as the Northeast, it’s been colder than normal here in the sunny South. Snowbound, I had the perfect excuse to stay…

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…