Category: Tablescape

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…

Fairyopolis

  Fairyopolis:  A Flower Fairies Journal **** by Cicely Mary Barker 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.  Fairyopolis is the secret fairy journal of Cicely Mary Barker, recorded during a magical summer of 1920 ~ a delightful book for the young at heart. . . complete with illustrations, bits of fairy relics hidden…

Tailgating with Pumpkins

A Pumpkin Tailgate reprisal from last Fall~ Cooler temperatures make for perfect tailgate & picnic weather~ My husband got a new/old 1985 jeep that’s been restored. . . . . . now a Sky Blue color, like Ronald Reagan’s CJ-8 he used on his ranch. He kept the original tailgate color for comparison~ Of course, my response that…

A Dog’s Purpose

A Dog’s Purpose ****.* by W. Bruce Cameron 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.  I. Heart. This. Book. A Dog’s Purpose is told through the eyes of Toby, a pup born feral; reborn as Bailey, a boy’s beloved Golden Retriever; reborn as Ellie, a search & rescue…

Wine & Dine

I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywherewith a weekly fix ~  I thought I would wine & dine you this week with my new Vino Plates from Pottery Barn~ This set of four plates is inspired by French vintage wine labels.…

Italian Pottery with a side of Pasta

    I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.    Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix ~       My Vietri salad plates & bowls were the inspiration for this week’s tablescape~          The plates depict scenes from the Italian countryside ~…

Something to Crow About

  I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix.  He heralds the dawn of a new day~ this farmyard ambassador of morning. . . He says “Cock-a-doodle-do” in English. . . “Kikeriki” in German. . . “Kuklooku” in Urdu.…

All Aboard

  I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.    Thank you, Susan, for hosting such a fun event & providing dishaholics everywhere with a weekly fix ~     Instead of setting a table on my porch, I packed a picnic and set the pontoon for this week’s tablescape. . .     We…