Category: Tablescape

Corn Utopia

My palate and my table are in a state of Corn Utopia this week~ a place where these little kernels are bursting with the sweet flavor of summer. I borrowed my mother-in-law’s Fitz and Floyd Corn Pitcher, Salt & Pepper Shakers and last but not least, Butter Dish, for summer’s sweetest vegetable~ and the essence of the season~…

Grandmother’s Flower Garden

I recently unearthed a quilt that came from my grandmother, that was tucked away and forgotten (translation: I cleaned out a bedroom closet :-)  The hexagon pattern is known by several names. . . French Bouquet, French Rose Garden, Hexagon Flower Garden, or more commonly, Grandmother’s Flower Garden. The quilter’s identity is uncertain~ but it is thought to have been quilted by neighbor and friend of my grandmother. My…

More Loggerhead Love Tablescape

My lovefest with Loggerhead Sea Turtles continues this week at the table. . .   Our family vacation to Harbor Island was most memorable due to all the turtle activity this year. . . By the end of our week’s stay, the 3 mile-stretch-of-beach, had a recorded number of 64 turtle nests~ closing in on the record of…

Catch of the Day

  I’m tackling a little tabletop fishing~ after a week with family at Harbor Island surf & pier fishing~ My mother-in-law’s fish planter is angling to function as a wine chiller for this Pinot Grigio I was able to catch ~  I cast a look into my husband’s grandfather’s tackle box for a couple of old reels & lures for the table. . . Our surf fishing landed…

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…