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…

Inland Sea

      I’m joining Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter I.     Referred to as an “Inland Sea,” Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in North Carolina, and is located in the northern part of Mecklenburg County, just 18 miles northwest of Charlotte, with over 520 miles of shoreline and a surface…

A Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece

If you’re looking for Thanksgiving centerpiece for your table or buffet, use your pumpkin as a vase for your table. Start by soaking some Oasis or florist foam in water, a minimum of 30 minutes is best. Oasis foam is easy to penetrate with delicate stems and will hold the water that is needed to help keep your arrangement fresher…

A Very Modest Cottage

   A Very Modest Cottage ****.* by Tereasa Surratt I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera~ I loved this little book and the journey embarked on with ‘Hope and a Hammer’~ I have a love of found objects or fragments with a history…

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…

Lighter than Air

  Lighter than Air **** by David Owen I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera~ And Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter H~ for Hot-Air Balloon.   We went to the Carolina BalloonFest several weeks ago which was a first for me! It’s…

Watching the Leaves Turn

 Our leaves are late in turning this fall~ still lots of green left on the trees. . . “Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence  Hope you’ve taken the time to watch the leaves turn wherever you are  :-) I’m joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays & Mary at…

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…

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane **** by Katherine Howe 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 enjoyed this spellbinding read about a disturbing yet fascinating time period in American history~ the Salem Witch Trials. From 1692 – 1693,  150 people were imprisoned and charged with…

Amazing Gracie

Amazing Gracie ****.* by Dan Dye and Mark Beckloff I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera~ And Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter G.    I ran across this book when I had searched for A Dog’s Purpose on Amazon~ it popped up with…