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…

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…

Fog

      F is for Fog     This week’s letter assignment for Mrs. Matlock’s class is the letter F~        Early mornings at the lake as the fog is lifting. . .            “Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it.” ~ Claude Adrien Helvetius…

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…

Elkin Creek Vineyard

E is for Elkin Creek Vineyard This week’s letter assignment if the letter E~ North Carolina is home to more than 90 wineries~  quadrupling since 2001. The industry has two focuses – native muscadine grapes and European-style vinifera grapes. Commonly planted vinifera grape varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Viognier, which are…