Porch Dining for One

 A couple of weeks ago, Hubby was out-of-town for the weekend on a fishing excursion, so the children & I had the house to ourselves. I’m comfortable entertaining myself, it doesn’t take much more than something to read, a glass of wine, and a place to curl up with the dogs. This area on my porch fits the…

Birds of a Feather

 A few bird sightings while boating over the weekend. . .     Herons are very patient fishermen :-) Read more about Blue Herons Here.   This island on the lake is restricted for nesting April thru August– there are over 100 nesting Blue Herons during this time.  We only spotted a couple in the tree tops while…

Bunnies, Baskets, Butterflies & Beans (Jelly, of course!)

      No recipe from me this week, just some Easter Love~grocery store cupcakes and cookies with adorable smaller cookies from Williams-Sonoma  stacked on top. . . Here’s a cute chick perched on top of a cupcake gazing into a feather-topped nest of a basket.        Oh, and some chocolate malted eggs too, what’s…

Fitz & Floyd for Easter

 I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  This Easter table is set with Fitz & Floyd Classique d’Or and Tulipe d’Or salad plates and mugs. Bunnies and candy add a touch of whimsy.  Read the history of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit here.  Chicks & Flowers grace chocolate from House of Dorchester, that I found at…

Chalkware Dogs

      I’m joining Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday. I thought I’d share a small collection of chalkware dogs that I have that normally guard my books in my bookcase.      These chalkware dog figures don’t have any significance to me, other than I love dogs and I’ve always been drawn to the patina of…

Floral Arrangement with Fresh Flowers!

  This is my contribution for Metamorphosis Monday.  Start with some Oasis or a floral foam product that you can soak in water to keep your flowers fresh. Secure the oasis to your container with floral tape so the weight of the flowers won’t pull the foam out of your container. This urn has a hole in the bottom, so…

Tea Party Shadows

    I’m joining Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday. These photos were from a recent post, that just happened to have some lovely shadows, due to the lovelier sunshine streaming in the window.   You can see all this Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in its entirety here.                   Be sure…

Plain Truth

`      PlainTruth ****.* by Jodi Picoult        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.           This is one of my favorite Jodi Picoult books– I became immersed in the story and teetered back and…

The Girls

    The Girls ***** by Lori Lansens     I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all in one place!     “I have never looked into my sister’s eyes. I have…

Roses

      Roses **.* by Leila Meacham         I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where in her words, pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera.        and Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday. . . the perfect little food corner in blogland.  …