Harvest Time by Johnson Brothers (Lottie’s China)

        I’m joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.      Last week with Spring on the Horizon, I had a botanically inspired tablescape to share. This week, our weather has taken a nose dive. Last weekend’s weather was a teaser. Winter is still here, scarves, gloves, and coats are…

Lemon Fondue

   This is my Foodie Friday contribution this week–a perfect solution for a quick and light dessert.       This is a great recipe for a shower or ladies luncheon.     Lemon Fondue   1 (11 ¼ ounce) jar lemon curd 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk ¼ cup half and half garnish:   lemon zest…

Portmeirion Botanic Garden

  I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.         I thought I would pretend Spring was already here, instead of early morning temperatures we’ve had lately in the 20 degree range.           This is my everyday pattern, Botanic Garden by Portmeirion. It’s available almost…

Photofiddle

  I’m joining Susan (and company!) at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.       This is a photo that I uploaded at Photofiddle. I ran across it in a gift guide in the avalanche of holiday catalogs and magazines I received back in November. I was so happy with the results, I thought I’d share! The process…

Chasing Fireflies

   Chasing Fireflies  *****  by Charles Martin 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. Books, Food & Photos, my three favorite things all in one place! I LOVED  this book. It had all the elements that appeal to me: colorful characters, a vivid setting…

La Cucina

       La Cucina by Lily Prior **       I’m joining Jain in her bi-monthly 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!     After finishing this book,…

Ain’t She Sweet?

    Ain’t She Sweet? ****.* by Susan Elizabeth Phillips        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 books of Susan Elizabeth Phillips, but not her most recent. I also listened to the…

Red Velvet Cupcakes

  This is my contribution to Foodie Friday this week.           I ran across this mix at Sur La Table and couldn’t pass it up! Conflicting information and urban legends abound on the origin of Red Velvet Cake, but no one disputes its beautiful red color.         The package directions said it…

Limoges for Valentine’s Day

  I’m participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch…         This is more of a tribute to this Limoges China (and my Great Aunt) than a tablescape…which seemed appropriate with Valentine’s Day around the corner. My Great Aunt’s china has been squirreled away in a cabinet in my dining room. This hasn’t seen the light of…

Goodbye Laundry Sink, Hello Planter

I’m participating in my first Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.     This is where my ugly laundry room sink used to be, that was never used.  Click here to see how ‘lovely’ it was…not.  This is the before– after removing the sink. The plumbing is staying, I’m just hoping to camouflage it a bit.…