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.  …

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

I was inspired to put together a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party after having seen Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (in 3D no less :-)  The Hollywood Reporter calls it:  “Truly, Madly, Wonderful”  &  Roger Ebert says : “Enchanting”.  And, as my friend Annie, film aficionado that she is says: “It’s Not-To-Be-Missed!”  See the Madly Wonderful Johnny Depp in the trailer Here. Better yet,…

The Elusive White Squirrel

    This is the elusive white squirrel that I have been trying to photograph for 4 months now. . .I finally managed, through a window, so the photos aren’t great. We have a heavily wooded natural area behind our house in Charlotte, NC.  The canopy of trees in our backyard is essentially a gymnasium for dozens of…