Tag: Crown Ducal Bristol Pink

Valentine Greetings in the Potting Shed with Transferware and Flowers

Valentine’s Day provides the perfect excuse to treat yourself to flowers and be your own Valentine! I couldn’t resist having a little flower and dish fun in celebration, with some vintage-inspired Valentine greetings in the Potting Shed. The grocery stores were blooming with bouquets of flowers last week in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. A bouquet of Baroness Roses stopped me in…

No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Tart with Chocolate Cookie Crust

I have an easy no-bake dessert for you for Valentine’s Day: A Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Tart with a Chocolate Cookie Crust! If you’re not familiar with ganache, it’s a rich, decadent mixture of melted chocolate and cream. The ratio of chocolate to cream varies in ganache, depending on how you use it~ for truffles, fillings, glazes, or whipped as frosting. Because…

A Red, White and Blooming Patriotic Table!

  I set a table that’s Red, White and Blooming in anticipation of Independence Day! We’ll be celebrating family members’ birthdays along with America’s birthday this weekend and watching the fireworks from the water. I couldn’t resist dishing out a little tabletop fun with some patriotic fanfare in a celebration of red, white and blue. Broad…

Long May She Wave

A Stars & Stripes Salute~ In a centerpiece and a book for the coffee table~ in celebration of the American flag for Independence Day!  I found a copy of Long May She Wave for $9.99 at a bargain outlet last week. I’m pledging allegiance to shop for books there more often. :) “From one of the world’s leading graphic designers…

Flowers for Mother’s Day

Sending you Flowers for Mother’s Day~ In the form of my husband’s grandmother’s china and Oakleaf Hydrangeas from my Mother-in-Law’s garden.  A field of quilted flowers, alongside blooming napkins,  blossoming flatware & napkin rings. A mosaic urn, with a little floral relief and shards of flowering china, purchased many years ago, is joining the celebration~…

Leaping into March

I’m Leaping into March~  Ready for Spring. . . Anxious for some gardening time. . . Looking forward to nesting on the porch. . . Anticipating the bloom & celebrating the camellia. . . I took the leap of faith and ordered  Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My! ~ Karen Tack & Alan Richardson’s third…