Tag: Feathered Nest Friday

Dining with Butterflies

I’m dining with the butterflies~ enjoying this book~ with its beautiful illustrations by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717), German-born naturalist and artist. At a time when few women were educated or literate, and rarely travelled, Maria Sibylla Merian was a pioneer, and made history with her studies of insects in Surinam. Trained as a copperplate engraver and…

Reliable Seeds

A little table top inspiration provided by my vintage Reliable Seeds box. . . . . .and a crop of vegetables picked from the market~   A shopping trip to Target last year, yielded this pair of decorative gardening gloves ~         I harvested veggies from my Reliable Seeds, courtesy of Hello, Cupcake!   A cupcake garden, with freshly…

Grandiflora

I picked a bouquet of flowers from Pottery Barn to bring the garden to the table~ I can enjoy Magnolia blossoms now instead of June. . .  My Bridal Wreath Spirea is at the table again, this time woven around the handle of a watering can~ Ready to sprinkle on the delicate fields of flowers sprouting on this quilt~   Tulips are blooming.…

Gardening Rules

I’m Yearning for Spring & reading about Gardening. . . Well~ more accurately, dreaming through pictures. . .    Introducing a little Garden Style to the Porch. . . Quenching my Thirst for Flowers. . . Making plans. . .     Keeping the rules in mind for optimum planting results~   Waiting for the frost dangers to pass. . . . . . anxiously…

Land Awakening

“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” ~ Lewis Grizzard I took my cue from the transition of the seasons and set a casual garden themed table this week. Browns are gradually giving way to green again. . .  Bulbs are emerging and starting to bloom.  I moved a few architectural items from inside to…

Let Love Bloom

 Love is Blooming at my table in honor of Valentine’s Day ~   Roses are blooming on my china, napkins, and in my soup tureen I filled courtesy of Trader Joe’s. I’m the happy recipient of my Great Aunt’s china, marked Avenir China, Limoges France. Since at one point in the 1920’s as many as 48 companies were producing wares marked…

Feather Your Nest

  Feather Your Nest **** by Mary Carol Garrity 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. Since this week’s letter assignment is N in Mrs. Matlock’s class, I’m Feathering My Nest for Alphabe-Thursday  and joining French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday~ “Home decorating guru Mary Carol Garrity compares her techniques for…