Tag: Hobby Lobby

At the Table: Deadly Morsels and Twisted Treats


Halloween’s around the corner which means it’s that time of year when Treats become Twisted . . . Witch’s Cauldron Cupcakes Chocolate cupcakes with frosting in a bubbling cauldron hue and topped with cauldron potion Halloween sprinkles.   Twizzlers Chocolate Twists make edible cauldron handles. It’s also the time when seemingly normal ingredients can appear Spooky. . . Spooky Lasagna…

Anticipating the Holiday Season~ Winterberry


With its classic Holly Leaf and Berry design, Winterberry Dinnerware by Pfaltzgraff, has been hosting holiday dinners for over 20 years, making it a perennial favorite at the table. Disclosure: Prior to blogging, I spent half my life in retail. . .put in those terms, that sounds depressing :) Buying inventory involves working six months to a year in…

Enhancing Fall Garland


Fall is my favorite time of year and I love harvesting leaves, acorns, and bits of organic material to bring nature to the table! My preference is to use real materials, but here in the South, our leaves don’t start to turn until mid October, so any fall decorating before then requires artificial garlands or wreaths.…

If You See A Fairy Ring and A Winner!


I’ve had the most delicious fun with The Complete Irish Pub Cookbook! Full of best-loved Irish favorites and contemporary recipes, with a little scenery sprinkled in~ My love of the Irish is rivaled by my love of potatoes. Champ was included among the traditional favorites, along with a little tabletop inspiration with the custom of leaving a bowl…

Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle Valentine

Skip Hallmark~ Send a Message in a Bottle. . . Make a Withdrawal from the Bank of True Love. . . Secured by the Whole Stock. . . of Truth, Honour, and Affection~ Payable on Demand. . . The Homage and Never-Failing Devotion. . . Of Sincere Affection~ Bank of True Love Note & One Sweet Kiss, courtesy of…

A Friendly & Snowy Village


I had a little Friendly Village table top inspiration in December while shopping at T.J. Maxx~ These little houses and churches with their stone exteriors and  snowy rooftops, were two aisles over from Johnson Brothers Friendly Village School House plates~ I’ve always been drawn to the pattern’s English engravings of the snow-covered village and old school-house. The…

O Fishing Tree


I’ve been admiring everyone’s elegantly appointed Christmas trees, beautifully decorated mantles, and festive stairway garlands~ Meanwhile, I’m decorating my Potting Shed and raiding my husband’s tackle box for our dock Christmas tree :) It’s a good thing he doesn’t have  a fishing trip planned anytime soon :) My husband’s grandfather’s tackle box is under the…

Animal Instincts


I am following my Animal Instincts at the table, inspired by Tiger Stripe Pumpkins and Animal Prints~ My Animal Instincts led me on a mini safari to World Market, where I spied Giraffe-spotted napkins in tan and in black~ And to Hobby Lobby, where I rounded up Zebra chargers to accompany Leopard chargers I already…


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