Tag: HomeGoods

Flower Fix

What’s a girl to do when she needs a Flower Fix, with temps in the triple digits and there is nothing to be had at the garden center until fall? When it’s much too hot to garden~ and pots of annuals, watered twice a day, are struggling in the heat?    I turned to  Mr.…

Seashells and Gardenias

What started as a table for two, in my head~ “Seashells by the Lakeshore”~ for Kathleen’s Let’s Dish~ At the Beach Table Challenge, morphed the moment the fragrance of the gardenias drifted my way. . . To me a table or picnic isn’t complete without flowers! I had already “planted” an orchid in shells in…

Garden Style at the Table

I’m enjoying a little Garden Style, dining at a table for two~   Garden Style tabletop inspiration blossomed from a pair of salad plates, picked fresh from the aisles of HomeGoods recently~ And Annabelle Hydrangea blossomed from my Mother-in-Law’s garden~ along with Lacecap Hydrangea, past its peak, and a little shabby~ providing a pop of…

Flowers for Mother’s Day Tablescape

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…

Lunching with Bunnies

We’re Lunching with Bunnies~ not quite ready to see them hop away so quickly after Easter. Generously on loan and chosen 61 years ago, my Mother-in-Law’s Syracuse Portland dishes are at the table, offering up their floral bouquets in greeting of the arrival of Spring, and just in time for the azaleas to bloom! After…

Plaid, Pine Cones & Pommes

I gathered some plaid, some pine cones, and a few pommes ~ apples :)  to bring a little color to the table, surrounded by a grey & dreary landscape. Cold & rainy weather has me reaching for a few warm layers, both inside and out~ A grey and black plaid throw, that kept the chickadees  cozy, is layered…

Valentine Greetings

I’m Greeting Valentine’s Day with Vintage-Inspired Wishes~ filled with Sweet Treats!  Sweet sentiments from GODIVA Gems Message Truffles ~ beg to be unwrapped. . . And tempt~ so my surplus of chocolate  has been packaged in pails from World Market for party favors~ Instead of cookies, I’m hoping to find my glass filled with bubbles on Valentine’s Day :) My…

Hearts, Flowers & Chocolate

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, I’m anticipating celebrating with a few Hearts, Flowers & a little Chocolate! I found these Marbled Chocolate Heart Cups at World Market  that make for a quick & easy Valentine’s Day treat~ Perfect for filling with mousse, ice cream, lemon curd or any berries & whipped cream~ I kept…

The Night Circus

The Night Circus  ****.* by Erin Morgenstern I’m joining Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking…

Chickadees on the Porch & a Giveaway!

I’m on the porch nesting with Chickadees . . . Enjoying some tea and tucked in a nest of grey~enjoying a bit of warm & welcome sunshine on the porch.  These Chickadee plates, Global Design Connections by Kate Williams, along with teapot, cream & sugar~ took flight from HomeGoods to follow me home~ I was enamored by the grey twig-rimmed edge on…