Tag: HomeGoods

Flowers for Easter

 My Bridal Wreath Spirea has been blooming with abandon despite a couple of years of drought & sheer neglect~ and was the inspiration for an Easter Basket. Its fountainlike growth, with arching branches that curve to the ground seem to beg to be woven along a basket handle~ So I set an Easter table for two,…

The Essential Tea Companion

Victoria The Essential Tea Companion: Favorite Menus for Tea Parties and Celebrations ****.* by Kim Waller and From the Editors of Victoria Magazine An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.  “Whether we’re enjoying a morning break, a quiet afternoon respite, or a soothing moment at day’s end,…

Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures ****.* by Tracy Chevalier An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “From the moment she’s struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear Mary Anning is different. Though poor and uneducated, she discovers on the windswept beaches of the English coast that she…

Harvest Hayride

  I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  Inspired this week by some fall color on the lake and a neighbor’s hay bales in a field nearby, I set a table with Royal Stafford Harvest Hayride from Home Goods.  I’m drawn to the pastoral scene on the plates with horses, hay, fruit & flower border, and…

Summer Whites on the Porch

We spent this past weekend visiting with family from out-of-town, enjoying their company and the water~ trying to escape the heat. While the calendar says the first day of summer is tomorrow, we have had temperatures 10 – 15 degrees higher than normal for a month now. . .    I dressed my porch in Summer…

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,…