Tag: Portmeirion Botanic Garden flatware

Bunny Ears Salad for Spring or Easter!

A fun and easy salad with a nod to Easter with “bunny ears” hiding in the salad greens!  Use ready-made palmiers as a short cut from the grocery store and enjoy with an easy recipe for Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. I saw this adorable idea for Petite Palmiers  as Bunny Ears hiding among the salad greens…

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~…

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…

Purples, Plums & Petunias Alfresco Tablescape

While the calendar says September, we’re still having summer weather, fortunately with some lower humidity.  A teaser of fall-like temperatures are on the horizon for the weekend.  I set a transitional table reflecting the summer weather we’re still in the midst of and to enjoy the last of the summer annuals.  Petunias~ still blooming after a long, hot summer and some fruits…

How to Find Flower Fairies

How to Find Flower Fairies ***** by Cicely Mary Barker I’m sharing my Edible Book Review, inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “After centuries of being hidden from human sight, the Flower Fairies allowed Cicely Mary Barker a glimpse into their enchanted fairy world in Fairyopolis. Now you can continue…

Daylight & Butterflies

As a lover of green, both indoors & out,  Mikasa’s Daylight Dinnerware appealed to me when I first saw it, with its fresh, crisp design. I loved the vibrant green leaves. . . a shade that reminds of the first tender growth of spring.  The leaves trail across the contoured plates, wind their way inside the generous soup bowls,…

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,…