Tag: Seasonal Sundays

Inspired Reading

  January 20th~  Food for Thought is returning~ kicking off with The Night Circus. . .   “The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices plastered on lampposts and billboards. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.   Within these nocturnal black-and-white striped tents awaits an utterly unique experience,…

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…

A Coastal Reunion

I had the good fortune to be invited to the beach for a weekend reunion with former roommates & suitemates to celebrate our milestone birthdays this year. . . The six of us happy & lucky to have a friend/roommate with access to a beach house. . . Enjoying the scenery while reminiscing on our college years . .…

Welcome Back October

Welcome back October. . . We’ve missed you. . . Your colors. . . Your scenery. . .  Your textures. . . Your pumpkins. . . Your flavors. . . Thank you for your visit, I’m joining: Little Red House for Mosaic Monday~ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday~  Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday~ The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays~

Great Expectations

 We’re all looking forward to Fall at my house~ anticipating its arrival with great expectations. . . Eager for cooler weather & less humidity. . .   Anxious for the smell of Fall in the air~ apple cider, pumpkin pie & fires burning. . . Longing for cooler nights~ sleeping under blankets with windows open. . . Under clear skies~ watching…

Dog Days

Living with Dogs: Collections and Traditions, At Home and Afield ***** by Laurence Sheehan   Since yesterday was National Dog Day and we are in the midst of the Dog Days of Summer, I thought it was timely to repost this edible book review~  inspired by Jain at Food for Thought~ a delicious blog for readers with an appetite…

It’s Good to be Queen

A city rich with history, Southern hospitality, and casual seaside charm~ Beaufort, South Carolina is the “Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands”~ discovered by the Spanish in 1514 and chartered by the British in 1711. This year Beaufort celebrates its Tricentennial~ a special and historic birthday ~ that’s a lot of candles and a lot of cake!  A…

Beach, Birds, Boats & Boys

  Harbor Island, a barrier island in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, is a private residential community, located between Charleston and Hilton Head Island.  Its three-mile stretch of beach is visited mostly by pelicans, herons, horseshoe crabs and is a nesting site for Loggerhead Sea Turtles.         A great beach for boys. . . To see some…

By the Dawn’s Early Light

 There is more activity on the lake in the early morning with the anticipation of a long holiday weekend. . . Plans are under way. . . While some like us, will stay home feathering their nests in preparation of  family & friends arriving for festivities & fireworks . . . Others have already begun enjoying the weather &…

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…