Tag: Seasonal Sundays

Stem to Stern

   Memorial Day kicks off Boating Season at the Lake. In anticipation of boating over the course of the long holiday weekend, I decorated the pontoon for fun~ from Stem to Stern ~ including a few stems in a mason jar. A few pillows. . . Some Red,White & Blue to dine with. . . A beverage tub filled with drinks to keep us…

Celebrating the Red, White & Blue

  Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off to Summer. . .  For us that means a holiday that involves boating & food. . . so I had a little mosaic fun with photos taken on our boating outings~ (any mosaic will enlarge if you click on it) Celebrating the Red, White & Blue. . . Of course the…

Garden Variety

    A little garden stroll and the wonders of photo editing and I have more variety in my garden~     My peonies have finished blooming. . .I used Picasa’s soft focus & warmify effects, to create a new & dreamy flower image that I can enjoy, despite the fact that I can no longer enjoy their heady fragrance~…

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,…

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

  Bunnies are busy this week. . . Making preparations~ Gathering eggs ~  And offering Easter Greetings~ As they tiptoe through the Tulips ~ And my Fitz & Floyd Tulip d’Or mugs are busy serving double duty as vases as well as a napkin rings.     Salad Plates- Fitz & Floyd Tulip d’Or Runner & Napkins – HomeGoods Flatware –…

Land Awakening

“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” ~ Lewis Grizzard I took my cue from the transition of the seasons and set a casual garden themed table this week. Browns are gradually giving way to green again. . .  Bulbs are emerging and starting to bloom.  I moved a few architectural items from inside to…

Things That Float My Boat

    A taste of warm weather this weekend has us. . .      Enjoying some Chair Time . . .     Seeing signs of the promise of Spring. . .           Sunning ourselves like the birds. . .        Watching the mini waves roll in. . .…

Let Love Bloom

 Love is Blooming at my table in honor of Valentine’s Day ~   Roses are blooming on my china, napkins, and in my soup tureen I filled courtesy of Trader Joe’s. I’m the happy recipient of my Great Aunt’s china, marked Avenir China, Limoges France. Since at one point in the 1920’s as many as 48 companies were producing wares marked…

A Visit from St. Nicholas

My pattern, St. Nicholas, by Fitz & Floyd, Retired many years, breaking I hope to avoid~ The plates show St. Nick decorating the tree~ His fondness for musical sounds, you can see. Drums, horns, as well as bells too,  Are placed on the tree all in plain view~ Beaded garland is swagged & placed just so,…

Southern Living Big Book of Christmas

    Southern Living Big Book of Christmas ****.* by the Editors of Southern Living Magazine     I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera~     And Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter J~       A compendium &…