Fun on the Fourth

Last weekend was a fun holiday weekend with lots of activities. We started the weekend at Mountain Fresh Orchards on Saturday, having lunch with our friend, Jeff. He had a booth there with his wonderful pottery, and I think he made this green bowl just to tempt me. It is a cereal bowl size and …

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy Fourth of July! I can't believe it is July already. I thought you'd like a look back at my patriotic tablescapes for some inspiration for your holiday meal. This one featured my vintage milk carrier holding Ball jars of water filled with blue hydrangeas freshly cut. The little star sprays were Dollar Tree finds …

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A Table for Fat Tuesday

It's Mardi Gras today! The last day of the Carnival season. Of course, this year there hasn't been much party time, so a festive table will help bring a bit of cheer this week. We are staying home more than ever now, so some color on a rainy day is nice. Gold, green and purple …

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Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving is this week, and this one will likely be much different than usual for many. This year, even if you cannot have the big gathering that is usual, it is important to make the day special. You are worth the effort, and I believe that keeping the day special will help us all get …

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Mardi Gras Fun

Tuesday is Mardi Gras, and I want to show some ideas for making it fun.  So sit back and enjoy some festive tablescapes, quilting projects and good food. The photo below has to be one of my all time favorite tablescapes, with some of my collection of evening purses, coins spilling out with glittery necklaces, …

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Lunar New Year with Asian Inspired Ideas

The Lunar New Year began yesterday, January 25th, so it was a great excuse to make an Asian inspired meal, and read a couple of books with Chinese cooking as the theme.   In China, even though this is the dead of winter, it is called Spring Festival and the celebration can go on for days.  …

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Orange Biscotti with Dried Blueberries

Biscotti makes a fabulous gift, especially when added to baskets with mugs or cute plates.  This recipe will make enough for the Christmas cookie exchange and be the hit of the party.  Giving biscotti on a vintage platter or thrifted holiday plate is fun too. It is really easy to make, and just takes a …

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

The best day of the year is tomorrow, so today I'll be doing some prep cooking and baking some Rustic Egg Bread.  I get really excited about Thanksgiving, planning a great meal and having fun making dishes from scratch, setting a pretty table and enjoying the day.  See my post from 2014 for lots of …

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