Vintage Christmas Tablescape

Christmas is a wonderful time to set a pretty table, celebrating the season all month long. For several years, I have been slowly adding to this collection of Christmas stoneware. It is a Certified International set designed by Susan Winget (just love her stuff!) called Vintage Christmas. I do not remember where the plates came …

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Tablescapes for Autumn Jubilee

This really is my favorite time of the year. I love the rich colors of Autumn, the gold and burgundy with rust and deep evergreen speak to me. This week, the color at our home reached its peak, with glorious golds and orange, rust and a little bit of deep red. The oaks and maples …

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Autumn Apples Tablescape

Are you ready to Welcome Fall? Get a fresh cup of coffee, or tea, or other wake-up you have in the mornings, and settle in for a long post with a fun blog hop. We are in September now, and it is time to turn our thoughts to enjoying cooler days in the northern hemisphere, …

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Sunday Chat – Oliver, a new recipe, and a tablescape

Oliver has been getting a bit bolder, coming up to sit on the front mat that says Wipe Your Paws to look into the sliding glass door. Alms for a hungry squirrel? Please, nice lady, is there perhaps a peanut butter sandwich nearby? Now, I ask you, could you resist this face? Well, neither could …

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Sunday Chat – Garden and Football

We had a rare day where the temps were lower last week. Waking up early, it was interesting to see the fog in the valley. The mornings have been cool, but humid lately. In the garden, my one squash is still growing, for now. But it doesn't seem to be getting ripe. Same for the …

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Celebrating Independence Day

It's a hot weekend here to celebrate the 4th of July, but an anticipated short afternoon rain may cool us off for the fireworks tonight. It is expected to be in the mid-70s later. We haven't decided if we will go downtown to the Music on Main concert before the show like we did last …

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Summer Sunshine Tablescape and Hop

Summer is here, and it is a good time to celebrate the sun with a yellow theme tablescape. This time I kept the color palate very simple with just yellow and white, with just a bit of green in the centerpiece. The chargers are one's I painted some time ago when I wasn't able to …

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Springtime Tablescapes for Easter

Easter is so late this year, that it has almost gotten by me unnoticed. I was setting a table for something festive, when I realized I had used all these same things in exactly the same way before. It was this table, from 2021, and I did it without realizing it until it was finished, …

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Fun with Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is Tuesday, March 1 this year, just about as late as it can possibly be. Does this mean a late spring too? Perhaps, so we need something bright and cheerful for winter days. It is a good time to do a new table with only what I have on hand. We'll have some …

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