Christmas Tablescape

Setting a more formal table for Christmas dinner, it is time to get out the Lenox Holiday Tartan china inherited from my mother.  She had exquisite taste, and these dishes were her favorites for holiday meals.  I decided this year to use a green and gold theme since I haven't done it this way before, …

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Christmas Tablescape 2016 Rustic Green

Holiday time means a pretty table and a chance to use my holiday china. I love the holiday china pattern that belonged to my mother. I used to buy her pieces every year for Christmas, helping her to build her set. Once she had all the cousins over to her place for a meal, and …

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Mardi Gras Time!

February usually brings the color red to most minds including mine.  Most years I miss Mardi Gras because it comes earlier than I expect.  Not this year! Mardi Gras is February 9, 2016 (Feb 28th 2017), and I am ready.  I also did some research, and found out that the Mardi Gras season is not …

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Forest Paths Mini Quilt

Next in the series of mini quilts for the table top frame is one that is inspired by the forest around our home.  I went looking for a 6-inch block design, and  I found the perfect pattern at Quilt Blocks Galore, a six-inch block called Forest Paths.  The forests around our home are so green …

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Springtime Tablescape

Spring is right around the corner and everything is in the process of turning green.  Little shoots of new bulbs are peeking out of the ground with the anticipation of flowers to come.  Thinking green in March seems traditional, not only for St. Patrick's Day, but just because it is spring.  It seemed a green …

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Late May Morning

It is the last day of May, everywhere the garden and land are all so green!!  The view this morning is sunny and bright.  Last weekend, hubby and I got out on the veranda to scrub it down.  No sense in doing this until the forsythias and azaleas are done blooming due to the layer …

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Snow Day! Time to quilt

It snowed here all day yesterday, and kept on going overnight.  This morning the skies were dull and gray, and it was still lightly snowing.  I had to see how much, the total was 7-1/2 inches and still falling.   That scene on the right should be a small hill sloping down to the driveway, …

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