Happy Pumpkins Tablescape and Recipes!

October is starting to finally cool off, and a crispness is coming into the air.  Outside, the trees are just now starting to show a hint of color here and there, and it is time for a tablescape, this year with happy pumpkins!  I got out my Halloween box and started playing with the pumpkins …

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Cheekwood Gardens

Last month, I accompanied DH on a trip to Nashville for a few days.  He had an open afternoon one day, so we went to visit Cheekwood Mansion and Cheekwood Botannical Gardens during the Harvest exhibition.  This is a huge estate with an American Country mansion and 55 acres of gardens built in 1929.  We …

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Autumn 2015 October views

Autumn is coming late this year, there is still a lot of green left on the trees.  A couple of storms have blown leaves off the trees up the mountain while others are just beginning to turn.  Several nights in the 30s lately have encouraged a few to show some brilliant color. There are a …

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Autumn Tablescape 2015

I love setting a pretty table and having friends over to eat, but sometimes I do this just for the decoration.  It is full autumn now, and for those in Canada, Thanksgiving is fast approaching. For my Canadian readers, if you want to see last November's tablescape to inspire you  for this year's Thanksgiving, click …

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October 2014 Autumn Color

I have been taking lots of pictures lately, but none of them seem to capture the wonderful, rich color that is in the landscape this Autumn.  The reds, golds and oranges are wonderful, but there is still a lot of green.  I think we will not peak this year until into November.  That's fine by …

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Fall Veranda

Autumn is my favorite time of year, with the temperature getting cooler, all the color in the trees, and pumpkins.  There is just something about a pumpkin that makes me smile.  I'd love to cover our porch with chrysanthemums, but that might get a little pricy with the size of our porch.   So, I gathered …

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