Having Some Fun With Green

Beyond the food, I'm not one that does a lot specifically for St Patrick's Day. But I do have a couple of fun things I've done over the years, and thought you'd like to revisit some and see what is going on this year. It is the one day I bring out my Irish Coffee …

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Springtime Table and More

Spring is still almost a week away, officially, but the warmer days seem to be here. Time for a springtime table to brighten up meal time. I looked in my stash of quilts and realized I have very little in the way of square table toppers. Mostly I make longer runners for the larger table …

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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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Winter White Tablescape

Putting all the holiday things away, January is a time when I like to clean the slate. After the clutter and fullness of decorating for Autumn and Christmas, my January decorating is usually simple. Of course that means a new tablescape, so I set a table with mostly white and took a few photos. Then …

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Setting a Christmas Table

Using holiday dishes is a nice way to have some Christmas spirit, especially this year. It is fun to get out the boxes, and rediscover the fun little things that bring smiles, like this little reindeer kicking up his heels. Earlier this year, I finished all my Vintage Christmas blocks into placemats, and ended up …

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A Tablescape for Two for Autumn Jubilee

Tables for two have become the norm here this year, so for Autumn Jubilee (#AutumnJubilee2020), I have a festive fall tablescape for 2.  Without being able to have friends over, it is more important than ever that the table be a welcoming and seasonal place for a meal.  I try every year to use what …

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Summer Green Tablescape

We are eating more meals at home now, and it is really uplifting to make a pretty table for two.  Getting out special dishes and putting what I already have on a table in a new way is refreshing and fun.  Summer means everything is green and lush, and this was my inspiration for this …

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Summer Tablescape for 2

It is the beginning of a holiday weekend, but it just doesn't seem like a festive time with so many events canceled.  This weekend should be a riot of gardening in our downtown area with Garden Jubilee on Saturday and Sunday, but that is now moved to the individual garden centers.  This just isn't the …

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Springtime Tablescapes for Two

Staying at home means making more meals in the kitchen and on the grill.  Setting a pretty table helps raise spirits, and eating outside is a nice change as the weather gets warmer.  So, I set a lovely but simple table to enjoy a warm evening.  My Sweet Babboo grilled some pork chops and we …

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