Archive for the ‘Tablescapes’ Category

Getting A Head Start on Cinco de Mayo!

I am Getting A Head Start on Cinco de Mayo, my dear readers!

Perhaps it is because the Captain and I absolutely love Mexican food any day of the week …

Or perhaps it is because of the years I lived in New Mexico and cooked Mexican food almost daily…

Or perhaps it is because I have several projects going on at the same time here at “Villa de la Luna” that Mexican food is a fast and easy meal to prepare.

Or perhaps it is all of the above.


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MY Flower Petal Dishes For An Easter Tablescape Is Always Fun!

I thought I would share one last Easter Tablescape using my Flower Petal dishes.,

This Flower Petal dish  tablescape was a last minute, impromptu affair with our friends.  


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A Bit Of Whimsy Easter Tablescape

My dear readers…I love Whimsy!

Seriously, I do…..and that is what I have named the cute little bunny salad plates  I picked up at Pier 1 several months ago, Whimsy!.

I mean just look at that face!

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So Much To Do…And A New Office Project!

Is it just me or are you also finding you have so much to do and Less and Less Time to get it done?

I remember back to when my office work day consisted of at least 8 hours, more like 9 or even 10 hours and yet I managed to work full time, come home do laundry, clean house and still have time for family and friends.

Now that I have retired…there does not seem to be enough hours in a day to get everything I would like to do ….done or finished.


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Setting An Easter Table

Setting An Easter Table is easy….and you really don’t need to go out and buy “stuff”. I keep baskets and little egg nests year after year.

And…..I love Peter Cotton Tail …hopping down the Bunny Trail.

There is something about little bunnies that steal my heart away.


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April 1st…And No Prank Is A Good Thing, Nautical is a Good Thing!

 April 1st….Yes, I have played pranks on my friends in the past….but it has been awhile so either I am losing my touch or I have grown up.

Well, maybe …maybe not.

But on this April Fool’s Day…I have been busy slapping paint on anything in my way in the Master Bedroom.


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The Dancing Ballerina of Depression Glass

Depression Glass makes me happy! 

No, not depressed as one would think from the title, but wildly happy!

Well, wildly may not be the term I am looking for. But I do love it.

Currently, I am working on a tablescape for Easter and using my green Depression glass which brings me to an explanation of these dishes.

Perhaps you have not heard of Depression Glass?

You may not know the term, but you most certainly have seen various pieces over the years. 

Let me enlighten you…you know how I like to enlighten people….just ask the Captain! πŸ™‚

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Coastal Florida Seafood Boil And Tablescape!

Coastal Florida Seafood Boil And Tablescape!


Today is the first day of Spring and a time of the year full of rebirth and new growth. I have always loved Spring and living in SW Florida our coastal climate for me is like a delicious frosting on a perfectly made cake. 

Living on the coast also means lots of fresh seafood, which has always been a favorite of mine….and it is the season of the stone crab which means fishermen are checking traps and bringing in all kinds of fresh seafood to our markets and restaurants.  


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Menu & Tablescape!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Menu & Tablescape!

My dear readers, I promised my Menu for today, St. Patrick’s Day and I am here to deliver.

This is actually the second St. Patrick’s Day dinner this week…The Captain and I host a monthly dinner for our “Over 50” group at our church and we always have a great time!

The Menu was of course, Corned Beef and Cabbage.  I made 6 corned beef briskets in a large electric roaster and I used 8 very large heads of cabbage


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Shamrocks, St. Patrick’s Day & A Pot O’ Gold

Shamrocks, St. Patrick’s Day & A Pot O’ Gold!

Shamrocks! Four Leaf Clovers! Leprechauns! …. and a pot of Gold!

Sometimes, we get a bit confused regarding shamrocks and four leaf clovers!

I believe it has to do with thinking of luck and the four leaf clover, which are synonymous.


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