The question does not have to be asked...you know the one. The one where someone says how did it get to be Memorial Day already. Let's face it folks. As we get older, the days fly by...much faster than when we were kids and couldn't wait for holidays to show up. To me, as a kid, the days would Drag by and I was wishing the upcoming holiday would magically appear ...unless... Unless it was the start of school and the end of summer. Actually, that was a double edged sword, as ... Read More about Memorial Day AlFresco In The Secret Garden
You know I LOVE styling and setting a tablescape....and a few days ago, I decided to bring out my blue and white color palette! Blue and white has been around for years and years and proof of that is my Blue Willow Dinnerware, among many, many other patterns. I adore my blue willow dinnerware and I posted a blue willow tablescape here. I also told the story that goes with the blue willow dinnerware, so if you would like to check it out, please feel free to read up on it and notice that ... Read More about The Birds & The Bees Come To A Genteel Dinner!
OK, I have another confession to make. When living in Kansas City, I had many dinner parties...as one might expect coming from a dedicated tablescaper. And I particularly remember one such dinner party...even though it was at least 20 years ago, my guests commenting on my tablescape and all the decor I used to carry out my "theme". Added to that was the dinner itself, which brought it all together along with my fun guests. The next day at my "day job"...one of my ... Read More about You Can Call Me Martha Stewart….
Living in Florida has it's advantages... and it's disadvantages! One of the disadvantages is e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g grows 24-7, ....365 days of the year. One might think how wonderful that you don't have to wait 7 years for an old-fashioned lilac bush to bloom. I wish that were so, but because the overnight temperature rarely gets below 70 degrees...we can't grow lilacs, peonies, forsythia, tulips, daffodils or any perennial that needs a wintering over. But we can grow ... Read More about Touch-Up, Spruce-Up In The Secret Garden
There they were... looking all tarnished and neglected. thinking no one cared anymore. Two things happen when I see something that needs to be done in my home. Either I get right to it and take care of business...OR I overlook it thinking I will get to that task another day...it is not high on my priority list. My dear readers the time had come for action on these hand stamped, tarnished silver spoons. I could not overlook their tarnished images any ... Read More about Tarnished Images, Not On My Watch!