Fearless Friday, Sunflowers & Simple Strokes

  Today’s Fearless Friday combines sunny sunflowers and easy painted pieces in a tablescape for a Summer Tablescape Hop hosted by Katherine of Katherine’s Corner Even though we are all starting to think about fall, summer’s not over yet so here we go! Be sure to visit all the great summer tables by clicking on the … Continue reading

Tablescapes, The Sun is So Bright, I’ve Gotta Wear Shades

We have had a crazy summer in Alabama, tons of rain and then bright sunshine,     We head to the porch when the weather is fine     And when the sun is out, it’s hot and bright,     Much to this pineapple’s delight!     Have you heard the song, “The Future’s … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Tropical Glasses

I am a confessed plate-a-holic     My New Year’s resolution was NO NEW PLATES!   hmmm….     I had a little relapse when I was planning South Pacific, and bought these hibiscus plates     I absolutely love them, they are melamine, even the kiddos can use them, and we will use them … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pam’s Hydrangeas

My painting inspiration today came from Pam at Everyday Living, a long time blogging friend and a fellow Alabamian     Pam and her “Renaissance Man” have the most incredible garden which she often posts about.  I am always drooling over her gorgeous blooms and I hope she doesn’t mind that I borrowed a photo … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Sand Dollars and Starfish

A parade of boats is a common sight     from our back porch,  day or night…       Southern sea breezes make it nice to dine       and we linger here most all the time     Seahorses, starfish and a beachy bottle with glass       Are part of … Continue reading

Creations, Sand Dollar Beachy Bottle

I can’t part with a pretty bottle     I have played with this particular whiskey bottle before, decoupaging it because I couldn’t get the label to come off Bottle Beauty here   This time I decided to try milk paint {I found this at Walmart}     Milk paint is the poor country cousin … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Summer Favorites

Right now I’m recovering from family vacation last week, 😴  and catching up, so I rounded up some of my very favorite summer tables to revisit They are full of ideas, inspirations and crafts you might like to try for your summer tables and vignettes Trattoria Sardina These colorful fish plates inspired ideas for painted accessories … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fearless florals

Time in my studio is precious these days since I’m often away on the coast.  When I have a dedicated painting day, I often work on several things at once     This is a good way to maximize time and materials, if  something needs drying time, work on something else for a while, or … Continue reading

Holidays, July 4th Ready!

I’ve been working really hard this week preparing for the invasion the arrival of my children and grandchildren for 10 days over the 4th     Detailed advance planning eliminates stress for everyone, especially me, and spending time now means I can relax next week     My favorite part is decorating     The … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Seashells & Sunshine

  It is hard to imagine this view we enjoyed just a few days ago, as we are being pounded by Tropical Storm Cindy on the Gulf Coast today     Let’s enjoy this other beautiful day as we’re wishing the rain, rain, would go away     Simply set, this table for two   … Continue reading

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