Tablescapes, Birds of Paradise

  Hurricane Barry chased me off the coast for a week or so, our area didn’t experience any effects except rain, but sincere prayers go out to everyone impacted by the terrible flooding and destruction that occurred and is still occurring…         One of the first things I like to do when … Continue reading

Creations, Christmas in July Life’s A Beach Tree

  While putting away 4th of July things, I decided to redecorate my little tree         At first I thought I would turn it into a mermaid tree, but as I started looking around, I got a different idea           For a little Christmas in July I decorated … Continue reading

Tablescapes, From Stars & Stripes to Crabs & Starfish!

  I hope you all are having a wonderful July!         My family celebrated our country’s birthday dining on our traditional favorites, BBQ ribs, corn on the cob, and Summer Squash casserole       We had 4th of July Cheesecake Pie And watched fireworks light up the sky over the Gulf … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Peonies in the Garden

  I will be on the coast most of the summer, but before I left, I couldn’t resist treating myself to some peonies from Trader Joe’s         I know, right???         Deep pinks and big bright whites!         I began to dream they came in straight … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Patriotic Painting Crafts

  In the spirit of patriotism this week {Be sure to see the tablescape hop this week here} We are going to do some easy and fun painting today!         While I was updating decor in the city, replacing the daffodil wreath on my front door I realized I only had ONE … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Lobster Fest for the 4th

  Welcome to the Celebrate & Decorate annual Patriotic Blog Hop! I hope you get to visit all my fellow tablescapers for amazing inspirations, ideas and patriotic eye candy! Do you have big plans for the 4th of July?         It won’t be long now, the days just seem to fly by … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Porky Pig!

        I know a guy that loves to grill         The more grills he has going, the better he feels         The weekly favorite is some form of pork         Spare ribs, pork butt, bacon, so tender all you need is a fork … Continue reading

Holidays, Father’s Day Tree

  Honor Dad this Father’s Day with a tree decorated with his favorite things!       This silver pencil tree stays up year round at the beach house, decorated for special holidays, or seasons         Before I bring out the flags and fireworks for the 4th of July, I decided to … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Quiet Little Beach Town

  Summer weekends on the coast are wild and crazy       But Mondays are nice and quiet, and somewhat lazy         Things seem to settle down in my little beach town         After a house full of guests it’s nice to have no one around     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Stand Alone”

  Today’s painting was inspired by this single ranunculus bloom that I placed in a juice glass on a side table next to my favorite chair.  As I glanced at it often while I was working, I became fascinated by the complexity of the composition of shapes and colors I saw.  I snapped a photo … Continue reading

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