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

Tablescapes, Peach Party with Raspberry Peachtinis!

Today we’re having a Peach Party!   Peach is the June flavor of the month so today is dedicated to peachy things     A peachy pink runner and some green and peach plates     And martinis of course, to celebrate 🎉     Creamy  Raspberry Peachtinis     Ice cream and fresh fruit … Continue reading

Holidays, Flag Day

Happy Flag Day!     Summer in the USA is all about celebrations featuring  the red white & blue!   Here are some flag pictures, decor and recipes to inspire your celebrations!     Sand Dollar Flag   Nora Fleming Flatware Caddy   Painted Flag Glasses   Painted Flag Bottles   Home Decor     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Firecrackers!

Here’s a fun design that anyone can do, easy peasy!     Start with a color sketch of what you want to paint, either your own sketch or an inspiration photo     I used $2 white rustic chargers from Hobby Lobby and glossy acrylic craft paint in red, white, blue, black, yellow and orange … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Breaking Waves

I posted a tutorial about this painting 2 years ago, long before Fearless Friday was born I have had a very busy end of May, and sadly haven’t touched my paint brushes or pens, but I hope to make up for it in the next few weeks     I hope you don’t mind the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Summer Sand Dollar Flag

Not much time for painting this week because I have been hauling tableware, baking cakes, harvesting pineapples, making signs & menus, lounging in the South Pacific     I also hung around Bloody Mary’s Bali Ha’i Bar     But! I did have time to put together a summer flag for Memorial Day     … Continue reading

Tablescapes, South Pacific

  Welcome to day 4 of the Celebrate & Decorate’s Broadway Tablescape Blog Hop!     When Chloe suggested a Broadway themed tablescape blog hop I was thrilled!     Phantom of the Opera… Wicked…West Side Story…My Fair Lady, These are some of my very favorites, but it was only a moment until my heart … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Welcome Summer!

  Can you think of a better way     To celebrate summer than with an ice cream sundae?           And flowers of course, oh the power of flowers!       Bloom upon bloom     Fill every room       Come have a seat,       It’s … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Impasto

A large abstract floral painting has been on my to do list since last Spring when I was commissioned by a friend to paint Bloom     I also wanted to experiment with using gel mediums and decided to incorporate impasto Impasto is a painting technique using very thick amounts of paint resulting in a … Continue reading

Creations, Summer Craft & Decor Ideas

With summer just around the corner, I rounded up some of my favorite summer centerpieces, crafts and decor ideas to spark your creativity They are fast, easy, and cheap! A few shells and some glass pebbles instantly bring the sea to your table or vignette   Have everyone park their shoes by the door in … Continue reading

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