Tablescapes & Recipe Box, Coastal Fall & Pumpkin Sausage Naan

Okay, you seriously have to make this before you are “pumpkined” out     This is so good, that you’ll love it even if you don’t like pumpkin     Pinkie swear promise  😘         Here’s the dealio…   Brown the sausage first     Then cook the garlic and shallot in … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Bird Houses, Buoys, and Boats

After days of rain that went away     The sun finally peeked out and I was ready to play     The birds were singing and oh so happy     After a week that was pretty much totally crappy     Fishes were swimming in nests of sea blue green     Star … Continue reading

Tablescapes, California Memories

This time of year I always get a little homesick for Southern California where I grew up…       The Beach Boys, surf boards, VWs… much simpler times…       We stole some summer weather this week on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, and I threw open the doors, put on a sundress, … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Off Duty

Last weekend we were off duty for a couple of days, a rare treat for us No swimmers to watch, no muss and no fuss No crowds to feed, just a table for 2 Relaxing with not much to do Free as the fishes Swimming on the dishes Life is better at the beach When … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Flip Flops and Umbrellas

Flip Flops are fabulous for summer fun And umbrellas are necessary  to shade the hot sun Nothing beats a day at the beach Especially with cupcakes within easy reach Wiggle your toes and fill up your glass Settle down for a lovely repast Pull up a chair and breathe the salt air A day at … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Sea of Glass

These “place mats” are waterproof    ☔️    and won’t blow away   💨 Tiles are great for outdoor settings   I used square tiles {leftover from the kitchen back splash} The centerpiece base is a square of leftover bathroom tiles, small subway glass tiles still on the backing If you don’t have any leftover tiles, … Continue reading

Tablescapes, I’m Hooked!

I know I’ve got a serious thing for fish I was so excited when I found the fish plates from Anthropologie and then found a pitcher to paint to match…you can see them at Trattoria Sardina here So excited… Then I went to Home Goods… and I saw this and I saw this and this … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Trattoria Sardina

Welcome to Trattoria Sardina This ristorante is private and quiet, far from the noisy summer crowds Here the sky is always blue, the sun is shining, and the fish are colorful As you sit and relax Sipping and Dining Your eyes will be feasting on the sky and the sea Your mind will be dreaming … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Poolside

Table for one please… This little corner of the porch is my favorite place to be From here you can see the pool, the sky Parasails… Shades of blue are everywhere~ Just beyond the road and the waterway in front of the house is the Gulf of Mexico You can sip a Pineapple Cocktail or … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Washed Ashore

A perfect day starts with a walk on the beach         and ends with dinner by candlelight~ It is easy to create this Washed Ashore centerpiece…use a shallow basket, bowl or tray as a base and fill it full of anything that might have washed ashore.  I used a ceramic boat planter, … Continue reading

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