Tablescapes, Seafood Feast

    I set this table on Sunday for our Seafood Feast         A bright sunny day, everyone was enjoying the sea and sun         Anticipating a delicious spread of fresh seafood for dinner I just had to have some fishy fun!         It was quite … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Dishes, Fishes & Wishes

    Playing with fishes and dishes today         And wishing the Corona Virus would go away…         Nothing beats a little color therapy to brighten the mood         Make your spaces colorful, try not to worry and brood…         Bright place settings … 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

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 a little rendered sausage grease Does anything smell better than sauteed … 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