Tablescapes & Recipe Box, Coastal Fall & Pumpkin Sausage Naan

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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, Autumn Leaves & Pumpkin Table with Chandy Wreath

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On the Gulf Coast of Alabama, October weather is stunning with bright blue skies, sparkling waters, and breathtaking pink sunsets Perfect for outdoor dining! It can be breezy though,  and it’s hard to keep real candles lit,  even in deep holders and lanterns I made a battery lit lantern to use on the table, which … Continue reading

Home Decor, Arched Doorways & Giveaway Winner!

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Okay y’all, it’s officially fall!   So the calendar says, but we’re still in the 90’s in Alabama…  😅     But pumpkins have arrived  🎉   I couldn’t resist a centerpiece using the hand painted pumpkin table runner before I send it to the giveaway winner…     Yep!   Today’s the day!     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Painting Pumpkins and a Giveaway!

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After recently being disappointed by the too small pumpkin plates I ordered from Pottery Barn,  I found these dinner plates from Pier 1   They are a generous size, perfect for dining or using as a platters…and guess what, they are melamine, perfect for the beach house!     And just like the PB plates, … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Apple Pie

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Today’s the day! The day we’ve all been waiting for, the first day of FALL! Do you see any colored leaves at all? I’ve planted pumpkins in my pots, for anything else it’s still too hot Cooler temps, apple pies and warm cider please, and maybe the hint of fall with a breeze~ What’s your … Continue reading

Tablescapes, First Signs of Fall

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Have you experienced the first signs of fall? Has the temperature dropped where you live at all? We are still blasting the AC and suffering high humidity The only thing I’ve noticed are the shorter days And the changing angle of the sun’s rays… I think the light turns magical this time of year The … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Autumn Gathering

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One of the reasons I fell in love with this Villa Della Luna dinnerware was I knew it could be versatile, despite the bright pattern I bought 4 dinner plates, bowls and latte mugs and 4 Napoli chargers to complement them Then Pflatzgraff asked me to do a promotion and they sent me 4 more … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pumpkin Patch

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It was bound to happen… With all the Pumpkin Madness around here, it was inevitable that there would be a big pile … And how delightful to dine surrounded by a mass of pumpkins… all shapes and sizes real and faux combined to form a giant pumpkin patch! Large autumn leaves have fallen on the … Continue reading

Creations, Painting Sunflowers

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Sunflowers are everywhere right now and they are easy peasy to paint! When you want to paint something take a few minutes to really look at your subject. Look at the proportions of the different parts and study the color. Do a couple of practice flowers.  This is not a realistic technique so don’t over … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Thanksgiving Tables, Gobble Gooble!

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Thanksgiving is at our house for the first time in years and I have been having lots of fun getting ready!  My son, a Food Network star “wannabe,” HHjr,  and I have been collaborating on the menu and he will brine and cook our turkey on the grill.  Not traditional, but we tend to grill … Continue reading

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