Creations, Painting Sunflowers

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!

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

Tablescapes, Fall Hydrangeas and Pumpkins

My crazy hydrangeas are still blooming! They didn’t do much this summer.  Too much rain and not enough sun I am thinking…But they have been going crazy the last month or so, they are about 6′ tall! How do you set a table with summer blue and purple hydrangeas when it is 3 weeks before … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pumpkins & Apples

I wanted to use my vegetable plates one more time before putting them away for wintertime, and thought they might look cute with pumpkins~ I ran across a recipe for Pumpkin Soup with Apples and one thing led to another, and before I knew it, There was a table full of apples and pumpkins! The … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Golden Harvest

I am participating in a white dish challenge over at Cuisine Kathleen.  The rules are white dishes only and one accent color. I am pretty sure I flunked. I really tried… Twice! While I was at the beach earlier this month I decided to set the table there with my white seashell dishes and flatware … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Beach Pumpkin Table

Fall at the beach……the sea oats are literally glowing I want to share a little piece of fall at our getaway paradise but first I want to show you the wonderful gifts I received in a recent give away from Mary at home is where the boat is ~ She hosted a give away with … Continue reading