Gifts from the Kitchen, Sunshine & Lazy Lemon Pie

lemon pie gifts

Last week we had 3 days of torrential rain on the coast so I  created some sunshine inside with daisies, lemons     and jars of lemon pie  🍋     I saw jars of lemon pie over at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage and thought they looked like wonderful treats     Some good friends … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Bursting Berry Table with Summer Fruit Pizza

summer fruit pizza table

I know there’s talk of fall in the air     But here there are still berries bursting everywhere     A summer fruit pizza sounds really good     You might think you won’t like it, but I think you would…     Sweet fruits and salty cheese, toasted in the oven…Yes Please!   … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Dining Faux Alfresco

indoor garden 7

Is it hot where you are?  😅 I was inland a few weeks ago, missing the sea breezes  🌴     It was too hot out on the patio so we dined “faux alfresco”       A cool garden awaited inside that day     Instead of bushes there were flowering bouquets     … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Blue Skies & Yellow Roses

summer table

Summer days…   Yellow roses and     Bright blue skies     It’s hot hot hot     so dine inside, if you’re wise     The golden dots     are like the sun     They bring warmth and lots of fun     Garden flowers fill the vase     A … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Refresh with Black & White

white hydrangea centerpiece

Taking a break from the red white and blue today     Refreshing a space with black and white is a favorite way     It’s elegant, classic and timeless     Sophisticated, yet a welcoming way to de-stress     A sunlit centerpiece fills the room     Spilling moss balls, faux roses and … Continue reading

Tablescapes, No Wake Zone

sailing table

  Sail away on a blue tile sea     It’s a no wake zone, so proceed quietly…     Soft blue stripes   And nautical knots     And napkins secured with ceramic flip flops     A no wake zone means idle speed     No stress, no rush, there’s just no need … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Blooming Watering Cans

garden table place setting

This table was inspired by a watering can full of flowers     The result, no doubt, of April Showers     Things in my garden are starting to bloom     We took out some old bushes so there’s plenty of room     In late February the yard looked like this  ⬆️   … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Sparkling Sea of Tranquility

sparkling beach table

I have always had a fascination with glass, the magical way it transforms light and makes shadows dance with color…     Looking around for something to fill my lantern,     I began experimenting with small glass bottles     Do you see all the different shades and tones that are made from the … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Bursting with Summer

bursting summer the 2

Now that we are smack dab in the middle of August, I had to set one more table bursting with summer as a little summer send off… It’s time to put the hot pink away And let the autumn colors come out to play Enjoy the last peaches, bursting with sweetness And oh those strawberries, … Continue reading

Home Decor, Blooming Birdcage

Blooming Hydrangea Birdcage

It’s August It’s HOT Summer blooms are fading away I had two hydrangea blooms begging to come inside But, alas, only two… So I mixed them with some dried ones from summers past, and a couple of faux blooms And ended up with this Blooming Birdcage It was too big for my kitchen island so … Continue reading

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