Tablescapes, Hydrangea Garden

  It’s been so hot and stormy in the “city,”  I created a garden inside overflowing with all things pretty         It’s full of hydrangeas, a frog, and dragonflies… and inside I can count on always clear skies         Big fat blooms fill the centerpiece tray       … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Keeping Cool with Watermelon

  Let’s cool off with some watermelon today         With higher temperatures on the way         Watermelon is a refreshing treat on a hot summer day!         I set a watermelon table for 2         It’s full of watermelon slices and has a … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Dinner with an Octopus

  Today is all about stress relief… Sit back, relax and feel the sea breeze         We’re going to have dinner with an octopus if you please! He’s not on the menu, just on the plates Let’s have some fun, and dinner awaits!         He’s very friendly, all jiggles … Continue reading

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, Crazy Daisies

  In the midst of this incredible situation I have truly experienced a Godwink or three When my son, grandsons and I went to the beach to self isolate in mid March, I thought they would be staying for a week, and me, maybe two…         Then, as the situation escalated, the … Continue reading

Tablescapes, August Alfresco

  “Ohhh, that’s so pretty!” CC exclaimed as she bounced up the stairs from the pool         Smiling, I said “Thank you!”         “What are you doing Gigi?” asked Charlie Brown         “I’m setting the table for dinner,” I replied         “Are we … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Birds of Paradise

  Hurricane Barry chased me off the coast for a week or so, our area didn’t experience any effects except rain, but sincere prayers go out to everyone impacted by the terrible flooding and destruction that occurred and is still occurring…         One of the first things I like to do when … Continue reading

Tablescapes, From Stars & Stripes to Crabs & Starfish!

  I hope you all are having a wonderful July!         My family celebrated our country’s birthday dining on our traditional favorites, BBQ ribs, corn on the cob, and Summer Squash casserole       We had 4th of July Cheesecake Pie And watched fireworks light up the sky over the Gulf … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Peonies in the Garden

  I will be on the coast most of the summer, but before I left, I couldn’t resist treating myself to some peonies from Trader Joe’s         I know, right???         Deep pinks and big bright whites!         I began to dream they came in straight … 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