Entertaining · Holidays · Party/Tablescapes

An Old-Fashioned 4th of July Tablescape

The patriotic bunting that festoons the porch railings of historic homes on the 4th of July always seems so old-timey and charming that when I saw all this red, white, and blue glory at Hobby Lobby, I knew that it would be coming home with me. Unfortunately, I do not have a historic home, but I could… Continue reading An Old-Fashioned 4th of July Tablescape




Travel

History Geeks’ Founding Fathers Home Tour–Part II Montpelier

After our spectacular day at Mount Vernon (see History Geeks Tour Part I Mount Vernon), we drove about two hours south to Charlottesville, VA. We had dinner reservations at Public Fish and Oyster which is a small but excellent raw bar and fish restaurant. After I had stuffed myself with mussels and wine, we checked… Continue reading History Geeks’ Founding Fathers Home Tour–Part II Montpelier




Travel

History Geeks’ Founding Fathers Home Tour–Part I Mount Vernon

Our youngest daughter graduated from college this May and much to our extended family’s dismay we did not plan to throw a celebration in her honor. It’s not that we were not extremely proud of her (she graduated magna cum laude), but knowing our child, we understood that she would prefer a sharp stick in the eye… Continue reading History Geeks’ Founding Fathers Home Tour–Part I Mount Vernon