Flowers & Fireworks Patriotic Tablescape

Oh, say can you see my red, white, and blue Patriotic Tablescape? Like most folks, when we host the 4th of July, we serve American classics such as hamburgers and potato salad. However, even though our menu consists of typical picnic fare, I love a table setting that is anything but typical. This year, I’m… Continue reading Flowers & Fireworks Patriotic Tablescape

Cake/Cookie How To's · Party/Tablescapes

Butterfly Mother’s Day Tablescape

Because of the pandemic, I haven’t seen my mother in over a year. Now that we’re all getting vaccinated, we are more than ready to get together to celebrate, not only Mother’s Day but all the occasions we’ve missed while sheltering in place. Butterflies spreading their wings and emerging from their confining cocoons seem an… Continue reading Butterfly Mother’s Day Tablescape

Holidays · Party/Tablescapes

A Grown-up Easter Candy Tablescape

As I thought about my Easter tablescape this year, I had in mind a sophisticated table dressed in spring green and inspired by these lovely Primrose paper napkins. However, when I began the Easter tablescape I’d envisioned, I realized that though vivid, the small print on these napkins did not make much of an impact… Continue reading A Grown-up Easter Candy Tablescape

Holidays · Party/Tablescapes

Riddle Me A Valentine’s Tablescape

Back in the dark ages when I was a child, kids exchanged Valentines with everyone in their class. These valentines often featured corny puns or goofy riddles. So in the spirit of this old-fashioned tradition, I ask, “What is black and white and red all over?” The answer: my Valentine’s tablescape. After just finishing up… Continue reading Riddle Me A Valentine’s Tablescape

Entertaining · Holidays

How To Create Different Christmas Tablescapes

No matter what kind of holiday meal you are planning this crazy year, it is still possible to set a fun and festive table to celebrate. Each year, I end up creating at least three different Christmas tablescapes. We always have a casual Christmas Eve dinner with a nod to my Italian family tradition of… Continue reading How To Create Different Christmas Tablescapes