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




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How To Make Beautiful Zinnia Sugar Cookies For Mother’s Day

Flowers and Mother’s Day have always gone together like peanut butter and jelly. Back in the day, moms would get corsages to wear to church on the second Sunday in May to proudly proclaim their family’s appreciation and affection. And these days sending a bouquet to your mother continues to be a classic way of honoring… Continue reading How To Make Beautiful Zinnia Sugar Cookies For Mother’s Day




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Celebrate Mother’s Day With a May Basket Cake

Do you remember when we used to celebrate May Day? I don’t because this charming tradition had more or less, gone by the wayside by the early part of the 20th century (probably because the card companies couldn’t figure out how to make a buck from it.) The origin of May Day can be traced… Continue reading Celebrate Mother’s Day With a May Basket Cake




Entertaining · Holidays · Party/Tablescapes

Robin’s Egg Blue Easter Brunch Tablescape

Since on Easter Sunday, everyone is already decked out in their beribboned bonnets and springtime finery, celebrating after church with an elegant Easter Brunch is a no brainer. Brunch has always been one of my favorite things. Because it combines two meals into one, it allows me to feel less guilty about consuming things like pancakes,… Continue reading Robin’s Egg Blue Easter Brunch Tablescape




Entertaining · Holidays

A Tisket, A Tasket: How to Style A Charming Easter Basket

Let’s face it, when it comes to Easter baskets, kids are mainly it in for the chocolate bunnies. My kids were no different, but I loved creating beautiful and appealing Easter tableaux for them when they came downstairs to see what the Easter Bunny brought. Each year I spent weeks before Easter searching for fabulous… Continue reading A Tisket, A Tasket: How to Style A Charming Easter Basket