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

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

Cake/Cookie How To's · Entertaining · Floral Arrangements · Party/Tablescapes

A Quilt-themed Birthday Party

My mother has always enjoyed and excelled at all kinds of handwork. She sewed, knitted, crocheted, and in the seventies, she even did some groovy macramé. In the early 90’s around the time her first grandchild was born, she became a quilter. She was particularly suited to this handcraft because it requires an artful eye… Continue reading A Quilt-themed Birthday Party

Entertaining · Party/Tablescapes

When Life Gives You Lemons–Make a Spring Tablescape

Ever since our trip to the city of Bath in England a few years ago, when I see lemons, I think of Spring. This may seem like a strange association but stick with me, and I will explain. Bath was just one of the cities we toured when visiting my daughter during her semester abroad. While… Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons–Make a Spring Tablescape

Entertaining · Holidays · Party/Tablescapes

Hearts, Flowers, and Tea? A Valentine's Day Tea

I’ve always loved afternoon tea. Well, actually that’s not true. When I was young, I was a dyed in the wool coffee drinker. I used to say of tea, “why would anybody want to drink wet leaves?” This was before I went to Jamaica on my honeymoon. We stayed at this beautiful old British colonial… Continue reading Hearts, Flowers, and Tea? A Valentine's Day Tea