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, waffles,… 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

Entertaining · Floral Arrangements · Holidays · Party/Tablescapes

Christmas Centerpiece Conundrum

Every year, one of the things I most look forward to is creating a large floral centerpiece for my Christmas table. I always begin this process in competition with the herds of rampaging deer foraging in my yard for cedar, magnolia, boxwood, holly, and loropetalum. When I bring in this ridiculous overabundance of greenery, I then have… Continue reading Christmas Centerpiece Conundrum