DIY · Floral Arrangements

How To Make A Live Grass Centerpiece For Your Spring Table No Need To Wait For Grass To Grow

As I was adding some Spring touches to my home this week, I decided to create a live grass centerpiece for my breakfast table. I had admired several images on Pinterest of Wheatgrass in Spring decor. Unfortunately, by the time I thought of it, it was too late to order Wheatgrass seeds, plant them, and… Continue reading How To Make A Live Grass Centerpiece For Your Spring Table No Need To Wait For Grass To Grow

DIY · Floral Arrangements · Interior Design

How To Polish Silver Naturally Without Hours Of Elbow Grease And A Spring Arrangement With Tulips And Crabapple Blossoms

Spring has come to the Carolinas. So, in order to get my Spring floral fix, I made a trip to Trader Joe’s (which is the best local source of flowers other than the wholesale flower market). Faced with their awesome selection of many different colors and types of tulips, I ultimately decided to purchase a… Continue reading How To Polish Silver Naturally Without Hours Of Elbow Grease And A Spring Arrangement With Tulips And Crabapple Blossoms

Floral Arrangements · Holidays

Easy Fall To Christmas Coffee Table Arrangements

When creating Fall to Christmas coffee table arrangements, there is no need to break the bank or reinvent the wheel. However, apparently, it is necessary to use a lot of idioms–but I digress. I start my coffee table arrangements with a shallow bowl. I love this black openwork metal bowl, but a dough bowl would also be… Continue reading Easy Fall To Christmas Coffee Table Arrangements

Floral Arrangements · Holidays · Party/Tablescapes

Thanksgiving Harvest Tablescape With Apples And Pumpkins

Both pumpkins and apples are fruits of the harvest, but somehow pumpkins won out over apples as the iconic symbol of Thanksgiving and fall. Maybe it’s a size thing? Whatever the reason, I am equal opportunity tablescaper, so I decided that this year’s Thanksgiving table would feature both of these quintessentially autumnal fruits. And since my… Continue reading Thanksgiving Harvest Tablescape With Apples And Pumpkins

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