Floral Arrangements · Party/Tablescapes

Fall Harvest Tablescape

According to the calendar, it’s October. Unfortunately, it doesn’t feel the least little bit like fall in North Carolina this year. The thermostat hasn’t dropped below the mid-eighties, and the leaves are firmly clinging to their branches with no change of color in sight. However, even though Mother Nature hasn’t gotten the memo, autumn is upon… Continue reading Fall Harvest Tablescape

Entertaining · Holidays

Go For Baroque With A Still Life Inspired Thanksgiving Tablescape

Who knows what Thanksgiving is going to look like in this year of Coronavirus? My family is probably going to have a very small gathering. We may just make a turkey breast instead of the 20lb. bird we usually serve. And we may be eating our dinner outside on the deck snugged up to our… Continue reading Go For Baroque With A Still Life Inspired Thanksgiving Tablescape


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

Exterior Decoration · Gardening

How To Develop A Summer Planter Color Scheme

Once the worst of the tree pollen tsunami has passed, it’s time to clean off all the gunk and start thinking about putting together summer planters for the deck. We use our deck exclusively for outdoor dining, so only an umbrella table, chairs, and our grill are on it. To turn this rather barren space… Continue reading How To Develop A Summer Planter Color Scheme

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