Tuesday, August 1, 2017

TALES OF THE TRAVELING TOTES TABLESCAPE



A Summer Garden Tablescape




We love spending time on our veranda but not so much during the summer with the ever present humidity and heat. At the most time spent here is early morning breakfast and coffee. So, with no dining and certainly no gardening outside until fall I enjoy adding flowers and plants to the rectangular and square dining tables. When the challenge came from the Traveling Tote friends to do a tablescape using our MacKenzie~Childs totes as a centerpiece, I decided to do a summer garden scape and brought a few pieces of Courtly Check outside to use with the totes. The heavy urn I was using as my table centerpiece was already in place and I didn't want to move it so I am using a Little Lime Hydrangea that I will plant in the garden in the fall. I tucked it into Miss Courtney and sat it on one end of the table and added flowering plants to Miss Blossom for the opposite end of the table for a Traveling Tote Tablescape! 


  Looking from the pergola toward the Veranda



I like how CC works with terra-cotta




Using Purslane, Blue Daze Evolvulus, asparagus fern, ivy topiaries, succulents, Mexican heather are among plants I enjoy  







Mushrooms are popping up everywhere




Love these little CC lidded chowder bowls with succulents tucked inside






















Mr. Rabbit gets a haircut every spring and late fall. He was an Easter gift from my sister years ago







 Fairy garden with a pumpkin patch and black and white!










I hope you enjoyed a little tablescaping fun while I dressed up the veranda with Mackenzie~Childs totes. Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you know how much I love your visits. Please leave a comment, it's the only way I know you came by.


I hope you will visit my Traveling Tote friends for more tablescape ideas and be sure to come back September 1, 2017 for a giveaway and see where our travels take us next.




Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths
Emily with Miss Courtney ChildsThe French Hutch
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda with Miss Rosie @ More Fun Less Laundry
Linda with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
Patti with Miss Kenzie and Miss Taylor @ "Pandora's Box"
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply

Monday, July 3, 2017

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY



Celebrating the 4th of July



 July 4th is one of my favorite holidays. I think it rubbed off on me,  it was one of my Dads (Navy vet) favorite holidays. If it was the 4th there was a wonderful feast planned by my sweet mom and dad. Traditional southern fare made up the 
menu. Dad with his delicious BBQ ribs and mom's sides. Now, my sister and I wouldn't think of celebrating any other way. A menu on the 4th usually reads; ribs, baked beans, potato salad, slaw, corn, and home made ice cream and cake. Tomorrow will be no different. 
This very patriotic girl loves to use red, white and blue for the table.

The front courtyard entrance welcomes you with the flag above and we just had a petal shower from the crepe myrtles, notice all the white petals in the courtyard. 






For the centerpiece this year I am using three canisters of different heights filled with blue and white hydrangeas 





China is NS Gustin Spongeware
Made in California, USA
Star bowls from Target


























There is no place like our country
"One Nation Under God"
I am so proud and thankful to be an American
God Bless the USA



Happy Birthday America!




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