Wednesday, February 13, 2019


Valentine's Day Tablescape Fun

 Azalea topiary centerpiece

Even though we will be going out for Valentine's dinner I wanted to set a table and play with dishes for Valentine's Day. I found theses wonderful heart plates half price and saved them to use for Valentine's Day.  I only have two each of MacKenzie-Childs dinner and salad plates and  I wanted to set a table for four. I needed to find a way to stretch my settings for a tablescape. I love pinks and reds so I pulled four charges from Johnson Bros. to use as a base. Two settings I used doilies and salad plates and two using dinner plates. I was really pleased with how the table looks. 

I used Johnson Bros. Britain Pink Castles chargers for the touch of pink in the stack

MacKenzie-Childs dinner plate

Next the sweet heart plate

Red and white heart ornament 

 Small mercury glass vase with French ribbon and key. 

 Juliska tumblers used to hold candles

Soap stone hearts

Silver and Gold Runner
Black flatware 

Charger, salad and heart plate

Charger, dinner and heart plates

My sweet sister sent me a package with sweet treats. She knows how I love to add them to the French Hutch for a shop look.  The box came after this table was finished so I added the Margarita lollipops to the base of the centerpiece for a fun look (and soon to be treat). The strawberry lollipop is on the hutch. 

Thanks "I"

MacKenzie-Childs red napkins with black and white trim. So pretty

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. I
LOVE to set a special table to enjoy all week. I hope you enjoyed my little Valentine's table. 
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Happy Valentine's Day !


Wednesday, February 6, 2019


February and Winter

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow so that may be why here in the south we have been enjoying mild temperatures in the sixties and seventies. I love winter but I am looking froward to spring after all of this nice weather. We probably still have a lot more winter to come, just guess I am having spring fever a little early. I know so many of you are still in the throes of a Polar Vortex and haven't been flirting with spring. Here, we go from one extreme to the next. Only a few days ago we were under a winter weather warning, meaning buy your milk and bread and don't drive. Everyone cleaned out the supermarkets but thank goodness we didn't get the ice and snow just freezing temperatures.

We were however, already getting the jokes about our rush to prepare for the cold, ice and snow!

So, what to do inside to feel warm and cozy and still bring a little spring inside? I normally add furry throws and pillows on sofas and beds and for spring I love fresh flowers. This week I had fun with a few vignettes mixing a little spring and winter.

I love Trader Joe's for fresh flowers. I picked up these potted  Tete-a-Tete miniature daffodils and enjoyed them in a centerpiece for the breakfast table. After they started to dry out I snipped them to enjoy in a vase then I snipped the little heads for playing. My favorite flower!

My daffodils in the flower beds are in different stages of blooming. I think I'll have a big show this year.

The maidenhair fern that was used for a centerpiece for Christmas now adds a spring touch in the foyer

More fresh flowers for spring and for winter a fur throw and pillow in the living room

For the kitchen island another vase of fresh flowers along with sweet Valentine's 

Thanks Jenna and Ricki Jill for the sweet gifts

And while we are in the kitchen and I have spring fever I am planning our next cook out, blackened fish. Grilling is something we definitely do a lot of in spring

Still both seasons in the powder room, my favorite 
Parisian towels and a splash of color in the arrangement, stems from a sale at PB


the coffee table


A sweet treat, a Cafe Latte to enjoy
while I curl up on the sofa in the family room. A Tartan throw to keep me cozy and a new book to get inspired with.

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