Sunday, April 5, 2015


Wishing all of my friends a wonderful Easter and Happy Passover

Jim and I are celebrating Easter with my sister and brother-in-law in Atlanta. I love the centerpiece that graces her table, a jar filled with decorated eggs. These eggs were blown,  designed, decoupaged and decorated over several years by my sister's dear friend Cammie. This sweet young girl lost her life to cancer. The eggs were gifted to my sister from Cammie's mother. 


My sister's favorite coconut cake, topped with edible grass and jelly beans.

Best wishes for a beautiful holiday.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Celebrating an Irish Heritage

Beginning in early March I enjoy bringing out the green, a nod to my Irish family from my mom's side. A few favorite things I brought home from my trip to Ireland find a place in a vignette I set on the table. Vintage cards, coasters and fine Irish linen are a few of my favorites.  I enjoy making and serving Irish treats before and on St. Patrick's Day. 

An Irish Angel keeps watch

Favorite coasters with Irish Blessings

Shamrocks and Lace

Mushroom with green glitter

Cherubs and Shamrocks

Strawberries with green fruit dip

Irish linen and green napkin rings

My favorite white platter and tea set, Wedgwood RL Claire

Coffee and Shamrock shortbread with green sprinkles

Favorite Vintage card

Irish Linen

Cards sent to me from a dear friend

My favorite Irish breakfast
Creamy Irish Kerrygold Butter, Soda bread and jam

May an Irish
Angel always
watch over you

A Grand Trip ~ Ireland

A wee bit Irish, my grandson

Connor and I want to wish you a very Happy St. Patricks Day!
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Friday, February 13, 2015

Marie Antoinette Tablescape

Marie Antoinette inspired plates

With a suggestion from a friend on what to do for a post on Valentine’s Day, an obvious choice seemed easy enough, “use your Marie Antoinette plates and do a tablescape!” These very lovely designed, 'Ladies in Waiting' plates from Anthropologie were gifted to me for Christmas a few years back by my sister and seemed the perfect theme for a Valentine’s Day table setting. 
I wanted to set a small table for four in my study. The round table I’m using is usually stacked tall with my favorite art, travel and decorating books. After setting the table and photographing the tablescape I decided to leave the table set. I think I will put it to good use over the Valentine’s Day weekend.

 Pink and red roses for a valentine centerpiece

Place setting sketch effect

Simple black placemat

Napkin rings with a little sparkle, Potterybarn

Four Ladies in Waiting

Watercolored roses

Goblets from Anthropologie

I want to wish all of my dear friends a sweet and Happy Valentin’s Day. Thank you for your visit and I would love for you to leave a comment, it’s the only way I know you were here!


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