Monday, March 1, 2021


Tales of the Traveling Tote

 Welcome to another adventure of The Tales of the Traveling Tote. This is where my fellow Tales of the Traveling Tote friends and I share our latest travels, projects and our most current events. You will have an opportunity to visit other members at the end of this post and learn about our giveaway


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We have had more that our share of cold weather this winter. Hot, mild and cold, you name it we've had it. With so much cold weather and Covid we have been staying close to home. 

Miss Courtney was a great helper during the holidays

A great way to stash stockings 
to be hung on Christmas Eve

This large tote is wonderful for helping to carry an armful of plates

And holding pillows and wraps

Snow Days

Finally, wonderful spring like days to enjoy a drive to Trader Joe's 

Almost 80 degrees and I am so ready for spring. A trip to the garden center is in order!

Spring flowers, enjoy...

It was a fun afternoon with flowers but even if it's hot here it is early for planting. We will certainly have more cold weather. We have been know to have snow in March and early April. 
So what came home with me? 

Daffodils are my favorite!

Daffs to enjoy inside and will be transplanted in the garden beds later
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Now for the Giveaway

Just leave a comment with
 Jackie here at Purple Chocolat Home for a chance to win a lovely macKenzie-Child’s Courtly Check tea kettle tea towel


Visit the Tale of the Traveling Tote friends for more fun adventures.

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Emily with Miss Courtney Childs@ The French Hutch
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
 Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home
Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reade
Cherry Kay and Carrie and Hall @ Entertaining Women

Join us for our next post June1

Thank you for your visit. I hope you are well and safe from Covid. I would love for you to leave a comment, it's the only way I know you 
stopped in!

Sunday, February 7, 2021



Meet Willow, she arrived this past Friday in a very tall box, a Valentine gift from my sister. Willow is a tall moss filled rabbit wearing a skirt of English ivy. She carries a moss basket. Today she is celebrating Valentine's Day and her basket is filled with dried pink roses she picked up along the path in the woods. 

Willow makes a lovely and romantic centerpiece for a Valentine's Day table in the study

Willow is darling with her skirt of ivy and red velvet ribbon is her favorite for Valentines's day. 

For the Tablescape

The day is cold with a soft snow falling. The moss path through the woods is covered with a light dusting of snow while Willow is covered from head to toe with snowflakes!

Round linen placemat from Etsy

Place setting, one of my favorite dish sets

 Johnson Bros Old Britain Castles

Charger, dinner plate and soup/salad bowl

Flatware is Laguiole 

Linen napkins from Crown Linen Design

 Willow is enjoying being the center of attention for Valentine's Day. I think she is already looking forward to Easter and Spring. After all, her ivy skirt goes with everything!

I hope you will leave a comment, it's the only way I know you dropped by. 

Happy Valentine's Day


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