Sunday, December 31, 2017
In contrast to our other village, this one has a small town/Americana feel. Each house and building has a distinct style and color palette.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
This isn't quite the post I had in mind. I began taking photos in late September to showcase the changing colors of autumn. Mostly what I had were shots of everything in green. Fall came late here in North Georgia and almost every tree and shrub carried their green shades much later than usual.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
I had every intention of going all out for pumpkins for this table, but life intervened. It has a way of doing that.
So instead of a bountiful pumpkin tablescape, I went in the direction of an understated table that includes pumpkins, but could work with any of the things that signify autumn, such as leaves or acorns.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Even though the yard is still a lovely green, I know that other hues are on their way. Anticipating them, I've set the table with the colors of autumn.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
To me, fall begins with apples and plums arriving in the stores. I brought an armload home the other day and set some in a bowl on the table. Their deep colors set off by the silver bowl became the centerpiece for a table celebrating the autumn equinox.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Friday, September 1, 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
This was the second year I have gone and I thought you might enjoy the sight of so much pretty glassware in one place!
Monday, July 24, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Sunday, July 9, 2017
June brought new colors and shapes to the front garden.
Japanese iris (Iris ensata) are the last to bloom of the three types of irises I have. You'll notice that both sets of petals are flatter, forming a simpler, broader flower.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
But on the Fourth itself, we'll be happily relaxing at home.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Perhaps I should describe our garden. Our yard is blessed with a large number of hardwood trees towering 60 feet or more. We were able to keep them when we built the house 20 years ago, but have seen about a dozen succumb to construction trauma and drought. Perennials and flowering shrubs are interspersed among the trees and in front of the house, which is the only planted location with half-to-full-day sun.
These intrepid flowers made their appearance in April.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
Spring has returned, with clear blue skies and wonderful breezes. It chased summer away with thunderstorms and rains for days. But I don't mind – I much prefer spring! (This northern transplant has yet to get used to southern summers...even after all these years!)
And so I bring you another spring-themed table.
Friday, May 5, 2017
They all conspired to delay daughter J's birthday celebration. An auspicious evening for it finally arrived this week.
We kept it low-key at her request, but still included all the trappings of our family traditions, which my parents had begun. The person of honor gets to choose the menu, and we always use fine tableware.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
But I think there's every reason to take dinner out of the ordinary sometimes. And what better time than a birthday!
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
So it has been several years since I decorated for St. Patrick's Day. This weekend J will be home from college, providing the perfect excuse to celebrate!
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
So snowfall forecasts here are greeted with great anticipation. Two to four inches were promised! Instead we got a 1-inch coating of ice. We were not amused.
To counter my disappointment, I decided to design a table covered with snow. If I design it, it will come.....
Thursday, January 5, 2017
I'll let the photos mostly speak for themselves...