Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Mums Lead the Way to Fall

September has arrived, a bridge between summer and fall. And leading the way towards fall are the glorious mums blooming in gardens and yards! I couldn’t resist following them so I set a table with a beautiful bouquet as the centerpiece.

  

Thursday, July 28, 2022

A Wisteria Garden Table

Welcome! Come join me in the garden room where I've styled a table built around the beautiful wisteria-patterned tablecloth that I received from my husband and my daughter for my birthday. A garden inspired table is always a delight to set, especially this summer when it's just been too hot to actually dine on the deck or patio. 
 
The tablecloth has an off-white background, covered with trailing vines. The wisteria blossoms are done in pretty shades of blue and lavender/lilac. The tablecloth is accompanied by linen napkins in a lovely cornflower blue which they also gave me.

 

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Ideas for Late Summer Tables

Sometimes when I'm searching for inspiration for a tablescape, I revisit some of the tables I've posted before to discover a theme or color combination I particularly liked.  Today I'm sharing several tables that I thought you might enjoy seeing and could give you some ideas for an August table. Just click on each title to view the complete post!
  
To embrace the heat, style your table with Hot Summer Colors for Brunch!
 
   

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

A Tropical Beach Tray: Dreaming of Travel

Where do you dream of traveling to? Top of the list for my husband is a beach — the more tropical the better! So I styled a tray to tide him over until we get the chance to vacation at the beach!
  

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Summertime Blossoms on the Table

I'm delighted that you're joining me today for a tablescape that captures the feel of early summer starring summertime blossoms!

  
I found my inspiration in lovely vibrant linens that I purchased back in February when spring — not to mention summer! — seemed far away.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Vintage Glass: All the Colors of the Rainbow

I have been super busy for the last month it seems, and it will be another week or so before I can show you the tablescape I've been thinking of. So I thought I'd share the last of the photos I took at the glass show last fall. The 44th Vintage and Collectible Glass Show was hosted in October by the Peach State Depression Glass Club. Links to the previous posts are listed below.

I called this 'All the Colors of the Rainbow' to convey the variety of colors and patterns that can be found in vintage glassware, and to reveal the myriad shapes that glass can take in the hands of skilled artisans.

Let's begin!
 
I love the swirls of color!

  

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

A Tray Full of Bunnies

Hello and welcome! Today I'm joining Katherine from Katherine's Corner who has brought together a fabulous group of stylists for an Easter on a Tray blog tour. I'm sure you'll agree that this group has creative ideas for designing trays for entryways, coffee tables, kitchen islands and more!


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

A Field of Tulips on a Spring Table

One of the most thrilling things in the spring is the sight of bright green shoots rising from the earth in the garden. The first belong to the crocuses and daffodils, followed in short order by TULIPS! The buds open in a rainbow of colors and it's just spectacular! 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Spring Colors in Vintage Glassware

Sunday's official start to Spring reminded me that I hadn't yet shared the next installment of vintage glassware from the 44th Vintage and Collectible Glass Show, hosted in October by the Peach State Depression Glass Club. It seemed appropriate to choose glassware in lovely bright greens that call to mind new leaves, and vivid yellows that are everywhere in garden daffodils. Enjoy!

  

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

An Elegant Home Office — The Reveal

The past two years have seen a lot of changes in our lives. One of them was a dual event — in January 2020, Greg retired from his position and set up his consultant business. For that he needed an office. Coincidentally, our daughter had just moved to another city to accept a paid internship and begin studying for a Master's degree. Thus a room that had been hers was available!

  
The next six months involved choosing a design theme, selecting paint colors and drapery fabric, and ordering furniture that was both business functional and appropriate for the style of the rest of our home.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Romantic Valentine Tray Decor

In the midst of February comes the lovely tradition of Valentine's Day!


It's a fleeting kind of holiday, one that can be enjoyed in lots of different ways.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

A Little Romance for Valentine's Day

In these strangest of times, I'm looking forward to a little romance for Valentine's Day! I've eagerly set a table for two that whispers 'love'.
 
“Love comforteth like sunshine after rain”   ~ William Shakespeare


Lovingly prepared foods, effervescent champagne, chocolate mousse for dessert. Feeling cozy in the midst of winter. A bit of poetry to set the mood. Romance is in the air!

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

All the Shades of Red — Vintage Glassware

Welcome to another showcase of beautiful vintage glassware! This is the second edition of my visit to the 44th show sponsored by the Peach State Depression Glass Club. Today I want to share all the shades of red found in vintage glassware, from the deepest to the lightest!


Sunday, January 9, 2022

The Blues of Vintage Glassware

Hello! I've got quite a treat for you today! After a 15-month hiatus, the 44th Vintage and Collectible Glass Show was hosted in October by the Peach State Depression Glass Club. There weren't as many vendors, but they more than made up for it by bringing many more pieces of gorgeous vintage and antique glassware. I bought a few and in the process took lots of photos to share with you! 

 

Without further delay, I'm going to start with The Blues! 

Sunday, January 2, 2022

A Calendar of Tables

Here’s to the New Year and a farewell to the Old! In the spirit of the holiday, I'm resolving to celebrate the little things in life that bring comfort and joy, and add beauty and warmth. Like a wonderfully set table that welcomes friends and family and adds a certain something to great food and wine.
 
So on a quiet New Year's Day weekend, I thought I’d take a look back at some tables I styled this year! (Click on the titles to see the full posts.)