Patriotic Table in Color

July Fourth in Color

July Fourth is three weeks from yesterday, so I decided to set a table for patriots.  I have no fireworks this time, but I found some bread and butter plates in the back of a cabinet that I forgot I bought last fall on clearance at T. J. Maxx. If you’ve been around for a […]

Come Along for PAM’s Kitchen and Dining Tour

Subway Tile

Don’t put things off!  When you know you’ll need before  pictures, take them right away.  Immediately.  (Do as I say, not as I do…because I’m a terrible example to follow.) April of 2014, I visited PAM (Painter Artist Mom) and HBD (Handy Builder Dad).  PAM was looking at granite pieces for their kitchen counter top.  […]

Imagine Dining at Oak Alley Plantation

Dining Room Fan

As I wrote Our Tour of Oak Alley for Tuesday, the post became too long to share in one piece.  After breaking the post apart, I included the sugarcane farming information in yesterday’s What’s Blooming Wednesday #20.  Today we see the dining details I saved for this post. With my phone battery nearly depleted before […]

High Cotton Tablescape

Cotton Boll Fabric

Have you heard the saying, “We’re in high cotton”? Now that we live near cotton fields, we enjoy seeing them bud out reddish and eventually open into white, fluffy puffs of softness. We don’t have the opened cotton blooms yet.  With our Spring rains this year, all of our crops in the area were planted […]

Plate Runners – Tutorial (Sew or No-Sew)

Plate Runners Tutorial

Yesterday, I published “The Color Purple” Tablescape.  Included in the post were pictures of what I called a plate runner. Today, I’m providing a tutorial for these quick runners, quick because you only need a couple for your table, rather than several place mats. You could use two table runners if you would like, purchased […]

Piggly Wiggly China Debut

Piggly Wiggly China Debut

After years of darkness, it was finally the appropriate season.  Perfectly timed with their willingness to be used in spite of their origin, with all their imperfections, they have been transported into the light. The storage box, dark and lonely, had become home.  Comfortable, in a sense.  Not an ideal home, but a secure location […]

Flower-Inspired Tablescape

Do you like flowers?  Don’t send me flowers for my funeral, ’cause I won’t be there to enjoy them.  Send them now. We girls, Spunky Daughter and I, love them.  (The males in this household don’t really care about flowers.) These days in The Land of Making Do, it’s weed-pulling time.  Is that what you’ve […]

Nostalgic Christmas Table

Will you be putting together your dining table decorations  soon?  Perhaps you’ve completed yours.  I’d sure love to see it!  I love to get fresh ideas and try new things, don’t you? This year, just as I did with my Christmas Mantel,  I’ve gathered items from around my home and from my Christmas storage boxes, […]