Beautiful, fanciful, playful tablescapes to share with you... and delectable dishes to inspire...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

American Thanksgiving

The table is set, the water is poured... just waiting for the turkey and fixings.  Embroidered and appliqued napkins from long, long ago, gold accents, candles, and chargers.

A golden turkey and an empty pie shell tell the tale of a delicious meal yet to come.

      A Beautiful Plate of Thanksgiving Plenty.

 Hand-made place cards add to the festive feel of the table settings.  Fall leaves, pumpkin themed ribbon, leaf cut-outs at the bottom and the simple phrase, "Give Thanks" with the name below.
 Homemade cranberry sauce, with some cinnamon and orange flavors.


                                                                                A table setting from around the world... porcelain bread and butter plates from England, France & Germany, gold-rimmed glasses from the USA, dinner plates from Korea, porcelain salt and pepper shakers from Chile, glass bowl & pressed glass dish for the cranberry sauce from the USA, gold-flecked flatware from China, crystal hot toddy glass from Scotland, wine from Australia.  Table and chairs custom-made in the USA. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine Vignette To Inspire

It's that time of year again, when LOVE is in the air!   Often it is a wonderfully romantic time, otherwise, obviously filled with the commercial cards, candy and flowers.  If you are a lucky one, it is a day of romance, love and a touch of delicious food.  Perhaps a day of forgiveness.  Perhaps a day of gratitude.  For some, it is a painful time.  It is a reminder of love lost or love never realized.  For others, it is a reflection of unrequited love.  Whatever your situation, remember, the most important person in the world is YOU.  So, stretch your arms out wide, and then slowly bring them in to embrace yourself.  You always have you forever.  You are the one person you can always count on.  Why not set a romantic table?  Set it for yourself.  Use your best china, crystal, silverware.  Spend a few dollars at the grocery store and buy yourself a nice bouquet.  Give all that love you have stored up to yourself.  You deserve it!  Or, make a special effort for the one you love.  Either way, you are special, so make someone else feel special, too.

Red, Always the Color of Valentine's Day!

A Valentine Tree

Romantic Miniatures

Celebrate YOU on Valentine's Day...