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

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas to One and All!  Wishing everyone on earth, peace, good will toward one another.  We all need some real love, a love that transcends that which "mankind" can give...  John 3:16

 My bouquet of "love" to you.
My wish for 2015: a miraculous change of heart and greater understanding among all peoples that we may all live in peace on this great earth of ours.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thanksgiving This Year

What a beautiful table! 
Replete with grandmother's old china, new, engraved glasses and embroidered napkins.  Most interesting are the individual floral arrangements in glass bowls with an orange calla lily hanging over the lip of the bowl, and the unique place cards.  Below is a close-up shot.

Hurry up and take the photo, we're dying to eat all this good food!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Table...

Dinner with David, Aric and Heather -- New Orleans' Style

A beautifully set table with lots of Fleur-de-Lis themed decor.  Delicious pork chops, andouille gravy, mashed potatoes and fresh spinach with onions!  Who could ask for better?  Great company and a few rounds of "Hearts" after the dinner dishes were cleared away.  And then... drum roll please... chocolate pie, still hot out of the oven!  Oh, heavenly food and wonderful company!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

More of Heather's Birthday

Just enjoy all the photos...

The photo above and below show the card that I made for Heather.

The cake!

Heather's Birthday

We had a real feminine birthday celebration for Heather's birthday, complete with rose dishes and raspberry filled white cake.

 I learned how to make these rose-shaped napkins on a trip to Mexico, when we stayed in a fabulous home with all kinds of services that we would never enjoy in our everyday life.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March 4, 2014 - Primary Voting Day & Chicken Pot Pie

It is very cold in Houston today.  The cold rain has been falling all day, and there was an ice advisory this morning for all drivers.  It is also Primary Election Day and I'm wondering how many people will brave the elements to go cast their vote.  We have a lot of heated contests in Texas this round.  I'll be watching election returns on TV tonight to see how it all turned out.

In the meantime, I used some chicken I cooked yesterday and lots of fresh vegetables with a homemade chicken gravy to make a wonderful Chicken Pot Pie.  Everything from scratch.  The crust is made with homemade cheese biscuits instead of the usual pie shell.  It is sort of "cheating" really.  But it tastes delicious.  A perfect hot dish for a cold day.  Isn't that tasty looking?

Saturday, February 22, 2014


Enjoyed dinner with friends... ate a wonderful meal surrounded by a beautifully set table.

 Candlelight and tulips grace the table.

 Homegrown Romaine lettuce makes a delicious salad!

Mushrooms in wine sauce to top off our steaks.  Yummy!

 Steak AND lobster! A real feast fit for a New Year's Eve celebration!

 After the meal... all gone.  We're "stuffed!"