Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Patriotic Recap


It's getting close to July 4th and our minds are turning toward patriotism. I have been looking at my patriotic posts over the last few years and wanted to share a few of my best shots.

Stars and Stripes - Let Freedom Ring was from 2013 and featured these gorgeous Pottery Barn pillows and a trayscape. 



Also in 2013, I posted a Patriotic Tablescape for the 4th. In addition to the tablescape, a centerpiece made with pieces from Dollar Tree was featured.





One of my all time favorites was this Independence Day post from 2012 in my dining room.



I hope you are getting your patriotism on and getting ready for the 4th - Judy.


Linking to:

Tablescape Thursday@ Between Naps on the Porch
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Grace at Home @ Imparting Grace
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home on Thursday

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict

You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Aqua and Orange Tablescape

I was visiting Ann over at Corner of Plaid and Paisley today with her colorful summer tablescape using aqua and orange when it sparked a memory of me doing a post with aqua and orange a while back. Then I was visiting Pat over at Back Porch Musings with her Throwback Thursday and I decided to give Throwback Thursday a try with my aqua and orange post from 2012.

You may know that my favorite color is aqua so I always enjoy mixing other colors with it for a little fun. Here it is, back from 2012.

Take a look:



The aqua chargers came from TJ Maxx.I have used them so many times since 2012. Sometimes I have to remind myself to use other colors besides aqua. 




The large square platter also came from TJ Maxx and was the centerpiece for my tablescape. This is how orange entered the picture. I was attracted to the platter and noticed that there was a bit of light blue on the leaves and that was history.  


The platter is beautiful with its orange, red, and yellow flowers and then the small amounts of blue on the leaves. It seems hard for your eyes to leave the oranges but when you look closely, you can see the blue on the leaves. 




The dinner plates, TJ Maxx, went well with the combination with the colors or aqua, red, orange and yellow. 


The double napkins and napkin rings were from Pier One.  



Thanks for playing along with my Throwback Thursday - Judy

Linking to: 

Tablescape Thursday@ Between Naps on the Porch
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Grace at Home @ Imparting Grace
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home on Thursday


Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict

You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Welcome to the Beach and a Beachy Tablescape



It's summer! Time to get your swim suit ready, flip flops on and with the blink of an eye and the snap of a finger, you are here. 












Tybee Island is just beautiful. If you like relaying by the water, gazing off into the horizon, or walking on the sand, Tybee can be perfect.



Tybee Island, also known as Savannah's Beach, is just 18 miles from Savannah. So it's an easy hop, skip and a jump right into the water. 









There are three miles of uninterrupted public beach to enjoy. 












After a day at the beach, let's sit down to a beach themed table decked out in blues.






Personal notes can be written to each person on the back of the seahorse card in each plate or the sand dollar card tucked in the napkin. The cards are all stamped with Tim Holtz stamps.




The breadrack is just a little beachy too. 



Wow, a day at the beach can be so tiring, take care and good night!


Linking to:

Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Make-It-Pretty Monday’s at The Dedicated House
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Metamorphosis Monday@ Between Naps on the Porch
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life
Mosaic Monday
Table It @ Rustic and Refined

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House

WowUs Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Let's Dish  at Cuisine Kathleen on Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday
Swing into Spring @ DIY by Design


Tablescape Thursday@ Between Naps on the Porch
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Grace at Home @ Imparting Grace
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home on Thursday

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday


Sunny Simple Sunday at Sunny Simple Life
Three Mango Seeds It's Party Time on Sundays
 DIY Showoff for DIY Showoff Party on Sundays






Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dish Inspiration from Anthropologie

On a recent trip to Savannah, GA, with dear friends, the girls had a chance to go shopping. We visited a couple of art galleries in the City Market area.  The paintings were beautiful  and a couple of small prints made it home with two of us.  Then we shopped at the Anthropologie shop on Montgomery Street. While one friend was looking at their selection of clothing, I spied their dishes and hurried right over to them. The dishes were casual with beautiful colors and patterns.

This collection is Jardin Des Plantes.



This stoneware is an Anthropologie exclusive by Ronn Hauffmann. You can order them from the shop.




Blue glasses . . . 




A collection of white dishes. I believe the collection is called Grace.




Another blue collection - From The Deep.


Love the fish decor. Perfect for a party and some bar ware. 



Then the aqua and yellow pieces



and bowls



and towels



We had such a fun trip. It's an annual trip that we take with dear friends for over 35 years. The destination changes each year but the friends are always so special. 

Linking to:


Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Make-It-Pretty Monday’s at The Dedicated House
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Metamorphosis Monday@ Between Naps on the Porch
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life
Mosaic Monday
Table It @Rustic and Refined - Mondays at 7

Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict
You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With an E
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Let's Dish  at Cuisine Kathleen on Wednesday
Centerpiece Wednesday at the Style Sisters
Ivy and Elephants for What Is It Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday@ Between Naps on the Porch
Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine’s Corner
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life

Feathered Nest Friday at the French Country Cottage
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday

Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper


Three Mango Seeds It's Party Time on Sundays



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Goldfinches - Feisty and Fun

Don't you just love Gold Finches? I certainly do and watching them is such a thrill. Do you see the one at the top of the flower basket hanger?



You can see the finch taking off because there is a bird flying in on the right. Sorry the bird coming in is a bit blurry.


We use niger feed in the feeders for these feisty little birds.They are year round residents in our area. I love when spring comes and the goldfinches begin to turn their brilliant shades of bright yellow.


Did you know the goldfinches are granivorous birds that subsist almost entirely on seeds. They even feed their chicks regurgitated seeds. No insects for these little guys. 

If you plant seed-bearing flowers such as sunflowers or coneflowers, you may be able to attract them naturally. 

Thanks for stopping in to see a few goldfinches - Judy.

Linking to: 

Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings

Metamorphosis Monday@ Between Naps on the Porch


Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday

Your're Gonna Love It Tuesday at Kathe With An E

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer

Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 

Reconnect With Nature Wednesday at Living A Good North Coast Life