Pablo Picasso said he begin with an idea, and then it became something else. Well, that pretty much explains what happened with this pseudo beach themed tablescape with a French Boho vibe.    When Mrs. Katherine from Katherines Corner invited me to join the One More Time Tablescape Challenge I had no idea just how much of a challenge it would be.  Between misplacing some key elements, like the oyster shells I planned to use and a battle with bees attacking my bum, I can say with certainty that this… View Post

Hello, friends! I was so honored when Olivia asked me to share here on her blog a recent tablescape I had styled to participate in for Katherine’s Corner One More Time Summer Tablescape Challenge. There’s a group of us sharing so I hope you’ll stop by each of the bloggers located at the end of this post. I first met Olivia on Instagram about one year ago. She has been a major inspiration to me on my decorating journey, and we have quickly become close friends.(you can find and follow me at… View Post

The summer season sure seems to be well suited for hosting all sorts of dinner gatherings and parties outdoors… but is it always ideal?  Meh, not so much.   While blogs and magazines are pumping out perfectly beautiful seasonal entertaining and outdoor table setting ideas (all out in the pristine wilds of nature or grand backyards), I’m over here puffing on Albuterol wanting to burn nature to the ground. It’s all because of the Cottonwood floating heavily through the air picking up pollen that sends the allergies into overdrive. On… View Post

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things. Before we dive into the highlights, we have an announcement. The time is changing. Instead of going live on Wednesday evening, Thursday Favs will go live on Thursday’s at 7 a.m MST. Update: Evidently there’s a glitch with the time schedule. Last week, I missed out on posting because of technical difficulties. Always a bit stressful, but it appears the kinks are worked out now and everything is back on track. This lovely spring garden party on a deck is compliments of Judith from Botanic… View Post

Thank you, Luigi Bormioli for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share your beautiful stemware with my readers. Have you noticed spring fever is hitting hard everywhere? It’s all over Instagram and Pinterest right now. The pretty little spring vignettes, the home decor… Spring is everywhere except here in Alaska.  Despite the piles of snow here in Narnia, the spring fever bug bit me too! Today it’s all about this gorgeous early spring tablescape, sleek crystal stemware, and mixing old with new on the table. The star of the… View Post