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

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

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things. Thank you to all who joined us last week! I loved so many posts that joined us. We are at an interchange between season and holidays. Some are just beginning to have fall like weather, others are focused on Thanksgiving ideas while yet others are working on decking their halls for Christmas. Most of our regular bloggers who join TFT know I live in Alaska and that we had our first snowfall about one month ago. I have been moving out fall and bringing touches… View Post