Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pea Soup

For this week’s Tablescape Thursday I did a trayscape for two. Since it involves food, I’m linking to Foodie Friday, also.


I’ve gotten so much use out of this blue wicker tray that I found last year at Big Lots. It’s just perfect for doing small ‘scapes.


These cute covered soup bowls are from Horchow.










Saute diced onions, carrots and celery in olive oil. Then add water, a bag of split peas, salt and pepper. Cook for 30-45 minutes until soup starts to thicken up. I usually then add some diced potatoes and then cook until the potatoes are done. This is even better cooked with ham and/or a ham bone.


Be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see lots of pretty table settings around blogland.


For Foodie Friday visit Michael at Designs By Gollum. There are always so many yummy recipes to choose from.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tablescape Thursday: Bzzzz

I’m back from my blog break, and couldn’t wait to jump back into Tablescape Thursday.

There have been some busy little bees around my house…bee1 bee2 bee3 bee9 bee10

These gold mosaic votive holders by Colonial Candle remind me of a honeycomb…bee12

The covered beehive soup bowls by American Atelier have morning glories on them…bee15

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If you look closely, you can see the bees on these cute beehive mini taper holders from Williams Sonoma…bee11

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The votive I used is Basil Garden by Colonial Candle. So yummy and springlike!bee6 bee5 bee4 bee7 bee14

Visit our Tablescape Thursday hostess, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, for lots more pretty tablescapes.


I’m joining Lady Katherine’s Tea Time Tuesday a bit late. Be sure to stop by her blog to see all the Tea Time Tuesday participants.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Turkey Noodle Soup and Gollum's Corn Muffins

Part of my post this week is a recipe from our favorite foodie herself, Michael at Designs by Gollum. Be sure to visit her blog to see what's cooking on the farm this week, and to see the list of other participants.

Even though the weather is turning warmer, we still love soup at our house. Hubby has been making deep-fried turkeys for us a lot and I've been using the leftovers for turkey noodle soup...yum! A good soup is perfect with Gollum's Bacon and Chive Corn Muffins. You can find the recipe HERE.

Lately I've been serving soup in covered sugar bowls that resemble miniature tureens. This one is Johnson Brothers Old Britain Castles.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

St. Patrick’s Tablescape

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Some leprechauns happened by and spotted my pot ‘o gold…

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Ah, ‘tis not gold, but candy…almost as good!

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I think this tealight holder from the Dollar Tree sort of looks like clover…

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Plaid napkins seemed fitting…

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…as did cabbage leaf placemats…

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Mr. Bunny got St. Patrick-ified.

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Please visit our Tablescape Thursday hostess, the very talented Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, to see what creativity she has worked this week, and to visit the other participants.

May the luck ‘o the Irish be with you!

Cabbage leaf placemats: Grandin Road

Crackle votive holders: Colonial Candle

Bee canister: Horchow

Polka dot salad plates: Spode Baking Days

White plates and bowls: Gibson (aka Gollum dishes) from Big Lots