Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tablescape Thursday...Peachy Keen

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday. Please visit our hostess for this event, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, for a list of all participants.


The impetus for this week's tablescape are these peach-colored plates with polka dots that I found at T.J. Maxx a while back. I was also lucky enough to find a pretty peach, green and yellow table runner that fit in perfectly with this tablescape.

It's a little hard to see, but the cream-colored dinner plates have beautiful embossing on them.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday...New Patio Furniture

Welcome to Metamorphosis Monday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Hop on over to Susan's blog for a list of other participants.


Our back porch was okay before...

...but now, with the new patio furniture, I love it even more!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Foodie Friday...Dumplings!

Foodie Friday, hosted by Michael at Designs by Gollum, is one of my favorite blog events because we get to see lots of yummy food.

I've pretty much been MIA for the last couple of weeks because we went on a cruise, and now I'm trying to catch up on work.
My parents are visiting, and my mom made chicken and dumplings today. Hers are the best ever!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tablescape Thursday...Sunflowers

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to visit our wonderful hostess, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, for lots of tablescaping inspiration.

This summer I've been loving doing tablescapes on our two bistro sets and our porch furniture.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Pink Saturday 7/18

Beverly at How Sweet The Sound hosts Pink Saturday every week so that everyone can show off their pink. Be sure to stop by her blog and check out the other participants.

Some of my flowers were already looking bad so I replaced some with mandevilla, and I love the gorgeous, deep pink color.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Pink Saturday...Afternoon Tea

Welcome to Pink Saturday! Please visit our sweet hostess for this event, Beverly at How Sweet The Sound, for lots of pretty pinkness.


Since the weather here was actually a little cooler today, I decided to have tea on the back porch, and I've used a lot of pink!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Foodie Friday...Graduation, Yeah!

Welcome to Foodie Friday! Please visit our hostess Michael's lovely blog Designs By Gollum for lots more food.

My son graduated high school three weeks ago (yay, Nick!), and here's the food that we served. We had sub sandwiches, buffalo wings, fruit, chips and cake.

My son is vegan, and so I always have to make his cakes and use egg replacer. He loves strawberry icing, and this is my pitiful attempt at "decorating" Nick's cake.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Blue Monday/Tablescape Thursday

Since my tablescape this week has a lot of blue in it, I thought I'd do a double post for Blue Monday, hosted by Sally at Smiling Sally, and Tablescape Thursday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Please visit their lovely blogs for more participants for these events.

Recently Mr. Maison not only bought me some new patio furniture, but he painted it too. We originally thought we'd go with a green, but then decided we'd use this pretty, cheerful blue.


Found this pretty blue pitcher with coral and shells. I figure I can get a lot o' miles out of this baby...
I used my Lenox Chirp napkin rings, in keeping with the bird theme...

Okay. Hold on to your hats! The dinner plate and salad plate are PAPER! From Pier 1, no less. Aren't they so cute?
The blue Target bird cousins showed up for this event...

Closeups of the embroidered cloth...