hydrangea and mercury glass tablescape

July is hydrangea season! Hydrangeas are one of my all time favorite flowers and they are in full bloom! We have several varieties in the back yard and I brought some in to create a simple but beautiful centerpiece for this summer tablescape. We love to eat outside during the summertime but it’s been blazingContinue reading “hydrangea and mercury glass tablescape”

patriotic tablescape with chalkboard flags

How do you set a table for the 4th of July without using red and blue tabletop items? We will show you how to do it and yet still remain festive. I am not a huge red gal. I have mentioned it here before and I am sure I will mention it again. I don’tContinue reading “patriotic tablescape with chalkboard flags”

decorating with the red, white & blue

Happy July everyone! I am excited to celebrate the 4th of July this year since we have moved to a more normal lifestyle where we can gather and mingle. All this festivity brings with it patriotic decorating and patriotic entertaining, which can be done easily with some simple touches. Flowers are always pretty and immediatelyContinue reading “decorating with the red, white & blue”

red, white and blue popsicle prosecco refresher

I have a fun and refreshing beverage for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  Summertime is in full swing and it is HOT, making this the perfect drink to help with the festivities. It is super easy but packs a big punch.  It is refreshing and fun and festive. I love bubbly, whether it’s champagne, sparkling wine, cavaContinue reading “red, white and blue popsicle prosecco refresher”

rustic and casual summer tablescape

The “official” start to the Summer season according to the equinox is less than a week away but for many of us summertime is well under way.  Summer gatherings and mingling tends to be more relaxed, which brings outdoor grilling onto the menu with more casual settings.  The tablescape I am sharing today is perfectContinue reading “rustic and casual summer tablescape”

étagère plant stand update

I love clustering pretty pots and beautiful blooms on the green, metal étagère that sits in a corner in our back patio.  Styling this plant stand is always a fun and satisfying project every year.   If you have been around here awhile, you’ve seen it many times before, but if you’re new here then I hopeContinue reading “étagère plant stand update”

outdoor gathering tablescape & tips

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summertime feels even though it’s not the “official” start to summer.  Outdoor gatherings and entertaining will hopefully be back to some type of normalcy this year so today we are sharing some tips and techniques to help with all the outside mingling. Entertaining outside, merely by just being outside,Continue reading “outdoor gathering tablescape & tips”

the Hogwire Fence Project

As part of our front yard project we added a Hogwire fence on the front of our property {I call it a livestock fence~ tomatO, tomAto}.  Anyway, I use the term “we” loosely since it was Mr. and Master Masterpiece who built it. They did an amazing job.  It saved us so much money andContinue reading “the Hogwire Fence Project”

a transitional tablescape

Happy first day of September.  I feel Fall approaching.  Do you?  It’s still pretty warm with high temps around here but there’s little signs of the seasonal transition so I set the table with some Summer vibes but also some Fall feels. The mornings are cooler.  The evenings get dark earlier.  Foliage and flowers areContinue reading “a transitional tablescape”

seashell decor transition

The calendar has turned the page to August and although for some, summer is still in full stride for others invariably thoughts drift to Fall.  I still have all my Summer seashell decor in full display but I have started reviewing my Autumn posts, recipes and ideas to prepare for the slow transition into Fall.Continue reading “seashell decor transition”