Monday, March 29, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Little green apples

Shall we begin with a salad?

I love this lettuce leaf salad set. 
A surprise Mother's Day gift a few years ago.
It is so big though, my small guest lists
have yet to have it filled!

The apple placemats are a new find from TJ Maxx.
Green and white is such a fresh color scheme in springtime.
The scent of apple fills the air.

How about some candlelight?
Beeswax candle and a Baldwin brass candlestick.

Crystal to serve you, my dear?
Christmas gift from the hubs.

An after dinner stroll?
The view over the garden gate.

Happy Thursday Ya'll!
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A Stroll Through Life
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Early Spring

I heard a thousand blended notes,

While in a grove I sat reclined,

In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts

Bring sad thoughts to the mind.

To her fair works did Nature link

The human soul that through me ran;

And much it grieved my heart to think

What man has made of man.

Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,

The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;

And ’tis my faith that every flower

Enjoys the air it breathes.

The birds around me hopped and played,

Their thoughts I cannot measure:--

But the least motion which they made

It seemed a thrill of pleasure.

The budding twigs spread out their fan,

To catch the breezy air;

And I must think, do all I can,

That there was pleasure there.

If this belief from heaven be sent,

If such be Nature’s holy plan,

Have I not reason to lament

What man has made of man?

Lines Written in Early Spring
William Wordsworth (1798)

I spy

Photos from our Saturday ferry trip to Southport NC

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dreaming of Spring Tablescape and a WINNER!

I don't think I've been this impatient for spring in a
 very long time!

Handpainted glasses from Belk, a Mother's Day gift.

I love the lilac inspired plate that I've had for years.

You may recognize the Easter jar from an earlier post.

If you didn't notice already, the placemat is from Dollar Tree.Woven raffia in lots of pastel colors.

The birds have been singing alot here the last week or so.
It just makes me so happy to hear them in the mornings. I'm pretty sure a nest is being built in the gutter near my bedroom window!

Close-up of the it lilacs or hydrangeas?

Handpainted porcelain candlesticks from Italy...very well loved for many years.

I don't have a purpose for this jar but I couldn't resist the colors when I saw it. It has been living in the powder room.
(yes, I washed it first!)

And the winner of the St Pat's Day necklace by random number choice 23 is:

Sue, someone's Mom at I need Mom!
Woooo, wooooo!
I'm sharing this post with these awesome bloggers:
Sue at Between Naps on the Porch
Marti at A Stroll Through Life

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Rhapsody in Orange - Tablescape and a GIVEAWAY

Happy Thursday Ya'll!
Rhapsody in Orange...

Rhapsody: [rap-suh-dee]
6.Archaic. a miscellaneous collection; jumble.

Orange: [awr-inj]
5.a color between yellow and red in the spectrum,
an effect of light with a wavelength
between 590 and 610 nm; reddish yellow.

Beautiful: [byoo-tuh-fuhl]
1.having beauty; having qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind: a beautiful dress; a beautiful speech.

Pleasure: [plezh-er]
2.enjoyment or satisfaction derived from what is to one's liking; gratification; delight.

Have I mentioned lately how much I enjoy Tablescaping?!

Thank you for indulging my delight!

Please don't forget about the Lucky Charms Giveaway!

1) All current followers will automatically get 1 entry.

2) All new followers will get 1 entry.
3) Leave a comment on any SPandC post between now and Mar 9th and receive 1 entry per post.
4) Post or link about the giveaway on your blog and get 2 entries. (Tell me in your comment)

The winner will be announced on
Wednesday March 10th
and the necklace mailed in time for St Patty's Day!
Good Luck!
I'm linking this post with the following Lovely Ladies!
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
Marty at A Stroll Through Life
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