Pink Roses

Last week I did it! I burned "the pink candle sculpted like a rose" -- and vowed to use it in my next tablescape. If you don't know the significance of the pink candle, I hope you'll click and read my previous post. If you took me up on last week's challenge, the link is at the bottom of this post. I look forward to hearing your stories! (Remember, if you don't have a blog but want to participate in the challenge, you can email your pics to me for posting!) But now, it's time for my next tablescape ... The pink rose candle provided lots of inspiration, and the choice of dishes was easy ... pink roses, of course! A white damask tablecloth, then a pink linen damask table square and matching napkins (with rose ... Keep Reading...

Burn the pink candle!

A few days ago, I opened this drawer   and I saw it ...   Strange ... I've opened that drawer many times over the past few weeks and never noticed it before. Seems like I remember reading something once about a candle shaped like a rose.  I was curious, so I Googled it. (What did we do before Google?) And I found what I remembered ... I'll let you see it, too.   If I Had My Life To Live Over by Erma Bombeck     The following was written by the late Erma Bombeck after she found out she had a fatal disease.     If I had my life to live over, I would have talked less and listened more. I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa ... Keep Reading...

Moonlight Beach

Have you had a walk along the beach this Summer? If not, maybe this tablescape will calm your spirit a little. Let's walk... A vintage open-weave tablecloth reminiscent of a fish net ... seagrass placemats ... and (again this week) my "every day" flatware -- because the design has the feel of waves. Vibrantly-colored, handpainted "Delray" dinner plates with seashells by Bella Cermica.  (Notice the waves again.) And tall clear glass shrimp compotes ... Vintage turquoise linen napkins with beaded seashell napkin rings ... And vintage Jeannette Glass "Thumbprint" glasses that made me think of fish blowing bubbles. (Is that going a little too far? I don't know -- but I think they work!) A Capidomonte-style ... Keep Reading...