Tablescapes & Entertaining

fabulous july fourth ideas

  OK, I’m gonna try to do some intel for you. Intel as in scouring Pinterest for some great ideas for the 4th of July and decor. Pinterest makes life so stinkin’ simple and easy. But, if you have some of my favorite boards for ideas, well, I just might […]

five patriotic dining table designs boho style

five patriotic dining table designs boho style

Summer’s big celebration in America is July 4th. It’s a given that there will be parades, fireworks, grilling, BBQs, and lots and lots and lots of red, white and blue. Almost like other big ‘decor’ holidays, like Christmas and Halloween, communities, towns and cities start showing signs of 4th of […]

5 simple ideas for spring & summer table design

5 simple ideas for spring & summer table design

Spring and Summer mean dining outdoors for me, my family and friends. Mela and Kate, my harvest and farm tables, made from 100+ year-old barnwood, have been lonely all winter. *Sniff Sniff* Sweet Mela endured some trauma in October 2016 when she was nearly swept away by Hurrican Matthew. Thanks […]

the summer table

Summertime. Such a glorious season. Summertime and the living is easy so George Gershwin’s song goes. We know though for some summertime isn’t easy living but maybe the busiest season of the year. Think farmers. This is when they adhere to the saying of  ‘make hay while the sun shines’ time. […]

thirteen table looks with napkins

thirteen table looks using napkins

The holiday season means means entertaining. Brunches. Lunches, Breakfasts. Dinners. Cocktail parties and more. Rather than doing the same ol’ same ol’ table designs with your sit dinners, why not change things up. With just a few tweaks and changes, you can reshape the mood and ambiance of your table. […]

dinner party tables that talk

dinner party tables that talk

I love to throw a dinner party. Doesn’t matter what the occasion. Birthdays. Weddings. Retirement. Knee replacement. Who cares? All that matters is that everyone’s around the table enjoying great food, conversation, camaraderie, libations, laughter and making special memories. Crafting dinner party tables that talk is the key to a […]

the art of charcuterie tapas mezze

creating charcuterie tapas mezze: five tips

First of all, let’s decide what charcuterie tapas and mezze mean. To do that, we’ll rely upon our trusty Wikipedia definitions verbatim. And, as you read my thoughts on creating your own masterpieces, yes, I’ll be giving you my five tips on charcuterie tapas and mezze, you’ll also be seeing […]

eating in the great outdoors

eating outdoors

Al-fresco. Such a pretty word. It’s Italian and means ‘cool air’. Sounds pretty fancy and maybe prissy, but once you embrace the word in your vocabulary, know the joy it brings then you’ll have no hesitation in inviting your friends and family to an ‘al fresco’ affair. Basically, it’s eating […]

holiday table ideas

holiday table ideas

This post is not so much about words and talk as it is about seeing, feeling and being inspired. That’s what glamorous holiday tables are. Tables that sparkle with joy and happiness. These tables can be actual tables. a park bench or a big rock! It doesn’t matter. What matters […]

5 rules for holiday entertaining

5 rules for holiday entertaining

Five rules of entertaining during the holidays (and really anytime) that will ensure success~let’s get right to the point because I know your time is crunched~ 1. Make it easy for you and your guests. Nothing fussy and complicated. It’s all about the camaraderie. Grazing around a big table creates […]

cozy holiday tables

cozy holiday tables

Whether you’re decorating your holiday table(s) for 2 or up to 20 or more, it’s always great to create a cozy festive feel that excites the eyes but still works as a functional table where folks all sit around and delve into a memorable dining experience. It’s not costly to […]

the big squeeze weekend

the big squeeze weekend

Four pounds of thick cut hardwood smoked bacon. Two pounds of ground sausage. Four pounds of ground meats. Three pounds of pasta. Five pounds of new potatoes. Thirty-two eggs. Mounds of fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses and salad greens. Milk, Juice. A big homemade double chocolate cake. Wine~~lost count on the […]

holiday ideas with boho flair

holiday ideas with boho flair

So you might be wondering how you can change up your holiday decor without a lot of work and expense~~well, there’s nothing more exhilarating than going bohemian’~~eclectic, colorful, a sassy flair, whimsical and more, the ‘boho’ look gets even more beautiful when there’s spontaneity and the spirit of your soul […]

5 tips to boho your fall table

5 tips to boho your fall table

Seasons bring so much to life—it’s the delicious reminder that nothing’s constant and change is good—letting go of the old and embracing the new~~from new foods and nature to what we wear, those of us who live in seasonal areas can shift into new modes of eating, cooking, activities, dressing […]

~your table your personality~

your table your personality

We express our personality in everything we do~~from your interaction with people, your hairstyle, jewelry, the way you smile, how you entertain and, yes, even with how you set and style your kitchen or dining room table!  Your tablescape is a beautiful expression of who you are~~it’s a place where […]

a boho tablescape~~temrika meslalla~~

a boho tablescape

I always loved playing with paperdolls as a little girl.  I always loved playing dress up as a little girl.  I love fashion, style, designing, decorating and creating now as a big gal.  I love taking something that’s nothing and making it look really pretty…yeah, you know the Mason and […]