Swans and Fondue

Swans have long been a symbol of  fidelity and love everlasting. Seems like this winter is also everlasting.  So I sent Mr. Fun outside to dig out our mailbox… (I’m expecting some LOVE letters ūüôā) I set the table in the dining room. But the icy view was setting the wrong mood … … so I moved everything to the little…

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KUMQUATS AND RABBIT TABLE

It’s the YEAR OF THE RABBIT ! And even though there are buckets  filling with water in many of my rooms  and some newly hung wallpaper is  saturated and peeling,  let’s celebrate for this cute little fella! He’s a little shy,  like those born under this asian lunar sign.   He’s also lucky, gracious, kind, artistic and stubborn! Speaking of luck,…

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EMBRACE THE FLAKES TABLE

My hopes for a sunny day were dashed when the sky over my house turned quickly from blue to gray. That can only mean more snow! Even when it snows,  the birds find lots of goodies in my feeder. Inside there is another storm brewing on my kitchen table! I love snow globes!  Imagine the little world inside. I kind…

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GOBBLE GOBBLE

¬†   Perched on the sideboard in my dining room are several woodland creatures, overseeing the preparations and waiting to hold turkey, stuffing, and other delicious side dishes. ¬† The deep wells on the huge Woodland Spode turkey platter hold all the juices from the tasty bird! But not from this bird! ¬†He’s a guest. ¬† ¬†Serving spoons and plates…

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HARVEST TABLE

HARVEST TIME ¬† The harvest table is warm and rich, in the colors of the autumn fields and leaves … ¬† … bountiful with the vegetables so¬† carefully tended to through the spring and summer. ¬† ¬† All through the crispy spring and hot summer the Scarecrow¬†stands in the fields, keeping watch day and night over the crops. ¬†¬† The…

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Welcome Witchy Women Table

Gus would like to greet all you beautiful witches– please leave your broom at the door¬† come in, take off your cape and hat … join Lily, Elena, Marigold Nerida, Titania, Orlagh and¬†Blossom … ¬† and choose your seat. Do you prefer … ¬†owl ¬† … bat … pumpkin ¬† … or spider? … Your napkin will be cared for…

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Just You and Me

Today, Thursday October 21, is my birthday, and you are cordially invited to dine with me … … in my family room, at a little table for two. We’ll use my Wedgwood Nantucket Basket dishes, and Gorham Old French sterling …   … and dainty¬†vintage pink glasses. ~~~~   I’ll pick some of my hydrangea,   and some of my…

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Mexican Birthday Table

October 16, 1991¬† This time it’s a boy! A blue bundle of fun and joy! He shares his name with my dad. ¬†WILLIAM. ¬†He has¬†a grandmother who thinks he is a prince and a big sister who thinks (still) that we brought him home for her entertainment! ¬†And even though he is growing into a handsome, intelligent, talented, kind ……

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Happy Birthday Table

  September 16, 1988! ¬† It’s a GIRL!!!!! ¬† A little squirming pink package of joy, sent to us from the angels! ¬†Before she even left the delivery room she had wrapped her teeny tiny fingers around her daddy’s finger, and twenty two years later can still get him to do whatever she wants with the slightest tug! ūüôā My…

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Mermaid Table

    Floating on my back on gentle waves, staring at blue skies with white puffy clouds, watching the gulls overhead . . . that’s not what I’ve been doing. ¬†I’ve been fighting the Rebellion of the Appliances! ¬†Yes, they heard I had a new resolution to ignore the chores and have more fun, and they banded together to make…

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