Saturday, April 28, 2012

Get Well Breakfast


I have been helping my daughter and her family for the past few days while she recovers from an appendectomy.  She is doing good, but moving a little slow and can't lift anything heavier than 10 pounds. Well, you know a four year old and a nineteen month old weigh more than  10 pounds so Grandma has been needed.


We are getting ready for breakfast and I have a Get Well Breakfast planned. Take a look:
I really haven't had time for tablescaping this week but  when this floral arrangement came, I thought it would make a beautiful centerpiece for a tablescape. 



I had a little help, as I set the table for breakfast, from my 20 month old grandson, who is a climber. His little smile just makes my heart sing.
I choose the tablecloth because of the orange Gerber Daisies in the arrangement. It seemed to really make the daisies pop. The napkins are navy blue which I like against the tablecloth. The napkins and great little napkin rings came from Pier 1. 


On our breakfast menu is:

Breakfast Fruit Pizza
Banana Nut Muffins
Watermelon
Blueberries
Red Grapes
Hot Oatmeal




The dishes are yellow Fiestaware and the flatware is Lenox Eternal.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Get Well Breakfast tablescape- Judy.


Linking to:


The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party 

Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday
The Delectable Home
You're Talking Too Much for Meet Me Monday
Mellow Yellow Monday
Stone Gable for On The Menu Monday

Cozy Home Scenes on Tuesday

Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Tell it to me Tuesday at Creatively Living 
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday’s Treasures
Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style Party
Crafty Texas Girls for Cowgirl Up on Tuesdays

Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays 
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday
Judy at DIY by Design for Swing Into Spring
Danette at The Shady Porch for Rock and Share Wednesday
The NY Melrose Family for Whimsey Wednesday
Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Amy at Home Happy Home for Whimsy Wednesday
Mrs. Hines Class for Show and Tell Wednesday
The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday

52 Mantels - Thursdays Are Your Day
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Katherine at Katherine’s Corner for Favorite Things Thursday
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday 

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Becca at Home is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jody and Stan @ Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays

Snowball Bush

This snowball bush is in full bloom and is just gorgeous. Take a look:

Wish it was in my yard but at least it is in my daughter's yard.


I love how the light is shining through the branches and casting such a beautiful glow on the blooms.




Thanks for stopping by to see these beautiful blooms on her snowball bush - Judy.

Linking to:
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Outdoor Wednesday
Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday 
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Jody and Stan @ Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays
Nik at Floral Friday Fotos

Flowers On Saturday



Pink Floral Arrangement

This week has been a bit hectic but has ended fine.  My daughter had emergency surgery on Tuesday afternoon for an appendectomy. She is home and doing good just moving slow. So of course, Mom to the rescue. Luckily I finished my semester at the university and am able to stay extra days with her while she recovers. She has two young sons who need a lot of attention from Grandma.
She received this arrangement of pink and white flowers from her Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law and of course, I thought about Pink Saturday. 
I do like the pink and white ribbon around the glass container. I used the big pink paper balls as a backdrop for the arrangement. My daughter had the paper balls from a recent baby shower she gave so didn't have to purchase anything to go with the flowers.


Enjoy and thanks for stopping by - Judy.


Linking to:


Pink Saturday

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Irises Blooming

Hello, hope all of you are happy and well in blogland. I have so enjoyed Spring this year and especially my flowers growing and blooming in my yard. My lilacs are done and now my irises are going strong. Here's my breakfast tablescape for this week. I'll show you my inspiration in just a second.
Now, here is the inspiration for my table. Just look at this bearded iris from my yard, I love it! I'll give you a link below to my post on my irises. There's even a little challenge on identifying bearded irises.
I began thinking about a post with irises a few weeks ago and wondering what colors I would use in my tablescape other than purple. At first I had planned on using white China with a white tablecloth but when the irises bloomed and I looked closely at them, there was no question on what color choice I should use with the white China.
Now I am so glad I used the yellow placemats and then doubled my yellow and purple napkins using a silver napkin ring. The purple napkins are hemstitch and the yellow are from Pier 1 and have a crochet edge.
I found this great teapot at TJ Maxx and thought it would get a little more fame if I elevated it using a couple pieces of silver. 

I used my yellow Bordallo Pinheiro pitcher as a vase for the iris centerpiece. I cut the irises to keep my centerpiece low so we could have easy conversation at the table without looking around or over the irises.
I few of the blooms fell off while making the centerpiece and I didn't want to throw them away so I added a little water to a small glass bowl and gave the them a little longer show time.
I do have another set of white dishes now and I didn't pay a dime for them. My daughter had them on her garage sale shelf in her basement. I do remember that I bought them for her when she moving away to go to CRNA school. She was happy to give the Pfaltzgraff Gazebo set back to me and at what a bargain, FREE, well other than the fact that I paid for them the first time.
The breakfast menu is ready to serve. My husband always enjoys a big breakfast so I am serving a selection from the Queen Mary Tea website except the food will be made by me.
STRAWBERRY BRIE OMELET
Three eggs, fresh strawberries, brie, a touch of raspberry jam and finished with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Served with a side of country style potatoes and fresh fruit.

Mary's Tea Room features African Red Bush Tea. Here's a link to a little info about her tea.
Thanks for stopping by to see my "Irises Blooming" - Judy.
Here is the link to my post on "My Iris Beds". Hope you have time to leave a message and join my blog.


Linking to:


Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party 
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday
The Delectable Home
You're Talking Too Much for Meet Me Monday
Mellow Yellow Monday

Cozy Home Scenes on Tuesday

Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Tell it to me Tuesday at Creatively Living 
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday’s Treasures
Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style Party
Crafty Texas Girls for Cowgirl Up on Tuesdays

Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays 
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday
Judy at DIY by Design for Swing Into Spring
Danette at The Shady Porch for Rock and Share Wednesday
The NY Melrose Family for Whimsey Wednesday
Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Amy at Home Happy Home for Whimsy Wednesday
Mrs. Hines Class for Show and Tell Wednesday
The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday

52 Mantels - Thursdays Are Your Day
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Katherine at Katherine’s Corner for Favorite Things Thursday
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday 

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Becca at Home is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jody and Stan @ Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays


Friday, April 20, 2012

My Iris Beds

I have been waiting for my irises to bloom so I could share my view of them with you. Take a look to see if your view is the same as mine:
I am not an expert on irises so I did a little research to share with you. My iris above and in the first collage below are Bearded Iris. Here's the instructions on how to identify the bearded iris.





    • 1
      Examine the iris blooms. Iris blooms all have six petals with the same basic standards and falls. The standards are the three petals that rise upright on the blossom. The falls are the three petals that hang around the edges of the blossom.
    • 2
      Look for the key characteristic that identifies and sets bearded irises apart from other iris varieties. Bearded irises have a fuzzy little "beard" protruding from the center of the blossoms, lying at the top center of each fall. They resemble pipe cleaners or chenille stems. The color of the beards often contrasts with the petal color.


I do have more than one color of iris.


Ok, it's your turn, follow the identification steps above and tell me if my iris below is bearded or not.



Well, do you think you can now identify bearded irises? 


Thanks for stopping by - Judy.
Linking to:

Color Connection on Fridays
Scenic Sunday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Outdoor Wednesday
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Jody and Stan @ Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays
Nik at Floral Friday Fotos

Flowers On Saturday

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Lemons Galore


My theme today is easy to guess especially since my title is Lemons Galore. When I saw the lemon placemats, i loved how bold they were and they were covered with bright yellow lemons that looked ready to jump off the placemats. I knew instantly I wanted to use them but no clue on anything else in the tablescape.
I had yellow Fiesta ware to use and just added some black salad plates plus flatware. Wow, that part was easy and getting closer to done. 
I had the glasses and just stuffed a black napkin inside for fun. I think the one on the right below looks like a black bearded Iris sticking out of the glass but that could be another post.

I bet you spied the yellow Bordallo Pinheiro pitcher already. It was a find one afternoon on a trip by Tuesday Mornings. I think I noticed it because I already had the lemon placemats.

My last task of this tablescape was the centerpiece. I knew it should involve lemons but I didn't know what to do . . . . .put them in a bowl, NO, . . . but what could I do? 

While I was at my daughter's house this week, I went to her basement and saw a possibility. It was a cupcake stand she had used at a recent baby shower. Well, could I put lemons on it just like she put cupcakes? That would be kind of whimsy and I decided to go for it. I placed it on a black dish and added a little topper made from a black bow and hot glued an artificial lemon to it. Some of the lemons are real and some artificial because of the weight they were adding to the stand. I think the real lemons make my tablescape qualify for Cuisine Kathleen's Earth themed tablescape this week. At least I hope so! 

There you have it, all done, and not a lot of work. Seems like it took more thought and planning than work.
Time to Eat: For a salad I am serve a garden salad with a Lebanese Lemon Salad Dressing. My entree will be broiled parmesan-lemon tilapia for something quick and tasty and a few lemon slices to place beside the tilapia. I'll serve Rice Pilaf as an easy side dish to go with the tilapia. Drinks include lemonade from my lemon pitcher or ice tea with fresh squeezed lemon. 


The empty yellow salad plate above will hold the old fashion lemon bread.Other recipes for lemons include lemon scones, lemon bars, lemon pie, and lemon curd.


Thanks for stopping by to see my "Lemons  Galore" tablescape.Please take time to leave a message and join my blog. Hope you can stop by again - Judy.


Placemats by Rose Tree, Happy Lemons at Tuesday Mornings
Glassware by Southern at Home (now Willow House)
Silverware by Oneida 
Dinner Plates by Fiesta - Pale Yellow
Salad Plates from Target
Salad Bowls by Fiesta - Pale Yellow
Lemon Pitcher by Bordallo Pinheiro


Linking to:


Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party 
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
The Delectable Home
Cozy Home Scenes on Monday

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Tell it to me Tuesday at Creatively Living 
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday’s Treasures
Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style Party
Crafty Texas Girls for Cowgirl Up on Tuesdays

Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays 
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What’s It Wednesday
Judy at DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday 
Danette at The Shady Porch for Rock and Share Wednesday
The NY Melrose Family for Whimsey Wednesday
Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Amy at Home Happy Home for Whimsy Wednesday
Mrs. Hines Class for Show and Tell Wednesday
The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Katherine at Katherine’s Corner for Favorite Things Thursday
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday 

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Becca at Home is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jody and Stan @ Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays