The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. - James A. Michener

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Dancing Golden Dog

You won't believe your eyes! 

I have watched this at least a hundred times and it still makes me smile!!
Merry Christmas,

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Santa is all Smiles

We know the reason for the season.

But rumor has it that Santa Clause is coming to town!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Past

Thanksgiving doesn't just come to our Kitchen!

It finds it's way into every nook and cranny.

Just like the gratitude we feel

For the rich and abundant blessings

We enjoy throughout the year!

You can see that our plates are not just for lookin'good

They are also for eatin'

With Pilgrims at every setting,

Hope this gives you ideas to use for your Thanksgiving too.  Watch for this years' Table Escape soon.


Leaf and acorn plates from Pottery Barn
Sunflowers and flower pot from Pottery Barn
White plate- Butler's Pantry
Wood Charger- Horchow
table linen- Pottery Barn
Waterford water glass
Hurricane Candleholders w/acorns- Williams Sonoma

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Fairies

I love FALL Colors...don't you?
There's a lot of color & texture going on here but isn't that the fun of it!!

These red heads like to think they're in charge.

Thanks so much for stopping by...Your comments are so appreciated and help me to refine and improve...


Tortoise Shell glasses- Horchow
Black Tumblers- Amazon
Black Aligator chargers- Ebay
Pumpkin Plates- online...I think Amazon
Jaguar Beaded Placemats, Runner also napkins- Pier One
Fairies- Tai Pan Trading
Bamboo Flatware- Ebay

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October Sun

Special thanks to my husband this week!

We had a really busy week.

And a very full weekend.

Topped off by a birthday celebration.

So, being the good man he is...

He volunteered to do this week's tablescape!

So, here's a toast.

To the good men in our lives!

Here are some views

From our backyard.
Makes it tough to come in for dinner.
Here is a water feature in our yard we enjoy.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Table Escapes - Dinner is Served

Dishes - TJ Max
Black glasses - Amazon
Yellow placemats - Dillards
Orange napkins - Bed, Bath & Beyond
Amber glasses - Ebay
"Spaghetti" twist flatware - Amazon
Flowers and clay pot - Pottery Barn