“Down the Shore”

Whenever June rolls around, my thoughts turn to “going down to the shore.”  It has been a family tradition to go on vacation to the Jersey shore.  I grew up going there every summer and the sights and sounds of the shore will always thrill me!

Sea Shells Tablescape

This tablescape is my homage to the shore.  The seashell candle holders and the large shell candle holder add the beachy feel to the scene.  The small conch shell is real and found by my son when he was young on the beach!

Sea Shells Tablescape 2

This table setting is simplistic with no layers (and I forgot a spoon!  oops!), but it fits with how we would do dinners at the shore.  Simple and delicious!


Have to show off these little gems! They are mini-grills which remind me of grilling out down by the beach, or in the backyard.  They are made with chocolate candies, Mike n Ike candies and black icing.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day


A bird’s eye view of our patriotic table! Love all of the red, white and blue!


Another view of the full table.  The colors just pop on this white tablecloth which I sewed to fit the table.


The little flags add a nice patriotic touch to the place setting, and the plates remind of picnics out at a park near our house which was a Revolutionary War Park commemorating the soldiers who fought for our freedom


The little ball centerpiece is made of wood shavings and is a cute piece of art to complete the table!

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day 2020

IMG_0648Happy Mother’s Day to my mom!  This table is in honor of her.  She always loved an elegant table.  I went with traditional pink and lace with antique plates and dessert cups.


There is nothing like fresh flowers to make a tablescape beautiful!  These were given to me on Mother’s Day from a special girl whom we have grown to love quite a lot!


The light coming in through the window really made the dishes look bright!


Here is a close up of the plate setting.  The chargers fit with the green depression glass plates and pink depression glass berry bowl and dessert cup.  These were my mother’s and grandmother’s and so they make this Mother’s Day tablescape even better!


The sherbet glasses are depression glass blush pink and the berry bowl is Anchor Hocking with a diamond optic design in the bottom.  The green plates are also Anchor Hocking and the beaded plates are Candlewick.  I loved mixing and matching the dishes for this beautiful look!

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco 1The vibrant colors of Cinco de Mayo brighten this tablescape.  It is my first attempt at Cinco de Mayo and I like how it came out.

Cinco 2

The table settings include bright napkins and plates of different colors to stick with the theme of a fiesta party.

Cinco 3

This whimsical little pinata was so adorable that I had to include it on the table!

Cinco 5

You can’t have a Cinco de Mayo table without a sombrero!  Since the stores were all sold out, I had to make my own!


Easter, Spring


Happy Easter everyone!

IMG_0510I have been wanting to do a purple tablescape for awhile and Easter seemed the perfect time to try it!  The purple candies add a nice touch in a green carnival glass bowl.


Love the green accents with the purple color!


These beautiful purple flowers were just a dollar and made the table really look like spring even though it was cold and rainy outside!


This picture shows the flaws on this tablescape – which can happen sometimes!  My one green candle is a little bent, but I loved the spring color it brought to the table!  My tablecloth ended up quite wrinkled, but we can call it vintage, right?  Hope you enjoyed your Easter holiday even though we all couldn’t  be together!