Easter flowers

Today has been an absolutely beautiful day in Michigan.  I can’t remember when the sun, the sky, and the temperature has been this lovely.  My daffodils are blooming and it really feels like Spring has come to stay. I love flowers for a special table setting, and I always try to have something different for…

thanksgiving table

for the past three years, i have been collecting spode woodland dishes to use during fall meals, and especially for thanksgiving dinner. this pattern has been a favorite of many since 1828.  it features british game animals and the english countryside, bringing elegance to homes throughout the years. in my small collection, i have the rabbit, red…

buffet service

here is a wonderful presentation for buffet service at your next dinner party.  i simply wrapped the tableware in crisp white napkins and tied with ribbon so they would not fall when carried. it was much easier for the guests instead of balancing them, and the ribbon coordinated with the party’s theme. this buffet was…