Cheery Yellow May Table

For the last several years I’ve made a yellow table for May, but I wasn’t planning to make one this year.  Then I find sunny yellow placemats in the store and knew it was again time for a May yellow table.  I enjoy collecting vintage dinnerware at thrift stores.  I have 3 salad plates in the Corelle pattern Spring Meadow which was made in 1977.  There is something about the little pastel flowers which I find cheerful.


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Red Roses & Baby’s Breath

If you’ve visited before, you know I love fresh flowers. I love making inexpensive bouquets from the 3 for $12 flowers at Publix Supermarket. Today I choose 1 bunch of baby’s breath with a second mix of 3 red roses and a few white alstroemeria. That was 2 bunches for $8 and I have a lovely lacy bouquet for the table. It’s really one of my favorite things.


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Amaryllis & Baby’s Breath

Gypsophila, Baby’s Breath, is a genus of flowering plants in the carnation family. I do love making a bouquet with lots of little white baby’s breath. Luckily Publix, the local supermarket, has a bunch for only $4.  I added one stalk of amaryllis from the yard which has 4 red and white blooms plus a few white alstroemeria. It makes me happy!


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Valentine’s Brunch with Red Roses & Alstroemeria

I’m celebrating Valentine’s Day with a brunch. The table is based on a new red runner with lace I got at the beginning of January at Ross For Less. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day but would work well for many other occasions – Christmas, Memorial Day, and 4th of July.  The centerpiece today is a bouquet I made from red roses, red alstroemeria, and white baby’s breath. I put the flowers in a plain red glass vase.




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Alstroemeria, Snapdragons, & Burlap

Yesterday when I went to Tasty Tuesday farmer’s market, one of my favorite growers was not there. It is almost the end of April, and he is at home getting ready to close-up his garden and pack for his trip back to Maine. Jim is an inspiring man who loves to grow things and lives a lifestyle of harmony. He lives in Maine from May to October growing crops, canning and selling his produce and flowers. In October, he loads up his truck and arrives back at his home in New Port Richey, Florida. He then sells apples, pumpkins, and various produce along with his canned products from the summer while he plants his front yard for his winter crop. His lifestyle does not conform to society’s expectations but provides him immeasurable happiness. He lives to grow. Read More