Monday, May 2, 2016

The Elegance of Pink

Pink and green is the perfect summer time color.  Grass is growing and flowers are blooming after a cold long winter.





 Lenox dishes and pink depression glass.  Perfect for this time of year!


For me, there can never be too much pink :-)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Cedar Key Florida

When my hubby and I were dating, we would drive up to the quaint little town of Cedar Key and eat a fabulous seafood dinner. The food was always delicious and plentiful and the atmosphere was charming. We would relish the Cabbage Palm salad, fried shrimp or grouper and top it off with Key Lime Pie.

It has been many years since we visited again, but it sure seems like the masses have found this little hide away town.



Johnson's restaurant is long gone, so we tried the newer Seabreeze.

Although it offered an amazing view, the food was an average seafood menu. I can guess catering to the tourist crowd is never the same as when they mostly fed the native residents 
 There is a lot of Florida history buried in Cedar Key. Driving across the causeway brought back many memories of this small fishing community. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Springtime Breezes

Spring brings a wash of all things new. The refreshment of rain, birds building their nests and flowers waking in full bloom.


My African Violet has been so full of blooms.  I just had to take it out to the garden and enjoy its beauty.


This Old Royal Bone China sugar and creamer were purchased on one of my trips to Chicago.

My daughter brought the Russian Orenburg Lace Scarf on her first trip to Russia.
Spring makes way for summer. Taking a few minutes to enjoy the delightful spring breeze is such a refreshing way to start the day.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Gardenia's and Old Lace

My beautiful Gardenia bush has been sharing it's fragrant flowers in abundance.  Between the Gardenia and Jasmines, the fragrance has been a delight to the senses.  Come join me as we sit on the porch and breathe in their sweet floral incense.





The lace tablecloth belonged to my Mom and she had it for as long as I can remember.  The luncheon napkins were a gift from my step-mother who brought them back from Spain in the early 70's.

Pottery Teapot made in England.





Crystal Pitcher was a gift from my hubby's Aunt.  She passed away four years at the age of 96.
The inspiration for this post.
I have a chair waiting for you.
Let's enjoy the moment.