Thursday, July 27, 2023

Florida sunset

 My niece captured this sunset picture at Fred Howard beach in Tarpon Springs Florida.

                                    Skywatch Friday 

                                   My Corner of the World

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

By the Sea

 Hubby was given a Fish Charcuterie Board and I couldn't help but dig out some antique dishes that I had to set a table.

The fish dishes belonged to Hubby's grandmother, so I don't know the origin.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Day trip

 Hubby and I took a day trip to Mount Dora. 

It was beastly hot so we didn't walk around very long.

Just enough to see a few places.

It has changed greatly since the last time I was there, many years ago. It is mostly restaurants and cafes. No more little shops from local artists. Which was a little disappointing. Everything changes over time.

                                   Skywatch Friday 

                                   My Corner of the World

Tuesday, July 18, 2023


 Summer time.....

and the livin' is easy........

I found these cute plates at Target a few years ago.

The vintage cups and saucers are Taylor Smith Taylor.

One colorful feature of this table is the quilt I used as a tablecloth.

The backdrop for this summertime table was a quilt I made called Card Trick. I always felt this quilt was perfect for a porch setting. I so enjoy savoring the colors of Summertime.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Buck moon

 On my walk on the evening of July 4th, the Buck moon made it's appearance. 

                                    Skywatch Friday 

                                   My Corner of the World

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Golden .....


....... a time of remembrance..........

Wedding china - Trudy by Nortake
Goblets - Gorham
Venetian - Community Stainless

Coffee server was a gift from my mom on our 10th Anniversary.

Beautiful bouquet from my sweet husband of 50 years.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Big Storm brewing


                                   Skywatch Friday 

                                   My Corner of the World

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

4th of July

 Everybody loves a holiday. But the 4th of July is a commemoration of America's Independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident,” Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1776, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Happy Independence Day


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776
God Bless America.

Monday, July 3, 2023

In the Shelter of Hollythorne House


In The Shelter of Hollythorne House by Sarah E. Ladd is a lovely Regency story. 

Charlotte Grey and Anthony Welbourne met and fell in love, but their feuding families made it impossible. When Anthony went away to fight a war in America, Charlotte married Roland Pryor. Who turns out to be cruel and keeps her almost as a prisoner. When Roland dies, Charlotte see this as a chance to find freedom for herself and her young son Henry.

When Charlotte's brother in law hires two security men to protect her and his presumed heir, Charlotte is surprised to find Anthony as one of these men. Anthony is just as surprised, not realizing Charlotte had married. 

There is mystery and intrigue throughout the story. Miss Ladd writes good clean romance with deep character development. If you love Regency period stories, this one is for you.

I received a complimentary ebook copy from the publisher, through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.