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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March Madness

March Madness is over and we are down to the final four college teams that will via for the NCAA College Basketball Championship.   Being a North Carolina girl I will root for my home team the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.   I will be planted in from of the TV Saturday evening watching the four teams as play for the final spot on Monday night.  Growing up in N.C. we had four great college basketball teams.   Duke, Wake Forest, NC State and UNC were always top teams in the finals over the years.   I think it would be really cool if South Carolina and North Carolina play each other for the championship. 

I used a huge UNC scarf over a tablecloth.   The wine charms are made out of earrings.

I painted the long platter using sharpies and baked.   The basketball court is made out of Popsicle sticks and glued down to poster board then lined off like a ball court.  The large court was made out of shelf liner and poster board.   

The stack. 

Cookies I made last year for the Final Four. 

Final Four dinner last year. 



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Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy 1st Day of Spring

The table this week celebrates the first day of Spring.   Living in South Florida it will feel like Summer in a few short weeks.    We only enjoy a couple weeks of cool temps and low humidity during the year.  I really do miss the change of seasons.  In North Carolina the daffodils are blooming, the dogwoods are budding and warmer days are just around the corner.    I was able to pick up a bunch of cut daffodils at Trader Joe's this weekend to enjoy for a few days. Hopefully old man Winter is on his way out and everyone will be enjoying Spring like temperatures very soon.   

Trader Joe's had a great supply of cut daffodils this past weekend. The aroma is lovely.   I purchased the Waterford Crystal vase in Harrods while on a trip to London many years ago.   

First day of Spring 2017 tablescape. 

The silk daffodil napkin rings were found while on a visit home a few Summers ago.   There is a lovely little store in Welcome, North Carolina that offers items handmade by local Seniors.   The Senior Country Store offers so many beautiful items and it helps the seniors supplement their income.  I cannot wait to see what I will find on my next visit home in June. 

The table cloth is mostly pale yellow with green, purple and a touch of pink.   I decided to use pink napkins to pull out that pink and really show off the daffodil napkin rings.

The Spring salad plates were found while junkin' for plates in Boca Raton.   The are marked as made in Bavaria Germany by Bareuther Waldsassen.   The plate below with the yellow iris jumped out at me and I had to add them to my plate collection. The basket weave edge dinner plates were found at Goodwill a few years ago.   The white scalloped lace chargers are from Michael's.  


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Monday, March 13, 2017

Top o' The Mornin' To Ya

It's time for the green beer, wearing green, shamrocks and parades. Being a fair skinned, freckled red head most think I'm 100% Irish, but I'm mostly English decent.    On St. Patrick's Day everyone is Irish right?   I hope to make a pot of Irish beef stew or Shepherd's Pie to celebrate or maybe I'll make my way to the local pub for a pint or two.       

St. Patrick's Day decorations on the table.  I made the shamrock wine charms a few years ago.   The little leprechauns were found at Dollar Tree this year.   The Irish Coffee cups and saucers were found at a local thrift shop.  

I may be a bit Irish, but I do not have a green thumb.  It must be the luck of the Irish that I've been able to keep this shamrock plant alive for 3 plus years.  

The stack starts with a shamrock print fabric charter plate cover. The gold plates is next then a Valerie Parr Hill plate.  The top plate is made by Global Design and was found at Home Goods several years ago.   

This is a wreath I made a few years ago. 


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