Category Archives: Dishes

Vive ‘La Cigale’ – An unlikely hero finds a spot on my Provence-inspired table for two

In 2018 I set a summer table that was loosely inspired by the colors of Provence, in France. Which is my pseudo-sophisticated way of saying that it was primarily done in blue and yellow. (Nevermind that if you Google “colors … Continue reading

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Wild Irish Rose St. Patrick’s Day Table

Last year I had the opportunity to meet a woman whose parents had collected thousands of pieces of Haviland Limoges in hundreds of different patterns, including many large and full sets. She had spent several years helping them sell the … Continue reading

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Winter’s Majesty Christmas tablescape

So, yes, it is December 26 and I’m just now getting around to sharing my Christmas tablescape. I truly have no excuse – I wasn’t even that busy this year! I set and photographed the table a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Non-traditional Thanksgiving colors

This year I decided to work on Thanksgiving. My daughter – now grown – was to spend the day with her dad’s family, and the prospect of being paid “double time” seemed a better prospect than spending the day by … Continue reading

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Faded summer tablescape: formal meets casual meets fine

I’ve tried for a few years now to capture the color palette of my self-proclaimed fifth season, Faded Summer, in a tablescape… with mostly good, but not just right, results. Well this year I think I got closer than ever, … Continue reading

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