Friday, November 27, 2015

A Vintage Tailgate

This year we are heading to the Egg Bowl; Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss. 

My daughter graduated from Ole Miss and hubby graduated from Mississippi State so no way am I going to decorate the car and tablescape for one team over another. I am Sweden, neutral, supportive of both teams and both fans.

This dilemma offers me a chance to capture my dreams of owning a Woodie... and pretend we pull off the side of the road to picnic. A vintage tablescape with all the charms of fall.

Mums, blankets and camp gear set a beautiful table or car.

Melamine Wine glasses from Pottery Barn

Bakelight flatware continue the vintage theme.
Old loved coolers make for a pretty backdrop.

Everyone has their pompoms and can enjoy the festivities.

Moms always finds a solution for any problem. We are ready for the game and hope the best team will win.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Summer Blues

As summer is winding down, I have the blues… I love summer, vacation, the pool, the beach, the garden, sleeping late, homemade ice cream, eating outside, fireflies, etc. So my table reflects my mood. Friday night family dinner with everyone to relax and enjoy.

I mixed many shades of blues and patterns. 

Start with the chargers, plates and pretty accent plates. 

Tablecloth and runner… 

Amber wine glasses bring a soft touch to the blues. 

Family Dinner Menu

Texas BBQ Beef Brisket
Sauteed Corn in Butter
Roasted Potatoes
Garden Salad

Peach Pie with Ice Cream

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

September Goals and Menu Week Ending September 7th

As summer is winding down, my indoor projects are picking up. My number one goal is to finish painting the basement; the dog room, the mud room and family room. I am no where near finished but will step up my game to really get this project finished by the end of September. I have a sofa to buy and chairs to slipcover but those may have to wait until October.

As far as the garden, this week, I am planting lettuce, arugula and spinach seeds. Broccoli and cabbage plants need to go in this week as well. September is time to plant grass seed and at the end of the month, I will plant some bushes. The only problem is this month is pretty dry so I have to be careful and make sure we are watering properly.

This week’s menu is about busy planting, painting and Labor Day on the horizon.


Roasted Potatoes
Seven Layer Garden Salad


Out to Dinner with Family


White BBQ Chicken Sandwich with Smoked Mozzarella
Homemade Potato Chips
Cesar Salad


BBQ Ribs
Corn Fritters
Smashed Potatoes
Garden Salad with Homemade Ranch

Brownie Bowls with Homemade Ice Cream


Southwest Chicken Salad with
BBQ Ranch

Labor Day Weekend
Sunday Brunch

Cheddar Cheese Burgers on Brioche Buns
With Fried Egg on top, Ketchup Leather and
Bacon Thousand Island dressing

Homemade French Fries

Red Velvet Cupcakes