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Ladies Tea Table setting

Host A Ladies Tea Luncheon

Hosting teas or gatherings for friends is a rewarding way to serve others.  Last month,  garden club ladies and additional friends met here for a tea themed luncheon.  It has become a tradition these past 5 years to host this luncheon.  Hosting the tea in April captures our old garden roses in their spring flush. […]

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Pumpkin Crescents on the Menu for Christmas

Easy Pumpkin Recipes For Christmas Gatherings

Cool weather and special events bring out the baker in me.  After thumbing through a new cookbook, called Pumpkin It Up, it was clear pumpkin will be on the menu for several weeks!  Because it was difficult for me to be decorated for Christmas by the first week in December, I chose simple recipes.  Pumpkin […]

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Wedding Shower food table with Solomon's Seal arrangement, and fresh roses.

Friendship Feature Autumn Floral Designs

Floral Designer, Women’s Bible Study teacher, Grandmother, Online Missionary, and Seamstress are some of the roles of my friend I’m featuring today.  Fifteen years ago, I helped decorate our church for a banquet with this inspiring woman which sparked the beginning of our friendship. Today we serve together to dress our church sanctuary with seasonal […]

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Table setting with vintage rose catalog

Vintage Rose Catalog

Antique roses captivate my interest. The delicate form, alluring fragrance, and charm of these beauties fascinate and delight. Dozens of varieties have found their way into our garden beds. Our English garden was created to feature 24 favorites. Antique roses have limited availability in local nurseries, thus are typically purchased from an online catalog. My […]

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Lavender Tea Cookies

Lavender Tea Cookies

The transition from one season to the next is bittersweet. I love this time of year when fall is pending and summer lingers for a few more days. It’s the perfect weather to enjoy the porch. Consider this your invitation to drop in and try some Lavender Tea Cookies. Sit for awhile and we can […]

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Tomatoes & basil & quiet time

Summer Repose

Summer is waning. There is much to look back upon and be thankful for.  My heart is full of things to share with you! But while the weather is pleasant, I’m spending a lot of time outdoors.  The camera is my invaluable assistant to track garden progress, capture inspiration, or record quiet moments. This week […]

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Strawberry Yogurt Soup

Strawberry Yogurt Soup

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a refreshing smoothie with fresh fruit and yogurt. Strawberry Yogurt Soup is like a dressed up smoothie served in a bowl. It’s simple enough for a quick snack, yet fancies up for a ladies tea. You’ll want to double the recipe and be glad you did! Strawberries are […]

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Miss Aimie B's special lemonade

Lunch at Miss Aimee B’s Tea Room

Miss Aimee B’s Tea Room is a local favorite in St. Charles. Sister and I live far enough apart, we squeeze in as much as we can when we get together. I asked her if we could go out for a special lunch so we could celebrate her birthday. Her birthday was three weeks away, […]

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