Day 308 – Turquoise Dogwood

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This is one of my favorite tablecloths of Sue’s. There is another one or two that I really love but this is definitely in my Top 5!

And what better way to welcome Spring than with lots of vintage turquoise and grey? As a matter

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Day 307 – The first spring dinner outside : )

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I never really looked at the flowers on this cloth until I set this table and turns out, they are fuchsias : ) Too bad I don’t have any fuchsias…

I may not have any fuchsias but I do have plenty of cat, Stuart to

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Day 306 – The plaid that got away!

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Look what we found going through suitcases! Another plaid!!

Sue has a vintage suitcase collection that is truly amazing. She started it when she was doing props and it just kept growing. We could outfit scores of travelers with complete sets of luggage right out of her garage

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Day 305 – Spring flowers of an unusual sort

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I *think* these might be magnolias, I’m just not sure. It’s one of Sue’s cloths and I hadn’t planned on using it until I found these:

They have that sort of pine cone/seed pod thing about them and I don’t know what they are either!

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Day 304 – Happiness returns with Lunch with a turtle

The turtle : )

The turtle : )

I swear that’s a real live turtle! I saw him move and swim off when I got too close…

And he is the inspiration for today’s lunch table : )

This is one fabulous set of dishes – the epitome of

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Day 303 – The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

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“The terrifying rumble of an earthquake shattered the early morning silence of April 18 at 5:15 AM. The quake lasted only a minute but caused the worst natural disaster in the nation’s history. Modern analysis estimates it registered 8.25 on the Richter scale (By comparison, the quake that hit San

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Day 302 – Tax Day!

Numbers !

Numbers !

It’s a day of numbers!!

Everyone’s favorite day of the year..tax day. You’ve got until midnight tonight to get that sucker done and in and, for the first time in the history of the post office they are NOT having workers at all installations stand out in front

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