Our geraniums are in full bloom, and bursting with color.A tablescape that celebrates Life, Liberty and Freedom.Come one, come all ... it's time to play in the great outdoors!So refreshing ... homemade Lemonade on a hot summer's day.Life is good, and everything is coming up roses!

Moss Rose – Portulaca spp.

– Posted in: Garden, THRILLS
Moss Rose - Portulaca spp.

What do you get when you mix a Moss Rose with an old wheelbarrow?  A bloomin' good time! All of our summer rain has turbo-charged this succulent plant into a container of pure happiness.  It's called a Moss Rose, and they are very hardy. A succulent plant that can handle less than perfect soil.  As… Read More

Fostoria American Oblong Butter and Cover

– Posted in: Fostoria American
Fostoria American Oblong Butter and Cover

This is the Oblong Butter and Cover dish in the Fostoria American line.  This particular piece has an approximate height of 2 1/8 inches, a length of 7 1/2 inches and a width of 3 1/4 inches.  All pieces can vary slightly in size, as each piece was handmade. American Whitehall also produced an oblong Butter/Cover Set, which included the… Read More

Fostoria American Large Cream Pitcher

– Posted in: Fostoria American
Fostoria American Cream Pitcher

This is the Large Cream Pitcher that Fostoria produced, holding approximately 9.5 ounces.  Fostoria did produce other cream pitchers, such as the Individual Cream Pitcher and the Tea Size Cream Pitcher.  There is even a Hexagonal Cream Pitcher, though this item is more rare and difficult to find. The Large Cream Pitcher is of substantial size and… Read More

Patriotic Tablescape

– Posted in: Fostoria American, Tablescapes
Patriotic Tablescape

With July 4th right around the corner, now is the perfect time to set my table for the holiday.  Red, white and blue are my colors of choice; however, I did not want to have too much of a "theme" going on - otherwise it could look tacky.  I just wanted enough of the patriotic colors mingled into… Read More

Southern Lemonade Recipe

– Posted in: Food
Southern Lemonade served in a Fostoria American pitcher.

Lemons - they are so refreshing, and they make everything taste better. They enjoy a good hug and love to get squeezed.  Perfect for picnics and family reunions, fresh Lemonade is a Southern Classic.  Reserve some of the beverage for later - as they make terrific frozen ice cubes, popsicles and slushies!  If you have a choice between store-bought… Read More