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Fenton American Bowl

– Posted in: Fostoria American
Fenton American Bowl - Rose

Captivate your guests this Valentine’s Day by using a combination of rose-colored or soft pink dishes! This Fenton bowl (made from an original Fostoria American mould) looks stunning when paired with classic and vintage dinnerware. This particular piece was available the last year that Fenton made traditional glass, circa 2011.  Two other “Rose” colored pieces… Read More

January Birth Flower – Carnation

– Posted in: Gardening, Winter Season
January Birth Flower - Carnation

Carnations have been around for a very long time, even dating back to Ancient Rome. Its scientific name is Dianthus caryphyllus. In Greek, dianthus means “flower of the gods” or “heavenly flower”.  It is believed that its common name (carnation) was derived from the word “coronation”.  Much of this is speculation on my part, and… Read More

Christmas Cactus Care

– Posted in: Gardening
Christmas Cactus Care

The Christmas Cactus (also known as Zygocactus) is one of my most favorite plants.  Native to South American jungles, it has proven to be a low-maintenance beauty right here in Florida.  They are recommended for use in gardens or patios in USDA Zones 9-10.  They do extremely well as a houseplant; however, I enjoy mine… Read More

Candy Cane Place Card Holder

– Posted in: Holiday Season
Christmas | Crafts | DIY Candy Cane Place Card Holder

Every year I try to make at least one Christmas craft during the holiday season, and this year it was the Candy Cane Place Card Holders!  They were extremely easy to do, and the entire project is done in a matter of minutes.  You can design and make them in a variety of colors, adorning… Read More

Holiday Decorating – Pretty Presentation

– Posted in: Holiday Season
Holiday Decorating Tips | Pretty presentation on how to add height to your displays.

If you are in the middle of holiday decorating, here is a great tip on how to add some height to your display area.  Simply grab a few wrapped or decorated gift boxes and create a stack – with the largest box resting at the bottom, and the smallest one sitting on top.  This pretty… Read More