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Spring Season

Easter Candy Favorites

– Posted in: Food, Spring Season
Easter Candy Favorites

The thought of spring conjures up happy images like warmer weather, green grasses, egg hunts … and Easter candy favorites. From bunnies, marshmallow treats and a variety of other flavors, we have been fascinated with these sweet treats for decades.  No spring-themed festivity would be complete without them, and put simply – they are just… Read more

Tulips

– Posted in: Gardening, Spring Season
Flowers | Tulips

Tulips. Unfortunately for us in Tampa, our Florida’s winters are usually too warm to give them the resting period they need. Luckily, I can still enjoy enjoy them by buying a potted plant at our local food market or florist. Now I am just waiting for the beauty to unfold! In our southern climate, we… Read more

Crinum Lily

– Posted in: Gardening, Spring Season
Garden | Flowers | Crinum Lily

Crinums … what are they?  They are beautiful and fragrant flowering bulbs that bloom from summer to late fall.  The color of their blooms vary – from white to pink, to burgundy and beyond.  The blooms don’t hang around for long, but when they do … it is a beautiful sight and a sensual experience. Living… Read more

Red Salt and Pepper Shakers

– Posted in: Patriotic Holidays, Spring Season
These Retro Style Salt & Pepper Shakers are perfect for a casual Red, White and Blue tablescape!

It takes a lot to impress me with glass, especially since I seem to always compare it to Fostoria … for which there is no comparison.  I lower my expectations, obviously, because most glass is made by machines these days.  But I did find one set of Red Salt and Pepper Shakers that I like –… Read more

Spring Decorating

– Posted in: Spring Season
Spring Decorating Tablescape

I have a fascination for the color of green … and with all the magic it can do for your spring decorating.  With longer and brighter days around the corner, I definitely am suffering from a case of Spring Fever.  It is a malady I am happy to live with. I recently added a few essentials to… Read more