Saturday, August 6, 2016

It's My Birthday

Happy August everybody. We are still awaiting the arrival of summer in Seattle.Last year high 90"s great hot summer this year low 70's cloudy rainy and downright drab.I just want hot weather so I can go the waterslides!

So I created a table for my Birthday that is later on this week with a playful theme of dots. I kinda scrounged around and  tried to find as many dotted items I could find.I 'm not gonna load  up on desserts for that day so I used ceramic props that I have instead. Way better than worrying about the calories.


I've had these little cupcake stands for years and just love them aren't they adorable?

And this ice cream cone cake plate is perfect for a Birthday Party












I'm so glad there was a pink one my favorite.

It makes for a fun table all these colors. I'll be working all day and then off to my women's group that night  so I won't be able to celebrate till the weekend. I love Birthdays.We only get one day a year when it's all about you the Birthday person.It doesn't matter the number.It matters that we celeberate who we are and the world is a great place with us in it.

That's why I love when my Birthday comes around.Only one other day of the year is as important to me (next to Christmas of course) and that would be Mother's Day



So I say when it's your Birthday go out and celebrate REJOICE in it don't dread it. Have fun, dance, be silly,  relax, go to a movie ,have a nice dinner, whatever you need to do to celebrate the greatness and uniqueness of You.I work in a very big kitchen where we can have up to 60 cooks working.I was amazed to find out that out of this number there are over twenty two of us as LEO"S wow are Pride is growing.LOL 

So Happy Birthday to all you LEO"S out there go out and Roar and be proud of who you are I know I am .

And join us for the fabulous blogs out there they make great for reading for the summer like Between Naps  on the Porch, Home is where the Boat is ,The Magic Hutch and the list goes on and on. Have a great summer week.Love Susie


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Its Beachy time

Well it's that time of the year when I turn my entire apt over to the beachy scene.Granted I live hours from the beach (except my own spot I go to to several times a week but basically that's just the Puget sound not the Ocean)

Hello everybody Happy Summer to all of you. It has been so mild here in Seattle we haven't experienced summer yet at all.Very mild temps in the low to mid 70's nothing like the heat waves everybody else is going thru.

I decided to go with a seahorse theme.I had the plates, found these great seahorse glasses at 60 percent off at TJMaxx for only 99 cents each. I 've had the candle holders for a while too.

The coral plate and candles and tons of shells and driftwood I; ve had in bowls and jars all over my apt for years.They all came out to play at the table

I love the seagrass mats from dollar tree they are the perfect color.

These colors always evoke such a cool feeling in me.I know that is why pretty much everyone uses this color scheme for the summer.It makes us think of tropical Islands and waters of turqouse blue,of swimming with shells and dolphins in sun kissed waters

The runner looks like a wave of water ran down the center of my table

Starfish, seahorse,octopus and crab plates just shout SUMMER is here.

I was raised near Point Pleasant NJ and we were always near the water. Summer meant endless hours at the beach suntanning ,swimming till it was time to go to bed,never wearing shoes( i love plates hate  hate hate shoes)boardwalks ,rides, humidity,sweating,looking all nice and bronzed,crab bakes in the back yard,laughter with friends and days that never ended.

So I tried to capture that feeling of summer here.Shell napkins and driftwood just washed ashore

I remember the saltiness in the air and the freedom we had of not getting on a school bus every morning.The long days of setting crab pots filled with chicken necks thrown into the lagoon in anticipation of tonight's dinner.

Of walking the beach after a storm or Hurricane and finding treasures in seaglass or starfish washed ashore,or really nice perfect seashells found on the beach.

Of running into the house for huge glasses of iced tea or lemonade to quench our thirsts.

Or making seabouys out of glass and macrame ties

Well my table is set with so many memories of summers bygone.Now I am an adult and summer consists of working days and dreaming about walks on the beach and looking for shells.

But the colors are sure pretty and I can sure enjoy coming home to this everyday, It's very soothing and serene.And if it invokes memories of youth and wonderful Summer days.

Then that's alright too.I really miss the tan glow that would last for months and carry us thru almost till winter drab set in.
So I think I 'll keep the beach look up for awhile it brings so many Joyful memories.Even my Cassie wanted to check it out

Doesn't the turquoise just POP  against the white Hutch?

I wish you all a Happy Summer week.Hope you all are well .Stay cool if you can and sit back and follow some of the blogs out there.they will truly inspire you for recipes,decorating and ideas how you can dress your home too,.like Between Naps on the Porch,, May Days,Funky Junk Interiors, Home is Where the Boat is and so many more. Sign up with us and you could follow them all too.Take care have fun ,make memories that are special to you this summer. Love Susie

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Just pink because

Wow the 4th is already behind us.I can't believe how fast this year has gone by. I was sitting there enjoying my 4th of July celebration table having dinner with two coworkers when I got asked what's your next table gonna be I said I didn't know yet.

Some times we don't need a holiday or a theme to want to just play with our dishes.Sometimes something just pulls at us to create with whatever we have.

That's

 what this table did..I didn't want to think what theme am I gonna come up with what pretend table can I set now?

I just wanted to create something pretty just because.I had everything right here in my apt nothing new was needed or purchased.just pretty in pink


A pretty pink teapot and pink depression glass sugar and creamer
pink glassware and lacey wineglasses

A table for fun




Pretty little delicate floral tea cups on pretty pink depression plates

pretty no matter how you look at it. no philosofy this week just pure eye candy.


beads are scattered through out

Teapot sits atop a rose cake plate waiting to be poured.

Jewels under glass so classy looking.


The light hits this glass and it is so beautiful.

Such sweetness in this pot

Pearls and hearts oh JOY

this was my first piece of waterford crystal I ever purchased this tray

pretty basket of pink roses I got at a thrift store months ago.

Just a table for the fun of it.no theme no bday,no holiday just because day.


Do you ever have a day that you just want to play at your table and have fun?do you just want to put out your dishes and have FUN with them.? well lets do that every now and then.have a great week LOVE SUSIE.