A lovely lady recently called me to tell me she is trying to sell her house, but she thought her table just looked ho-hum. She had seen my tablescapes at her store Chloe’s Consignment in Belleaire and Lemon Tree Vintage Market, and hoped my dish decor could bring her table to life.
She has a charming home which is bright, open and friendly, with gorgeous polished terazzo floors in tans and golds. (If you’re not from Florida, you might not know what terazzo is, but it’s big in the Art Deco hotels and homes in South Beach.)
She loves neutrals, turquoise and coral, and the bright white house is dotted with punches of those colors. We went with this simple setting using Lenox Butterfly Carved, Mikasa wine and champagne glasses, sea grass place mats on top of a linen tablecloth and gold serving ware. 🦋🦋
I was so glad that she liked it! Thank you, Kay, and good luck!!
The ladies at Chloe’s Consignments saw my tablescape at Lemon Tree Vintage Market, and called to ask me to set a tablescape for them at their new store off West Bay Boulevard in Tampa Bay.
The shop is located just off the Pinellas Trail and close to the well-known Silver Queen. They have several vendors there that offer many styles, including shabby chic, painted furniture, florals and wreaths, shell crafts, and more.
They will have a grand opening open house Nov. 10-11, Friday 10-7 Saturday 10-5. If you’re in the area, come out and check out my table and see their finds.
I met Amy Lemons McDermott, owner of Lemon Tree Vintage Market out at Safety Harbor’s Market on Main several months ago. I loved her fresh take on blending the old with the new, her whimsical designs using vintage silver plate pieces such and cups and creamers, and the use of lemons. I have eagerly been waiting for her to open her shop, which was in the works.
I loved that her maiden name is ‘Lemons’ and that she uses lemons to honor her mother, who recently passed.
Amy opened her shop at The Alley at Belleaire Bluffs three weeks ago. I love this great little “village” in Belleaire Bluffs with vintage, farmhouse and antique stores, as well as a bakery. If you are visiting town or looking for a fun girls day out for shopping, you Must visit!
Even more exciting, Amy let me “dress” one of her tables with my dishes for a lemon inspired tablescape. 🍋
As soon as I found a lemon design tablecloth at Home Goods over the summer, I knew I must somehow show it to Amy.
I set her beautiful farmhouse table with green and yellow Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage plates.. I used Amy’s Kate Spade lemon napkins, small candles at each place setting, and vintage cut crystal wine glasses. I also added some candle sticks and vase that she had in the shop.
She loved the finished product and said her customers are just amazed when they see the table first thing when they walk into the shop!
I was happy to be a part of honoring women veterans in the community for an early Veterans Day luncheon put on by Dress for Success Tampa Bay.
Dress for Success held the luncheon last year at the Robert W. Saunders Sr. Library Foundation. When I asked CEO Katie McGill what she served the guests on, and she said plastic plates, I said – No way. Veterans deserve real plates!
Due to my relationship with Clearwater Beach Uncorked, I will receive two tickets to the event. However, opinions here are my own.
Early December in Clearwater almost always means beautiful weather, and to have a gorgeous beach day, my toes in the sand AND great restaurant food and wine? Well, I can barely wait.
I am so excited that I finally get to attend the Clearwater Beach Uncorked festival this December 2-3, Saturday and Sunday. If you have read my blog, you will notice lots of food and wine and many beach visits, so the combination couldn’t be more perfect.
Because of my relationship with Tampa Bay Bloggers, I was treated to a tour of Earth Fare Oldsmar and received a $25 gift card for my own use, as well as a $25 gift card for a blog reader. However, all opinions are my own.
Read the full post to find out how you can win a $25 Earth Fare gift card!
I was so excited to be able to check out the new Earth Fare, a specialty organic and natural foods grocery store, with the Tampa Bay Bloggers. The new store just opened in Oldsmar, which is really close to my home. I was happy to see that the store is really large and really glad to know that all of their products are non-GMO and free of any artificial colors. There is even a list of 150 ingredients that you will never see in their products. (List can be found on their website.) With so much news about what you eat causing cancer and other diseases, I’m really trying to watch what I eat
As a member of Tampa Bay Bloggers, I was invited to The Tervis Experience launch event. Guests, including myself, received their own free Tervis mug, along with a Tervis-branded tumbler and a Tervis bag. All opinions are my own.
Can you remember your first Tervis tumbler?
I sure do. I bought four of them during a vacation to Naples, FL, 25 years ago: a conch shell, sand dollar, beach chair and a sailfish. I was so proud of them. I thought I had arrived.
Everyone loves Tervis. And why not? They keep our drinks cold – or hot – and they look pretty at the same time. In its 70+ history, Tervis has had more than 10,000 designs on their tumblers. Something for everyone, for sure.