How To Entertain When “Baby It’s Hot Outside!”

Bring The “Alfresco” Dining Inside!


While it is too hot, in most places, to eat outside right now…why don’t we entertain like it’s a holiday and bring the alfresco dining inside!

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The Sunday Spy 4.7.19

An Easter Worthy Tablescape!



We Spy With Our Designer Eye

Each  Sunday we share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor.  A design that caught our eye and made us stop and enjoy, like this one shared by penderandpeony.  At first glance we see a bright, colorful table.  With a closer look, we appreciate all the complimentary details that make this spot one we want to share! Read more…

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The Artistic Holiday Dinner Table

It’s November Already!

 Silver and Gold Holiday Tables

Long before we get to the big dinners of Thanksgiving and Christmas, are all the parties for our family and friends.  Nothing says we are into the season more than silver and gold!  Mix in glass of all shapes and sizes and it’s easy to create artistic tables.

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We have clients who take setting a table, even on a regular day, very seriously.  So we can only imagine how wonderful their holiday tables will be!   For us, being our first holiday season in our new home, we are looking forward to using some of the beautiful wedding gifts we received.  Holidays are also such a good time to use more artistic serving pieces.

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10 Fresh Spring Holiday Table Settings

Our Friday Favorite Easter Table Settings

driven by decor-easter table setting with pink tulips and chocolate bunny
driven by decor

No matter what the weather has been in your area, spring is always in our dining rooms during this special holiday.  Make your table setting special for the most important people in your family.  Happy Easter!

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We Eat First With Our Eyes

Making Everyday Meals Special

bowl of clam-chowder- courtesy of gatheranddine

Gather & Dine Weeknight Clam Chowder Recipe Here

Cookbooks, and online recipes, do one thing very well.  They provide us with photos of food that allow us to eat the food first with our eyes.  Food blogs have taken the photography of food to a new level.  The love affair with good food grows stronger everyday.

This bowl of clam chowder looks like we could dip that spoon right in and pull out the chunks of potatoes, celery and onion.  We can almost smell the pepper on the creamy surface.  Close your eyes and see if you can envision what the kitchen looks like that got this meal ready for the family table.

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