This is my mood this morning. The sun is shining bright, and the gorgeous tulips I received for Christmas have bloomed. The table is ready for a big, fresh salad. I am able to purchase fresh, local lettuce year round from Aqua Vita Farms. They farm it indoors, and it doesn't get any fresher.
Each time I use this chickadee platter, it makes me smile. I bought the platter in October 2011 at Home Goods, and was hoping to find the plates and other matching pieces this year but forgot to look. I am very happy to have the lone platter since it looks lovely on it's own. I would truly like to thank the designer for the joy this platter brings.
In January 2012, Joyful Chickadees made an appearance.
In February we went to Lake Placid for a Ski Party at a cozy inn.
At the end of March, we were hanging out in our "Lodge Room" enjoying some Winter Plaiditude.
Come April, the colors started to pop. Mom was enjoying helping me prepare our table for Easter, and thus the Easter Gift.
Cuisine Kathleen planted a seed, and in mid-April I put together The Great Earth table.
In May, we honored our moms with I'm A Little Teapot.
In June, the wait was finally over. The peony buds finally opened, and we were celebrated the Peonies.
July is one of my favorite months since we spend most of our time with our toes in the water at our camp. I was home long enough to put together Star Spangled.
I also love July because of the annual Barn Sale at Mackenzie-Childs in Aurora, NY. Help yourself to a blueberry muffin from the Mackenzie-Childs muffin bouquet.
By August, I am very relaxed. But Joe starts to get antsy because he knows that September is just around the corner, and that he'll have to trade in his bathing suit for a shirt and tie and head back to teaching. August is also my birth month, so I set a Birthday table.
I adore Sunflowers. When my husband sends me flowers, it is always sunflowers ;o)
Who doesn't love a Lobster Palooza. Especially when I didn't have to plan it ;o)
We had fun with this "His" and "Mine" table in the Fall.
The first snowfall is always magical, so in November I built a Vietri Snowman.
In December, I set a table with my new forest of mercury glass trees and candle holders. Then I got busy, and didn't post the table on my blog. Joe gifts me with Vietri dishes and I now have 10 place settings. He buys them from a small boutique in Clinton, NY and is referred to as the "Vietri Man". When he told me that, it made me giggle. I can just picture him in that store and being talked about by the ladies ;o) They have never met me. I'm thinking of sending them a photo of one of my tables using the Vietri plates, and thanking them for being so helpful and wrapping the dishes so fantastically.
Thanks for stopping by! I am joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.