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  1. mTip: Thinking outside the (flower) box for inside floral arrangements

    Don’t let flowers have ALL the funwhen it comes to interior floral arrangements.Think about grasses, foliage and seed pods too. Pictured here in my friend’s gorgeous Heaven On Earth-Home are;ornamental grass stalks (miscanthus giganteus) from our “green fence”,the seed pods of the red ursa kale (brassica napus) from our kitchen gardenand a...
  2. A Neighborhood Holiday Tea: The Decoration

    Decking the halls for the holidays is always more streamlined and efficient when there is a deadline involved. This year it was a neighborhood holiday tea that we Drake girls were hosting for our neighbors, family and friends. Now that the party is over, we are just sitting back and enjoying a relaxing holiday...
  3. A Neighborhood Holiday Tea: The Preparation

    Preparing for our holiday tea party… Polishing Silver For some unknown reason my teenage son “doesn’t mind” polishing silver.Perhaps it’s because he can sit in the basement,away from the rest of his family,watching TV while doing it??? Whatever the reason,he worked on my silver tea serviceuntil it sparkled using Wright’s Silver...