Category Archive: Entertaining

Back in Time for the Holidays…

I’ve been away for a while — life just intruded on my blogging time, but now I’m back! Since September, I’ve been concentrating on healthier living and simpler, seasonal meals — but I… Continue reading

A Literal Sort of Tea Caddy

Well, I’m finally feeling like a human being again, and so happy that it’s Friday!  This week has been a hard one for me, so I may spend some of tomorrow brainstorming White… Continue reading

A Truly Amusing Save-The-Date

Thursday was definitely a bit strange for me — my first day of not blogging in a whole year, but here I am … back again for my Friday post! May and June… Continue reading

Faux Floral Napkin Rings

I spent Mother’s Day doing a bit of crafting with ma mère.  She decided that she wanted to make floral napkin rings from orange daisies that she bought at the craft store. She… Continue reading

The Tale of the Too-Big Tablecloth

That title sounds a bit like a crime novel, but this post is actually about making lemons from lemonade. A few weeks ago, I bought a new tablecloth that I absolutely love. In… Continue reading

Worldly Table Linens and Stylish Tables in General…

The other day, I might have been shopping, and I might have seen this tablecloth and matching napkins, and I might have bought them in preparation for a stylish dinner that I haven’t… Continue reading

Place Card Primer: Lovely Little Lambs

If you happened by the blog yesterday, I wrote about the lack of lamb decor for Spring, the post was called Where Are The Lambs? I just adore these furry little creatures, so… Continue reading

Great Kitchen Tools: The Mini Tongs

Last year, I bought these rounded mini tongs, and I think I have used them for nearly every party I’ve held since.  I love how versatile they are! This particular shape of tongs… Continue reading

Festively Green Napkin Rings

Whether you find yourself celebrating St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, or you just want to add a bit of green to your next supper or Springtime fête, these embellished napkin rings allow for lots… Continue reading

Place Card Primer: Bunnies with Carrots

Since Spring is almost here, I thought I would make a cute set of place cards with my Easter-themed cookie cutters.  I chose the profile of a bunny rabbit and traced the outline… Continue reading

Madame Verte’s Entertaining Essentials

I thoroughly enjoy entertaining and there are certainly items I can’t live without. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, but these are items I think every host or hostess should… Continue reading

Place Card Primer: Musical Notes

I was inspired to create place cards with a musical theme by a trip to the symphony while on vacation. I used a treble clef and the C Major Scale as the basis… Continue reading

Look What I Bought!

I am going to a recipe swap this weekend with some other gals and I’m planning to bring one of my favorite entertaining recipes.  Alas, it’s not mine, but it is by someone… Continue reading

Place Mat Inspiration

Today, I ran across a place mat by David Stark in the March 2012 issue of House Beautiful. It’s called Shop Placemat and according to the magazine, it was apparently inspired by the… Continue reading

Customizable Tea Bags

Here is an easy way to customize a tea bag, and add a little personal-li-tea! These tea bags would make fun place cards perched in cups or mugs with the label hanging over… Continue reading

Full and Happy

I have had the good fortune of spending two consecutive evenings with one of my favorite couples. Friday evening, we met up for a leisurely dinner that lasted until about 10:30 p.m., and… Continue reading