Thursday, February 15, 2024

Vintage Finds, Booth Displays, and Home Vignettes Lately

Hello, vintage lovers! Today I'm going to share a mashup of vintage and antique finds since my last Panoply update. Some of these finds will be shown fresh from the picking, others as displayed in our antique mall booth spaces and, lastly, a few which ended up in my personal collection, temporarily or for good. Find a comfy spot like the Art Deco girl below, grab a drink, and let's go on a virtual shopping trip!
Louis Icart's 1926 "La Robe de Chine" (The Silk Robe)

Thursday, February 8, 2024

State of the Winter Garden

Hello, readers! Today I want to dish on dirt - the dirt of my landscape garden and its winter state. 

We moved here in October 2021, and I've been working on overhauling the landscape ever since. 
Pictured below is what my front beds looked like on January 26, 2024, the second of two really nice, warm days where our temps hit the low 60s (F), and I was out there weeding! This was just after nearly 8" of snow melting.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Color My World, Valentine

Hello, readers, and welcome to my blog, Panoply. I'm happy you're here today for my first post of 2024. Today I'm sharing a tablescape I've set for Valentine's Day, but it's one that works for both my honey's birthday and our anniversary, events which are just before and after Valentine's Day, respectively. Appropriately titled, "Color My World, Valentine", this tablescape works for all three occasions, and gives extra mileage to the elements in service.

Friday, December 29, 2023

Panoply 2023: It's a Wrap!

It's time to collage all my blog posts for 2023 as a final step before closing the book, figuratively and literally, on 2023. This blog is primarily my personal journal, and my final step each year is to have all my yearly posts bound in a yearbook style format using Blog2Print (no affiliation, I just love the product and service). 

I only blogged 18 posts (counting this one) in 2023. As I share my current passions in life, it is my hope that there is entertainment and inspiration within these posts for you, my readers. My blog is non-revenue producing by choice.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Shhh...the Garden is Sleeping, Or is It?

This time of year is typically when most landscape gardens are cleaned up and, in many areas, put to bed for winter. Not so fast, Mother Nature says!

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

A Christmas Home Tablescape

Welcome, readers! Today I'm inviting you to join me in celebrating table design for the Christmas season. In decorating my home, tablescaping has become an integral part of my decor, and my Christmas tablescape was the first thing I did in preparing my home for the holidays. Simply stated, it's "A Christmas Home Tablescape".

Friday, December 1, 2023

Tales of the Traveling Tote #37 and Giveaway

Hello, friends! Welcome to the 37th installment of the Traveling Totes - a quarterly post - where a group of MacKenzie-Childs, Courtly Check tote-loving ladies gather together and share our recent whereabouts. All our posts are linked within each of our posts so you may visit us all, and virtually travel with us. To see all my previous posts, you can click here.

The magic of the holiday season is best seen through the eyes of a child, don't you agree? More on that later, as we go through activities since we last updated on September 1.