Friday, March 10, 2023

Irish Town and Country Tablescape

Dia dhuit ar maidin!* (That's Good Morning in Irish Gaelic). Welcome to my blog, Panoply. Today I have a tablescape for you, in honor of St. Patrick's Day on March 17th. I've tried to capture the essence of both "Irish Town and Country" with this tablescape. I hope you enjoy it, as it is not so typical of the symbolism we Americans normally think of with this holiday.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Tales of the Traveling Tote #34 and Giveaway

Hello and Happy March, readers! If you're a new reader, I'm happy you've found my blog - Panoply! 

Today marks the 34th installment of the Tales of the Traveling Tote. These are quarterly recaps of places traveled by a group of us who don the MacKenzie-Childs totes proudly. We love sharing our experiences with each other, and you. Sometimes it's just local travel, other times it's places geographically distant from where we live. If you want to visit my personal log of tales, you can begin here, but it all started even earlier, here

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Valentine Tablescape for 'Just You and Me'

Hello, readers, and welcome to Panoply! Today I have a Valentine's Day tablescape to share with you. I am one who tries to be sensitive to those who do not celebrate this occasion, but this year I have special reason to share my personal enthusiasm for the day. Please join me at the table, as I explain a Valentine Tablescape for 'Just You and Me'.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Panoply 2022: It's a Wrap!

It's time to collage all my blog posts for 2022 as a final step before closing the book, figuratively and literally, on 2022. 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 24 posts (counting this one) in 2022, the same as 2021. Perhaps that's my new norm. It is my hope, though, that there is entertainment and inspiration within these posts for you, my readers. My blog is non-revenue producing by choice.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Nutcracker Classic Christmas Tablescape

Hello, readers! Are you making preparations for the holidays? Today I have a Nutcracker Classic Christmas Tablescape to share with you as part of a springboard of ideas for you to consider for dressing your holiday table. This tablescape (previously not shown) completes my Cottage Christmas Home Tour which I shared last week.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Tales of the Traveling Tote #33 and Giveaway

Happy December, y'all! It's time, once again, for a quarterly recap of the Tales of the Traveling Tote. This is #33, wow! My personal tales began here, but it all started even earlier, here

I'll quickly take you through some of the fun things I did with family & friends over the past few months. Afterward, you'll find the direct links to all my traveling tote sisters' posts near the end of this update, and you can travel virtually with each one. Enjoy!

Monday, November 28, 2022

Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2022

Welcome, readers! My little elf self has been busy over the last two weeks, readying our cottage home for Christmas 2022. Last year we had only been in our home a little over two months so I didn't really pull out many stops for holiday decor. Not this year! Grab your favorite holiday beverage and snack, and be prepared for lots of photos. Please come in!