Author Archives: Tanya

Christmas Tablescape 2014

As I start to think about decorating for Christmas, my thoughts always turn to my dining room.  How will I “View full post »

When I think of Summer …

Summer has arrived.  School is out and the freedom of no schedules is here.  This is only one sign of summer,View full post »

We remember – They will never forget

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks,View full post »

A Vintage Thanksgiving

The calendar page has turned yet again, and we welcome one of my favourite months.  OCTOBER!!  I’m not a realView full post »

Autumn Tablescape Review

Happy Fall everyone!  There is a definite change in the air lately in my little corner of the world.  With only twoView full post »

Introducing our Newest Contributor

We are so excited to introduce to you our newest contributor at Take Six.  Did you ever want to understand issuesView full post »

Hydrangea & Turkey Feathers

Ok…so I’m kinda on a roll right now with the turkey feathers.    The kids are all coming for supper todayView full post »


Sunflowers are a symbol to me, that summer is winding down.  In Nova Scotia, they bloom in the later part ofView full post »

The Zinnia Bed

Zinnias are such bright, cheerful flowers. They are not a flower that I’ve grown in the past. I startedView full post »

Daisy Table Vignette

One of my favorite things about August is my yellow daisies!  I eagerly await their sunny blossoms, every year.View full post »

Little Village In the Country

Our vegetable garden is completely surrounded with the cutest little village.  I enjoy it so much!  There is aView full post »

Vegetable Garden 2014

 This is year #3 for a vegetable garden, and the garden is having a great year.  I spent some time this week pullingView full post »

Free Makeover

Let’s take a walk back in time. Back to the late 80’s, even early 90’s. Back when there was anView full post »

Chalkboard Christmas Ornaments

I picked up these cute little ornament frames on clearance after Christmas one year. I say “one year”View full post »

Chive Blossom Vinegar

This time of year, most yards have a chive plant full of those bright mauve blossoms.  Do you? I do, and I’veView full post »

My Lilac Dilemma

My lilac bush is about 6 years old. Last year it was beautiful. Lots of gorgeous fragrant blooms. This year… TwoView full post »

Pansy Ring Vase

I love pansies! I love the sweet little faces that look up at you, and their bright cheerful colors. So did my sister-inView full post »

2014 Garden & Landscape Fabric Staples

It’s vegetable garden time again.  Woo hoo! We Nova Scotian’s didn’t think we were going to seeView full post »

Feather Your Nest

When I think of Spring, bird nests are one of the first things that pop into my mind.  I love to decorate with them,View full post »

Easter 2014

Even with Easter being later on the calendar this year, I found it arriving before I was ready. – no tablescapeView full post »

Real Women Real Life – God’s Perfect Plan

Have you ever received terrible news? I don’t mean that your car is going to cost you $500, or that you justView full post »

Spring Centerpiece

We had a family dinner last night.  One of those occasions when all the kids are able to be there.  The girls both hadView full post »