Using fresh blueberries for a simple dessert pastry.

Blueberry Hand Pies

It’s blueberry hand pie season at Thistle Key Lane. We have blueberry bushes growing in containers on the patio and a few more planted in the backyard. I love picking blueberries as they ripen, but I must admit I have a hard time not eating them on the spot. Today I’m sharing a recipe for blueberry hand pies made with some of our home-grown crop. Continue reading

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Serving trays are a must for patio entertaining.

Patio Entertaining

If you’re looking for an over-the-top, extraordinary, glamorous patio entertaining post, this isn’t it. This is more of a last-minute throw together of things on hand, for quick and simple patio entertaining. Continue reading

Summer home tour with blue and white accents.

Summer Home Tour With Blue And White Accents

Hello summer! Our cool days are turning hot, right on schedule. To celebrate the change of season, I’m sharing my summer home tour with blue and white accents. I can’t think of anything that says summer more than crisp shades of blue and white. Thank you for stopping by and welcome! Continue reading

Illuminated wire word sign from Kreativk.

The Creative Circle No 168

Come join us at The Creative Circle, a weekly link up for all things home decor, design, and DIY. I’m sharing an illuminated wire sign and welcoming a guest hostess this week.

Welcome to The Creative Circle link party – a place to share and find decor and DIY inspiration for your home!    Continue reading

Updated finish on kitchen chairs.

Updated Kitchen Chairs

Last week in the “Afternoon Tea Set Up” post, I included a sneak peek of my updated kitchen chairs. I’ve been working on them off and on for several weeks. Actually more off than on, but I finally completed the project. The family thought I was crazy when I started stripping off the dark stain, but I proved that all the mess was worth it. Continue reading

Peony care from Petite Haus

The Creative Circle No. 167

Come join us at The Creative Circle, a weekly link up for all things home decor, design, and DIY. I’m sharing cut peony care and welcoming a guest hostess.

Welcome to The Creative Circle link party – a place to share and find decor and DIY inspiration for your home!    Continue reading

Afternoon tea table setting.

Afternoon Tea Set Up

I love traditions but sometimes I can be a bit of a rule breaker. My afternoon tea set up is a good example of adding a modern touch to a time loved tradition.

Royal wedding or not, I’m always up for a cup of tea. Even better if it’s afternoon tea, so let’s get to it! Continue reading