Monthly Archives: April 2013

Planting Hellebores (Lenten Roses) to Celebrate Spring

The hellebore is a wonderful plant that heralds Spring in the garden. Hellebores, or Lenten Roses as they are sometimes called, start blooming around the beginning of the Christian religious period called Lent, in some warm locations, but in my … Continue reading

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Forget the Sterling Silver or Silver-Plate, buy 18/10 Polished Stainless Steel flatware instead

For years, when it came to setting an elegant dining table, sterling silver or silver-plated flatware was all that was used. Most people get their fine dining utensils at the time of marriage, or through an inheritance from a loved … Continue reading

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TWELVE reasons to buy WHITE DISHES

Buying a set of dishes can be a really easy task, but first you have to get past the large selection of colored and patterned plates, bowls and cups that are seasonally offered. Dishes with roses on them, contemporary or … Continue reading

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