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August Cooking


Since August is my birthday month, I decided to have the professionals bake me a birthday cake. Our local bakery, Wuollet’s, made me a cake decorated with frosting bugs and bees mimicking the pattern in my favorite Scalamandre fabric.

July Floral

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Although sunflowers can bloom all summer long, I always think of Sunflowers in August. Sunflowers are considered to be one of the fastest growing plants, they are a good choice for attracting birds to your garden, and the flowering head’s track the sun’s movement.

August Tabletop


A picnic-style tabletop comes to life with marching red ants, a multi-colored stripe tablecloth, a vintage napkin holder, and a pitcher full of daisies.

August Antiques


Corn, in Minnesota, is considered to be the most delicious in August. I like to serve corn using my vintage corn dishes.  The “Shawnee” platter above dates from the mid-4o’s and truly celebrates the lively August corn crop.

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