Friday, March 18, 2016

Five on Friday

I decided I wanted to join a new-to-me blog party today, called "Five on Friday."  It's hosted by Amy, who blogs at Love Made My Home.  After my long blogging break, I'd like to visit some new folks.  ;)  I was sick from Thanksgiving into the middle of February this year, so I blogged very little during that time.  I don't have a lot of recent stuff to show, but I can pull from past blog posts to come up with five subjects for today's post.

Earlier this week, I set a pretty table in honor of St. Patrick's Day and joined in the fun at Cuisine Kathleen's Annual St. Patrick's Day Blog Crawl.

In February, I wrote a post titled "Home is Where the Heart Is."  You can see that Here.

This week I wrote about our Tulip Magnolia, or Japanese Magnolia, as it sometimes called.  We've been fortunate that it's bloomed beautifully this year without getting ruined by frost, which often happens in our area.

I wrote about St. Patrick's Cathedral, in Armagh, Northern Ireland, and shared pictures my husband took when visiting there many years ago.  It is a beautiful cathedral.

Lastly, I'm sharing a photo from Brookgreen Gardens, in South Carolina, which my husband and I have visited three times now.  It's an amazing place.

I kind of cheated by throwing in an extra picture on the St. Patrick's Day table (I hope that's okay).  Thanks for visiting my blog and Happy Weekend to you all.



  1. Hi Denise! I've enjoyed your five things! Your table setting is just beautiful! Hope you're doing well and have a nice weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. So nice to see you posting again, Denise, and joining in for Five on Friday - it's a great link up.
    Your table settings are always so pretty, and that magnolia in bloom is a gorgeous sight. Glad you're feeling better.

  3. Such a great table setting for St Patricks day, I particularly loved the floral arrangement. Magnificent magnolia bloom. Have a great weekend.

  4. Hi Denise - I noticed you hadn't been around as much, though I'm not able to visit blogs as much as I'd like. Sorry to hear you've been under the weather and hope you're fully recovered. A Bit About Britain doesn't 'do' things like Five on Friday, because it's not that kind of blog, but that doesn't stop me dropping in and saying how lovely your home and photos are. Take care.

  5. So glad to see you are back and will look forward to your post as I always have. My very best wishes!!

  6. What a wonderful Five, Denise! Your table setting is so beautiful and it would be lovely to visit such a gorgeous Cathedral as the St. Patrick's. My favourite photo, however, is that of your Japanese Magnolia. Have you pinned it to your boards?
    Have a lovely weekend!

  7. I enjoyed reviewing your five posts. It's amazing what you see the second time around. Those stained glass windows and tile mosaics are incredible in St. Patrick's Cathedral.
    It's nice to link up to new parties and meet new people, however,I am finding it hard to keep up with everyone. It takes time and life is pretty busy.

  8. I'm sorry you had such a long illness. Sometimes we just can't shake things easily. You put together a nice post. Love the magnolia pictures. I miss having mine- lost it due to a tree born illness it got. Mine was frequently hit by frost just as it was ready to bloom but somehow the flowers always opened and smelled good.

  9. Beautiful five Denise! So glad you are feeling better and looking towards blogging again. That tulip magnolia is so beautiful. The garden in South Carolina looks like a great one to visit! Love your table for Kathleen's crawl, too. Lovely!

  10. What beautiful photos, our Japanese Tulip just started blooming too.

  11. Thank you for finding Five On Friday and taking part! I hope that you will join in again after Easter. Glad you are well again and back to blogging, I will look forward to reading more of your posts. Hope you are having a great weekend and will have a great Easter too! xx

  12. Lovely post Denise, I love your table settings and am looking forward to slowly reading through those posts you've linked here that I haven't yet read on your blog :)



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