The Marigold Centerpiece in Four Easy Steps


Marigold Centerpiece, How-to

Ever since the 1960s, when the Marigold lost out to the Rose as the American National Flower, the lowly marigold has suffered a bit of an inferiority complex.  It need not be so…after all, the lovely marigolds are still blooming strong in our fall gardens, while most roses have lost their bloom.   Besides, the cheery marigold is just as pretty as any rose (in my humble opinion) in my fall centerpiece!

You, too, can help us encourage the humble marigold by creating this lovely centerpiece.  All you need is a bowl, floral foam, marigolds and a few dried flowers. Continue reading

The Demise of Cursive Handwriting

Quilted CursiveDid you know that many schools are not teaching cursive handwriting? Read more HERE.

I realize that computers and keyboard skills are important, but what about hand-written letters and thank you cards?  Read  The Art of Saying Thank you  HERE .

Before it goes completely out of style, I plan to pull out my fountain pens and a few sheets of stationery, and send a hand written note this weekend!   I hope you will do the same.


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