Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Will Spring Please Come?

Mother Nature has seemingly forgotten that this is the south.  We don't do coats after - say - March 15. 
Oh, but we are "doing" them today! We're all ready to pull out shorts and T shirts, but the Weather Channel says, "not so fast".  After a particularly winter like week, I set the table to invite Spring. 


Those Bailey "Yum" cups are some of my favorites and I couldn't wait to use them with turquoise plates and my new Hen House  linens. (Runner and napkin rings are from Hen House.)




Spring will bring a few of my favorite things: Palm Sunday and Easter, Spring Break with a great surprise, a beach trip and some rather big birthdays :-]  We have races to run (Chic Fil A Half Marathon), parties to plan, (our Daddy will be 50 - well - another year older) trips to take, spring football, soccer, piano recitals and just fitting dinner in with all that.  I can't wait.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Saint Patrick's Day Tablescape

As a kid, I felt like Saint Patrick's Day was a day you just had to live through in order to get to Easter
 and Spring Break.
After visiting Ireland, I became a little more interested in Saint Patrick's story...and after getting a little older, I decided there were no "throw away holidays". We need to celebrate all of them!


So... I'll bake some Irish Soda Bread, Corned Beef and Cabbage...
(or at least eat dinner at church when my friend Lew makes his famous St. Patrick's day dinner there.)




... drink some hot tea... with cream... lots of cream...


wear green and thank God  for ALL I have to celebrate!
Aaaaaand surely to goodness spring will be just around the corner. 


Tablescape Elements:
Runner and Chargers are from Hobby Lobby
Placemats from Big Lots many years ago
Plates are Italian Countryside by Mikasa
Footed tumblers are from Belk
Block Optic Depression Glass mostly from Ebay
Golden Rabbit Flatware
For the centerpiece - I used some of my favorite candy.  I would feel very lucky to sit down to a table with that in front of me! (Oh btw.... those are "Gold Coins" - not gold Easter Eggs, okay?)