Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Two-fer, 2.5.13

First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.
Last week I shared the baby shower that I hosted, Waiting for Edie Elizabeth to Blossom.  The next day, I promptly came down with a vile upper respiratory infection and spent the better part of the next 8 days in bed...Boring.  When I finally felt like being up for a little bit, I took great pleasure in....playing with dishes, of course.  I came up with a "Two-fer", you know...two for one!  My flowers from the shower were holding on for dear life, so don't look too closely...

 ...Hey!  Quit squinting.  You'll get crows' feet!  It's just the same, only different.

 Today I've introduced the hot pink glass charger...

 ...as a backdrop for the Copeland Spode Mayflower dinner plate.  The Reed & Barton Francis I was at hand, so on the table it went...plop!

 The hot pink hemstitched napkins are once again found on eBay through a seller called onlinenapkins.   Tip:  These napkins are available in a multitude of colors for usually less than $2.00 per napkin.  I've come to view them as my go-to napkin for many designs.  I highly recommend them.

 I removed the white French wired birdcage, but kept the existing elements for my centerpiece.

 Quit squinting, I say!

 I couldn't resist adding the amethyst AJKA Arabella goblet and the hot pink goblet that I found at Marshalls on a trip to Scottsdale several years ago.  Do you remember my story? I found six of them and lamented in a post that I yearned for more.  One week later, I discovered a UPS box on my front porch.  Upon opening it, I discovered four more of these delightful stems...from an anonymous blogger.  The kindness of friends is overwhelming.

 My energy was about expended by this time, but I did rebound long enough to grab some candlelight shots that evening...

This one is a rarity for me.  No one ever sat at this table.  It was simply for my pleasure...and hopefully for your pleasure, too.  I didn't want to expose anyone else to my malady.  As of this posting, I'm doing much better, and I'm preparing to set a table for a small Valentine Birthday luncheon for next week.  Hope to see you for Valentines Day!

I'm joining Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for  TABLE TOP TUESDAY.  Won't you come along , too?

Wednesday is the 46th edition of Cuisine Kathleen's meme, "LET'S DISH".  I'm excited to be a charter member.  Pop over (pun intended for the Chef Supreme Kathleen) and join the fun!

Lots of great ideas to be gathered when you visit Yvonne at Stone Gable forTUTORIALS, TIPS, & TIDBITS.  Don't waste another moment...hurry on over!  
Thank you, yet again, to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting her magical meme, Tablescape Thursday.  I'll be linking my post to "TTABLESCAPE THURSDAYS."   Hop on over and check out the myriad of marvelous tablescape designs, after 10:00 AM on Thursdays.  You'll be glad that you made the trip...it's a wonderful adventure.

I always enjoy January for the expectations that it doesn't bring each year.  How about you?  With thankfulness for her dedication and efforts (even in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy), I'm joining the multi-talented Tablescaper for her fabulous meme  SEASONAL SUNDAYS.  Hope to see you there! 

You can check out KC's music at www.kcclifford.com, on iTunes, and on YouTube.  I hope that you'll take a few minutes and give her a listen.  You'll also enjoy reading back through her blog on this site.  The girl can really write!  Her latest CD is called "The Tag Hollow Sessions""  It is available on iTunes or through her website.  I hope that you'll give her music a chance.  I know that I have zero objectivity where she is concerned, but I think that you'll fall in love with her music and her!             


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