Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lavender Blue, Dilly Dilly, 3.25.14

"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.  ************************************************************************************************************* - 
Today was a welcome and fairly laid back day at home.  My friends called to say that they were bringing takeout, so I set a table for four at the games table in the living room.  My thoughts were turning to Spring....

It's another beautiful day out here on the prairie...

 ...We're all beginning to think of lovely blooms in the softest of colors, ...

 ...one of my recent eBay finds set just the right mood.  The fabric is P.Kaufmann, and I was fortunate to acquire a pair of them...back porch here I come...soon.

I've been seeing some lovely examples of Hydrangeas here in blog world.  This will have to be my contribution for yet another month or two.

 This was one of my thirty minute tables, so no time to go buy fresh flowers.  I used this unmarked tureen. as my centerpiece.  The crest says, "The Court of Versailles."  I don't know if it's old, or if someone picked it up at a tourist souvenir shop in Paris.  I just know that I like it.  The background color is actually the palest of blues.

 I wanted to create my design using the yummy colors in the table cloth..

 The Bormioli deep purple glass charger plate was too good to leave in the cabinet...

 ...It was a lovely backdrop for the Castleton blue rim, pearl edged dinner plate, discovered on eBay.

 Picking up more amethyst and lilac/pink, I used the Waterford Simply Lilac goblet with the lilac/pink scrolled goblet from Home Goods.

 Spring has sprung!

 Thank you, Nana...yet again.  And thanks to my mother-in-love for the Reed & Barton Francis I flatware.

 Good to go.  Hey, I know that some of you see every detail in every room, so maybe you've wondered about the strange little object under the piano garage...

Sweet Mister brought this home from a benefit auction one night, saying "I just couldn't help it."  Beatrice Emaline is just now old enough to really begin to enjoy it, so here it will live until she has no further use for it.

Another blessed day spent with precious friends...good food, good fun, and priceless fellowship...hard to beat!

This week I'll be joining:

Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
Seasonal Sundays with The Tablescaper

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