The flowers are beginning to peek out of the ground,
the Bradford Pears are blooming,
and we are all sneezing!
But we think the groundhog missed his mark this year.
He said six more weeks of Winter,
but we still have yet to see any cold weather.
Now as soon as I type this,
the temperature will fall off the thermometer
and we'll be under a foot of snow.
But with the touch of Spring like weather,
I felt like setting a table of soft, spring time colors.
I purchased this vase back in December
on a shopping trip with my mom to Evergreen
in Osage Beach, Mo.
They were having a big sale before they closed for the winter
and everything in the store was half price.
I could have really had some fun in there, but I was
trying to be good.
I just used some silk Hydrangea blooms that I normally
are used in another arrangement.
I am going to try my hand at drying some Hydrangea blooms
this year. Of course, I will have to sneak into Leisa's back yard
and get some off of her bush since I do not have one of my own.
It's funny how you notice the little things in the photos you take
that you may not pay any attention to on a normal day.
I enjoy looking at photos that others have taken
out of their kitchen window and they overlook beautiful
wooded backyards...mine overlooks my neighbors garage...
Oh well...hopefully you will just take in the
view on the table...
The table is set for dinner with the
family. We have a calm week ahead, so
I am taking advantage of home cooked meals
and time chatting about the day.
I picked up these small dessert plates after Christmas
There were also dinner and salad plates that matched,
but I chose to go with the solid white beaded edge plates instead.
The paisley plates are made by 222 Fifth
and are the Indochine pattern
The white plates were another purchase after
Christmas at TJMaxx.
They are Bella Lux brand
And Scott will be happy to know that they are dishwasher safe.
(Scott offered to wash up after our last Sunday lunch at our house...
the Sunday I used china that had to be hand washed...
he requested that next time, I use dishes that could be
put in the dishwasher...hee hee)
I purchased this flatware at Homegoods in
Osage Beach, Mo with my mom on the same
after Christmas shopping trip.
I love the "pearl" look on the handle.
And they are a beautiful Spring Green.
I was excited to see how well they matched my
green vase and my paisley plates as well.
The last of our sunshine today streaming in the window.
Rain is on the way, and unfortunately the threat
of spring time storms...
I am ready for warmer weather,
but the storms I can do without.
The table is set, won't you join us for dinner.
I think for tonight's menu
we will be having seafood pasta in a
Sun Dried Tomato Alfredo sauce, a yummy Caesar Salad
and some crusty bread.
Hop you are all having a wonderful week.
I'll be joining Susan