A place to share my love for fabric, paper and dishes!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Happy National Ice Cream Day!!!

We can not go by without celebrating one of my favorite things - Ice Cream!!
So when National Ice Cream day rolls around - We celebrate!
This was the perfect day for eating some ice cream.
Not so good for taking photos of it,  it was melting pretty fast!
Half the fun are the toppings, the extras, the sprinkles!
I had some eager volunteers to finish off the ice cream when I was done taking photos.
This is my favorite photo!!  Yum!
I hope you were able to indulge a little.

Thanks for stopping by!
Ann


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Fish Dinner!

We are having dinner with the fish, instead of a fish dinner!
One of my favorite things about living on this lake, is that early in the morning you can hear all the fish jumping!  If you are alert, you can see the fish jumping out of the water.
 While I don't live in the south, it always reminds me of the song Summertime by George Gershwin.
Summertime
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high
This is from Porgy and Bess, many may know the musical film, but the original music score is an opera.  I like to sing this on my balcony when I hear the fish jumping,  but I am a horrible singer, and I really slaughter such a beautiful song!!
So while my fish aren't jumping, they are my centerpiece to these plates that slightly resemble fish scales and fish eyeballs!!  Yep, I tend to see things in a different light than others!!

I made some little tags for my napkins and just tied them on with some thin rope.
The bamboo flatware reminded me of the bamboo fishing pole I used to fish with when I was a little girl!
I just now noticed the two flies that dropped by to check out my table!
Oh Well,
I hope the livin' is easy for you this summer!

Thanks for stopping by,
Ann

Sources:
Napkins - Kohls
Tablecloth - HomeGoods
Wood Chargers - World Market about 3 years ago
White Plates - Pier One
Rusty orange plates - Threshold - Target - several years ago
Patterned Plates - 222Fifth, Myan Jewel - HomeGoods
Bamboo flatware - Pottery Barn on Clearance several years ago
Fish - Marshall's last summer

I am linking up to the following parties:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French County Cottage