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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Royal Wedding Tablescape

We are having some fun this weekend with the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and and Meghan Markle coming up this Saturday.

We have a local brewery named Royal Docks that my girlfriend, Kim, had made arrangements for a bunch of us to tour and do a beer tasting - not even realizing that she planned this for the same day as the Royal Wedding.  Once we found out our tour is the same day as the wedding, we decided to make a whole Royal Day out of this!

 Kim's mother is from England so she lent me this wonderful tea towel from the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977.

 I quickly through a table together with her tea towel and some Union Jack tea bag holders I bought at World Market for the wedding watching breakfast that us ladies will be enjoying at 5am!
(needless to say  - none of our husbands wanted to join us for this part of the day!)
The salad plates are made in England and came with a little Union Jack sticker on them - so I cut off the writing and just stuck the flag sticker on the napkins!
What's an English celebration without a few scones!!  Which I found very hard to find - I would have thought every bakery would have scones made this week - but no!!! I should have just baked them myself but I needed to take these pictures quick before the roses died!!
I was afraid if I waited one more day with these poor roses - I would come down to just petals on the table.  You see my husband buys me these roses - which is nice, I am not complaining - but he gets them at work where a guy comes to his office selling them for the Kiwanis.  So, it is very convenient for him and it goes to a good cause.  But my husband forgot to bring them home on Friday - then again on Monday.  So by Tuesday night I wasn't sure if they would have much life left in them!


 All is good - and we won't really be using this table setting because things have grown!
I now have about 10 ladies coming early in the morning from some wedding viewing fun, so I will do a buffet style food setting. 
I better get off the computer and start baking scones!!

Will you be watching the wedding?
I work part time at a Bridal Salon - so this wedding will be a trend setting event - as all royal weddings tend to be!!  So I feel a duty to watch!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Ann

I am linking up at:
Tablescape Thursday @Between Naps on the Porch

Monday, May 14, 2018

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Time

Wow! Time flies!  We enjoyed a trip to Magnolia Market several weeks ago and I am just getting time to share a few snippets from our trip.  This herb table was inspired by the Magnolia Seed + Supply where I picked up some seed packets.
They have the most gorgeous gardens on the grounds of the Silos.
These are the kind of gardens that you just drool over and wish you could have in your back yard!

But to be honest with you, we were there at 8:00am and there were at least three employees tending to these vegetable and flower beds.  So unless you can hire a few gardeners, it's not likely the average gardener can get these kinds of results!!!  But a girl can dream!
Or - she can just used the seeds on a tablescape!!!
I can handle an herb garden of this size!!
I would like to try planting these seeds and see if I have any luck.
Here is a little peak inside the Magnolia Seed + Supply!
Everything was just gorgeous! I wish I could have bought one of everything, but I opted not to spend $50 on a sprinkling can and just picked up a few cheap seed packets.
I will have a few more posts in the next week or so about more on our trip to Magnolia Market and the Magnolia Table.  So if you are crazy about Chip and Joe, like we are - stop back- I will be giving some tips on visiting Waco.

Thanks for stopping by!
Ann

Sources:
Tablecloth - Homegoods a couple months ago
Polka dot napkins & flatware - Homegoods several years ago
Striped/floral napkins - Butterchurn Kitchenwares, Walnut Creek, Ohio several years ago
White dinner and salad plates - Satin Weave by Oneida - Dutch Valley Gifts, Sugar Creek, Ohio
Green plaid and striped appetizer plates - Pier 1 Imports - on sale a couple months ago
Sprinkling can napkin rings - The Peddler, Walnut Creek, Ohio
Chargers - Pier 1 Imports - a christmas gift several years ago
Green stemware - World Market about 5 years ago

I am linking up to the following parties:
The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict
Celebrate your Story @ Celebrate & Decorate
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo!

I always enjoy setting a Cinco de Mayo table because of the chance to play with so much color.
I have had several different Cinco de Mayo tables featuring peppers over the years!  So I decided on going with fruit this year.
 My centerpiece consists of clay pots,  faux cactus,  faux flowers but honest to goodness real fruit!

After trying to stack up every colorful combination of plates, I finally decided to just use my Dollar Tree plates from years ago.
I found these napkins and place mats in the clearance section at Pier 1 a couple of years ago - I used these same place mats last year.
I know most Cinco de Mayo tables have margarita's on them - but we are kind of into tasting different beers right now.  We have had several new micro breweries pop up around us and we enjoy sampling all the craft beer.
Whether you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo or the Kentucky Derby this year - 
it's going to be an eventful weekend.
I hope you get the chance to enjoy some of the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!
Ann

Sources:
Place mats and Napkins - Pier 1 on clearance several years ago
Flatware - Pottery Barn on clearance several years ago
Rattan Chargers and Napkin Rings - Pier 1 several years ago but still available
Rattan cups - World Market last week

I will be linking up to:
Wow us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage