I recently had a gathering of friends for a dinner party. The best part of planning a party is decorating the table. I used a paper tablecloth from Caspari that you would never know was paper. I love my Tattersall dinner plates from MacKenzie-Childs. I bought them after using them for my tabletop setting for the Designer Showcase/Tabletop Tour De Force I did for MacKenzie-Childs (see my website for pictures of the tabletop). I stuck in thistle that I dried from my niece’s wedding flower arrangements into my flower centerpiece. I love thistle – Being purple is a perk as it’s one of my favorite colors!
Having friends over for the superbowl. What are you doing for the superbowl?
What a glorious day today. I love winter because it makes us appreciate the warm days so much more. Topping off above 60 degrees today I went for an early morning walk with a friend. Winter gives me the ability to sit back and relax more than in the summer. On the weekends, I love lighting a fire, turning on various lamps for ambience and making a wonderful pot of soup or stew for dinner that has been simmering on the stove all day. The anticipation of all the bulbs coming up that I planted in the fall creates an excitment in my heart. But for now, I will sit back and enjoy a good book in front of the fire.
Did you get out and enjoy the day today?
I always love creating a donation for the Everson Festival of Trees held each year in Syracuse, New York. This year I decided to create a centerpiece. A candle, inserted in the middle of the faux greens, jeweled fruit, leopard feathers, glittered leaves and red bendable curls added sparkle to the piece. The centerpiece sold the night of the opening preview party and I visualized seeing it on top of a stand in the middle of a Holiday Open House gracefully cascading down amongst wonderfully displayed appetizers. Enjoy!