Everything was in place for a pretty meal — the kind where you have your best friends over for a few laughs, chit chat, and a low calorie salad followed by chocolate dessert.
My table was set with new plates,
my best silver, and red glasses for sparkling water or a little bubbly.
My ruby red antique bowls
were ready for a thimble sized serving of cream soup,
and chunky mugs would hold something warming,
as the temps were in the single and negative digits and a blizzard was on its way.
Dainty hearts sprinkled across the white cloth
set the mood for the simple girls’ Valentine luncheon,
and there were even (you’ll have to believe me on this) two dozen red tulips in a white vase, ready to open in two days just in time for the party!
I was smitten with the sheer prettiness of this simple red and white table.
Today, for the first time, I was well enough to take a look at this sad sight.
The tulips of course, needed to go before photos.
But ready to stand in was one of my new favorites!
Although she is not a swan, she certainly has the air and grace of one.
Centerpieces must be equally attractive from all sides to make the final cut on my tables,
and this Goose shows her tail feathers with all the confidence of a girl who knows
she looks good from that view too.
(She is actually a gravy boat, one of the 6 Geese-a-Laying, from the PB 12 Days of Christmas collection)
I don’t think this table is going to make it to the “really used” list, so I’ll just make a few adjustments and hopefully it will be ready to welcome Will home this weekend! I know he won’t want hearts and glitter and pretty dishes, but the placemats can be a starting point for something … and maybe breadsticks in my Goose … but first I must rest.
Of course, neither 22” of snow nor a mom with the flu stops Nellie’s expectations of ball time, so she will be delighted to see her boy!
I hope you are healthy and enjoying a happy, loving Valentine’s week.
Stay away from your friends with the FLU!
It is NOT fun!
note to self : flu shot next year!