Friday, May 19, 2017

A Forgotten Tablescape with Daisies

I thought maybe you might like to see this, long forgotten post, from the summer of 2013 when we first moved into our new home in N.C.   
 I can't believe that I forgot to share it with you!

We met a wonderful couple when we first moved into our North Carolina home. Mike and Eileen were the first ones to welcome us, to our new neighborhood, with open arms. A thoughtful bottle of wine with an immediate invite to come over to sit on their porch and see their gorgeous inlet view. 

An immediate friendship was made and a hospitality payback was due! 

 Daisies were the featured highlight, on the table, for our evening of getting acquainted.

My favorite, red and white, tablecloth from Country Living and daisy napkin rings were the inspiration for the beginning of summer tablescape.

  A trio of white ironstone pitchers held daisy and hydrangea bouquets.

 The daylight pics were really pretty.
 I so wish that I had taken some by the gorgeous candlelight!

A single, vintage, candlestick adorned with jute and twine complimented the centerpiece display.

Four, ivory damask, place mats (just $3 from the Salvation Army) added another layer to the place settings with daisy napkin rings.

Another $3 find...three sets of vintage, silver plate, salt and pepper shakers in a tiny, one inch, size.

"Grandma's," silver plate, flatware came out to show off their splendor...

as did her sparkling crystal.

 I see a lot of changes in the room since we first moved in.

 A collection of brown transferware in my wheelbarrow was my simplest bay window display that I've done.

 "Chef Ralph," you know him as my honey, made us his "to die for" chicken Francese. He makes it with sherry and little, secret's always a tender, juicy, mouth-watering hit!

The meal was a success and a bond was made, that keeps us close, with our dear, sweet friends to this day!

 Love, Hugs, and Kisses,
and Gucci, too!

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