Now that I’m home, I have a confession to make. HH and I took a short trip to Chicago early this week. America is truly the beautiful, and we love to take it all in. HH loves to drive and drive and drive (while I nap and nap and nap – wink).
We left early Monday morning after the wind destroyed our beautiful flower blooms. While gone, I wrote the What’s Blooming Wednesday #22 post for you yesterday.
I hadn’t intended to publish a post today, and certainly not a tablescape post. But, when we got home late last night, I had a sudden burst of energy and was inspired to set this table for you today. (It must have been all those refreshing naps in the car!)
There’s lots to do today in The Land of Making Do. HH is mowing quickly this morning before more rain arrives. (Notice my dark pictures. Sorry, that’s what happens on cloudy days.)
I’m heading out to replant the arbor vitae and eucalyptus tree that blew over Sunday night. Since my flowers are gone, this flowered table-cloth will do.
I went to the porch this morning and cut some sprigs of apple mint. I wish you could smell the scent…heavenly!
Last week, PAM (Painter Artist Mom) and I visited a thrift store in search of a bargain or two.
I found these bread and butter plates – seven of them. It’s just cheap stoneware, but definitely worth it for three bucks.
I had a really fun time last week…a visit with my parents, and then home for a visit from my other mom, the mom of my best friend during teen years. She’ll always be a part of my life. I’m so blessed to have a wonderful mother, and a bonus mom, too.
Mom 2 wanted me to display the sunflower plates on my shelf, in front of these green Bordallo Pinneiro plates.
With no extra shelf groove, I tried to balance them, but crashed one to the floor. That’s why there were seven…someone knew I would break one! 😉
Have I worn out using the dot plates from T. J. Maxx?
I used an extra sunflower plate to display a ceramic dogwood under this cabinet knob cloche, an easy and fun DIY project.
I’ve never placed napkins in stems before, so I took the opportunity today. It balances the vertical of the cloche, I think. Dollar Tree is my new favorite source for stemware. They are cheap, pretty, and dishwasher safe (my favorite aspect).
Well, it’s time to get my digging digs on and get to those replanting projects. Maybe I’ll get to some weed-pulling, too.
Sorry to rush off, but I’ll be back tomorrow for a closer look at today’s center collection.
It’s always nice to travel, but it’s even better coming home!
Do you like to travel? Can you sleep well in the car, or am I the only one who’s really talented at that? Ha!
I’m sharing this post at Tablescape Thursday. It’ll be such fun!