Ah, how fast the summer is flying by!
We hear the neighborhood children talking about
school starting not long from now,
and my nephew heads to college for the first time
in just a couple of short weeks.
However, I am not letting go of summer one stinkin' bit!
There is nice bright SUNSHINE here today!!!!
So, to celebrate summer I am sharing a pretty simple
with a garden and butterfly theme.
I found these fantastic butterfly plates
the last time I went thrifting-
and they match my stoneware dinner plates so well
I just had to add them to my ever-growing collection.
Who knows, I may sell them, I usually do-
but for now I am enjoying them with you!
They pick up that odd color of green that has a hint of blue to it;
a neat color, but a bit difficult to match up.
I am beyond thrilled.
Hand painted stemware works well to complement the theme.
I usually keep two chairs each to the sides and
one chair on each end of the dining table.
This time I put them all across from one another,
on the sides - thinking the ends would be a good place
to place my tea/coffee tray on one end
and another tray of condiments, etc. on the other.
I really like this new chair arrangement.
Isn't it funny how simple changes add so much sometimes?
I usually keep to six chairs out all the time.
We do have two more that we keep stored
until we have a larger party of folks over.
These days most of my fun dish and glassware sets
are in numbers of 6 and not 8,
as I usually keep to entertaining six
as a more frequent number.
I've found the extra room at the table
(especially for afternoon teas)
works so much better.
Tea trays and 3 tiered servers take up so much room.
Thus, I keep to six most of the time now.
Even if it isn't tea I am hosting,
having the added room has spoiled me.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
Yes, you - my dear friends- are truly welcome at my table.
As always, thank you for your visit.