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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Father's Day Dinner

First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.
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Sweet Mister and I were delighted when we received the call from our precious daughter inviting us for Father's Day Dinner at the bungalow.  It warms the cockles of my heart when I see what an amazing hostess she has become.

The table was all ready when we walked through the front door...

Sweet Mister and I were thrilled that she chose to anchor her tablescape with the beautiful pale green linen tablecloth and napkins that her daddy bought her during our wonderful stay in Sorrento, Italy.

A simple bouquet of white daisies in a silver beaker added just the right touch for the centerpiece.  The creamware pitcher, filled with iced water, was in constant action on this hot summer evening.

Dinner was served on KC's Haviland, "Ranson".  I collected a service for her when I was building my own set of this wonderful antique porcelain.  The pink floral ramekins are Limoges.  They belonged to Nana, KC's great grandmother.  The Waterford Marquis tumblers were like table jewelry in her design, and the wine goblets are their everyday crystal from Williams Sonoma.

While our gracious hostess completed last minute details, we relaxed in the kitchen sitting area and enjoyed home made bruschetta.  The antique hutch was a gift from KC's aunt and uncle.  She uses it to display her collection of Vietri, "Sorbetto".  A number of you have asked about the painted dining chairs.  I painted them for KC a number of years ago.  It blesses me that she continues to enjoy using them.

KC has become interested in cooking lately. Tonight she made a lovely chicken dish, accompanied by fresh asparagus, homemade French rolls, and homemade banana cream pie.  We dined 'high on the hog'!



It's time to take our seats at the table.  I can't think of a better way to celebrate Father's Day!


Thank you, yet again, to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting her magical meme, "Tablescape Thursday.  I'll be linking my post to "Tablescape Thursday."   Hop on over HERE and check out the myriad of marvelous tablescape designs, after 9:00 pm on Wednesdays.  You'll be glad that you made the trip...it's a wonderful adventure.


You can check out KC's music at www.kcclifford.com, on iTunes, and on YouTube.  I hope that you'll take a few minutes and give her a listen.  You'll also enjoy reading back through her blog on this site.  The girl can really write!  Her latest CD is called "Orchid."  It is available on iTunes or through her website.  I hope that you'll give her music a chance.  I know that I have zero objectivity where she is concerned, but I think that you'll fall in love with her music and her!   



20 comments:

Pondside said...

I think that one of the sweetest things is to learn that our children have watched us and have decided to follow our example. What a beautiful Father's Day celebration this must have been.

Martha said...

A very pretty table. You can tell that your DD has some of the same "genes" as you!!! And a wonderful way to celebrate Father's Day!

Poppy said...

Beautiful! KC has done a wonderful job... I'm in love with that gorgeous looking tablecloth and napkins... it looks so delicate and summery, beautiful color. And your painted chair is just so pretty, whimsical... love it! I love painted furniture. You have done a beautiful job with the chair.Thanks for sharing this pretty summer tablescape with us. Have a nice day!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Anita said...

Cherry Kay, it is obvious that she is following in your footsteps! What a beautiful table. I love those linens!! I bet it was a wonderful meal! Thanks for stopping by:-)

Marlis said...

Congratulations to your daughter. A lovely table (gorgeous cloth!!) and a wonderful meal - now that shows her genes from her delightful and artistic mom! Great chairs - wow. Thanks for sharing your wonderful memory with us. Many blessings, marlis

Marigene said...

Your daughters sets a beautiful table. Lovely, lovely tablecloth. Cute MC chair...
Have a great weekend!

mississippi artist said...

How sweet to do this for her father. She is a wonderful hostess from the looks of this table.

tammylovesdishes said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate Father's Day. Your daughter's table is truly delightful.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a beautiful table! Your daughters are so talented! The tablecloth is gorgeous! Great chairs. Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks like the perfect setting. What a pretty table your daughter set. I know you are very proud.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I can see that you and KC are equally talented! Those chairs are fabulous and I'm sure your daughter enjoys thinking of you when she sees them. Her bungalow is fabulous. I have long admired that Vietri--I noticed it as soon as the picture popped onto my screen. The linens from Sorrento are beautiful. I was there long ago, and wish I had brought back more goodies. I did bring back many happy memories! Your husband must have enjoyed this very special Father's Day! Thank you for visiting my repost--you were one of my first comments on my original post and I will always be thankful for that! Linda

Anonymous said...

Ohhh the colours are so very pretty and the food looks delish! Must have been a great Dad's Day!

Verronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Thanks for stopping in at The 2 Seasons. I bet you had a great time in Nantucket back in the 60's. It is so trendy now. Too many mcmansions instead of those charming cottages I love.

Patti said...

The photo of the asparagus made my mouth water - my fav!! Lovely tablesetting your daughter designed...Love the chair you painted! Happy 4th!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your table is such a delight. Congrats to your daughters. What a wonderful Father's Day event you all had. So warm and cozy... hugs ~lynne~

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Thumbs up for your daughters. Love the way they honour their dad.

P.S.
Been away for awhile and am back, hope for good.

Happy TS & enjoy the warm summer days.

/chie

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

What a great way for Sweet Mister (and his sweet Mrs.) to spend Father's Day! I'm sure you had a great time re-living your recent travels!

Emily said...

Your daughter's dinner for her dad on Father's Dad was so lovely. I love how she used your collections and the gorgeous tablecloth from her dad. I'm sure it was a special time. Congratulations to your daughter for her accomplishment, I know how proud you are of her. Your blog is beautiful.
Happy Fourth of July

~Emily
The French Hutch

Tess said...

This is just so sweet and charming. You've taught her well and gotten her started her on a life of charming entertaining. She did a lovely job and has some very pretty things! And dinner looks delicious!!

HHL said...

What a lovely evening you must of all had!! Your daughter's table setting was spectacular... and the food looks and sounds tres yummy!!! You are so blessed. Wishing you a wonderful 4th of July!!! xo HHL