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.
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.