Susan at Between Naps has made a special request for her readers to help celebrate Tablescape Thursday #500 by creating a post that features some of our favorite tablescape designs from the past. Sounds like fun to me! Here we go; come on in and join us...
I Have a Seat at My Table Reserved Just for You, July 7, 2010
This was my very first post for Entertaining Women. I chose to share this one because it represents my introduction to blog world.
Stop By For a Bowl of Home Made Chicken Noodle Soup
I chose to share this post for three reasons. 1. It definitely set the scene for readers to know that I am a died in the wool 'blue and white girl'. 2. I really like the sepia tone picture that I used. 3. I so appreciated the comment from Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements. Bill hasn't posted for quite a long time, but I've never forgotten his beautiful work and his kind comments. I really miss him in blog world. (Bill, I always wonder if you are quietly reading our posts. I hope that you are well and enjoying life.)
Red, White, and Blue Luncheon, July 18, 2010
I chose this post because this was the first of the luncheons that I hosted for my dear sorority sisters. At this premier event, I hosted 16 guests. In October of 2018, I'll host the fifth luncheon for my sisters. The last two luncheons I set tables for 75-80 ladies. I wonder how many we'll have in attendance this year? I'm so excited!
Snow Bird, December, 2010
I could have included a majority of the posts from 2010, but I have 7 more years to cover! I've never forgotten this one, though, so another peek at 2010. My inspirations: 1. Christmas, oh how I love Christmas. 2. Cuisine Kathleen had given us a challenge to create a tablescape in all white. I love a good challenge, and I adore Kathleen. Kathleen is no longer posting, at least regularly, and I miss her so. She's an amazing cook, and she's dedicated to her loved ones. She's quite a role model. I've never forgotten her. 3. My Garden Friends Bible study group. This luncheon was for them. I love them so much. They are my dearest friends.
Amethyst and Toile
I love a good color story. I've never forgotten this one. And I love the opportunity to pull out my wedding china. We're finally into 2011. Whew!
My inspiration: 1. Lunch for my precious Garden Friends after we finished our Bible study for the day. 2. I love my individual chicken casseroles. It was fun to create my Hen Party.
Al Fresco Blue
Out here on the prairie we never know when we'll have gorgeous weather for dining al fresco, and when it arrives, I can hardly wait to set a table on the back porch. Also, I wanted to share the eggs that I painted with my friends. I've always remembered this centerpiece and the tablecloth that I made.
Cream of the Crop
Inspiration: 1. Another opportunity to set tables for my precious sorority sisters. This time we sat 56. 2. A beautiful day in the back yard.
Tables for Two
Inspiration: 1. Tables for Two is a fun two for one post. A blog friend and I both publish a blog centered on some element that we each have in our tablescaping 'tools' closet. 2. Today we both created tablescapes using the same Ballet Dot tablecloth and napkins. I'll always remember my blog friend Rett from The Gazebo House.
Best Laid Plans
My inspiration: 1. Sweet Mister was entertaining a group of hunting friends. I'll always remember it because "Man makes plans, and God laughs."
The inspirations I'll always remember: 1. My family and the generous family treasures for me to steward until it's time for the next generation to enjoy and care for them. 2. My precious Garden Friends, my prayer warriors, my always friends. I haven't traveled very far through the blogs that I've shared on Tablescape Thursday, but I fear I may overstay your generous welcome. Perhaps you'll find time to travel further through my archives. If you do, thank you!
Thanks to Susan @ Between Naps On the Porch for dedicating so much of her time to host us at Tablescape Thursday. I've met so many wonderful blog friends because of her generous efforts. Take a spot of time and pop over to Tablescape Thursday right now. I think you'll find yourself in tablescape heaven!