Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rome Adventure, Part III

"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.

After cleaning up for supper, we ventured back out onto the streets to experience yet more of this magnificent city before stopping to dine.  I can't necessarily identify all the locations, so we'll just stroll together and soak in the sights.

Amazing fountains around every corner...

Imagine living right in the middle of all this panorama of history...

A street artists market, right in the middle of the plaza...

...Lots of prints, but it was worth the effort to locate street artists working on originals.  KC and I came home with several.

Stopping for a moment...
We learned that Roman authorities built fountains, buildings, memorials, etc. that were make the Roman citizens feel small...powerless.  See what I mean.

It's been a glorious day...

 Sweet Mister suggested that we stop at The Exselsior for a cocktail.  He remembered coming here when he spent time in Rome during college days.

 Sophisticated...gorgeous...and staffed with friendly people.  It was a relaxing and enjoyable moment.  Now it was time to head for dinner.  Join me next time as we continue our Rome adventure.

I think that any season is the right time to ponder magical moments spent during long dreamed of visits to foreign lands.  How about you?  With thankfulness for her dedication and efforts, I'm joining the multi-talented Tablescaper for her meme Oh the Places I've Been..  Don't miss out on this marvelous blog party.  See you there!  

You can check out KC's music at, 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!  

Entertaining Women
Entertaining Women

Hello, I'm Cherry Kay I was 40 before I realized that I am an artist. I love to paint, work in clay, rubber stamping, design tablescapes, entertain, and share ideas. I'm an interior designer credentials, but lots of experience.


  1. Your photos are wonderful, Cherry Kay. They always make me wanna go back. I love seeing the artists and the displays....Christine

  2. Oh how the night photos and the one of you by the huge fountain! How special to take such a trip! Thanks for sharing!
    Miss Bloomers

  3. Wow - only in my dreams. Love the chandeliers.

  4. Rome is so inspiring, I can spend a whole day just hanging out at a fountain and people watching, enjoyed your post

  5. Beautiful images, Cherry Kay! What a wonderful trip you must have had! I love the flower boxes full of bright flowers, and I don't blame you for buying original artwork. I would have done the same thing. :)

    Those fountains are spectacular, aren't they? Thanks for sharing with us. Visiting from The Tablescaper's party; have a wonderful weekend!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  6. Oh, I totally adore Italy, specially Rome and your potos make me want to go back son. Thank God hubby loves it too, so maybe next year. I love your picture! Thank you for your visit, we're back from our Flo. trip with the family and I loved it, even though it wasn't Europe, lol..but I appreciate the beauty of the good ol'USA too. Big hugs,


  7. Roman sounds wonderful.A place i always want to go.I think I will make it one day and do what Audreyhepburn did in Roman holiday.HA...HA.:):).your pictures are so look gorgeous.Love and thank you for this beautiful share...:):)

  8. It's all so beautiful Cherry Kay, and how lucky you are to travel and share your trip with us. You do look tiny in front of such huge scenes but such a powerful woman you are.

  9. I totally agree with you about soaking in the sights. It's not about checking off a list of historic destinations, but more about soaking it in!

    Great to have you at "Oh, the PLACES I've been!" Hope to see you this Friday!

    - The Tablescaper

  10. Cherry Kay, I am visiting your Rome posts again. It is fun to see the places you saw through other peoples eyes and lens!

    I am actually home now and working to get posts done on the rest of my trip. My trouble is I can't seem to condense my pics and I am exhausted after posting.


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