Tablescape Thursday - Celebration Dinner With Family
Last Sabbath my niece, Ashley, was baptized. My aunt came in by bus from New York to join my sister, her husband, Ashley and her brother. My mother and I were there also. When we got home from church in Boston, the only thing on anyone’s mind was FOOD. Normally, the table would have been set from Friday, but since there had been a plumbing emergency, the table was not ready when we arrived at my sister’s home.
This tablesetting was a group effort. As the food was being heated after church, my sister, her son, and I set about getting the table ready. In between a few photos were taken of the newly baptized girl with her loving relatives. Knowing that any minute the eating would begin, I took a quick photo of one side of the table, as the table setting work continued: Besides two tall candlebras at each end, the centerpiece included a tall burgundy and gilt urn with two burgundy candles in silk bags on either side. All is set on a beaded holiday table runner. My sister enjoys adding and adding to the tablesetting. So she added two egg-shaped music boxes at the extreme ends of the candelabras. They are jeweled and enamelled and play "the Dance of the Flowers from The Nutcracker ballet. The place setting is 222 Fifth “Belize” dinner plates on gilt chargers, golden flatware, and Italian goblets. (My 23-year old nephew put the forks on the right side of the plates, and laughed in surprise as I transferred them over to the left!) This had to be the most rushed table setting ever! We usually spend a long time adding and arranging things until it looks just right. Photo of the cake made by a friend of the family for Ashley’s baptism. Besides the cake there were two pies and Grape Nut ice cream for dessert.
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In this blog I will be sharing my ventures into the worlds of a collector with multiple enthusiasms. At Oak Rise Cottage there are collections such as items with pineapple motif, blue and white dishes and fabrics, tablesetting components, books in both regular and miniature editions, fruit motif items, Christmas holiday accessories, and so on...The pineapple evokes a hostess' love of sharing house and home with family and friends. Guests to Oak Rise Cottage share the collector's bounty -- based on my view that the house should express the personality and interests of the owner.
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I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, daughter, big sister to 3 sisters and 1 brother, aunt to 7 nephews and 3 nieces, godmother to one boy, one girl, grand-aunt to two grandnieces, four grandnephews, friend to dear ones scattered across US and abroad. I am also a collector with multiple enthusiasms; and lately web logger. My loved ones are often referenced in my posts. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts about my collections, thrifting and thrifted decor, and inspirational thoughts.
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting." This quote is from a postcard I keep on the side of my refrigerator. It shows a white bird soaring against a blue sky.