Hi everyone! I just celebrated a "significant" birthday and my husband sent me shopping. What did I buy? Lot of lovely dishes of course! I was also gifted lovely dishware from my children! Additionally, I was given a wonderful surprise party by my children, husband, mother-in-law and sister. Tati, the blogger instigated the party! Thanks Tati and thanks to everyone who made my day so special.
All of my new dishes will show up, sooner or later, on a tablescape. One of the things I bought was these lovely lemon and pear plates. I bought eight of these plates for a ridiculously low price! I adore lemons....the smell, the look, and the taste of lemons.
Also I wanted to note that I reached 100 FOLLOWERS today!! Coincidentally, ironically, and appropriately, my sister Jackie, who is a new blogger, became my 100th follower! I have been inspired by her kitchen skills and her giving and caring ways. She has a sign in her home that says something to the effect that "My life should be like a pair of shoes...worn up in service." I think she reflects the essence of the sign perfectly. There is a link to her blog on the left side of my blog.
First, I want to start with a candy appetizer. My daughter, Tati the blogger, gave me a new apothecary jar for my birthday. I filled it with lemon heads tonight. Please have one!
Why not add a lemon to each plate?
I added a white fruit embossed plate and a square white plate.
We often have lemons or limes in our waterglasses at dinner. How about you?
Here's an overhead view!
Before you leave, please have a slice of cake. Here's a peak of it!
Here's a full view of the cake....Lemon Cornmeal Cake. It is a favorite with our family. I will be posting the recipe and instructions for the cake on my blog tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!
I am posting this with Tablescape Thursday at Susan's blog Between Naps on the Porch where you will be inspired to set a better table!
Lemon and Pear Plates: Roberts Arts and Crafts
Fruit Dinner Plate: Gift
Square Plates: Tai Pan Trading
Green Stemware: Dollar Store
Green Placemats: Wal-Mart
Yellow Napkins: Wal-Mart
Apothecary Jar: Tai Pan Trading