Monday, November 20, 2006

Wedding Shower

Yesterday afternoon we hosted a wedding shower here at the schoolhouse. The bride's mother is such a wonderful lady--one of those women I want to be like when I grow up. The bride herself is a lovely, quiet, red-head, and it was delightful to host a party for them.

These cups and saucers were for hot cider, my big hit of the season. Again, I was surprised to see how much *everyone* loves cider! In fact, after all the guests were gone, the engaged couple and their best friends lingered in the kitchen drinking the last of the second urnful, talking and laughing.

I realized when setting things out on the table how convenient it is that all my "party things" go together easily--the dishes all complement each other, the napkins and linens are all similar enough to blend nicely without matching perfectly. That makes setting out a party table very simple--I just pull out whatever seems right and it seems to work.

Here I laid ivory and white tablecloths over the table, and got out white and gold china. I used a casserole dish for the centerpiece. I cut floral oasis to fit roughly, and took a dozen white-with-touches-of-green roses from the grocery store. I trimmed their stems to two inches and filled the bowl. Then cut a big handful of rosemary from the garden and used sprigs to fill in the bare spaces. Beautiful and clean-smelling!


Anonymous said...

That is soo beautiful! I really enjoy seeing your simple yet beautiful ideas. I wanted to tell you that I made your schoolhouse gingerbread, and doughnuts last week. The kids loved them both!
Happy Thnksgiving to you and yours!
Christina Gomez

Proverbs3122 said...

Your photos look as though they are from a magazine, like Victorias of the past. So lovely!
Shelley Jo

Lisa said...

Lucky couple. This is really beautiful.

Magistra Mommy said...

Lovely, Anna! Simple elegance is best. :o)

G.L.H. said...

Very simple and beautiful. Just lovely...

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