Tuesday, November 24, 2015

We Are Very Thankful This Holiday Season!

We have recently found out that Howard's cancer is in remission! He still has to finish out the six chemo series. He has the rest of this week and the last series will start the week of December 14.

His cancer is a fairly rare type of aggressive, double-hit Non Hodgkins lymphoma (Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma with Burkitt like features). There is a great possibility he may have to undergo an autologous stem cell transplant after the first of the year. His oncologist will be doing a round table tonight with 20 other experts in the field on Howard's case.

Thank you everyone that has said a prayer or sent well wishes...they definitely worked!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Quackers Have Arrived!

The quackers have arrived, while outside the other day, a flock of geese flew over...just hearing them reminded me of the BP Mallard duck plates I bought several months ago. Also, we have seen several ducks on nearby ponds. I decided to get busy setting a table...kept finding something to add here and there.

Each placesetting began with the white wood chargers followed by mocha Gracious Goods dinner plates, Bordallo Pinheiro Mallard duck salad plate and finally Mallard duck covered mini soup tureen/casseroles.

The glassware is Whitehall by Colony iced tea/water.

I have used the wood handled flatware.

The forest green cotton napkins are held with 2 different napkin rings...wood ducks and ceramic Mallards.

There is also a large Mallard tureen to go with the  mini tureens that I have used as the centerpiece. The stamp on the bottom is what looks like the letter S and Made in Portugal. One set of candle holder are wood with birch bark candles and the others are glass cylinders filled with Vermont acorns and green candles. I also added the cute Bur Oak acorns around.

Thanks for taking the time to visit today...hope you will return the next time.

I will join Table It at Rustic & Refined.

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Last Gasp Of Summer

The last gasp of summer is upon us here in the midwest. There is still a very small amount of green to be seen in the lawns and along roadsides. The leaves are bright and beautiful, but have started falling. When this happens we know that fall has arrived, for sure.

I decided to do a green and white table with a tiny bit of orange in the way of mini pumpkins.

Thanks for visiting today, hope you will return next time.