Friday, August 21, 2015
Ants, Ants, And More Ants!
I wasn't laughing the beginning of summer when it came to ants...we had a horrible infestation of those little critters. I thought we would never get rid of them. I am hoping they will have found a new home before fall when they start looking for more foods.
Actually my inspiration came from some fabric and a valance I found at Savers back early spring. I asked my friend Joen to make double sided napkins for me. There wasn't enough material to make a tablerunner so I have used a red/white polka dotted one over a white table cloth.
The centerpiece is made up of candles/candle holders, large and small ant tea light holders, a ladybug and a pitcher full of black and white straws instead of flowers, so I don't have to spend hours chasing a certain fat cat off the table.
The plate stack begins with a black woven place mat, the white scalloped wood charger from Pier One followed by a bright red BH&G dinner plate, a red/white Royal Stafford salad plate and finally a black Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage leaf berry dish that my sister, Judy found on Etsy that came directly from Portugal. I also got 3 red berry bowls, but I think they are a different red than the ones available in the States...so I probably won't ever be able to acquire a 4th one!
The glassware is the ever popular bee glassware from TJMaxx about 6-7 years ago.
The flatware is cherry red handled Oxford Hall Fashion Wear. I love this flatware and have it in all the colors that were made.
We have been on pins and needles the past few weeks waiting for a diagnosis for my husband, Howard. We found out today that he has Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma with Burkitt-like features. He will begin aggressive chemo starting on August 31, so if I disappear you will know why.
Thanks for visiting today, come back next time.
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