Heavenly Lily of the Valley Transplanted for me by my sisters from our mothers garden at our childhood home.
Exquisite little bells that bloom for a few short weeks in May.
This is the view out my sewing room window.
My sister also shared her
Rhododendron from my parents old home.
I set up the sofa table for dessert again. If you remember, I had lilacs here last week. Those are now done for the year.
We had dinner guests join us on Tuesday night. I've been entertaining a LOT lately! I hate to put away all my dishes so once they're clean, I just set the table all over again. I added silver chargers this time to give the china a different look.
I cut some of my iris for the centerpiece to start the evening, then switched to some lily of the valley in a silver cup for the sake of easy conversation.
See my candle with all the French words? I benchmarked the idea from Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict. Thanks Deb...I've done several sets already!
The reason you don't see any candles in the candle holders is because I put mine in the freezer a few hours before company arrives. It keeps them from dripping during the dinner party. Old Heloise trick that works!
Speaking of dripping... even though it was HOT this weekend (unheard of in Ohio in May!) I got all my pots planted along with 16 tomato, 2 eggplant & 2 pepper plants.
I. AM. DONE!
I made a new cover for my bench cushion out of damask-looking Sunbrella® fabric.
It was pretty sad before hand.
The peonies have just started to open so be sure to stop by later this week to see some Nifty Thrifty Treasures filled with PINK & PURPLE!
I'm a critical care RN & was married 28 yrs to a warm & funny family practice physician, who passed away 2-7-15. I wish we had found each other sooner, so we could have loved each other longer.
I have 1 daughter & am called "Nana Rett" by her 3 children, my 2 grandsons & 1 delightful granddaughter. (Hubby had 12 grands & 3 great-grands, too)
I enjoy sewing, quilting, smocking & embroidering clothing for them along with playing tennis for exercise and do throw an occasional dinner party just to keep my cooking skills from getting too rusty!
I hope your creativity will be nurtured here.
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