Did you know that March is International Women's Month? I'm doing double duty with this tablescape because it is both springy and feminine. I've been looking forward to staging this for a while but it's a little hard to stage a spring tablescape when all I have are twigs and pine branches. And then enter the Carlsons, an amazing couple at our church who brought AJ and I dinner, dessert, wine and these gorgeous white tulips because they knew we had a lot on our plates last weekend (with AJ's mom and stepdad coming out to visit Meredith and church responsibilities).
I went back to my horrible days of working at Pleasant Valley Country Club and folded the napkins like we did every day for lunch and put them in the water glass. My napkins are from Target and I desperately need to pick up some new ones... you know how white ones show every stain...
I found these adorable plates at Target probably about six years ago for a song. They came to under $5 for a set of twelve. I love Target's clearance. Or maybe I just love it when a Target employee doesn't know what he's doing and marks everything ridiculously low by accident.
Here are the flowers Dave and Linda brought us, gorgeous, right? I just love love love white flowers. Don't you think it is such a luxury to have fresh flowers in your house? I found the urn for 50 cents at a yard sale and use it constantly.
I spent a while making these this morning, it is the first time I've ever made meringues. After the mini incident where the entire house was filled with smoke because of an ultra stupid decision where I put meringes in the toaster oven and the tops turned a ridiculous shade of black, Drew and I managed to make some pretty good meringue cookies. I like to pretend I'm a TV celebrity chef when cooking and I tell Drew exactly what I'm doing. I'm pretty sure he doesn't care a lick unless I give him a lick. :)
A couple of views from our stairway:
I'm brainstorming a Valentine's Day breakfast tablescape... are you doing anything fun for Valentine's Day? AJ told me it was too early to start thinking about it, I told him if he even knew who he was talking to and then he asked me if I already had Drew's 2nd birthday planned. I said: Mostly, I know the entire color scheme... :)