Oh, how I wish that you could be in my city this time of year! It is time for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival and you are invited. Here is your special invitation:
So, when we set a table for a fun event, during the festival, we really go all out for pink.
I wished that I could have used pink cherry blossoms in the centerpiece, but I usually write and publish my Cherry Blossom Festival post, before the trees are in full bloom. However, I used several different kinds of pink flowers in various white containers.
The pink Tulips are my favorites. I put them into the tree trunk vase that I found recently, while shopping at my favorite Pine Mountain, Georgia store, Chanticleer. I once did an entire post on that wonderful shopping heaven and you can read about it HERE, in case you missed it.
I hope this photo will show you our love for pink. It is one of the opening ceremonies from a previous year and, yes, real men do wear pink - that is our Mayor, Robert Reichart, on the right cutting the (you guessed it) pink ribbon. We have pink fashion shows, pink pancakes, pink parades, even a pink dog or two! Seriously, people have been known to dye a poodle or two!
Here is a better look at the crystal. Can you see the pretty cherry blossoms etched into the Mikasa piece?
Of course, nothing on a table could ever compare with these beauties. I live very close to the farm that was owned by William A. Fickling, Sr. who started the Yoshino cherry tree craze in Macon many years ago. Each March, the part of the farm that faces the road looks like the picture above. Can you imagine??? Perhaps, you can understand why our festival is considered one of the "Top 20" in the South. You should see it once yourself - time to get pink and come on down!
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