I cannot believe that it has been so long, since I have posted on this blog! So many things have been happening like:
A trip to the annual Dogwood Antique Show and Sale in tiny Leslie, Georgia, where I found some treasures and ran into my old friend, Malcolm Argo. You may remember Mr. Argo from the post I did on the Scott's Antique Show in Atlanta. If you missed that one, you need to read about this interesting gentleman - it will probably give you a laugh. Charming does not begin to describe him! You can find that post HERE.
Other exciting events have been occurring in my city like...
Our own Mercer Bears defeating Duke in the March Madness college basketball tournament (!!) and:
The Cherry Blossom Festival, which began March 21st and ends the day that I am writing this (March 30th).
I made another trip to Pine Mountain with my sister. I just cannot seem to stay away from that town! Another visit to Chanticleer and a couple more tablescaping items! Your can read about that wonderful store HERE.
Looking at the photos from Pine Mountain, I cannot believe that I have never done a post on the Rose Cottage there. It is incredible and where we usually eat breakfast and lunch, when we are visiting. This is a great excuse for another visit. I will try to write all about it in a future post, soon! On our way home, we stopped at the Court Square Cafe in Greenville, Georgia and had the most delicious Caramel Pecan Pie. We lived in Greenville, when we were young and this cafe deserves its own post, too. Wow, so many posts, so little time!!! If you cannot wait to read about it, the Court Square Cafe is on Facebook.
I have also been enjoying a visit from my oldest granddaughter whose favorite colors are purple and gray. This purple table has been set in her honor!
While the centerpiece certainly looks like spring and there are spring flowers blooming here, it is supposed to be 39 degrees in the morning. I usually complain that we never have a spring - we usually go straight from winter to summer around here. This year, however, I think we are keeping winter temperatures all year!! So much for global warming - lol!!
My Royal Doulton "Malvern" luncheon plates set the mood for the purple spring table. This pattern was made for a very long time from 1939 until 1961. I love all of the colors on the plates and, in addition to the purple, there is, also, a bit of gray for my granddaughter! Under the "Malvern" plates (Goodwill finds!) are purple Pyrex "Festiva" dinner plates from eBay.
Sferra "Dusty" napkins in the lilac color from Horchow and Dragonfly napkin rings from Steinmart, hopefully, help with the spring feeling!
I added twisted stem water goblets from an unknown maker and purple balloon stems from Pier I.
I am delighted that my granddaughter's favorite colors gave me the inspiration for this table. I had fun setting it and thinking about spring - BUT... Oh, wherefore art thou, Spring????
(the best I could do in my yard for spring flowers - thankful for the Redbud tree!!)
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