Happy Birthday, Johnny Appleseed
My first grade grandson is learning about Johnny Appleseed this week and told me yesterday
that his teacher used math to figure out how old Johnny would be if he were still alive.
"Imagine that!" I said. "Math CAN be useful."
(Though I've never met her, I'm now a big supporter.)
At any rate, here's the table.
I went to dinner at a friend's recently and loved her mattress ticking tablecloth, so had to run to
JoAnne's and get me some material for our mini table. My friend used black placemats on her
outdoor tablescape that evening and it was very striking.
Now that I'm looking at the picture, I'm thinking I should have done that.
I'm also thinking I should have smoothed the tablecloth out a bit better too!
I got a couple of those little ramekins last year. Wish I'd have gotten four.
I see that Pottery Barn is now calling them dipping bowls. Or does that just mean they're not oven proof?
Only use these salad plates a couple of times a year, but I'm crazy about them.
They're from the 70s. Remember when everything had a big botanical print on it - mostly sunflowers,
but lots of fruit prints too?
And finally, the center/side piece. Candles (which I've had for, oh I don't know, maybe 6 or 7 years)
are elevated on upside down wine goblets.
Now here's just one of the reasons it can be fun trying to make due with what you have.
We have a big family bible, but it's much too big for the centerpiece. So I grabbed an old paperback
that looked to be about the right size, spayed it black and pasted a title on it.
During the spraying process, I noticed its original title. --------------> Lolita.
Oh, the Lord is good to me . . . .