Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Graduation Celebration!

A few weeks ago my older daughter Carmen graduated Salem College. We have had a wonderful time celebrating!


I am linking this post to Tablescape Thursday sponsored by Susan at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH!


Thanks Susan for hosting Tablescape Thursday every week!

The celebrations started Friday night at the Baccalaureate Service followed by the President's Reception.

The next morning we had the Graduation Ceremony outside in the May Dell. It was a little rainy, but that didn't put a damper on our happiness!


After a luncheon at the college, we moved here out of her dorm and into her first apartment! She starts her first "real" job July 1st and we are all excited for her.

Then it was back to our hometown for a dinner at our house. Our theme was Daisies, since that is the college official flower.


Here is the foyer table with the epergne filled with daisies and hydrangeas.

Here is the dining room table loaded down with the food.

Graduation Table

Here are some close ups of the centerpiece.





Dining Room Mantle


Happy Graduation Cake!


The Sun Room with Paper Daisies all around


Daisies in the Parlor

A good time was had by all - especially the graduate and her proud parents!


Tricia said...

What a wonderful celebration! I know your daughter was thrilled with all the special touches you added. I love all the daisies, especially, and that centerpiece is so unusual and pretty! Congratulations to your daughter, and to you! Glad she has a job!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Congratulations to you all! What a grand occasion to celebrate.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

A graduation is truly a time to celebrate. I love the graduation tree you've used. Looks great. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Congratulations for Carmen. I guess, this special day was topped with that nice decorations, yummy cake and a lot of fun. Have never seen before such a centerpiece like am moneytree or a wishtree. That looks very versatile.
Greetings, Johanna

Barbara said...

Congratulations to you all! I really like your centerpiece.

Lana Kim White Austin said...

Congratulations to her and you!!! How wonderful! And all the daisy motif pieces you incorporated, as well as the graduation elements, are all fantastic!!

Great job and again, congratulations!!!

Hugs, Lana

Marigene said...

What a happy time, congratulations on the graduation! Your epergne is gorgeous filled with daisies and hydrangea..

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Congratulations Carmen! Oh My! I love that daisy-filled epergne! It's gorgeous! I should have gone to this university, since daisies are a favorite of mine. Your house looks so pretty with the daisies everywhere. You created such a pretty day full of memories for the graduate. laurie

Bill said...

Fresh as the proverbial daisy! What a happy event, and what a beautiful table! Thank you for sharing it with us!


Kathleen Ellis said...

Beautiful! Love the use of daisies and I LOVE the epergne...lovely!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful weekend~
;-D Kathleen