Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Flag Day and the Fourth!

Here is a patriotic table to carry our family from Flag Day to the Fourth of July!

I love these place mats and napkins, which were a gift!

I just bought these salt and peppers from Sur La Table. I have had the glasses and goblets and Colonial Shell flatware for years.

My centerpiece is on a glass cake plate with lots of stars scattered about.

My dining room tea cart is decked out in red, white and blue...

and so is my tea table in the parlor!

I will be joining Let's Dish with Cuisine Kathleen and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Happy Graduation Emily!

In late May, my younger daughter Emily graduated from Salem College.We are so proud of her! At the end of the graduation ceremony, everyone throws confetti.

The night before, after the Baccalaureate service at historic Home Moravian Church, there was a reception in the backyard of the President's house in Old Salem. Here are some pictures of the fabulous floral arrangements.

Salem's official flower is the daisy, so as gifts for her friends, Emily and I quilled daisies for a wreath.

Here is the graduate in front of Main Hall with her hand-painted mortarboard and daisy dress!

The next weekend, we had a party at our home to celebrate. The epergne in our foyer contained daisies (of course) and hydrangea and yellow yarrow.

On the mantle in our billiards room, I had my gold ornament tree with graduation ornaments and surrounded by a daisy garland.

Here is a picture of my dining room table, which was covered with a yellow cloth with paper daisies and graduation confetti all over it. The centerpiece arrived a day ahead as a very thoughtful gift from one of our neighbors!
I used yellow and blue plastic ware for the party.

The porch is always a popular gathering spot at parties.....

...especially when the gardenias are in bloom!

One more thing! Here is an edited copy of our Graduation Party invitations. The bottom has my address and phone number so I cropped it out, but it was beautifully hand lettered by a very talented friend with a stationery business! Please visit her site at

And if any of this looks familiar, you may be remembering this POST, from when my older daughter graduated from Salem College three years ago!

I will be joining Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.