Recently I was invited to a special birthday luncheon on my sister's porch. This luncheon was to celebrate a special friend's birthday, who also happens to be our aunt. I looked forward to the luncheon, as I do every opportunity to be in my sister's home. Her porch has been one of my favorite places to visit, with it's relaxing and inviting decor.
The color combinations that she used were so festive, and the flowers added a lovely touch.
She purchased a bouquet of flowers at Costco, and her daughter artistically arranged them in separate containers down the center of her table. What a creatively done way to divide a bouquet into many bouquets, using a cluster of her clear and royal blue small vases.
Small bags of her special chocolate clusters were the favors and placecards combined. Everyone was happy to be able to take this package along home. Her colorful china she used seem to fit her personality perfectly.
I thought about a quote I had remember reading, that said "To invite a person into your house is to take charge of his happiness for as long as he is under your roof." ~(Brillat-Savarin). What a privilege it is to be invited into anyone's home, whether for a meal, or a cup of coffee, or just to sit and talk together on comfy chairs. My sister certainly posesses the gift of hospitality. I am sure my aunt and her family and good friends would agree, that we had a good time together.
Wishing this beautiful lady many more years of adding joy to people's lives, as she does so gracefully, in her quiet, sincere and creative way.