I never was, at least until Saturday evening. I opened the door to our dear, long time family friends, who were invited to dinner in our home, and this is what I found. I still smile when I think about it. And, the most interesting part, is that this dear lady grew these prized Gladiolas in her garden, and was generous enough to share them with us. They certainly dress up my entire kitchen area.
And, we received a double doze of goodness, when their daughter and her husband arrived, with this gorgeous bouquet of flowers from her garden. For this "flower lover", you can imagine the happiness these two gifts gave me. Two gifted florists in our home, on the same evening...imagine that!
Knowing, as I prepared for the dinner, how gifted these ladies were, in the flower design area and the cooking department, caused me to be bit intimidated:)
Earlier in the day, I asked my husband to stop at a country roadside stand and pick up some zinnias. He brought them home, and I arranged them in some small glass containers. With candlelight, zinnias, and some of my daisies, I set the table.
In my book, candlelight at an evening dinner, makes everything look better, even simple little flower arrangements from a novice. In reality, the tablescape is not the important aspect of a dinner, it is the people and the time spent together that are most important. The conversation, the laughter, and the sharing from the heart are what creates the lasting memories.
My handsome helper for the evening. I appreciate his help so much! Not to mention, his sense of humor that he interjects throughout the dinner conversation.
The appetizer I served, was a cold glass of Fresca, with a skewer of frozen raspberries. So refreshing! I got the idea from another talented lady, who you can visit here... http://judys-front-porch.BlogSpot.com/
What a blessing it is in life, to be able to spend time with life long friends. To give back in a small way, all that they have given to us in the past, and continue to give to our lives. The bonus of the evening, is the colorful flower arrangements that now grace my kitchen décor.
Wishing you a good Monday! Thanks so much for stopping by.