This week's table is set outdoors and features a wonderful surprise gift my youngest sister sent me for no reason at all. I was thrilled to open a big, elegantly wrapped box from Color, a home furnishings store in Nashville that I can't wait to visit, to find turquoise placemats, napkins, and nests with faux eggs! All the makings for a spring table! Isn't she a sweet sister?
Here's a closer look at a placesetting. The straw placemats have a looped border and embroidered dots around the edge.
Here's a closer look at the nest and eggs. They look quite real. After I set the table and took some photos, I went inside for a while. My husband, who was working in the yard, came inside to warn me that birds had been checking out the table!
Here's a view that shows some of the beautiful live oaks that shade our backyard. You may also notice the solar rings on the pool, which we use to help warm the pool water to a comfortable temperature. It's not warm enough for me yet!
I got a new camera for Mother's Day that I'm slowly learning to use, so I'm including the next photo of a geranium bloom. I haven't been able to take really closeup shots like this before!
Thank you for visiting my table this week! I hope you will leave a comment before you leave to visit all the wonderful tablescapes at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch!
You've heard of The Young and the Restless? And The Bold and the Beautiful? Well, the story of my life would have to be called The Dull and the Dutiful. No one would buy my autobiography, as I had a happy childhood, married a terrific man, and have two brilliant and delightful adult children and three adorable (and brilliant) grandchildren. Oh, and I have a great job at a university.