My table this week came together after my husband brought home yellow tulips. It features a couple of Christmas gifts -- one from my husband and one from our daughter. This unusual vase was in a HUGE box under the tree. My husband saw it in a catalog and thought it looked interesting, so decided to surprise me. It has six openings for flower stems, and makes a dramatic centerpiece.
Here's a closer look at how the stems emerge from the vase.
The other Christmas gift was a set of eight yellow appetizer plates from our daughter.
The yellow plates go nicely with my Royal Doulton Fireglow dishes -- my original everyday dishes.
To continue the yellow and green theme, I chose the vintage forest green glasses that belonged to my husband's grandparents.
Since my pansies are blooming, I brought a few inside to add a little more yellow to the table, using my bud vase napkin rings.
The Fireglow pattern features all kinds of flowers, so I decided two types of flowers on the table weren't too many!
Here's the across-the-table view:
And a view of the table:
Here's a view of our dining room in mid-afternoon.
And I took one more photo the next day, after the tulips had begun to open a bit.
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 just retired from a long career in higher education!