Come sit with me for awhile . . .
and see what I’m bringing to the table ©
‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,’ is one of the most familiar expressions used today. Shhhh . . . calm yourselves . . . take a breath people . . . I’m not going there! No, no lemons today! You do know that I can hear you . . . tsk, tsking right! O k, now that all of you are sitting in your comfy chairs, I will get to the point. Yes, yes I know . . . you all have places to go, and people to see.
My neighbor gifted this pot (shown below), bursting with spring sunshine to me the other day, wishing me a happy season to come. Little did my neighbor know just how much yellow daffodils and daisies, wrap my whole being in a blanket of happiness.
Last year I did an Easter table for six using my happy flower the daffodil with a bit of a twist. Last years write up follows photo
Daffodils and Carrots ? ? ?
Carrots, and daffodils are on my agenda this week . . .
Why . . . you ask? Because spring has sprung out here on the west coast. The month of March has done exactly that… marched on in with all trumpets blaring. Flowers have flourished, vegetables are abundant.
It’s time to celebrate the coming of Spring . . . soooooooooo . . . I decided to have a small gathering of friends, to help usher in the brilliant bounty that Mother Nature affords us every Spring. Yes, I know Easter is a few weeks away, however, I decided to give all of you ‘take charge in advance’ types a head start, by showing you what can be done with very little money (carrots and daffodils $3.57), earths amazing bounty, and by stepping out of the box.
As you can see from the above photo . . . I am the lucky owner of a most unique pitcher… a pitcher that not only has carrot like feet for the body, but is painted and glazed in amazing life-like carrot and carrot top colors. What better way to celebrate Spring’s abundance, and give my special beauty center stage . . . then to fill it to the brim with carrots and daffodils.
I began with a 1930’s vintage, open work cotton tablecloth. This particular cloth does have some wear issues . . . actually truth be told, there are actually a few holes. But . . . that never stops me . . . no, no no! . . . I then layered a hand embroidered table runner to cover the damaged area . . . and VOILA!!!!! all that can be seen is BEAUTY, and ABUNDANCE !!!!! I used white dishes, with vibrant golden yellow napkins, held together with beaded napkin rings in the shapes of . . . flowers . . . of course! Candles, candles, candles . . . never underestimate the power of candlelight!
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Sharon Insul is the former owner of the globally recognized Beverly Hills boutique Candle light and… Beverly Hills, California, as well as an ongoing contributing columnist for the Beverly Hills Courier Newspaper.