April 21, 2017
I have had tons of things on my mind this week. And to be honest...I have not make a move/decision on any of those topics that have been swirling around in my mind. ha ha.
The main thing on my mind is our son's wedding rehearsal dinner that we are hosting. I have looked at Pinterest for table ideas...until my eyes have crossed! I started out one direction and now I am rethinking everything. I spoke with a florist/event planner early on and now it is getting to be crunch time. I have to make a decision on style, etc.
I have thought of all candles down a long row of connected tables.
I have thought of simple flowers in bottles.
I have thought of so many things.
I could just turn it over to the florist...but I am a bit of a control freak when it comes to table arrangements and decorating.
The dinner will be in a restaurant banquet type room after the rehearsal.
I don't want over the top dressy/formal. But I do not want too basic either. I want something easy, but pretty and casually elegant.
I suspect that the young ones will "eat and run" back to the country club to change clothes and work on decorations, etc.
There is so much I just don't know. haha. I am the mother of the groom...and boys are not that chatty about things.
The other thing on my mind this week has been dishes. I spotted a set of Spode Blue Italian dinnerware and I cannot get it out of my head.
You are probably thinking...but don't you have some Spode blue dishes? Well, as a matter of fact I do...but not this pattern. I am sure you "get it"...as many of you are "dish" people too.
There is always one more set, or pattern, or platter, or bowl to acquire. Such is the fate of collectors. :-)
Gorgeous platter...might be next on my list!
Here are are few of my pieces...
I shared my thoughts with my Instagram friends and they were supporting my going ahead and purchasing the set. But they are like me and love dishes too. They are biased in their opinions when it comes to dishes!
Some of them confessed that they buy and hide from their husbands. ha ha. I don't do that, but....:-)
I also have clothing for the wedding weekend swirling in my head. I have my "wedding" dress, but I am trying to make sure I have a dress for this dinner. And the right shoes. And I need a clutch bag to go with my "wedding" dress. See...my head is spinning with things I must do.
Needless to say...I have not done much around my house. I need to dust and clean though!
My brain has been so busy/distracted that the decorating portion of my brain has been paused. I am very busy trying to figure out this and that. You know though...that can make you feel like you have worked all day. I will keep you all updated when I finally make decisions.
Back to Pinterest for more ideas to share with the florist. I have to nail this table thing down asap.
Why is it that I can usually make table decorating decisions in a snap? And now that I really need to do a table for an actual event I cannot figure it out. Oh me! ha ha.
Oh, one more thing. Last week son told me that he would like me to make "my" bourbon balls to accompany his grooms cake tablescape. How many...ha ha. Dozens and dozens. While it is flattering to think that my son thinks my bourbon balls are "the best" it is a huge request for the wedding week. (You know my brain will be on overdrive.) Only for my son would I do this a couple of days before his wedding.
On the other hand maybe being in the kitchen with chocolate, sugar, and a bottle of Makers Mark bourbon IS a good idea. :-)
Ok Sheila...get busy!
Until the next time...
My Kentucky Living
Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.
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