Welcome Through My Red Door
This past Sunday was officially the first day of spring.
It’s trying so hard to make it’s first appearances in my yard.
The crocus have come and gone. They never stick around long enough for me.
The daffodils are still trying to make up their minds. They’ve peaked in other neighborhoods and yards…not mine!
And the deer and the bunnies have already had their first feast on my tulips. I doubt we’ll get to enjoy them this year, sorry to say.
But the forsythia, well, is always reliable!
My next door neighbor has a bush planted right up against her fence, so it grows through in to my backyard.
I have to admit that I never really gave that bush much thought, except to view it out my kitchen window, and I’ve lived in my house for almost 10 years.
But this year, now that I’ve started a new hobby, this bush has become inspirational!
As soon as those yellow buds started popping, I started watching that bush because I had a picture in my minds eye!
It was to be the anchor of this table. I just snipped away.
Grabbed one of my white pitchers and stuffed it.
Then I remembered I had this yellow tablecloth. A treasure I inherited from my Italian grandmother.
And somewhere in the back of my mind I remembered there were napkins to go with it. However, I didn’t remember that there were two different ones.
The fringe edged cocktail napkins came in handy as a little runner to cover up the hole in the tablecloth that the pitcher of forsythia couldn’t, because of course the hole was not centered in the middle!! Reminds me; I need to find a professional vintage linen repairer!
Did I mention this set is very old? My grandmother, if she were still alive, would have been 102 years old this year.
And all the linens I inherited from her were around long before I was even thought of! And I’ve been around a long time!
You’ve probably seen all the dishes, flatware, and candlesticks on many of my tables, but I just picked up the margarita/fruit glasses the other day at Salvation Army for 50% off. So I only paid .30 each!!
This table served us a sunny and delicious spring Sunday brunch of scrambled eggs,
hash browns, spinach and garlic sausage,
fruit and orange juice!
I have to say, I can’t think of when I have ever been so happy or excited to see spring arrive as I have this year.
I’ve had spring fever since November!
And I’m itching to get to the nursery to fill the yard with some color!
I’m joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Hope you will stop in there too.
Thanks for stopping in. I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit.