This is not how you set the table the day you’re inviting he-men (Heavens! Is that how the word is really spelled? I’ve never seen it written!) to dine with you. It’s an elegant and ladylike table that will bring back your best memories of childhood teas, not the mudpies you made.
Well, you know me when I comes to flower arranging — I take the easiest route possible. A big hydrangea blossom and 3 or 5 stemmed flowers, such as roses, will do the trick every time. This particular hydrangea was one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. It’s colors were soft aqua and pink, with little bits of fuchsia. I had it in a plain crystal vase first, then decided that my pink hobnail vase would really dress it up.
This is an excellent example of how certain dishes make you think of certain foods. This set of pink dishes has Spring Luncheon written all over it. I can imagine a beautiful salad and a lovely soup, perhaps even a cold strawberry soup. Conversely, I can’t imagine serving something like lasagna or pot roast with this look.
Almost too pretty to eat on — but if you aren’t willing to eat on particular dishes or placemats, what good are they? I had no trouble sitting down to lunch and enjoying the beautiful table. It did not go to waste!