Friday, May 26, 2017

Late Spring with Toulouse

Spring has returned, with clear blue skies and wonderful breezes. It chased summer away with thunderstorms and rains for days. But I don't mind – I much prefer spring! (This northern transplant has yet to get used to southern summers...even after all these years!)

And so I bring you another spring-themed table.

Friday, May 5, 2017

A Celebration Delayed

Essays and lab reports due. Study group dates intricately planned and coordinated. Finals looming!

They all conspired to delay daughter J's birthday celebration. An auspicious evening for it finally arrived this week.

We kept it low-key at her request, but still included all the trappings of our family traditions, which my parents had begun. The person of honor gets to choose the menu, and we always use fine tableware.