Hey there, friends. I hope you’re gearing up for a fun weekend. You can find me busy baking and cooking today in preparation for some goodies I’m bringing to our Easter celebration at my in-laws’ house on Sunday. It’s one of my favorite days of the year with them and I can’t wait!
So let me just tell you… I have an amazing friend who I met in design school several years ago who has made such a huge impact on me. She’s made me feel more confident in my skin, she’s helped me find direction when I was struggling, she’s one of my mentors and one of my biggest cheerleaders. Basically, she is incredible and means so much to me.
A couple of years ago she gave me the most incredible gift… a set of Limoges china that was her mother’s. Now, when Grey and I were married, we didn’t register for china. I wanted to, but I couldn’t decide upon anything that I wanted. Plus when we got married I was twenty-one and thought that it was pretty likely that whatever I picked out in my early twenties I wouldn’t really be in love with later on in my life. And I was probably right — over time, my tastes have developed, my style has been honed in, and I know that it will continue to do so as I get older.
I couldn’t believe it when she gave this to me. The pattern is simple — roses. They remind me of a watercolor painting.
Two years in a row now, during the Spring and Summer months, we pull these dishes out and they are a sweet reminder of friendship, gratitude, love, and happy happy times.
The rosemary is from my sis-in-law’s backyard. After I tucked these sprigs in, my hands smelled so good. 🙂 You could also smell the deliciousness radiating from the table itself. It was kind of magical.
The ticking stripe “runner” is actually just a piece of fabric that I have folded right now. Maybe someday I’ll sew it, maybe not. 🙂 I knew I wanted a bigger black and white print for the napkins, and these buffalo check ones are such nice quality and were exactly what I needed to pair perfectly with the floral plates.
I took these photos at nine o’clock in the morning and the sun was shining in so peacefully. It’s moments like these that I breathe in that sweetness of joy and savor every moment of it.
Happy Easter to you — I hope you have a beautiful weekend!