Galations 5:22

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Galations 5:22

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Going Away Luncheon

First of all, let me start by asking you to forgive my photo-taking.
This was Pre-Blogging and I was just taking photos for myself to help me remember how I set things up.
My dear friend and neighbor was moving to Boston so I decided to host a little "Going Away Luncheon" for some of our other friends and neighbors.  I set out a tray with some pink paper & pens for the guest to write some special sentiments for my friend.  I also took pictures of her with each guest and made it all into a simple little keepsake for her.

I used an old Spode Pink Tower? sugar bowl for the flowers on the tray.
  There is no lid, so it is a perfect vessel for flowers.

I used some of the demitasse cups for smaller arrangements at each guests place setting.

The plates are Spode Billingsley Rose Old Mark on the Jewel shape plate.
The water goblets are all Waterford Simply glasses in lime, blue and pink.
The ice tea glasses are Ralph Lauren.
The silver is Gorham Chantilly.  (One day I'll do a post on my has a very special story behind it.)
The matelasse table cloth was loaned to me by my m-i-l.
She has soooo many pretty things.  To see a few, go visit her blog
My m-i-l also gave me the beautiful antique blue placemats and napkins.
For the centerpiece, I placed a silver tray on short cake stand and topped it with a Fitz & Floyd pitcher that I keep in my kitchen.  Most of the flowers came from, wait for it, the grocery store (collective GASP here.)
I supplemented with some roses and ivy from my garden.

Again, most of these photos were taken AFTER the luncheon...I will do better next time.

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Donna said...

Your table is gorgeous! The flowers are stunning! I love how you added the fern & ivy, and your dishes are so pretty, too!

shel said...

A soft and feminine table! Gorgeous flowers and oh so pretty plates. Thanks for visiting me too!

Niki at said...

Hi I know you from First BAptist in FRisco? I follow Tatertots and Jello Blog and notcied you won....and I thought...I KNOW her...I think! My name is Niki Blake! Love your blog!!!

Tricia said...

What a pretty table, and what a kind friend and neighbor you are! I love the setting for the notecards, and I am going to copy your idea of using demitasse cups for flowers at each place. Darling!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Gorgeous, Love them in the sugar bowl! Thanks for your visit today! Have a fabulous day!

Unknown said...

So gorgeous centerpiece, love the flowers, and your goblets!.


Jami said...

Yes, Niki!
That's me! What a crazy, small world blogland is!
Thanks for stopping by!

Barbara said...

What a pretty table! I love your idea of a keepsake for your friend. The flowers look so pretty in the sugar bowl.

LillyB said...

absolutely perfect!!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Hi Jami!
Thank you so much for visiting me and becoming a follower!!I love your blog...I have visited here before and now I am a follower!!
Have a great weekend!!

Entertaining Women said...

I am so blessed to have a daughter and a daughter-in-love who enjoy entertaining and setting a gorgeous table just as much as I do! I love your table...of course, and I'm happy that you are sharing it in blogland...and that you've helped me begin to blog. So much fun! ILY! Cherry Kay...the M-I-L.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

That Spode sugar bowl is so pretty, and I love it filled with flowers. Your table is beautiful, and I'm sure your friend had a difficult time moving away, knowing that she was leaving a friend who would do something this lovely for her. laurie

Unknown said...

What a beautiful table. The flowers are gorgeous!

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...the flowers, too! Great idea using that wonderful old sugar bowl as a vase.

the lovely paper shop said...

i love those dishes!!

Boogieboard Cottage said...

You did a very good job of putting everything together. I really like your dishes. Have a great weekend! Mary

Bill said...

Such a pretty table with so many charming details. You have nothing at all to apologize for -- the photos are fine, and everything looks wonderful. I'd love to hear the story of your Chantilly sterling.

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful table.I love how the ivy winds it way. I'm sorry I didn't see this post sooner.

- The Tablescaper


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