Last Sunday my Mr. AGPMan and I hosted a wee Easter dinner for my daughter and her hubby. Generally our table is crowded with family but not this year! To celebrate the Holy Day on Saturday evening my girl and I loaded up my slow cooker with everything needed for a scrumptious pot roast meal and also took the time to pre-make things like soft biscuits (made with yeast), fruit salad and vanilla cupcakes. By the time we returned home from church on Sunday our dinner was ready! The fresh white roses and soft white tulips we had as a centerpiece (and made by our girl) wimped out and so they are currently hanging upside down to dry naturally.... My silk hydrangeas had to step in for this photo! :)
Since our formal dining room will seat twelve in a pinch the room is just too large for such a small group. So, I decided to layer my breakfast room table with a combination of new and vintage linens and dine there instead. I'm sooo loving our new French Doors and all the sunlight that streams in! I rummaged through some long forgotten display things from my days as a shop owner and found a simple tablecloth I made about twenty years ago. Fashioned out of white cotton batiste the square cloth includes a deep ruffle and fit my round table perfectly! On top of it I placed a round Battenburg cloth and then a smaller cloth trimmed with crochet lace! I love the layered look so much I'm keeping it like this for a while...maybe throughout Spring!
The box I shipped back home from Cali came today! Inside was this fabulous wreath I snagged at Home Goods in West Covina! It is simple and uncomplicated and perfect for my home! I'm telling you...it's a gooooood thing we don't have one of those stores here. TJMaxx and Marshall's are good...but not that good! I love how the wreath looks propped up on my mantle!
Isn't this a fabulous lace curtain? I found this at the Community Thrift Store not far from my brother's Cali home. It was $2.99 and is huge, huge, huge!!! I'm going to remake the header and use it in our remodeled upstairs bath! It's a soft white and is in perfect condition! SCORE!
While in Cali I snapped this photo of one of the homes in Orange. This home and it's gorgeous gardens took my breath away! Yesterday I shared with you I wanted a picket fence...I also want an arbor...
I'm continuing to dream....
(and my guy continues to ROLL HIS EYES!)
This is another home I saw during my trip and I think this one was also in Orange. Next to the homes in Orange my favorite homes were in Pasadena. I've never seen such beauty. Old, stately homes that are absolutely lovely!
Today I'm linking up with Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday! Hope you'll hop on over to her fabulous place and check out all the fresh and beautiful whites showcased this week!
Hope your Wednesday is lovely!
Love to you...