Friday, August 11, 2017

inspiration from Anna

Anna's blog has been such an inspiration to me over the years, and when Debra needed help planning the decoration for her reception, she came instantly to mind.


Anna is a busy person, but she seems to take on what comes her way with gladness, as coming from the Lord. And she uses what's available as if it came from God's hand, too. She hasn't said this to me, but that's my take on it - and I think I'm right. She doesn't want to waste time, so she won't be found wringing her hands over things; she just does what she can and then enjoys the rest. No looking back, like Lot's wife.  ; )  So I told Deb to just look around at Pleasantview Schoolhouse and she'd find plenty of inspiration. 


We ended up pooling our tablecloths, fabric squares and sheets together for table covers and the whole effect was so much prettier than we ever imagined. I gave up all my pint mason jars and Debra cut wildflowers the night before - each table got two of those.


She works full time and cooking all the food wasn't possible, so she got our favorite luncheon spot to cater - we made the appetizers. But, get a load of this salad - they know the importance of presentation:


They also put a nasturtium on the pasta salad! (that's why we love going there)

gluten-free lemon cupcakes from a local health food store - there was a cake, too


Entertaining on that scale was new to both of us, very interesting, and original, thanks to blogging friends. 

10 comments:

  1. how lovely! I love Anna's blog too; she does seem incredible! What a lovely job you have done here, so nice to have friends to work with on such things!!!

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    1. Who doesn't love Anna's blog? :D Thank you, Elizabeth!

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  2. Simply beautiful...and beautifully simple!! xx

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  3. Lisa this is just so simply elegant and pretty. Lovely!

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    1. Tracy, I do miss you! I'm glad you liked the setup. :)

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  4. This does look good! Entertaining large numbers of people really scares me - I admire you for coping so well!

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    1. It was easy for me to cope, Clare, because I just tried to support Debra and do what she needed. I don't know how I would've done in her place! (not so good, I don't think)

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  5. Lovely, Lisa! If I'd had a reception, this would have been the way I'd have decorated. I was picturing a mix of vintage sheets, tablecloths, and fabric pieces with simple flowers. It looks just as pretty here as I'd imagined. :)

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    1. Thank you, Val. We were very pleased with it.

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