Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Combination of Tablescape Thursday and Foodie Friday

Well, this is a mix up, Dear Ones. It was supposed to be for next week and I can't delete it! :)



Hello, Dear Ones, today I'm posting a combination for Tablescape Thursday hosted by our Dish Diva Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Go see her after my post to see many who love to play with their dishes. ;)
I'm also posting for Foodie Friday which is hosted by the most expert in everything ~ Dear Gollum at Designs by Gollum. Please go see her for more food players! :)
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These pictures are from a visit we took to see our daughter about a month or so ago. A very simple place setting, but the dishes are very olden and hold a very sweet place in my Darling Daughter's heart ~ these olden dishes were given to her by her grandmother, my mother. They are called Shakespeare Country. These were made by the Homer Laughlin China Company that was built in 1871, by Homer and his brother, Shakespeare. Now these are certainly not from and 1800s, but I'm thinking maybe the 1940s - 1950s? Anyway, They're very sweet.
Here's Darling Daughter putting the finishing touches on our meal! Oh, and always ready to help is our granddog, Finnley~ an English chocolate lab!
Dear Daughter had prepared a simple but very tasty meal. A tossed salad with everything in it!
Homemade lasagna! Oh, this was so good!
For dessert she had prepared a lemon souffle. It was very light and just the perfect finale to our meal.
I wanted to show you this shot so you could see their table! It is a handmade table made by a friend just for Darling Daughter and Husband when they lived in England! It's nice and long!

Here is the hand carved signature the craftsman puts on all of his furniture! Isn't this wonderful?

Thanks for sharing a meal with my little family.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Her mama bought her a hopechest
To keep her dreams inside
All the precious memories
Little things she'd like to hide
A magic wand, an old rag doll
Some plastic pearls 'cause after all

A little girl is only a little girl so long
And tender hearts need their stars to wish upon
'Cause one day you will turn around and she'll be gone
A little girl is only a little girl so long

One day when she got home from school
She slipped a little note
Beneath the tattered lining
And here is what he wrote
"Roses are red, violets are blue"
"Put an X in the box if you like me too"

A little girl is only a little girl so long
And tender hearts need their stars to wish upon
'Cause one day you will turn around and she'll be gone
A little girl is only a little girl so long

They married in the garden on a perfect July day
In a horse and carriage they waved and rode away
Mama went inside to put away her wedding dress
And spotted a letter lying on the old hopechest

It said...
A little girl is only a little girl so long
Your lonely heart might need a star to wish upon
So look inside once in a while to bring the memories home
A little girl is only a little girl
And I will always be your little girl...
So long
~ I don't know who wrote this, but it makes me cry