Hi Dad and Mom and blogging friends. The afternoon before Easter I set my table with the Desert Rose dishes my mother in law, Vivian, gave me several years ago. I've always loved this pattern. I don't have a large enough platter for the ham, so I used the green one below.
My sister Sharon entertains more often than I do. She gave me this hint one time. "Set out your serving dishes and think about what food will go in to each dish. Also set out the serving spoons and forks the day before so that you won't be looking for these items at the last minute." Wonderful advice. This really did help me. Sharon also peels potatoes ahead of time, and keeps them under water (so they won't turn brown) I followed her advice and had a wonderful easy breezy time getting dinner ready. Thanks Sharon. On the bottom of this bowl on a piece of tape is written "Bowl chipped from tornado 1950." My mother in law's sister Wanda went up in that tornado. She was not injured, but quite frightened.
The bottom of the beautiful pitcher says "Franciscan, Made in California." These pieces are from the 40's and 50's.
I love this pitcher.
There was one tumbler included with the dishes. I don't know if they make the tumbler today. I just love mine. The next morning we woke up early to attend the first service at church. Before walking out the door I saw my husband, Stacey arranging the flowers he had picked for me. I'm so thankful he does things like this for me. He is my dream man. We loved church. Our pastor is so good. My mother in law, Vivian came over for our Easter dinner after church. We had a wonderful ham dinner, mashed potatoes and gravy, with a green salad and rolls. I forgot to take pictures of us eating.
After dinner, my daughter Victoria, and I played a table game with Vivian.
Garrett loves Grandma Vivian.
Grandma, Garrett and Stacey look at photos on the computer.
Time for another game.
This time Garrett and I played near the fire place. He beat me!!
We had a wonderful Easter and I hope you did too. Next week we will see my side of the family and have an Easter egg hunt.
Also included with the dishes was this pretty frame.
I put Vivian's picture inside the frame several years ago and enjoy having her inside it. Have a wonderul day today. Love, Kathi "The Lord is my sheperd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters." Psalm 23:1