I just realized a few days ago that I have not blogged in several weeks! I've been busy getting ready to go away for a couple of of months... tomorrow I'm off to California, Nevada, and then to Georgia to stay with my Mama for awhile! Of course, Mama raised me to make sure the house was clean when I go away...just in case I don't come back. "Lord have mercy, you don't want mourners coming into a dirty house!"
So, I've been busy...I Annie Sloan-ed this cabinet in the kitchen. It's "Old Ochre" and I love the way you can use the paint indoors...there are no paint fumes! Once I got started, then I had to clean and organize the entire kitchen!
Polishing all the silver...
Went through my stash of paper plates...I'm a paper plate hoarder! The two patterns in the bottom photo are my favorites.
Then it was on to my paper napkins...I do crack myself up all the time!
Just a few of my napkin rings and place card holders.
I cleaned everything on top of my cabinets. Only six roosters survived the reorganization plan!
On my way to my friend Lane's house with the stuff that didn't make the cut...I'm not a very good packer. But, I do love to give Lane my loot, 'cuz she makes me Cuban coffee in exchange. Worth it!!!
I entertained with a very informal supper. Pink rooster and gingham dinnerware.
I served strawberry shortcake for dessert. This is my husband's favorite dessert!
During my cleaning spree, I took a break for "Elevenses Tea" served on the kitchen island. That little rooster teapot was one of the fortunate roosters to survive my cleanup!
Here's some of the outfits I've been wearing:
'Derby Day' Lilly Pulitzer shift.
Monogrammed 'Havana Good Time' Lilly Pulitzer shift.
'Oh Jackie' Lilly Pulitzer shift.
I can't remember where I bought this comfy orange tunic. I do love the J Crewlet tortoise cuff with the monogrammed decal I slapped on it.
I loved the black gingham blouse and bright yellow J Crewlet cardi. Of course the purse, shoes, and belt are all Chanel. But, the stars of this outfit are the critter bangles from Target!
Today starts the first leg of my vacation...Palm Beach to Palm Springs!
This morning, I served a light Brunch to celebrate the first day of our vacation. In the words of Lee Radziwill, "Brunch after 11 am is just lunch!" So y'all make sure you serve Brunch before 11 am!