I jetted off to SoCal on my bloggy break. My sweet MIL gave me plane tickets as a thank you for throwing her a Retirement Party and I made the best of it...Steve had a business trip scheduled in San Diego and I left a few days early to visit a couple of my besties. Then met up with him downtown and while he was in meetings I got to pal around with my friend, Anne, who flew in from Boston with her husband. THEN a few days after that, Zac, Amy and Lindy came down to pick me up and as Steve flew home, I got to spend 5 glorious days with them!!
So first stop~Toni's house. The above sign greeted me when I walked into her kitchen.
And this tablescape greeted me for dinner..DARLING!!
She collects real nests..(of course AFTER the chicks fly the coop!)
She suggests to zap 'em in the micro for about 5-6 seconds to kill any insects that may be lurking inside.
The beautiful etched glasses were a thrift shop find! (covet-covet)
Sweet little bird perched upon the napkin ring.
I love her attention to detail at every place setting!
The 'Off-Center Piece' ..since it was just Toni, her husband and I she set the center piece off to the side to make easier access to the food for everyone. It set the table off, so nicely!
The view into her living room.
Another view with her lovely white shelf display in the background.
I had a lovely time. Stay tuned for a little house tour of Toni's. Until then, I am linking up to Faded Charm for White Wednesday and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday!
I am so happy to be back..I have miss you all!!