Getting Back to Normal


After a couple of months of doing nothing much except laying in bed with my foot elevated, it felt good to get back to normal activity like cooking  and setting the table.

Mind you the effort was minimal, but it doesn’t take much to make a happy table especially when there’s already something there from which to work.  The handblown vases that have been  on the table for weeks gave me a starting place.

I started with pink placemats, but the turquoise ones insisted on being chosen.  Since I like color I had no problem letting them have their way.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAChoosing the napkins was a piece of cake as these multicolored ones from Anthropologie play off  both the vases and the placemats.  No fancy folds required because the fun napkin rings continue the colorway.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt was tempting to add more color with the dinner plates, but I opted for white ones

and added salad plates with playful patterns and complementary colors.  They were pleased to be included as they have been hiding in the cabinet for far too long!

Finished with the ever faithful Fostoria thumbprint stems, a gift from my now hubby several years before we were married, the table is done.  It is a first step that makes me feel that all is right with the world!  The hubby is even happier as he has had enough of kitchen duty and is glad to welcome me back to the business of preparing meals.

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22 thoughts on “Getting Back to Normal

  1. Great to see you at Lunch Bunch today! Glad that you are getting better each day and that the worst is in the rear view mirror.

  2. Welcome back to more activity. Sounds like things are healing well.

  3. How wonderful that you are “up and at ’em” again!!!! Take care not to over do!!!

  4. You know your feeling better when you get the urge to set a pretty tabe, I’m glad you are doing just that!! Keep healing and take care.

  5. The vases and napkin rings are fabulous fun Linda! So glad you are able to move about now, I’m sure it wasn’t easy being off your feet for so long…
    Jenna

    1. The hard thing now is not trying to do too much.

  6. So glad you are making a great recovery and are up and doing things you like to do. Your table looks wonderful- love the colors!

    1. Thank you, Liz. It’s good to be moving around.

  7. Linda, those handblown vases are fabulous, did you find those in Italy? Of course, I love the colors of this setting and the napkin rings finish off your place setting perfectly. So glad you are getting back to normal!

    1. The vases came from a craft gallery in Bar Harbor several years ago. They are usually on the piano but somehow they got moved to the table and gave me the inspiration I needed.

  8. Your table looks beautiful. Glad you are feeling better!

  9. Catherine Kinsella March 17, 2017 — 3:46 pm

    So happy to hear you are up and moving about…even setting your table😀. Jim is so looking forward to following your lead!

    I heard from Betsy that Anne is back on board for the India trip. I’m glad as that will make the room sharing situation easier. I know you will see Betsy and Neale on their Western trip. Maybe you can pick Betsy’s brain about the Key West authors’ seminar, as we need to decide if we are going by this June. Guess I’m still on the fence…but, I do not know a lot about what happens at the seminar.

    I’ll email you the good update on Jim next…complete with a photo, of course.

    XXOO, Cathy >

  10. It’s wonderful seeing you back to enjoying the things you love to do again. Beautiful table of color! So glad you were able. Happy weekend!

  11. You certainly had a great “comeback” with this beautiful table. Such happy colors and patterns to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step!! So glad you are up on your feet again!!

  12. Wow…so many things to say I love on that table!! Great choices and colors. The vases and glasses are definitely standouts! Tina

    1. Thank you. Fun when things come together so easily.

  13. Glad that life is getting back to normal for you. Now you can start to use all your creative talents both at your table and in the kitchen.

    1. After time away, it’s almost like new adventure.

  14. Doesn’t it feel just great to get back to normal after a setback? I love your pretty, colorful table. Those salad plates are fantastic!!

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