Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Perfect Time to be Well

Today was the first day I've been out in over a week.  Ok, I'll fess up--I did not have a flu shot.  There, I've said it.  It's sorta like cleaning out a closet, you have every intention of getting to it, but it's not high on the priority list.  When I started to feel bad, I thought I probably was just getting a cold.  I had a tightness in my chest, and just felt lousy.  Then came the fever.  I was up all night popping this pain reliever or that, doing whatever I could to just make it through.  The next day I called the doctor.  He did not scold me for not getting the flu shot, he even said that it might not have made any difference.  He did prescribe the flu medication, but I think I might have waited too long, because it was several days before I felt the least bit better.  My chest ached from coughing, and the cough is still with me.  Fortunately, it isn't as bad as it was, and I think I might live. 

Funny thing, though.  I go a week with absolutely NO appetite, some days only drinking liquids, and having a bit of soup.  Did I lose one single lousy pound????  Of course not.  Just my luck.  You'd think SOMETHING good might come of being sick, but NOOOO!!  Ok, I take that back.  The good that comes from being sick is being thankful for health.  I know I take my health for granted, and when I don't have it, I realize that without it, there's not much left.  There was no blogging or tablesetting last week, so if I didn't get to visit with you, I apologize.  So here's to good health!!
Simple and casual tonight!!  I'm using an April Cornell brown floral runner with shades of greens and blues. 
 Chargers and green dinner plates were purchased at Marshalls.

Blue salad plates were purchased at Dillard's last summer.

Silverware is the Mikasa that I won from Anita's Far Above Rubies a few months back.

The goblets look more turquoise blue in person, they are looking a bit too green in these pictures!  Anyway, they were a great thrift find.  The wines were my Mom's.

Napkins are vintage, and are edged with a very light blue.  They were also my Mom's.
Acuba made a great filler for an arrangement.  It's the only thing in the yard that's still green that doesn't remind me of Christmas. 

Candleholders are from Southern Living at Home.

Well, there you have it.  Not real fancy this week, but I am happy to be back. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Spring is less than a month away!  Woohoo!!!!!!


  1. Beautiful table! So lovely and inviting. The flowers add such a special touch.


  2. Very pretty, I love the texture from the combination of the charger, dinner plate, and salad plate.

  3. So happy you're feeling better. So many have been hit with something this past week: flu, or virus, or cold or strep throat. There is a lot going around.

    I love that runnerand got one too. I haven't used mine yet, but I love what you did with yours!

    - The Tablescaper

  4. glad you are back too.. your table is warm and welcoming and the colors are perfect.

  5. I am glad you are feeling better. I had the same yucky thing so I know what you are talking about. The tablescape is beautiful with the white chargers and pretty pastel plates.

  6. Sorry you were so ill, but happy to hear you are feeling better.
    Your tablescape is beautiful and so serene.

  7. Glad you are feeling better.
    Your table looks so the touch of blue with the plates, made the runner pop.

  8. So glad you are feeling better! I love the layering that you did with the plates. The textures and colors are so pretty together. Just love your tablerunner!

  9. Ooooh...I'm glad that you're on the mend. I love the blue with the putty green and cream. The textures are so appealing to my eye. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  10. Awwww, man! SO sorry to hear you've been sick! I didn't get the flu shot this year, either, so I'm just biding my time. I know it's going to happen...I just don't know when. :-( My husband is a doctor and around sick people all day. I just KNOW he's going to bring that home with him!!! HE never gets it, of course! Glad to hear you're feeling better, though. Your table is beautiful. LOVE the vintage napkins!!! You put everything together very nicely. I have that same April Cornell runner, but haven't ever used it. I like what you did! Stay well, and have a better weekend! Oh...and thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday. I was without a computer ALL DAY LONG and thought I would go nuts!!! It's great to be able to get back online and see so many nice comments like yours! Have a good one!

  11. What a beautiful dining room and table setting!Iam especially in love with your wine crystals. I am glad you got over your flu, just in time to enjoy the weather too....Christine

  12. I think it's lovely, everything is beautiful! I'm happy to hear that you're feeling better and on the mend!

  13. Sorry you got sick, I know how the flu takes it out of you. Glad to hear you are getting better.
    I love the colors in this tablescape. I tend to love aqua colors (don't know why I haven't ever decorated with them).