Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mackenzie - Childs, Graduation Luncheon, and Color


        On Saturday, I co-hosted a graduation luncheon for a dear English department colleague and friend’s daughter. The other two hostesses are also members of the English department at the high school where I taught.

I enjoyed being with them so much.

We held the luncheon at a local ladies for lunch restaurant, and we brought everything for the table.



Anna (a co-hostess) is a master at wrapping gifts.  We bought the honoree a Waterford jewelry holder.



Years ago I bought a box of milk glass vases at the flea market, and I used them to hold zinnias from my garden and lime green pom poms I bought at HEB.


Each guest received a small gift bag with a beaded bracelet.


Everyone ordered from the menu and chocolate earthquake cake with ice cream was the dessert most of the girls ordered .


   I was so proud of my zinnias.



rented hot pink tablecloth

Anna’s lime green napkins

Anna’s metal floral napkin rings- Pier I

Anna’s Courtly Check  chargers

Anna’s white dinner and salad plates

Anna’s clear glass goblets

gift bags- Target

milk glass vases

my zinnias


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Julie Harward said...

It all looks so festive and fun...a beautiful ladies luncheon! I love the flowers and all the pretty! Come say hi :D

Sarah said...

Laura, thanks for sharing this beautiful luncheon. Love the CC chargers. I have some of these too. You should be proud of your zinnias! They are beautiful. Love zinnias. I need to plant some. ~ Sarah

Kimbra Kasch said...

Beautiful table - you gals must have had a wonderful time :)

Jojo said...

The color combination of this table is smashing not to mention the florals! I love zinnias and yours are just beautiful. What a lovely luncheon and I'm sure the honoree will treasure the memory.

Stacey said...

Laura, that table is adorable. Perfect for an early summer gathering. I know the honoree just loved it.

I just have to get some of that MC dinnerware!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh yum! Black, White, Lime and Pink are my "go to" colors! This combination restores my energy. I love this table and those flowers are beautiful!

Sewn With Grace said...

Just stunning! Love the touch of black with all the happy colors. Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

That's a whole lot of sweetness on one table setting... Love it!


Anonymous said...

Yes, those zinnias went just perfectly with all the colors and setting. These are wonderful pictures, not only of colors, but details (my blog is all about details....) Really, this is a gorgeous table setting, and thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Love the table, Laura! It's so bright and festive! And your zinnias look lovely.:)

Anonymous said...

Love that summery table with all the color!

Sandra said...

Oh I love it, Laura! Your zinnias completed the look for that perfect setting! Love it!

D.B. said...

I LOVE this! Great job!!!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a festive table! Every thing looks so pretty.
Enjoy your week.

Tamra said...

I Love, Love Mackenzie Childs stuff!! Really beautiful table!

Sandra said...

Gorgeous! As usual. Perfect down to the most minute detail!! xoxo

Unknown said...

Laura this table is a stunner! I think it just says HAPPY. I love it! And you should be very proud of those beautiful zinnias, the colors are amazing!

Nancy's Notes said...

Laura, I gasped when I saw those brilliant colors! What a charming table setting! Thanks for sharing.



Deb said...

I love zinnias...just planted some this weekend...beautiful table..

Bonnie said...

You should be proud of your zinnias. They are great and the little green mums just set them off. I know your friends felt very special with such a pretty table.

I may dream about those brownies and ice cream tonight.

Theresa said...

Gorgeous setting, LOVE your zinnias! The colors are all perfect! Have a blessed day my friend! Hey, tell you friend... I love the bow on the gift:) HUGS!

Diana Ferguson said...

Simply beautiful table! What a treat to sit down to it.......

Marguerite said...

Gorgeous table scape! Just goes to show you what happens when a group of talented ladies put their ideas together. So festive and fun!

Rustydiva said...

Your zinnias look gorgeous!!! All the colors look gorgeous! You gals did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

What a beautiful table. I have new respect for those milk glass vases now - they just need some bright colors to make them 'pop'! Your zinnias are lovely, too. BTW - do you pronounce it as zin-ia (the 'i' like the 'i' in tin), or zeen-ya (with a long e)? The latter is the way I always heard it growing up, but I've noticed most gardeners use the first pronunciation. As an English teacher and gardener, I bet you know the correct way . . .


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