Archive: Gatherings

Waffles at The Mrs.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2015        In: Gatherings        With: 2 comments
The Mrs. makes the best waffles.  It is true.  Being invited to her house for waffles is a real treat, and that is what she did recently. The breakfast table was lovely with the plaid placemats, polished silverware, and pretty  crystal serving pieces. Fresh flowers on the table added a touch of class. I loved that […]

Super Sister’s Easter Table

Posted on: Apr 4, 2015        In: Gatherings        With: 2 comments
Super Sister’s son Kyle and his sweet family are enjoying Easter at Super Sister’s home.  My, oh my!  What a treat.  Super Sister sent me pictures of her dining room table setting, and I now get to share. Darling rabbits and a basket of eggs fill the center of the table.  I love the topiary […]

Dallas Blooms 2015

Posted on: Mar 26, 2015        In: Gatherings        With: 2 comments
Spring has been a long time coming this year, but a visit to the Dallas Arboretum for 2015’s version of Dallas Blooms can certainly make one know that spring has arrived. Gorgeous tulips line the walkways.  The tram driver told me that 500,000 bulbs were planted this year, and they are all new bulbs. Visiting the […]

Lovely Cupcakes

Posted on: Feb 5, 2015        In: Gatherings        With: 2 comments
While in rehab, Super Sister and her precious granddaughters, Sadie and Aubrey, made me the prettiest cupcakes.  I did not call these Valentine cupcakes because they were sent to me with love, and not for Valentine’s Day. Be still my heart.  The red, pink, and white decorations were beyond beautiful.  As you can tell, each cupcake […]

A Thank You Celebration

Posted on: Jan 20, 2015        In: Gatherings        With: 2 comments
As a thank you gesture for hosting the retirement reception, Candy invited the Living Stones to dinner.  How nice is that?  The cooks, the decorators, the kitchen managers, and the servers all gathered at Taco Joint for a good time. (Evelyn’s picture) Before we arrived, Candy had prepared for the party with balloons decorating the […]

A Winter Tablescape

Posted on: Jan 18, 2015        In: Gatherings        With: One comment
How do you decorate a winter table?  If your home is like mine, Christmas is put away, and there are blank spaces on tabletops and shelves. This is not the case for my friend sweet Janet who can do everything perfectly.  Recently she hosted our ADK meeting, and her dining room table was absolutely stunning.  I […]

Cutting the Cake With Dental Floss or Fishing Line

Posted on: Jan 15, 2015        In: Gatherings        With: 2 comments
One night before the retirement reception for Pastor Candy, Friend BB announced, “Don’t make me cut the cake!”  Mrs. Ralph, joined in and proclaimed, “I can’t do it either.” To be honest, I have been known to feel that cutting cake is the worst job at a reception.  It is messy, and getting the slices […]

Cheese Board/Table

Posted on: Jan 14, 2015        In: Gatherings        With: 2 comments
How do you do a cheese board or cheese table?  I can not begin to tell you how many times I asked myself that very question – maybe a million times or so.  Honestly! What cheeses should I choose?  How many kinds of cheese should I use?  How do you make it look impressive? I even […]

May We Serve You?

Posted on: Jan 13, 2015        In: Gatherings        With: 2 comments
The Living Stones wanted the retirement reception for Candy to have the feel of a “proper” reception.  With this in mind, we decided to walk around with the hors d’oeuvres on trays and serve them to the guests. Each member of the class donned black aprons over their black pants and white or black tops. With […]

A Reception to Honor Candy

Posted on: Jan 12, 2015        In: Gatherings        With: 3 comments
The Living Stones Bible Fellowship Class was honored to be asked to host a church-wide reception for Candy Smith our Learn Pastor who is retiring.  Every member of the class wanted to be involved with the  reception.  Their willing spirit and dedication was amazing.  I am so proud to be part of this group of […]