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Dinner with Family

June 18, 2012 by admin

Well I hope everyone had a nice weekend!  And if you had the chance to celebrate Father’s day with dear old dad, I hope that was swell too!  We had the chance to visit with both Sara’s and my family this weekend.  It was a lovely time to be together with family, to catch up and to eat – a lot!  We had my family over for a father’s day barbecue last night and I took a couple of snaps to show you all…

The table was set with our favourite cloth from Ten Thousand Villages, Ikea woven chargers and Jadite plates from our collection.

Large bell shaped hurricanes are filled with beans and pillar candles for a warm glow and a collection of old glass bottles (some that were medicine bottles from Sara’s grandpa who was a doctor!) are filled with David Austin roses and Lady’s Mantle from our garden.  The roses bushes are gigantic this year!  One is taller than Sara and it’s only 1 year old!  This casual display suited the breezy summer barbecue feeling, don’t you think?

And this very special and very fancy place setting was created especially for our 4 year old nephew.  Rubber placemat  – check!  Melamine Sesame Street Plate (from Sara’s childhood!) – check!  Plastic cup with lid and fun straw – check, check!  It was as delicious evening…


  1. Mom says:

    Stylish AND delish!! Thanks, Michael and Sara, for a lovely evening that honoured your Dad. “It is a wise father who knows his child. But maybe it’s a very wise child who takes time to know his father.”


    Mom (your #1 fan)

  2. L.R. says:

    Hi! A friend of mine alerted me to your blog and to your store (haven’t been by yet – soon though). I love jadite and was wondering where you score pieces of it in this neck of the woods. (Durham Region)
    I am enjoying your blog very much. And I wanted to say that I think your mom is a very smart lady – I “get” her comment!!

  3. Myrna says:

    Nice! Had to smile when I saw the Sesame Street plate and cup. My 25- and 27-year-olds have very similar ones I found in the US when they were toddlers! Memories!

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