I had in mind today to use my Danube again, but I wanted to do something different as an accent color rather than pink since I use that color so much because of the HL Sunrise that goes so well with it. When I went to put up my table runner from last week, I saw this vintage April Cornell runner. I had my accent color: yellow!
I started with the Danube dinner plate. Although the large pink rose is prominent in the pattern, you can see a couple of yellow flowers also; therefore, yellow looks great with this pattern.
I topped the dinner plate with the salad plate.
Of course, I needed yellow napkins, and I have two sets. I settled on the brighter ones that I ordered custom from The Napkin Lady. I put them in my clear acrylic napkin rings. For flatware, I had a hard time deciding, but finally settled on Dollar General green. Although the color is not perfect, these do bring out the green in both the plate and the runner patterns.
When I was getting the plates from the china cabinet, I saw these champagne flutes and realized that I had not used them in quite some time. You may remember that my mother-in-law rescued these flutesfor me. I also used my vintage aqua glassware, and, no, I haven’t found more of these yet, but am still looking.
I wanted to keep the centerpiece simple and just emphasize the pretty colors of the runner and the dishes. I decided that my teapot, creamer, and sugar were the perfect choice. I love these and will never get tired of them.
However, I did want a touch more yellow in the centerpiece. I looked through my pitcher collection and decided on two of my miniature pitchers.
I love both of these, and they both have a yellow floral pattern.
Love the look and, as always, love these dishes!
As for David’s recovery, he went back to work on light duty this week. He comes in quite tired at night, but he is still glad to be back at work. He was getting tired of staying home all day and was happy to see people again.
The down side to his return to work is that his arthritis is bothering him big time. He cannot get back on his arthritis meds until August, and he stands on a concrete floor all day. His neurosurgeon says that the arthritis meds can inhibit his recovery, and we want nothing to inhibit that! He has suffered too much in the past few months and never wants to go through that again.
We are back regular in our church attendance. The first Sunday that we went, he was really tired after sitting in the pew for that long, plus the visiting and so on that went on afterwards. However, it has been a little better each Sunday since then and he even taught his youth Sunday School class today, although he won’t do so every week.
The choir, however, will have to wait. He tried to just join in congregational hymns today, and it was tough on him. His esophagus just has a long way to go until it heals completely.
He is feeling better when in comes to riding and driving, as long as it is in short spurts. We had to miss my aunt and uncle’s fiftieth anniversary because it required several hours of riding, which we knew that he just could not do.
Unfortunately, real life does intervene, and our yard has been mowed only 3 times all year. If you’re not from Mississippi, you may not realize that is not much mowing, but it’s not. We have a long growing season; in addition, we have had a huge amount of rainfall. Despite my misgivings, he mowed the front yard yesterday morning while I was at work. Our front is small and flat, so it wasn’t too tough on him. Now our house looks good from the street, and the back will just have to wait. We can’t afford to pay anyone and wouldn’t really want to anyway. David is very particular about the mowing, so we are just living with it, even though it drives both of us crazy.
So that is it for our boring but very blessed lives! We are so thankful for the miracle that the surgery worked and for all of the answered prayers for his recovery!