Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How Luncheon Ladies Break the Fast



If you want to hear God chuckle, tell him your plans. 



You may recall that I made that grand statement last week, just after yakking abroad my plans to get my groove back. I had barely begun to shake the groove thing, when it hit me.

I'm still not sure exactly what it was, actually. I was fine one minute, and then the next I was lying on the sofa with a acute case of the pathetics.   

I wasn't chuckling. 

I wasn't up chuckling either, although it would have probably  made me feel better.  Instead, I just had a really pitiful case of fever, chills, and general, all around, Mack truck disease. For three days, I existed on weak tea and dry toast because nothing, absolutely nothing was appetizing.

That's how I know I was sick, you see.

You know that whole debate over whether it's starve a cold and feed a fever... or feed a cold and starve a fever?  Yeah, well, I don't engage in that debate. Around here, it's feed a cold and feed a fever.

Feed a headache and feed a heartache. 
If I can make it mushy enough, I'll feed a toothache, too.

I like to eat.

You can imagine how relieved I was when the Mack truck finally pulled out of town and took the train that hit me with it. Thankfully, I was ready to resume eating on Saturday.

Thankfully... because we had a gathering of our Luncheon Club on Saturday,
 hosted by the Farm Sister.   


Instead of her trademark blue table decor, 
she wanted to go completely autumnal.

She decided to borrow this china from her daugther, the newlywed niece.

Pearl Platinum, by Lenox


While she was at it, she borrowed her flatware.

Melon Bud, by Gorham. 


And the table runner? That belongs to the niece as well.  

I think I need a married daughter...
 if for no other reason than the tablescaping...


The centerpiece was her own idea, though, 
as was the rustic iron pumpkin that she filled with fall flowers.  


But now, the actual arranging was compliments of  her daughter as well.  

Pretty, huh?



 Everything else actually does belong to the hostess.
 We've used this Cambria stemware before. 



Napkin rings were a recent find at Pier One. 




I forgot to ask where she got the leafy place card holders.


And there you have it,
 how this luncheon lady broke the fast. 


Luncheon Club won't meet again until our yearly Progressive Nibbling in December. Those are the plans anyway.

Of course, far be it from me to make any plans. 



*****
I'm glad to be (finally) rejoining the creative ladies at 
Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish! party.
Also linking to Tablescape Thursday if all goes as planned. 

45 comments:

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I'm sooooo glad that awful Mack Truck Syndrome moved on in time for you to join the Luncheon Ladies and sit around that beautiful Autumnal table. The Farm Sister and the Newlywed Niece did a lovely job of collaborating!

Karen said...

glad you were able to make the luncheon and what a beautiful tablesetting. Love it when people get to enjoy all the hard work of setting a beautiful table. I've been dropping by quietly & keeping in touch, just not quite as often. :-)

Creations By Cindy said...

So glad you are feeling better Debbie. The luncheon looks simply beautiful! Praise the Lord that you was able to attend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Terra said...

Ever so fancy autumn table settings, and how good you recovered so you could be there.

elizabeth said...

Glad you mended just in time for this lovely luncheon!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better! The table is very pretty, love the fall colors and the centerpiece is beautiful:@)

Vee said...

A lovely table... some cute ideas for a Thanksgiving table, too.

You had me chuckling. I feel the same way...feed me, I'll feel better. Hope that you're feeling great now!

Gina said...

Beautiful table! I love the centerpiece....it's fantastic.

Glad you're feeling better!

Debbie said...

Soo glad you were feeling better enough to go to this lovely luncheon. Loved the table...soo pretty!

Barbara F. said...

So glad the "creeping crud" left you in time for this wonderful luncheon. Fantastic autumn table. It's so great to be able to borrow things. xo

Merlesworld said...

Pretty table lovely Autumn colours, glad you are feeling better.
Merle...

Chatty Crone said...

I am so glad you are feeling better - do you think it was the flu?

And the table scape was GORGEOUS! And I am so glad that you got to go to the luncheon. Whoever did it do - did a great job.

I know what you mean about just tell God your plans ... lol.

sandie

Christine said...

Oh, I hope that train and truck keep on going down the road and not my road!
Nice recovery, though.

Mary said...

Debbie~ I'm glad you're feeling better! I was chuckling while I read this but laughing with you, not at you~ we like to eat too :) I love your sister's table and her centerpiece! I would be happy to borrow dishes from anyone to play with at the table :)

Denise said...

Thanks, sister, for showing my Luncheon Club table. I am ever so thankful that you were well enough to join us. It really would not have been very fun without you. (party girl that you are) I'm also mighty blessed to have such a sharing and talented daughter. Her flower arrangement was beyond my expectation. Thanks, R.T. (just in case you read this note).

And, I'm happy to have you back writing your blog.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better! Your table is just gorgeous! I love that iron pumpkin filled with all that fall goodness.

Babs said...

Glad you're feeling better, Debbie. The luncheon table is so pretty, especially the iron pumpkin centerpiece.
Hugs,Babs

Marlis said...

So glad you are better! Love the mack truck! I do know what that feels like. What a pretty table. How nice the newlywed was willing to share. I would say, she fits in the family for sure. Simply beautiful. xo marlis

Red Couch Recipes said...

Well, when I was a newlywed, I didn't have all those nice things!! Lovely table Debbie. Unfortunately, I also like to feed everything! It is always quite a shock to become so sick so quickly!! Glad you are up and about. I am especially loving those new baubly napkin rings. Joni

xinex said...

Hi Debbie! How lucky of your sister to have a daughter who has all that stuff. Not me! I have a hard time tablescaping when I am at either of my daughters. The centerpiece and the whole table are beautiful!...Christine

kitty said...

So glad you're feeling better, Debbie! Wow, I love your luncheon table. What a sweet newlywed and what lovely things she has and loaned out. I have an iron pumpkin like that, but I love how it's all decked out in Fall adornment.

Kathryn Ross said...

Nice autumn tablescape - with the generous help of 'married niece's' goods! You noted that you wish YOU had a married daughter of your own to mooch tablesettings from - well - you would have loved my daughter's bridal shower earlier this month. With every gift she opened,I confess - I was so happy for her, and just a bit green wondering what a great idea it would be for old married's to have bridal showers. We should have bridal shower clubs and every month everyone in the club has their shower - properly registered at the finest stores. Over the period of a couple years all our kitchens and baths would get a nice facelift with the latest gadgets. As it is, I'm left with thrifting my way to home and garden facelifts which do not include the latest KitchenAid or Keurig coffeemakers or dreamy silverware and Food Network china. Then - our Pastor spoke on 'contentment' and I came home and resolved to stir up gratitude for my 30 year old shower gifts still in use. Oh - I'm a disaster, ain't I?

Just a thought . . .
Joy!
Kathy

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, that Mac truck rolled into our town yesterday and picked up Miss B. I'm hoping it toddles on through, leaving the rest of us behind....
xo
Lynn

Marigene said...

Hope you are over that bug...I hate being sick.

Beautiful table...love the centerpiece.

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

So glad that truck and train are outta there and you are feeling better. Beautiful table for a luncheon. I love the pumpkin centerpiece. I too believe that I need a married daughter, or son for that matter, as long as they have dishes to steal, um I mean loan. Thanks for sharing.

corners of my life said...

I hope the food was as luscious as the table scape . . .

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

So so sorry you were sick, but what a way to come back into the eating world. You girls really know how to set a table.

Now I need your talent for my dual engagement luncheon for 20 on a zero budget!!

Welcome back

Gaby said...

Oh, what a table, Debbie! What talent you have.

Infuse With Liz said...

Oh sorry you got hit with that illness. I think it's going around all over. That' a very pretty tablescape your friend created! I think it's great that she could assemble it uing borrowed pieces from more than one source! Great idea!!

Amy Kinser said...

So glad you are feeling better. I have heard of several people having something similar around our parts.

Lovely table setting. I bet you ladies have a blast together.

Tea in Texas said...

Glad you are feeling better! The luncheon tablescape is just perfect with the fall pumpkin centerpiece. The niece has lovely pieces and the added benefits of families sharing with your friend. I'm glad you photographed this beautiful fall table and shared it with us. Your luncheons are a great idea!

Thanks, Pam

Mary Dee said...

Love those napkin rings!

Crickit said...

Glad you are feeling better! What beautiful table decor for your luncheon! I sure love Fall!

Sonja said...

You got well just in the nick of time! What a table... it is beautiful... i'm inspired to 'go and do likewise' :)

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Debbie thank you for your nice comments on my blog your table it is beautiful.
XO
Blessing
Isora

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

I am so glad you are feeling better, Debbie!
The only good thing for me was the couple of pounds I dropped. So hard to lose, so easy to regain. :(
The autumnal tablescape is gorgeous!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sorry about the truck, glad you are feeling better! Great autumn table! Oh, you asked about the glass on the tray, there is 2 screws on the side of the tray, so you take the side off and the glass comes out too

Carol

bj said...

I have been hit by that same truck and train and I don't want "NO MORE" of it. Sooo glad you are better.
Now, that is a beautiful table and I know all the ladies had a great time.

Kelley Highway said...

How lovely! Wow! So many pretty things on this luncheon table! I'm soooo glad you're feeling well again. I can just imagine the good eats with which you "broke" your "fast."

laurie said...

Debbie, so sorry you haven't been well, but glad you're better and able to eat. I'm so with you on the "feed an everything"! Even when sick at my stomach, I feel like I need something in my stomach. Your sister's table looks gorgeous. You are a family of tablescaping sharers, and I love that. I am in love with your sister's front door. Is it old, or do you know where she purchased it? laurie

Angel said...

Sorry to hear you were sick! I'm glad you're back. Love that iron pumpkin overflowing with flowers. Such a pretty table for Autumn. Makes me want to eat some pie or something. :)

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Don't con me. I know you will always be up for a party! It looks Fallicious and I'm truly glad you are feeling better.

FrouFrouBritches said...

So sorry you weren't feeling well.

The table sure is pretty. Love the centerpiece! Gorgeous! The china look very familiar...very similar to what has been in my cabinet for neary 12 years. It's all gorgeous!!! Beautiful job!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love reading your posts. LOVE them, and the one on Shalom which you turned off is awesome. It is the head. All in the head. We've got to take it captive... be ye transformed by the renewing of your minds. AMEN.

XO,

Sheila

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I don't know which post I post on, but this looks like the one I thought came after the one I thought I was posting on. Confused any? Yeah... me, too.

Love your tablescape. Some day I am driving to GA to come break bread with you. Don't be surprised when some little ole lady appears on your doorstep.

XO,

Sheila

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