I forgot this one yesterday. It was also in the autumn weddings category. It was pretty, but it didn't require much in the way of thought or preparation, and to tell you the truth, the "balls" of roses have been overdone and I am tired of them. You can't see it in my photo, but on the floor at the four points of the table, there were cylinder vases and pilsner vases with corkscrew willow and other tall branches, festooned with a few blossoms and leaves. That part was interesting, but one of the branches almost put my eye out when I walked too close to it (I couldn't see it in the semi-darkness). In a real-life event, designers need to be aware of those possibilities. One time at a museum opening, mr. kenju almost got hurt when a branch from a buffet centerpiece grazed his eyelid. Luckily it didn't touch his eyeball or it could have scratched his cornea.
Mr. kenju is HOME at last. We arrived here at 10:30 am this morning, and he was very happy to be "sprung" from jail, as he called it. Our son was with us to help and about the time he was leaving, our first-born daughter came to stay for a while. His first request was to eat something, so I gave him a hard-boiled egg and some toast, with jam we received in the mail last week. One of his friends from NYC sent us a box of jams and preserves made by Trappist Monks. They are excellent, and while that may not be the perfect thing for him to eat now that he has to watch his diet, we felt a treat was in order today. An old friend of mine came this morning and brought us 2 loaves of Friendship bread/cake that she had made and it is delicious!! We all promptly chowed down on several slices of that. For lunch he had a grilled cheese and tomato on whole wheat and for dinner, we had a wonderful meal provided by one of my good friends: linguine with a topping made of chicken breast, tomatoes, peppers and zucchini, with green beans and rosemary/olive oil bread (my favorite!) She took pains to make a meal with little to no fat or salt, which is just what we both need!
Forgive me if I don't visit everyone tonight, please. I am exhausted and mr. kenju is already fast asleep. As soon as the laundry finishes, I'm off to bed. Hope to visit more tomorrow.