Be My Guest Hodgepodge

1. When were you last a guest at an event or in someone’s home?
The last time we were guests was in December.
Tell us about it.
It was a fun informal dinner and card night. Three couple, six of us for pizza and salad and then a great game of Hand and Foot.
Do you enjoy having guests in your own home?
We do enjoy having guests in our home. Despite what’s going on we have had overnight guests and week long guests and one family were our guests for a few weeks. Great times!
2. What has you ‘tied up in knots’ currently or recently?
Thankfully I can’t think of anything that has had me ‘tied up in knots’.
Are you any good at tying actual knots?
I am not good at tying knots but Dear is and I let him tie the knots that we can depend on.
3. What’s something you’ve been wanting to do and have decided 2021 will be the year you ‘take the plunge’?
Trying to sell off some of my dish collections.
4. Something in your home that’s old?
We have a lot of old things that got passed down from Dear’s parents. This baby grand piano is a 1906 Chickering.
Our kids enjoyed it in years past.
And now a new generation is enjoying it.
Something new?
Dear’s shop is something new.
Something borrowed?
The one thing we borrow now that we live in the country is our son’s tractor about twice a year.
Something blue?
Lots of blue in our home. It is hard for me to walk away from a pretty blue plate. Both of our guest rooms have some blue in them, too.
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5. Share a favorite quote, a verse of scripture, and/or a bit of wisdom for couples getting married in this challenging and seemingly unpredictable season we’re currently/still experiencing.
Even Jesus came to serve and not to be served and in marriage it would be good for both the husband and wife to have an attitude that is ready to serve each other and not have the expectation to be served. With this attitude gratitude for the selfless acts each one will do for the other will be genuine and this will contribute to a joy filled home.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
We are traveling today and I might not be able to get around to all the hodgepodgers until tomorrow.
Thank you Jo From This Side of the Pond for coming up with the Hodgepodge Questions each week.

Blue Danube Mosaics

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The blue and white bunting is a recent purchase from a vintage store in Eastern Washington. It’s double the size you see. I folded it in half to hang in this spot.

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A cousin of mine was in Washington State and we invited her and her husband for dinner. The table was set with our Aunt Anna’s Blue Danube tablecloth and napkins. I added pewter chargers with a combination of blue plates since I don’t have 6 Blue Danube dinner plates. I used the Blue Danube tea pot, tea cup, and sugar bowl for vessels to hold my waning white hydrangeas. We enjoyed tri-tip, a favorite Russian salad of ours called vinaigrette and barbecued beans. We had a cucumber/tomato salsa for an appetizer and for dessert we had my Creamy Cheesecake. We were so engaged in conversation and catching up that we forgot to take any photos of the people who enjoyed all of this! Oye.

Linking up to Mosaic Monday with Maggie at Normandy Life.

We had a good weekend and are ready for a new week. There was an estate sale at my neighbor Pat’s home and I bought something to remember her by. I’ll share a photo soon of Pat’s Tea Trolley.