So flowers! I spotted these gorgeous artichokes at the grocery store and knew that they would be my base. Then I had some fun at the flower wholesaler. Ranunculus, miniature white carnations, and my favorite, Bells of Ireland, along with some others I cannot identify.
This one got some extra flat-leaf parsley.
We had a small group due to the nasty weather, so I had a causal kitchen table supper- my favorite fall menu of Ina Garten's beef bourgignon, Scott Peacock's creamy grits, and my favorite kale and collards salad from Southern Living. All done completely ahead the night before, which makes for a very relaxed hostess.
I also threw together a new painting for Dell Harper's room, in an attempt to get her to sleep again. "There is an angel in your room to take care of you when you get scared." Alas, this did not work, and I was up with her from 1-2 AM Saturday night (or Sunday morning, I suppose) after a late and raucous birthday dinner for friends the night before.
So cheers to better weather and spring's arrival soon!