On Saturday, I attended a bridal shower for my niece, Katy. We were asked to wear black or white or a combination of both. I thought I might wrap my present for her in white and crochet a few black and white flowers as a decoration. Hmm...what do you think? I liked it but I am never sure how others see these kind of things. You would never guess how long I fiddled with making just these two flowers!
Katy with her mother, my sister-in-law, Ellen.
I really liked the thumbprint cheese crackers with the black cherry preserves in the middle! (Hey, I only had one! Honest!) And you see the platter with the round sandwiches at the left? Those are pimento cheese sandwiches and Katy had especially requested to have those at her shower! When I went back later to this same table, I laughed and said, "Well, you can tell we must all be SOUTHERN!", because that platter had only ONE little sandwich left on there! WHAT? You don't know a pimento cheese sandwich? (And thinking about it, we pronounce it, "Puh-ment-uh" cheese.) Why, it is just the best thing ever! (You may click on that link to NPR below if you want a recipe.)
The hostess had beautiful camellia bushes and she had filled her home with many of these gorgeous blooms. This bouquet was in her kitchen and I loved it. It looks like a painting to me.
Ah, here is Katy surrounded by some of her presents, many of them wrapped in black and white, all so beautifully decorated. I was given the task of writing all her presents down and I can only hope that she will be able to read my handwriting! Lovely shower, Katy and thanks to your gracious hostess for her warm hospitality!
And hey! Look at this! There is new calf at my Dad's! It tickled me that this black and white face greeted me just after the black and white shower!