I have making different kinds of soup every week.....such a wonderful comfort food!
Today I made chicken soup and decided to set the table for Mr. Sweetladyelaine & I in dishes I never used. I bought the flat printed bread/salad dishes on sale at Pier One and the gold solid colored dishes & chargers at Goodwill. The little cobalt blue round dishes (salad bowls) & matching salad bowl were given to me by my mom. The napkins are from Walmart at Thanksgiving time.
The glasses are Yorktowne, made by Pfaltzgraff.
I bought the pitcher in my hometown, Schenectady, New York!
I set the table every night for Mr. Sweetladyelaine & I like this. I think eating at the table all together is something my parents instilled in me and I wanted to pass that along to my daughter. Sitting down to a family meal is very important. Growing up we had to be home for dinner at 6:00 or else. It was the only time we had to visit with my dad because he worked two jobs. We didn't always talk, we were together! I do feel that it gives a child a sense of belonging. I use to set the table and my brother cleared. Helping my mom was a natural part of growing up. .We were taught the proper way to set a table.While we were helping, my mom would ask us our spelling words, multiplication tables or about our day. We got two things done at once! We talked! I wonder how much of this goes on in homes today?
Do you eat all together? Did you help your mom and do your children help you ?
My mom always made a green salad for dinner. I guess being Italian it seems bare without it.
No meal would be complete without homemade bread.
I have had fun sharing with you today.
I do miss blogging.....
I have been so busy unpacking and then my computer's hard drive decided it was going to start to die!
I had to go out and search for another one.
I hope to be sharing a little bit of my new home soon. I finally have the living room furniture in place, after two changes.
The kitchen still has dishes & glasses etc. all over. Did I tell you I had 17 dish barrels to unpack?
Later this week I will be sharing where I am hiding it all!
I have a few more things to put away then I will take pictures.
I am getting it done.............just at a snails pace!
Thanks for stopping by....you have been patient listening to me rattle on & on! lol
Have a great week!
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Blessings My Friend,