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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Dinner with Friends before Driving to 7th North American Mushroom Conference in New Orleans

 

On March 4, 1988 we had dinner at our home for our closest friends, informing them that Campbell Soup forced us to move to Pennsylvania. 

Such a SAD tiding! 

We loved Dublin, Georgia and our friends and home and garden...


Since we would be leaving next day for a long drive to New Orleans, I used French paper lace placemats.
Delft white picture frames for each place setting with our spring flowers.

Setting in our dining room...
Using my Dutch Gero Zilmeta 528 Menuet cutlery.
You also see my Delft white swan, as a napkin holder...


Related posts:

Caring for our Squirrels while at 7th North American Mushroom Conference in New Orleans | previous post

7th North American Mushroom Conference at The Roosevelt in New Orleans | previous post by me

Review Quotation: Pieter J.C. Vedder; One of the Best Teachers in Mushroom Growing in the World | previous post by me where Pieter's boss compliments him at the 7th North American Mushroom Conference we went to...

7th North American Mushroom Conference Pieter J.C. Vedder CO₂ and Temperature Management | previous post with lecture that Pieter gave

18 comments:

  1. Come hai apparecchiato bene la tavola!Complimenti

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Farlo con amore e con tutto il cuore per cari amici...
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  2. Hello Mariette, It is such a nice feeling to create a comfortable and attractive home, and then to entertain friends in it. I think that this is becoming a lost art. Younger people often just don't want to bother, and at the other end of the scale some of the newer McMansions are so elaborate and out-scaled that no one could ever feel comfortable in them!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Yes, it is a very sad fact for the young(er) generations.
      First of all, creating a home, a nest, that resembles 'you' and your interests, is not being done by most. They blindly follow the 'trends' that are being SOLD to them. That has no soul however! You are so right about some new McMansions, they lack any soul on the inside but guess they're only built to impress on others, from the outside...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. What a beautifully set table. So inviting. It shows what a kind, warm and generous hosts you were. So lovely.

    God bless you both.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Thank you and we always have tried to do the very best for those we love!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Your dinner table setting is lovely Mariette. So sad you had to leave, especially after painting the whole of the outside of the house.. and so much more ✨

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      Thank you, always put my heart in it and try to present always a feast for the eye as well.
      We did so much to our nest and garden but in the end it sure did help us sell it fast and well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Thank you and it ought to be a feast for the eye and for the stomach... together with dear friends.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Mariette pięknie nakryte do stołu jestem pod wrażeniem. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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    1. Najdroższa Małgorzata,
      To, co zawsze robiłem dla moich najdroższych przyjaciół i rodziny. Tworzenie uczty dla oka i gotowanie ich ulubione jedzenie.
      Uściski,
      Mariette

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  7. awesome photos, you have such a lovely house

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Thank you, just our solid French oak dining room table...
      But yes, creating a cozy ambiance helps people feel loved.'
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Wow, your table setting is so beautiful and outstanding! Your friends must have felt very welcomed.
    It must be hard to have to move when you love your current residence, leaving home and friends. But you sure made lots of fond memories in each chapter of your life :-)

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Thank you so much! We always tried to be good hosts to our friends and family when they were over.
      Yes, ti was very hard, leaving our tamed squirrels behind and a beautiful garden. The house was just all touched up...
      That's what you do, enjoy the time while it lasts, living very conscious as you never know how long a good thing will last.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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Mariette...

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