It’s A Family Thing …

If you’ve visited here before, you know I love children! I come by it naturally. My Dad laughs at Mom because she can often be found on their back porch playing with the neighbor kids. (Truth is, Daddy’s almost as bad good.)  So it shouldn’t surprise you that they’ve been driving from Texas to Tennessee so that we can all go to North Carolina to see their new great-grandson. It only seemed appropriate last night to do a quick “in the spirit of children” tablescape…

I couldn’t decide if I was leaning toward Little Boy Blue come blow your horn; the sheep’s in the meadow… OR Mary Had a Little Lamb.



Either way, two little boys whose middle names both start with H were on my mind … so I pulled out these beautiful hand-sewn monogram H damask napkins.

I was hoping to strike a balance between masculine … and appreciating the women in their lives.

I even used the sterling. I’m not sure their mother will want it, but by the time it’s their turn, maybe they will…

I got a text a few minutes ago. Parents will be here in about 10 minutes. Bye y’all. I hope you have a great rest of the week and weekend. I KNOW we will!

I’ll be joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


  1. Oh, Susan….how incredibly sweet!!!! This is really a wonderful tribute and encompasses the spirit of many childrens’ books! Have a great time on your trip, and enjoy the new little one!

  2. Susan-It looks beautiful. You did a great job and it is just so sweet the way you worked the children into the table setting. Enjoy that baby! xo Diana

  3. I have the top picture…oh my, you are sharing my heart. Your table is wonderful, but the thought behind it is just precious and can’t be bought by money. Did you buy the top picture while in Texas? We probably bought them at the same time….early 80’s.
    Enjoy, rejoice…what a blessing from the Lord.

  4. I’m two days late, but I’m here! I hope at this moment you are enjoying your parents to the utmost. Your table is the perfect celebration of Little Boy Blues everywhere. (And the pink sherbets? Why, that’s for the mommy of course!)

    Your sterling is absolutely beautiful. Mine is very plain. I love yours. Have a wonderful time celebrating across the generations, Susan.

  5. How very sweet your tablesetting is. I love your little lamb!