Calm Before the Storm

While everyone’s gearing up for Father’s Day weekend, I’m thinking about laying low … for one short evening.  Renaissance Man is headed out of town for awhile (and I’ve got a list a mile long of things I want to accomplish while he’s away), but Friday night after I take him to the airport, I’m going into “down time” mode for a few hours.  Maybe I’ll rent a movie … or start one of the many books I have waiting for me. Maybe I’ll go to bed early.  No, I’d rather sleep late the next morning … and wake up to this.
What?  Can’t a girl dream a little?

Be honest.  I know you dream about pretty dishes …

and glassware …

and the palest of pink linens …

And flowers.  You DO dream about flowers, don’t you?  In real life, the colors of these are so vibrant they’d wake you up!

Yes, since I’m dreaming, I think I’ll sleep in (probably until all of 8:00) then wake up to a lovely breakfast tray just outside my door … like at a quaint B&B … with a steaming hot plate of Southern comfort foods.

A nice, hearty breakfast to start the day … because I’m going to need it.

Saturday is “tackle my closet” day.

I’ve been putting it off far too long.  I’m telling myself I absolutely cannot start pulling out everything for this …

… until the closet is clean.  Obviously I want my Come and Get ‘Em sale to be a success, so you know where I’ll be Monday morning …

Goodwill, here I come! 

When’s the last time you tackled YOUR closet?  Are you sure … or are you dreaming?

Just in case I don’t get back here before Sunday …
Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers in your life. I hope they’re as fantastic as the ones in my family!

I’m linking to Let’s Dish at Cuisine Kathleen and
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.


  1. How I wish there would be an ‘onine’ closet cleanup site! Best of luck with your fabulous sale!
    P.S. In addition to the christening gown, before we left for WI, I washed a ton of baby GIRL clothes in your fabulous product; they were all 30+ years old and now look brand new!

    • YEA! It’s such a great feeling to put beautiful pieces back into circulation, isn’t it? Restoration Linen Cleaner is definitely a fantastic product. I’m glad you’ve discovered it! Can’t wait to hear more about baby GIRL. 🙂

  2. Enjoy your weekend and I hope you get SOME down time AND get a lot done. Your tables are ALL beautiful…this one and last years-Blessings- xo Diana

  3. What a fabulous idea! I have so many nice things I do not use! You are an angel to donate the proceeds to such a great cause. Keep your table set and when your sale is over, treat yourself!!!!

  4. In fact, I DO dream of just such things. Among my favorite things in the whole world to do is to have a wonderful tray of food in the morning. I guess I’m just a B and B girl down to the very heart.

    I wish I could come to your open closet. We actually did consider a little jaunt northward, but the Man will be home for exactly two days next week, and they need to be spent close to home.

    And I’m perpetually cleaning my closet. Sigh.

  5. Oh! And Happy Father’s Day to you, too!

  6. Well, it sounds like you have the perfect weekend planned! Your breakfast tray vignette is just so lovely and those flowers are gorgeous!

    I’ve already emptied out my closet but now I am need of some new things to replace the old ones lol…I’m ready to do some shopping! 🙂

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  7. What a great idea to give the proceeds to a worthy cause and people will pay more because of it! I hope your dream comes true with that lovely breakfast tray full of a wonderful hot breakfast for you!

    Robin Flies South

  8. OOh and why do we not live closer?? I would be at that sale. How generous to donate the proceeds. After it’s all over, maybe you will get a beautiful breakfast try like the one you set. I remember your last year’s father’s day table well. I love love those dishes.. have a great week, xo marlis

  9. I too wish I lived closer! Thanks for your comment. We’ve finally are all well since Mother’s Day. Yay!!

  10. We love those guys but sometime we need me time. I am undecided for Saturday clean closet or go to a monthly flea market……….UMMH!!!!! Your tray is a dream come true.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    June 14….Flag Day…Fly that Flag

    Cathy’s Cupboard Calamity

  11. What an incredible idea. Good luck with your sale. I do dream about dishes and I definitely need to clean out my closets. That said, is that cute doggie for sale? I’d love to have him come live at my house. 😉

  12. I recently went through my whole house, getting rid of things that had accumulated and were no longer used. It’s astounding how much we hang on to for no reason. The good news is that someone will want what you are getting rid of.

  13. What a pretty setting for one! Enjoy your down time 🙂

  14. Gorgeous setting! I love your red transferware. My husband is also out of town and I will be getting some things done, as well!

  15. Lovely setting! Wouldn’t it be nice to have that breakfast outside your door? You have some busy days ahead of you.

  16. What….me dream about all of those things….pppppshaaaaaw. If I still lived at home with mama and daddy, mama would so be all over me to get my closet cleaned out. Whew! I don’t live at home any more. It will happen…some day. There will be that one item that I finally decide that I’m determined to find, and the closet will become a mission. Until then, enjoy your morning of calm. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  17. This is so cute! I loved reading your dream post. I was drawn to your red transferware. I just bought a couple of pieces this past week. And closet cleaning….groan. I have a huge contractor bag in my closet right now and a couple of times of week I grab a few more things I never wear and toss them in the bag. I figure, another month and I will have a nice organized clothes closet. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend.

  18. I dream about all these pretty things and if you ask my family they’d probably say I spend too much money on them!!!

  19. This looks very pretty, charming and romantic. You father’s day table from last year

  20. Oh yes,
    And yes,
    And yes I do!
    How did you know? 🙂
    Beautiful table!
    I just donated a lot of things to a gal who was doing a yard sale for Leukemia. I had packed boxes with thoughts of having a yard sale, but never did! Didn’t even go through them, just told her to take them. That and a lot of wicker chairs I got tired of painting!
    Thanks for linking this sweet post to Let ‘s Dish!

  21. Lovely post and your tray is so beautiful. I always think about beautiful dishes and yours are just perfect. Love it all.

  22. I love your dreaming and of course both of your table settings…and maybe one day table settings will get back on my to-do-list. Closet…tackled that just recently, but garage, well it needs another go around. I hope you enjoy your weekend and your dreams come true.

  23. That tray is beautiful…oh, and those flowers!