Last weekend I worked alone on a small list of projects.
I’m made a batch of meringues.
I hung a towel bar in the master shower.
I soaked my paint brushes in brush cleaner. Unfortunately some of the paint was still damp on the brushes which transferred to my Glade bench. Now I have a decision of whether to ditch the bench or give it a different finish.
I looked for Valspar bright silver metallic spray paint to paint a vintage wastebasket but it is out-of-stock at our local Lowes.
This week I’m in full tea party mode. I planned the menu and did the shopping, now I just have to arrange the flowers, assemble the sandwiches, and plate the desserts. (Charlie and son will make and serve the tea in their best tearoom manner. They both have experience in this area.)
On the savory side:
- chicken salad sandwiches,
- egg salad sandwiches,
- cucumber sandwiches,
- pretzel thins.
On the sweet side:
- petit fours,
- lemon curd in meringue shells aka Pavlovas,
- almond pound cake,
- mini sweet bites from Trader Joe’s.
Since I’m having 2 parties on consecutive Saturdays I’ve asked a friend on next week’s guest list to give me a hand with this week’s preparations.
The head count for tomorrow is 9. We’ll need extra chairs in the living room. Things will be
I’ve already put a card table with a tablecloth in the living room to hold the goodies in addition to the coffee table.
I hope to also give you a report about the master bathroom vanity, but then I’ve had the same hope for a while now.
What are you hoping for in the short term?