Friday, May 18, 2007

Table for two

In the half hour today when it wasn't drizzling, I went out to do a bit of pruning. All this rain has made my garden go bonkers and I could hardly see out of the kitchen window. The clippings were so pretty I couldn't bear to chuck them on the compost heap, so I popped them in a vase. Now I know it's not exactly Housemartin quality, but they made me smile.

And evidently I'm not the only one. When the boys sat down for their dinner Mark said 'Ooh look, flowers on the table. Can we have candles too?' So why not? Who doesn't like a candlelit dinner every now and again. For my sweet boy, who sometimes really notices the little things.

And my, that was a Charlie and Lola frenzy! Thanks for all the comments - the lucky winner of the C&L giveaway is Louise of Prairie Mouse. I'm so sorry if it wasn't you this time, but don't be too sad. It's a monthly magazine and I'll do another give-away when I see the next issue okay?

13 comments:

ljmax said...

Awww...so cute and so nice when they notice details.

samantha said...

ok so I should have read this post, before posting on the last post - duh! Not sure if maybe you would be interested in a swap for the charlie & lola mag? just a thought.

whizzme@bigpond.net.au

kirsten said...

love it.

sometimes you just have to make the little occasions pretty.

(and are they eating mac + cheese? :)

Megan said...

I love this setting, those flowers are so sweet. I often put out a candle and some napkins these days, makes dinner something special.

tiel said...

I can't believe I missed the Charlie and Lola giveaway...Bummer! We are huge fans in this house and it will probably be 3 years until they reach my local supermarket...but my eyes look left to the other commenters and I see there are more Aussies admiring the craft of C&L!

The boys are so cute....my two ran around the house tonight with their pants off and laughed at each other's buts while we tried to finish dinner! First class eating at our house!

Amy said...

That's so nice. It is a nice reminder that even kids appreciate a nicely served meal. It was my new year's resolution and I have certainly let it fall by the wayside... Thanks for the inspiration.

julie said...

The boys look so grown up there at their candlelit dinner - looks yummy! We tend to opt for picnic variety tea here - must try out a civilised meal for a change!

rebecca said...

So sophisticated!

And thanks for the Housemartin link!

lazylol said...

What a lovely picture of the little fellas!

Zoe said...

so cute!

julia said...

What a cute photo! My son loves it if we put candles on the table, it makes it feel extra special!

Like you I keep picking things out of the garden and puttinh them in jugs etc. - it's saving me a fortune on flowers!

Julia

. said...

Awwww, beautiful flowers and cute children - what more could you hope for at dinner time?

What are those cuttings by the way? They're really, really pretty.

Mirre said...

The table looks lovely and so do your boys!