Green and White Table
The flowers, for the green and white table, are Jade roses, a very pale green rose.
When I began composing this post, I thought about the rose and how I would present it within the tablescape and then it happened…flashback. A song, from the 1970’s, about a southern belle who wore a faded rose, popped into my head and would not leave.
Helen Reddy’s version of Delta Dawn was released in 1973. Youngest daughter, Gabi and Drew’s mommy, was two years old. I can still hear her soulful version as she sang from her car seat in the backseat, while we drove from one place to another. To this day M remembers the lyrics and she has heard her babies sing their renditions of Delta Dawn. Hearing the words, sung by babies, is really something.
Family tradition lives on.
(chuckles from G’ma)
Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on?
Could it be a faded rose from days gone by?
And did I hear you say he was a-meetin' you here today
To take you to his mansion in the sky-eye?
She's forty-one and her daddy still calls 'er "baby"
All the folks 'round Brownsville say she's crazy
'cause she walks downtown with her suitcase in her hand
Lookin' for a mysterious dark-haired man
In her younger days they called her Delta Dawn
Prettiest woman you ever laid eyes on
Then a man of low degree stood by her side
Promised her he'd take her for his bride
Words and Music by Alex Harvey and Larry Collins
And now the table…
I made a few changes to the table from last week’s post.
Keeping the chargers, flatware, spooner, and vintage cloth, I added white dinner plates, leaf plates, J’s mother’s 1940’s sherbet dishes, a stemmed water glass, and tall stemmed wine glasses. A tray with wine and wine glasses takes the place of the domed centerpiece from last week. The Jade roses are in two small vases. White embroidered napkins and bird napkin rings replaced the white with navy embroidery napkins and clear glass rings.