My mother was a couture dressmaker in New York City. Before she met. And married. My father. And became a wife. And mother.
My father was a very talented pencil artist. And illustrator. Who worked on large advertising accounts when in New York City.
The home they made for themselves. And my sister. And me. Was always beautiful.
My mother made all the curtains. Bedspreads. Slipcovers. Tablecloths. Napkins. Not to mention clothing for herself and her daughters.
My father got transferred. So we traded in our brownstone apartment building in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. For a house in Pennsylvania. Not far from the Amish countryside.
There my parents discovered the Amish community’s deceased estate sales. And bought the most beautiful second hand furniture. Which my father refinished and brought back to its former glory.
As well as gorgeous glassware. Dinnerware. Vases. Table linen. Chiming clocks.
So many pretty pieces to add glamour to the table we sat at.
And both my mother and father were fanatics about how their table was set for breakfast. Lunch. And dinner.
Always a tablecloth. Cloth napkins. No bottles. Or boxes. Of anything. Milk in a glass pitcher. Condiments in separate dishes. And in the middle. A vase of flowers picked from their garden.
I’m very much my parents’ daughter. And set a mean formal table for breakfast. Lunch. And dinner.
Except my table is set with candles as well as flowers.
And my cloth napkins, which are pressed on my ironing board cover of choice, the Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover.
Are always encased in a silver napkin ring when we sit down.
I love sharing beautiful table settings.
Because I think they’re inspirational.
I love the colour purple. But have little of it in my home.
I just love the way the light and dark shades of this royal colour segue into each other.
This image is from Pinterest. Elegant Table Settings. Denise Morrison. Saved from indulgy.com
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~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
PS. This Ironing Diva loves leading an elegant life. Because. She believes in the power of the iron. And when it comes to her ironing board covers, she only irons on a Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover.
PPS. I am not only an Ironing Diva. But as one friend says, I am ‘The Queen’ when it comes to ironing.
I Am The Purveyor Of The Tantrum Free Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies
Made with love and care in RURAL Australia by men and women who have a disability.
It’s not for everyone.
But it’s definitely for you if you’re fussy about the cover you iron on.
And if you love to support Australian made.
And want to put something back into the community when you make a purchase.
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover cover has more than 350,000 customers in 29 countries. Because it lives up to its name. It ‘Fitz Like A Glove™’ every time you iron.
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A Willie Wagtail. Sings Its Sweet Song At Sunrise.
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A Willie Wagtail. In An Early Morning Sun Trap.