This One Is For You Daddy!

Daddy sat down at the table, and said: This is a Lawyer’s Table!
I said, Daddy this is yours and Mama table.
He said, the table is set Fancy!
I had to hold back my laugh, and smiled.

For my daughter, Suzette and I
had tried so hard to give Daddy a southern home style setting,
like the ones Mama use to make, when I was a little girl.

My Daddy came for a visit, he had been outside in the heat for an hour with my husband, working on his truck. Living in the country ,
I never know someone is here unless they come to the door!

My Daddy came in with my husband, He was weak and not feeling well, knowing it was lunch time and Daddy is a diabetic. While Daddy was cooling off with a drink and resting. I went to kitchen!
Lucky I had put up fresh corn and peas the night before, and had some cooked!

I called my daughter, Suzette, who live next door, What do you have we can fix fast, we do not have time to thaw out chicken. She calls back, steak fingers, I said yes! Suzette cooked at her house the steak fingers, gravy, and cornbread,
while I made the other food.

With Suzette help we set the table, FAST with the food, and dishes.
Taking off the setting I had on the table, and leaving the napkins,
( forgetting she was to take pictures,)
and just put dishes everywhere! lol
I have finished silver leafing the chandelier,
hubby has to add the bottom light back.

I can’t believe I am going to show you a picture of me with no make up on,
I ran and put a little lipstick on, while Suzette took pictures!
Now you can see, my Hubby took a dinner plate and set at the end of the table!

Here I am taking the napkin out for my Daddy,
Daddy, I enjoyed your visit so much!
I wish I could have had fried chicken for you, just like Mama use to do!

View of the place setting
Cobalt blue chargers: bought 12 from thrift store for $2.00 each
Dinner plate: White Gatherings from my 64 piece set from Big Lots
Bread plate pattern: Staffordshire Engravings, Wild Rose,
from my 12 piece setting, was a gift from my sister, Gloria,
while I in the hospital instead of flowers.
Cobalt Stemware: bought in South Carolina
Flatware: had for years
Napkin ring and napkins: garage sale finds under $1.00

Now remember this meal was made and the table set in 30 minutes!
No Garnishes Here!
Centerpiece is the Food for this Southern Home Style Lunch!
View from above of table set with a southern meal of:
Iced Tea, garden fresh peas, corn, slice tomatoes,mashed potatoes, white gravy, steak fingers, and cornbread is a must to go with the fresh peas!
Yes, you have to sop your pea juice with the corn bread!
Sorry Daddy, I forgot to put out the pepper sauce for the peas!
What! No fried Chicken! Where’s the brown gravy?
I used my new white gravy boat from Marshall’s cost $5.00, and White Gathering platter, is from my 64 piece set from Big Lots.
All the bowl I have collected for years.
View of the fresh garden tomatoes, fresh corn, mashed potatoes.
View my country dining room, with sideboard in background.
I built from the wood we took off our walls of our Craftsman’s Bungalow. I painted it with my favorite Gentleman’s Blue Milk Paint, and stained the top and bottom shelf with Red Mahogany Stain. The chairs all garage sale finds cost $2.00 for the cream chairs and $3.00 for the stained chairs. The bench is an old church pew, my husband cut down. I paid $10.00 for the bench.
Daddy, Terry says: Come back Soon!
For he wants more of these meals, with fried chicken !
As Always, Save a Cup of Tea for Me!
Lady Katherine
Need some great Ideas?
Click on the pink words to visit the websites to see, lovely table settings, food and recipes, treasures shared, and used for a second time around.
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where she is hosting:

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where she is hosting:

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  1. Hi Katherine,
    Oh this all looks so pretty and delicious! Love the fun color scheme. What a sweet setting.

    I hope all has been well with you my friend.
    Have a blessed day.
    ~Warmly, Melissa 🙂

  2. Wow! This looked great!! The food and the Southern Table setting!! Great job!! Isn’t it wonderful to work as a team??
    Have a blessed day!!
    Love Lilly

  3. How cute a post & a touch of ‘sugar’, Katherine. Love the pics, table is lovely. Daddy looks really good, too. TTFN ~Marydon
    Pssst! Don’t forget the giveaway

  4. Oh what a blessing to have such wonderful fresh grown food and to have your sis next door to help put such a wonderful meal on the table for your precious dad. I sure miss mine. I know you really love his visits. A blessing of a day and the table was just beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  5. Katherine, it looks wonderful, and I’m starving looking at your pictures! Love all your pretty plates and tableware. And that food looks great… THOSE TOMATOES… girl, those are gorgeous!

    And speaking of which, I wish I looked half as good as you do with my makeup ON! You’re beautiful!

    Love that you were pampering your daddy!


    Sheila 🙂

  6. Katherine, so sweet of you to come by and thanks for the gracious coments on my TT. I’m so glad you get to visit with your dad. I was thrilled to have my darling daddy until 91. I always had such fun with him. I don’t have a date for the cloche party yet, but most people thought seasonally would work out the best. I will let you know when we have a date. Also, don’t forget that you can use an apothecary jar too. I do have you in my prayers for your surgery. Hugs, Marty

  7. Hi Katharine!

    Believe it or not I’ve never heard of steak fingers! But they look good! LOL – I see your husband doesn’t want to use the charger. My husband is the same way “why do I need two plates?” I’m glad you’re feeling better. A ride to Louisiana sounds fun!


  8. Oh, Katherine…I am soooo hungry after reading this post! You sure do know how to fix a good southern meal! I love that your Daddy just dropped in…the best visits are those that just happen. Love your table…can’t believe you did all that in 30 minutes! Thanks for sharing such a special mealtime with all of us…you truly have a wonderful family and I love that you all live close enough to get together for lunch. 🙂 Susan

  9. Lovely table and how special to have your Dad to enjoy it with! Love your blue chargers and they look perfect with your glasses. Now the food looks truly delish!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  10. Oh, I think I’m hungry. I would love to try everything. LOL

    This is such a sweet post. Your Dad coming over to visit his little girl (well, we do stay that way always in their eyes, right? 🙂 ) I could just imagine you and your daughter preparing everything to the last minute. Good thing she lives just next door! 🙂

    I’m confused. I’m supposed to be subscribed, and yet this is the only post that shows as new since your last Pink Saturday. And when I visited here, it seems there are already posts in between. Hhhmmmmm a glitch maybe? Anyway, good thing it’s working again 🙂


    (about the “expanse of water” that I said that’s dividing us – – – what I meant was oceans 🙂 Atlantic to the West, Pacific to the East (I hope i didn’t got that mixed LOL)


  11. Hi Sweet Friend! What a beautiful table and meal you set for your Daddy! What a treasure that he is still with you…I just want to give him a hug! I think you are the hostess with the mostest!! AND I completely agree with Sheila about how beautiful you are! The great thing is you are also beautiful inside!

    May your day be blessed!
    Love you,

  12. Wow! You did all of tat in just 30 minutes!? You are good! The table looks so pretty and the food is making me hungry! That is so sweet of you to do this all for your daddy.

  13. Hi, dear Lady Katherine..first of all…you are a very pretty lady, makeup or no. Just beautiful!
    Your table looks just perfect. I love tables like this…much better than all the fancy stuff, really. Your Southern menu has me drooling…Yummy.
    Your dad looks so wonder you love him so.
    Hope you are feeling good..enjoy your little trip with hubby.

  14. Sweet, is it ok if I take a few of your words regarding breast cancer to use on an upcoming post? I will link them to your site. You are so awesome and brave and strong and forceful and……the list goes on and on. I want to share all that with anyone, even if it’s just one person, that might read my blog.
    I am so proud of you and I want others to know you and your strength.

  15. Katherin, Nice to see your dad… I’m sure he loved your meal, everything looked delish! Have the best day!!! xoxoKathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings…

  16. Hi Lady K! Oh, isn’t that something my same dishes were given to your daughter. It is written on the bottom what they are. I was surprised to find out how expensive they really are.

    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  17. Wow, those $2 blue charges go a long way to bring the blue in to your tablescapes. I love your new gravy boat and those bread plates are like a bouquet of flowers, alright. What a lovely family lunch gathering.

  18. Oh, that pew is wonderful! And the tablecloth, and the chargers, and the meal, and everything in between!

  19. I can just imagine how special and loved your daddy felt eating on this beautifully set table with good food, Katherine. I can’t believe you prepared all that in such a short time.

    I would have loved to meet with you too but don’t feel back cause I am not home, I am in FL, been here since Wed. evening. I am going home on the 31st so if you ever come to Natchez after that, please come and see me. I will email you my phone #. Please feel free to copy any of my pictures. I would love to see the Windsor before it got burned. Who is the artist and where can I see her work? Please give me more info. I would love to own at least one too. Since we moved to Natchez, I have been very interested in the histories of these antebellum mansions. Thanks for coming over and come join me for Sightseeing Sat one of these weekends…Christine

  20. Katherine, you and your daughter can sure put on a lovely spread lightning quick time! You dad is a lucky man to have a daughter like you to make sure he is taken care of.

    P.S. You look lovely with or without makeup! 🙂

  21. Hi Lady Katherine,
    Every thing looks wonderful and so do you. That was great to get a surprise visit. I took a look at your hubby’s site. He is very creative too.

  22. There is nothing better than to treat your parents. You are lucky to have your Daddy and what a great meal. It is the love you gave that is seen in the photos.

  23. Sweet Katherine~ ~ ~I too get nuts if the table isn’t set beautifully for company But nothing is as important as sitting down to a meal with loved family and you did that perfectly! You are so lucky to have your Daddy. Mine was so loved and is gone for 24 years now and I miss him so much. He was the sweetest man and would always tell me how wonderful my food was even if I had messed up big time on a new recipe. He enjoyed it all and told me it was the best! What more could you ask for?

    You are Blessed.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  24. Your table setting is beautiful and so is your story.
    I loved your husbands bobber that is too cute. Where are you going to put it?

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