Monday, May 23, 2011

market days

Pink peonies for Courtney! Buckets and buckets of them.

I have learned that every now and then one simply needs to give into the season and revel in the bounty. For example:

My mother tells the story of my great-grandmother making strawberry shortcake for sunday lunch. Just that, strawberry shortcake. Served on her pink-flowered Haviland china. So, when I spied fresh local berries at yesterday's market (the first of the season), I decided to continue the family tradition. Hot biscuits baked from scratch, whipped cream with a dash of elderflower syrup, and sweet red berries. All piled high. I think the gentleman was a bit incredulous when I handed him his lunch. For real? Yes, for real. . . enjoy.

xo

8 comments:

Style Court said...

Thank you! Beautiful, beautiful.

I saw your Tweet earlier. My mouth is still watering.

Style Court said...

Just saw the Snippet & Ink post. Congratulations!

Rebekka Seale said...

I just found you via the Snippet & Ink post, and wanted to say how absolutely gorgeous you and your wedding are/were! Well done on pulling together such a lovely day...I hope it was magical. My favorite touch? The coral beads. Amazing. Props to your hubby!!

-Rebekka

Janet said...

Rebekka ~ thank you so much for stopping by and leaving behind such lovely words! Our wedding was indeed magical, the perfect fall day. The coral beads were amazing. . . and a COMPLETE surprise!

smilla4blogs said...

As you know, the pink flowered Haviland china is waiting for you in the basement....xo

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

What a wonderful idea! Still a bit early for local strawberries here but I will keep this in mind. I have my grandmother's dessert set with green floral plates. Another sister has the set that is hot pink and white; but shortcake would look lovely on either set. Maybe when you have a bit more space you can redeem your china set from the basement.

Janet said...

Ms. Wis ~ oh, I do hope you make strawberry shortcake and serve it on those green floral plates. I can't think of anything more wonderful!

Ann Marie said...

am loving all of your photos.