Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #158

I'm a little late today on participating and will post this on my lunch hour, but I wanted to join in on posting my 5 highlights from my week.

1. Saturday, we took another drive and ended up near the river.

It was soooo relaxing to just sit and talk and watch the boats traveling the Ohio.

2.  I have long-expressed my love of all things dishes and table linens.  Here is picture of my table with some of my treasures:

Everything on the table is from thrift stores or yard sales except for the bowl holding the golden fruit.  That bowl was purchased at Hobby Lobby at 90% off! The fruit was found at an antique store.

Thrifty treasures - certainly a highlight!

3.  Sunday, I made this awesome blueberry banana bread from a recipe that I found in blogland. Visit Lattenene's Cup of Chat here to use this fab recipe.

4.  Monday, we had dinner guests come over.  Hospitality is an area that I am trying to improve upon.  We had a delightful young couple from church come over to share a meal and we had a great time.  I've learned a meal doesn't have to be fancy to bless others.

5. Wednesday was my turn to present the bible lesson at our church.  I really enjoyed studying this passage of scripture this week, Titus 2:11-3:8..  Next week, I'll publish my study in my Standing on the Word series.  Look for it under "This World is Not My Home, So What Am I Supposed To Do."

Would you like to share highlights from your week?  Visit Susanne at Living To Tell The Story and link up!


Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

LOVE your table -- it's beautiful! I'm going to come back and look up your "This World Is Not My Home."
Sounds interesting.

The Ohio River...oh, I love it. Born on one side of it, lived 10 years on the other side. I miss it!

ellen b. said...

From one dish lover to another I really enjoyed your table. We are hoping to expand our hospitality base now that we are back in Washington full-time. I'm we'll have more opportunities the more involved we get at our new church. Nice views of the Ohio River. Have a great weekend Jerri!

Anonymous said...

Something special and extra fun about thrifty finds :-) Well done on your pretty tablescape! And more opportunity to share your lovely table as you have more friends over. Your time by the river sounds idyllic.

Anonymous said...

As others have said, your tablescape is quite lovely and all the more special because of the great deals.

I also want to become more comfortable and more regular about hospitality in my home. Good reminder that I meal doesn't have to be fancy to enjoyed.

Have a good week.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Your table looks beautiful!

It sounds like you had some nice company, good food, fellowship and blessings.

Thanks for sharing your faves with photos.

Brenda said...

Your table is so pretty and I'm sure your guests feel special if you set it up like that for them. I love having people over for meals, no matter how simple, its all about being together.

Karyn said...

Love the black on red! I can see why this table setting makes your FFF.

I always enjoy the phtoos from your mini road trips!

I'll be looking for your Bible Study post.