we are officially grown-ups. on sunday, team stone hosted both sets of parents for a mother's day lunch, then had the aunts/cousins/grandma on dad's side of the family over for the afternoon. i even have photographic proof of the grown-upness of it all. thanks to my dad. because i didn't take any pictures. because i'm not grown-up enough to host a gathering AND photograph it. yet.
i bought and arranged flowers from the fresh market. even created a table centerpiece out of small vases for all the lady guests to take home as a mother's day party favor. grown-up!
we used fine china, silver and crystal. and sat at the heads of the table. and remembered to light the candles. grown-up!
(please ignore the un-grown-up lack of decor above the makeshift buffet...i do have a plan)
we cooked food! and it was all ready at the same time! (but no pictures...too busy eating)
i put flowers in the hallway:
and on the coffee table (next to our fabulous wedding album, shout out to josh malahy):
and even in the bathroom:
the leftover table arrangements have been beautifying our lives all week in various spots about the house:
we even hung and hastily styled the plate rack:
and i finished sewing a pair of throw pillows for the living room couch. by hand. because the fringe was too thick for my sewing machine. ugh.
here is one with some fabric i found at calico corners to reupholster a stool from my grandma's old house:
on the flip side to all the grown-uppery, this evening we'll begin a long weekend of revelry with our team at the memphis in may world championship bbq contest:
where in years past we have done this:
and where i will be the only vegetarian. with a purse full of luna bars for sustenance. good times!