My mom’s friend Pirkko has been a family friend since I was born. I had the good fortune of being her neighbour years ago when I was married to my first husband.
She patiently listened to many of my stories back then of all the trials and tribulations of young married life as we went for walks around a nearby golf course.
She has the most adorable maltipoo, Nekku (her name) and she told me that when she first started going for walks around the golf course, the first time she took her out, after a while she stopped, laid down and looked up at her as if to say “What are you doing?”
Of course Nekku adjusted to those long walks very quickly and got very excited when she would pull her leash out.
Then she would make coffee and something good as we chatted. My sweet friend Pirkko has the most wonderful sense of humour.
She’s in town from Victoria staying with my mom in her Carriage house this week.
As I have mentioned in a previous post, before I started decorating for a living I would spend an entire Saturday creating beautiful tablescapes for dinner parties. Now most of my guests are lucky to get an ironed napkin.
Pirkko has hosted me, my mom and sisters so many times, tonight it’s all about her and that’s what inspired my picture-worthy tablescape today.
Pirkko is the host and producer of a Finnish radio program that airs every Saturday at 9:30 am pst time. It’s a 1 1/2 hour live program, you can listen to it here.
I created a table runner out of some green glass tiles I had sitting in a box. And I had this low, rectangular narrow vase that I used for the centerpiece. We had dinner guests this week and they brought a beautiful bouquet of flowers and many of them had wilted so I rescued the rest and ta, da, da da, a new arrangement was born.
These flowers are for you as well my lovelies, thanks for reading my blog!
An Orange Tablescape Thursday (Our rental on Kensington)
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