Friday, June 20, 2014

In Which I Try To Give As Good As I Get


Last weekend ,my neighbor's daughter Sherron turned 16.

Her mother gave her a "Sweet Chanel" party. Apparently it's a thing?

There were mocktails, mini sliders, the most delicious black and white cupcakes, baked by an 11th grader, with the Chanel logo in white piped on the black frosting.

So they turned your teeth black. A 16 year old can pull it off.

I offered to do the flowers and after token reluctance she accepted.

She brought me 7 ivy bowls, oplascent stones, a narrow black ribbon ,24 white roses of a dubious nature called Virginia and 10 stems of pretty white floribunda roses.

After placing stones in bowls, taping them with clear florists tape and adding the roses I got to the fun part, the icing on the cupcake if you will.

I wandered around the garden picking anything blooming in white or what I decided could pass for black.

I had "black" heuchera leaves and nigella pods, babies breath, nigella, argostema in white and I threw in some lambs ears because I could.


I tied the bowls with the sparkly black ribbon and ordered myself some Thai food.

Which burnt the hell out of my tongue but did not discolor it.
The party was held in Maryland so I missed the fun.
But they brought me back a cupcake and after Sunday lunch I divided it between 4 adults.
Verdict: melts in your mouth, and on your teeth.
Happy Birthday Sherron from your ghoulish looking neighbor.



27 comments:

  1. Bravo....you did your good deed for the day!

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    1. Isn;t it nice when your good deed is fun to do?

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    1. Right? but who knew there was a whole world of wanna be Coco Chanels out there. Go to Pinterest and check out the parties. It's another world.

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  3. You are such a good neighbor and friend. I'm sure they loved them, and you rose to the challenge and obviously had fun with it!

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    1. I have to be . the bar is high on this little street.

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  4. Black teeth are in vogue, didn't you know?

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  5. That must have been fun. You made the best with these bowls, a beautiful white and black arrangement. You are a great neighbour for Sherron.

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    1. It was fun. I loved watching them evolve from nothing to pretty.

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  6. Very pretty...and chic! I think Miss Jane that you follow the Golden Rule...Do unto others...the best philosophy of life! Lucky neighbors! Oh to be that Sweet Sixteen!!!

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    1. She is a dear heart and very swet with her thank yous. I was not that personable at 16.

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  7. Sophistocationn in a bowl! I'd be thrilled with that arrangement for anything. Giving back in spades, i'd say.

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    1. Well let me know when you're turning Sweet Chanel and I'll see what I can whip up!

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  8. I say! That's a very sophisticated 16 year old! (Well, apart from the black mouth.) The flowers look fabulous.

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    1. But an unusually sweet one, for all the sophistication. Her mother raised her well.

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  9. The fashion police would approve. Tres Chic!

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  10. Your arrangements are fantastic! And I love that you gathered stuff from your garden to throw in the mix. Pretty!!!

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