11.23.2009

Scenes from The Week-End

a little gift for my friend Cindy adorned with one of Suann's most excellent pencils...

The weekend was busy and lovely and full of fun activities...a friend's birthday lunch, late night with the girlies at the Dallas Museum of Art on Friday, preparations for Thanksgiving (we're hosting the big day for the very first time... my family + several dear friends are coming, so I'm in the thick of planning the menu, scheming the table decorations, washing the wine glasses...) And sweet hubby is working away on the table -- it's so close, and I can honestly say it's turning out even more fantastic than I imagined.




And then of course there was the Kirtsy Book Party on Saturday... So much goodness -- some evidence below (+ more here.)



The brains behind the book -- the utterly amazing Laura Mayes...

loved meeting sweet molly from my favorite things (+ her lovely friend Stephanie...)


All in all, it would have been a pretty much perfect weekend if not for the family photos we decided to have taken bright and early Sunday... Bad idea. What is it with taking a family photo to bring out the absolute worst, most anal, stressed out, Meanie McMeanerson part of me?

Does this happen to you?

p.s. don't forget the Satsuma Press giveaway!

23 comments:

Lucia said...

o my goodness gracious. that table looks amazing. i'm blown away. thanksgiving will be some kind of wonderful around it, i'm sure. beautiful work, brian!

courtney said...

i love the print on that fabric - and the table looks gorgeous!

The Pipers said...

The table is so amazing!

karey m. said...

gorgeous weekend! and yes. i've been known to snarl "act normal!"

or "come on! you can smile better than that!"

ooh. submit comment? eep. xoxo.

molly said...

the table is gorgeous!
And it was lovely meeting you :)

mb said...

fantastically wonderful table.
fantastically wonderful reception.
fantastically normal mom reaction to family photo sessions.

relax.

Rachel said...

Can't WAIT to see that table!

Jen Craun said...

the table looks yummy phenomenal -- wherever did you get the top? stunning!!

Julia (Color Me Green) said...

wow can't wait to see the finished table. maybe my boyfriend will love it so much i can get him to make one! ;-)

Simply Mel said...

oh I dread family photo day....I'm thinking the crumb will be a sufficient stand-in alone this season!

Ana said...

I love that table, the fabric gorgeous and can't wait to hear more about the party plans...

Polly R said...

That table looks fabulous!
xx

grass1167 said...

The table, what a beautiful piece that is going to be.
Cheers
Engracia

Lilapuppy said...

Ok. That table is the table of my dreams. Please, please have Bryan do a post on how he made it so that I can force my handy hubby to make me one!

vintage simple said...

Oh, that table..! And how cool that you get to host Thanksgiving. We do, too, here... And we usually have friends over as well. Have a wonderful celebration - and enjoy that new table. Just beautiful!

-maria

erin said...

the table looks amazing!

destined to design said...

holy cow - awesome table! i just spent all day sourcing one very similar for a client.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

That table is just absolutely beautiful my dear! I cannot wait to see it in action. wow!
xo
Melis

paula said...

looks like a great weekend. the table is stunning!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Joslyn.

kalanicut said...

Yes, yes on photos and BIG stress. Posed with sisters for new photos for the parents a few years ago. Just getting dressed in the "right" colors for the photographer, all of us trying to look different and decent at the same time just about did us in. Almost cancelled at the appt. time! Ulcer city! Glad you survived! :)

Have a great holiday. Your preparations look beautiful!

Mrs.French said...

the table..the table! i want photographs of it in all its glory..xo t

Alice Q. Foodie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Joslyn! Cheers!

Alice Q. Foodie said...

And that table?? Wow. Can't wait to see it all set for dinner!