“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love…share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”   Romans 12:10,13

Hi Friends,

When I hear the word hospitality, I think about my Mother and Dad.  Hospitality seeks to minister.  Their home was a place where others felt free to put their feet up and lay their worries down….a place to be refreshed.  I really hope to embody the qualities I saw in my Mother. Her guests were happy to have a bowl of soup and a piece of her warm cornbread and she always had some home baked dessert.

I think after the holidays most of us are somewhat exhausted and need to be refreshed.  This offers us a great opportunity to invite our friends to sit by the fire and enjoy a home cooked meal and relax.  I think homemade soup and cornbread fits the bill. I really do think January is a wonderful time to do this.

This is my favorite china…..”Edme Posy” by Wedgewood.  Welcome to my table.



I have used these beautiful napkins from Pier I that compliment the plates.


Just a little arrangement I put together that keeps the color scheme going.


Green place mats and Mikasa stemware.



A lot of candlelight.






Thank you for your visit.


6 thoughts on “Hospitality

  1. A lovely table to lift the spirits (and widen the waistline because I’d want to eat a whole pan of cornbread!) on a cold winter night! My husband did his best to make a pot of homemade vegetable beef soup and cornbread last night. It wasn’t served at such a beautiful table as this, but he did a good job. That being said, I can’t wait to get back in the kitchen!!! I hope you are staying warm! Happy January!

    1. Hi Alycia. I am still praying for your recovery. Sounds like you have a wonderful caring husband. I know I join a huge group waiting to see and hear from you on your blog. Thank you for your beautiful words. Much love to you. Dianne

  2. Yes, Dianne I just love your favorite China also. So clean and goes with any other pieces for a beautiful table……no matter the season. And your seven gleaming candle tapers just are perfect. I am one of those that thinks the uneven numbers in decorating are more interesting…..unless ofcourse the arrangement is formal balance. And any one who knows me and my food desires knows soup of any kind is a favorite of mine. And nothing better than warm cornbread slathered in butter with molasses for dessert……that is for the second slice of the cornbread ! Keep the JOY ever near.

  3. Hi Connie. Yes, you know I love these plates and it took some research to get 12 of them. I am still hopeful to do a blog of your lemon table. I am enjoying this blog so much..would never have started this blog without your gentle push. I am grateful.

  4. Dianne, soup and cornbread sounds fabulous on these cold nights! As a matter of fact, I love good Southern cornbread and I am sure yours is delicious. The table is so lovely with all the candles and the beautiful china and crystal! Our mothers had much in common, my mother always had desserts to offer and, of course home-made and she shared her gift of hospitality with the those who were rich and those who had nothing to offer!. We both have beautiful legacies from mothers who served! Stay warm this week!

  5. It seems we have so much in common. What a rich heritage we have! Thank you for your constant support. Did I miss your Simple Sunday this week?

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