This blog will merge my passion for creating, crafting, sewing, schooling, tablescaping and trying out tech toys. It used to be called CJ's Extemporaneous Effusions, but I kept forgetting how to spell "extemporaneous."
Ring that Bell! This last weekend, my school received a wonderful award called "The Golden Bell." This highly coveted award is given to schools that have a stellar program that is innovating and focused on assisting underperforming students. And we won! The program is called "Effective Student Support" and uses Covey's book, "Seven Habits for Highly Effective Teens" to teach young people to change their habits and in so doing, change their lives for the better. The program was designed by my assistant principal, Linda Pierce and a team of dedicated and caring teachers.
So when we came back to school, I gave them a grand tea party!
This table features J & G Meakin Romantic England English Ironstone transferware in the red pattern. My wonderful mother-in-law gave me this set of dishes that she used daily during the 1960's when my husband was in elementary school. They are a daily reminder to me of the importance of providing gentility, romance and nourishment for my family - and for myself!
The table below features Pope Gosser Rose Point China that I've collected for years. I recently loaned 60 place settings for a fund-raiser called, "Imagine LA." The vintage china evoked the days when families sat together for dinner, tables full of nourishing, homemade meals. Imagine the world returning to those days!