Saturday, April 10, 2010

Divine Excellence

Moving the party outside is what Seattle's Heather Christothoulou does when Spring arrives. Heather knows how to entertain in her home, and this beautiful rose, herb, and flower garden is the backdrop for some extravagant dining and fun. See this piece in the current issue of Traditional Home.

The vibrant colors that Heather uses graciously ushers Spring in.

The color palette highlights the garden hues.

Wouldn't you enjoy the view of the city while mingling in your beautiful garden?

Pinks, blues, corals, and whites accompany lovely china, crystal and arrangements.

A toast to friends...

and a fresh start to a wonderful dinner.

Ok, my mouth is watering.

What a way to finish a beautiful evening.

I hope that you have enjoyed this post! I am looking forward to the next few posts, so I hope to see you here.

Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition (Thumb Indexed)

Embracing Etiquette with Teresa continued... see introduction post (1-29-10.)


Traffic lights and stop signs are there to be obeyed. Do not race through yellow lights. If you are coming to an intersection and the block ahead is congested with traffic, don’t cross over until you know there is no chance of blocking everyone once the light turns red.

At four-way stops, wait your turn; the drivers proceed in the order in which they arrive at the stop sign. If it is a tie, the driver on the right goes first. Flashing red lights at an intersection are treated as a four-way stop.

Don’t block pedestrian crosswalks. If people don’t have room to walk between your car and the one behind it, they’ll have to walk in front, which might force them so close to passing traffic they they are put in harms way. ALSO, do not block right-hand turning line in states where it’s legal to turn right at red lights. If possible move to the middle lane.

Tomorrow we cover Parking Lot Etiquette.

See you soon,


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