Home with a view
This is the first time the family is convening at the home of one of my sons and his family in this gorgeous place. Their home overlooks the beach and all 24 of us will be enjoying our meal outside on the patio.
My daughter-in-law has honored me by asking me to decorate the tables so I have been busy planning and shopping here in Dallas for things to ship out ahead of my arrival. My idea is to do it primarily in white with just some gorgeous antique floral dinner plates. The napkins, my specialty, will probably be tied with ribbon and an object, a flower, a cork or a leaf under the bow.
One of my favorite books is Barbara Barry's Around Beauty. It has masterful photographs and her chapter on Malibu is sensational. She talks about her home on Broadbeach, Malibu where I also had a home for many years while my children were growing up. It was a very sentimental journey for me.