I've been adding red (in various shades including red-orange and red-pink) to the home color palette. These red chairs and plates are the most recent celebrations of color. And it just so happened that a friend was stopping by. A perfect reason to use the new stuff!
We had enjoyed lunch at a nearby restaurant and came home with baklava. I made tea. I had this lovely golden saffron sugar (a Persian treat, used to sweeten tea) and noghl (almond slivers covered in rose sugar). The sweets came with love from a friend's parents in Iran. This tea time became an unplanned Persian celebration. Serendipitous timing as we neared Persian New Year. Welcome Spring!
Can you spot the barely domesticated creature below? That's my DH - dear hubby.
The photo below is my favorite image of this post, as it captures the peace that comes after hosting a friend for tea. That moment, that glow, that quiet lingering of sweetness before the dishes are done and life's routines resumed.