Friday, April 12, 2013

Black and Blue!

This trayscape is for my daughter Ashleigh! 
A little brunch tray for my girl

I like the solid plates with the paisley place mats

 A black napkin with the blueberry napkin ring picks up another shade of blue in the place mat

Simple but pretty
A few flowers from the yard to brighten up the tray

Why black and blue you may ask?
Because that is the color of my darling daughters face!  She was in Portland, OR for a work conference and stayed for a few days vacation afterwards.  Her first morning bike ride lasted about 10 minutes when her tire caught in a rail track and threw her off.  Ashleigh is a safe rider and thank goodness always wears a helmet but the right side of her face hit the ground! 
Ashleigh doesn't remember any of this, but was told the story as she came to in the ambulance!  Taken to Portland's Oregon Health & Science Hospital (listed as the best in Portland....yes I looked it up) she has had fabulous care.
It could have been much worse, but she did get cuts and bruises on her face and she fractured her cheekbone.  This required surgery and that was done yesterday.  The hospital staff has been awesome about calling me and keeping me informed.  It is so hard to parent all the way across the country.  I was ready to fly there, but Ashleigh has assured me she will be OK and that I don't need to do that.  
I'm not completely convinced, but she does have friends who live one hour away and can come help her if she needs them.  She is scheduled to fly home to San Jose, CA on Monday.  (her bike was taken to the hospital with her and looks fine she says)
I'm wondering if she will change her hair color to 
Black and Blue! 

I'm joining these parties
(trayscape)
and
(you know these are all thrifty finds)


Wishing you JOY,

Linda

43 comments:

oldgreymare said...

praying for a speedy recovery <3

Katnip Lounge said...

YIKES! Sending cheery thoughts and warm purrs (from the cats, not me, LOL) your daughter's way. My hubby dumped his bike the same way many years ago and he got pretty banged up, too. Sometimes it pays to be hard-headed!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Lovely tray scape Linda! I hope Ashleigh is on the mend. Scary fall.

Kathe said...

I knew as soon as I saw the title of your post that this was for your daughter Linda! I am so happy to see you have kept your sense of humor during this stressful time :-) And I am sure your daughter just loves her special bed tray! I am glad she, and her bike lol, are doing okay.

Barbara F. said...

I love these trayscapes, Linda. I am sorry to hear about Ashleigh's bike accident. Hope she is healing well. xo

Deb said...

That's not nice for any mother to hear on the phone. I'm sure you were very stressed. I hope she heals quickly. She sounds like she is strong and very independent and you should be proud of that. Sending her a hug. Deb

Marigene said...

OMG, that isn't the kind of call a mother wants to get...poor Ashleigh! Hope she has a speedy recovery.
Oh, the tray is great...what are those pretty flowers?

20 North Ora said...

Oh Linda - how scary to be so far away. But, sounds like she is doing okay. So sorry to hear this. You may need to go out and spend some time with her when she gets home. That's just a hint from mother to mother! LOL

Judy

Love the tray vignette you did!

Ellie VanCaster said...

Oh cute trayscape but not so cute the reasoning behind it-I'm sorry she got hurt and really glad she wears a helmet! We'll be praying here for a good recovery.
Have a good weekend

Hartwood Roses said...

Linda, I'll bet your heart stopped for a second when you heard that Ashleigh had been in an accident. It's a blessing that she's not badly hurt, though surgery and a hospital stay are scary when you're dealing with them cross-country. Sending hugs for both of you.

The White Pear Tree said...

Poor girl! Ouch!

That beautiful tablescape is sure to cheer her up!

Nicole
xx

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

OUCH!!! Your poor daughter! You made an elegant trayscape for her!
Happy to hear that your cousin is going with you to Paris :)
Happy weekend!
Warmly,
deb

Rebecca said...

Your "tray-scape" is quite appropriate! So glad you daughter was wearing a helmet and is getting such good medical attention.

Diane said...

Oh, bless her heart! I cannot imagine having that sort of surgery on my face. I hope she had a wonderful doctor - keep us posted on how she is doing. I know she will love the tray, when she can visit you, again.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Oh my - Ouch! I am so sorry this happened to her. Glad she had a helmet on as it could have been much worse, and that she has received good care. Sending healing thoughts. (((hugs)))
Like the place setting - pretty !!!!

Mary Redo said...

So glad she wasn't hurt any worse than what happened. I know it's hard for you not to be there, but glad to hear she's had great care. Your trayscape is perfect for this week!

Kathy Moreland said...

Beautiful tray Linda! So sorry about your daughter. Hope she recovers quickly! Thanks so much for your visit!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Ohhh my goodness!! Poor child! Hope she will get better! If you had told me about your colors - I would not have been able to visualize it since you're not suppose to wear navy and black ---- I did one day to school!! black pants with a navy shell under a black jacket. Everyone told me I had gotten dressed in the dark --- I did :-}}

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh no! I remember when one of my sons had a bad bike crash and I got a call from the Emergency room....a thousand miles away! It's scary. Of course, he was worried about his bike when he came to. I'll say an extra prayer for your precious daughter! Sweet hugs!

Nellie said...

Oh, Linda! How awful it is to be this far away from your daughter! That is a lovely setting on the tray. I am sending thoughts and prayers for her recovery! Hugs, Nellie

Susan said...

Oh gosh, Linda. That was scary. Hope your girl will get 100 percent better soon.

You are right, it could have been SO much worse.

Susan

Jill said...

What a scary call to get, glad to hear your girl is on the mend!

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, for heaven's sake!!! That had to be one scary call to get! I'm just glad that the damage wasn't much worse. She's young, and her skin will pop back to perfection in no time!

This is a lovely tray you created for her. I'm sure she would love to have this instead of the dreary plastic trays that come with hospital service. :-) You're a good Mom to do this so she knows you're thinking about her from all those miles away. Parenting IS hard from a distance!!!! I only live about 25 miles from my son, and it's tough!!! :-)

Chatty Crone said...

I spelled her name wrong on my emails to you - but hope this perks her up - it sure is pretty. Get well Ash! sandie

Nancy Carr said...

Glad she will recover nicely and that her bike is well! Prayers for her recovery.

Sarah said...

LInda, glad that Ash is getting good care and is on the mend. How scary! I'm sure your black and blue trayscape will cheer her up. '-)

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I'm glad her injuries weren't worse and that she go the best care possible. Hugs to you mom because I know you want to be there with her. Love your trayscape!

Zootsuitmama said...

so sorry that happened! glad she is ok. She must love her mom for all the loving things you do!

Jann Olson said...

Oh Linda, I love the black and blue combo in your dishes, but not on your sweet daughter. I'm so thankful that she's alright. Sore, I'm sure, but like you say it could be much worse. When our youngest son was at college he was riding his bike an a rain grate was covered with leaves so he couldn't see it. He rode over it and his tire stuck in it and threw him over the top. He was lucky and just was sore. Count ourselves blessed when things like this could be tragic, right? Wishing your gal a speedy recovery!
hugs,
Jann

Susan said...

What a lovely setting for your daughter; I hope it brought a smile to her lovely face through this ordeal. I know exactly what you mean about being far away when I kids need us and that is why it looks like North Carolina is our next destination, XOXO

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love the pretty little blue and white tablescape, love how you mixed in the black, so inviting...hoping your daughter heals quickly...

ImSoVintage said...

Ouch, how scary and I know how difficult it is when they are far away. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery.
Extra hugs today my friend,
Laura

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Beautiful black and blue vignette Linda, but I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter! Ouch! Hopefully she is on the mend soon.

Vicky Hunt said...

So sorry to hear about your daughter's accident! Thankfully she is ...:) I know you were one worried mama! Your black and blue tray is really pretty...nice job!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Oh no, what an awful thing to happen. I'm so happy she's OK and it wasn't any worse. I'm sure you wanted to just take her in your arms and hold her. So kind of the hospital staff you keep you updated. I'll be praying for her safe trip back home.

Kathleen said...

Ouch! I hope she will recover quickly!

Such pretty flowers from your garden, and those egg cups are super!

Thanks for linking up, Linda!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh My Gosh! What a terrible thing to have happen. I will say prayers for her to recover quickly. I thought your tray scape was so pretty until I read that it matched her black and blue face. That kind of takes away from the beauty of the scape! It really is pretty though. The egg cup looks like it matches the placemat. laurie

Melanie said...

Oh my gosh, I am so sorry to hear about your daughter's bike accident! Poor thing...hope she'll be OK. What a great hospital staff to keep you updated on how she's doing.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Linda, I just completed a long reply, and my battery went dead and wiped it out! So I will make this one shorter. I hope and pray that your daughter will be able to go home soon and make a full recovery. Thank goodness she had on a helmet. That is so, SO scary, and I am relieved that she had good medical care because that is one less worry for her and for her sweet mama.

As to my godson, we are just taking it one day at a time and sometimes one hour at a time. My heart is for his parents in this, and I pray that they can get through it to the other side. I had honestly thought that the next time I went to see them I would be going to his wedding (they live out of state), but now the next time I see him will be at the party on the other side of the veil. Knowing that is a HUGE comfort. And so are the kind words of friends. Thank you SO much for yours.

XO,

Sheila

Patty said...

Sorry to hear that about your Ashleigh, Linda. Sure am glad she wore a helmet.

Jemma said...

Linda,

I am thankful to know that your daughter is recovering well. I know how upsetting this has been for you. Your tray is so lovely and what a sweet, sweet Mother you are!
Jemma

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh. Sorry to read this. Thank heavens for helmets!

That lovely tray will speed her on her way to healing!

Sending some prayers your way!

Hugs and Peace!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my GOSH! thank goodness she's ok...super scary!