I got my hot off the press copy of Michael Lee West's Gone with a Handsomer Man yesterday, and I finished it last night! More about that later.
I really have to take a hint from Bill at Affordable Accoutrements and be subtle with color. Maybe next week, the last Easter table before the big day.
These are 2 different plates. Seriously! One is Pottery Barn, the other, CTS. Can you guess?
Look at all those colors!I bought a very colorful cloth in CTS I mean, it has everything in it! A scaper's delight.
The centerpiece is a lime green pedestal with a lime green pot surrounded by eggs. Fresh mums, and green grosgrain bow. Glass bunny egg holders used for candles from WSonoma Outlet.
Egg flowerpots name holders, CTS.
Purple stems, Villeroy and Boch. This is their debut! :)
The aqua beaded bowls are Emma from Pottery Barn. Great sale, and a story. I was there with The Tablescaper . My cashier gave me what the sign said, TT'S did not, said it was a mistake. She had 12, what else?
So my cashier told her to come over and rang them up at the price I got. :)
Little egg ramekins for butter plates from Target.
Green swirl flatware from CTS, as well as the egg salt and peppers, tablecloth and matching napkins and lavender placemats.
The little rattan lavender baskets serve as the napkin holder, and I have had them for years from long gone Lee Wards.
Purple glass covered bunny bowl from CTS.
Okay, you can take off your sunglasses now! I have one more in polka dots for Marty's Tabletop Tuesday, and then I will try to do a very calm,serene, grown up table for T Thursday!
Now back to ML's new book and Foodie Friday. ML is having parties for the next few weeks, featuring some foods mentioned in her book that was released yesterday, Gone with a Handsomer Man.
The main character is Teeny (Christine) who gets her mind off her troubles, and boy she sure steps in them, by cooking and baking.
Some of us who join ML's Foodie Friday every week at Designs by Gollum, will be creating some of the dishes mentioned in the book. (ML is hosting , so stop by for the details!)
This one wasn't, but Southern Fried Chicken would fit right in!
Nice and juicy with a drizzle of honey! (Soak in buttermilk, dredge in seasoned flour, let rest, then fry till golden brown)
As a side dish, some thinly sliced browned potatoes, layered with Swiss cheese and a sprinkle of crispy bacon.
I think this is Southern too...
Pulled pork and creamy cole slaw. It took many tries over time, but I got it just the way we like it!
I am sure it isn't the best ever, I know there's always something better!
When my bil was here last summer, he told me this wasn't the way they had cole slaw in the South. Well, this is NY!
The previous post has a link to PW's recipe for pulled pork.
Please stop back here soon to enter a give away of ML's new book and more. Plus, there will be more of Teeny's cooking adventures...I thoroughly enjoyed it and laughed out loud in several parts.