It was absolutely gorgeous today, and more of the same for tomorrow. It's a sit outside or go to the beach day for sure here on Long Island.
The Montauk Daisies are in full bloom. They are all over out here in October. Do you have them? If so I bet they aren't called Montauk Daisies, Montauk is the tip of Long Island where I live.
The Hydrangea that I didn't cut in August are a beautiful color.
And the mums are fully open.
The Diamond Frost is enjoying the cooler nights.
I set a little table for us on the side porch.
It is very warm in the sun, you won't need your sweater!
The china is a gift from my dear friend, Marigene at In the Middle of Nowhere, long before blogging. I have used in several posts, and each time people ask where I got it. Unfortunately, it is discontinued. I just love it, and have registered on Replacements , but it never comes in. I keep checking ebay too.
The salad plate is a toile, so pretty!
I used a white cutwork pedestal bowl from CTS with some Diamond Frost tucked under a white pumpkin as the centerpiece.
Some blue and white verbena and diamond frost in a beehive votive holder for some added color. They are so beautifully delicate like the china.
Rattan charger from Pfaltzgraff sale last year, 2.00
Green twisty flatware to pick up the green in the leaves, from CTS, ( and because I don't have purple flatware!)purple stems from HG, and the beautiful toile pitcher was a gift from my friend Barbara.
I used 2 shades of purple napkins which I have had a long time, and the three ringed, three shades of purple, are from B B and B, in clearance for .99. My friend A, The Tablescaper asked me to pick one up for her, and they were so pretty I got some for myself too!
For dessert I made some APPLE donuts using the recipe HERE, but I baked them in this pan. It is made by Wilton, and I got it at BBB with a 20 off coupon.
What do you think? Not perfect, but they tasted very good! AND a lot cheaper than the ones they sold at Apple Farm. Not greasy!
Oh, the NOTE, you ask?
For those who don't know, my witches who are flying for the 3rd year through blogland, have caused a stir. Read about it HERE.
It seems they thought it would be fun to PIG nap Earl from Lynn at Happier Than a Pig in Mud.
They don't know why everyone is getting their knickers in a knot, they said, "Girls just have to have fun!"
OK, the note they left. I think they have a lot of nerve myself, but as they say, I am not their keeper. Well, I am in that I keep them in my basement, but I can't tell them what to do or say!
I am sure Earl is fine! I mean who would eat a pig? Did I say eat? I meant hurt! :)
Oh one last thing.
I gave dh one of these for his bday, an electric smoker. My friend Ellen at the Happy Wonderer did a post about hers last winter. More about that at a later date, but we have come into some pork and have been giving it a work out.
Now don't jump to any EARLy conclusions!
And now please join us for dinner...PORK CHOPS! :)
I am joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
Yvonne for On the Menu Monday
Marty for Tabletop Tuesday
Lisa at Simply This and That for Sweet Treats
Thanks for visiting, and be sure to come back Wed night for the next installment of the Witches Flyby and news of a special give away. And it's not a pound of BACON!