She is dead...gone. And I couldn't be happier! She was a pain in the neck, disruptive, loud and downright mean, so she won't be missed. No one will grieve for her, but she caused A LOT of grief!
Good Riddance IRENE!!!
We are having a party to celebrate her demise.
I almost didn't post, but the power and phones are back!
One thing I learned, keep that land line. The cell phones required running the car to charge the battery, and it was hard to get a signal!
Some places ran out of gas, and needed electric to pump anyway.
It was a perfect time for the Fairy Hobmother to visit!
I was surprised when I was finally able to get back on line to see she had flown in!
I was gifted with a 50 dollar gift card to Amazon.com! That definitely cheered me up.
The Fairy Hobmother wants to gift you too!
I am waiting for next week's post as so many are still without internet service.
She will pick one person who comments on that post and pay a visit bearing gifts, so do come back! You could be the lucky winner! To make it more fun, when I get to 500 followers I will be doing a give away too!
Since it is till summer, and very summery I might add, I chose this floral tablecloth. I got it a few years ago on ebay, 3 of them from a party rental place. Very reasonable, and very colorful!
This pic is from a few years ago.
And here when my friend Susan, Savoring Time in the Kitchen, had a garden party.
Irene whipped the gardens, and the deer came to eat the roses, so I used a pot of impatiens, diamond frost and petunias for the centerpiece.
The dinner and soup are from Pottery Barn, and the salad is from Pfaltzgraff. I liked how the edges all had different textures.
Green flatware from World Market. Susan sent me some for my birthday and I completed the service for 12 afterwards.
Two place settings have a purple salad, 2 have yellow, as I only have 3 of each color. They came in a box of four colors, for 2.99 at CTS, but part of the Circle of Friends group from Pfaltzgraff.
The purple cabbage bowls are from my friend Marigene , In the Middle of Nowhere. We have been friends many years from a cooking forum, pre blogging. Marigene is a great baker, I wish she would share more of her baking with us!
The napkins are linen towels from a huge Trash to Treasure sale they used have out here over 25 yrs ago.
Monogrammed H L. Hobby Lobby? I wish they would come to NY!
I used a green beaded napkin ring from CTS, I think they were .25 cents!
The picket fence candle holders I bought 11 years ago, cheap!
The pink glassware is by Gorham purchased at the Lenox outlet.
Since this is a party, we must have some food!
First we'll have Hurricane Salad.
Use everything you have in the frig so it doesn't go bad from lack of power!
Shrimp, chicken, fresh pineapple, the works!
For dessert, Carrot Cup Cakes, because I had a huge bag of carrots I had peeled and grated in the freezer .
I made some double deckers...
And some regular.
I used this recipe as I couldn't find the one I usually make. It was pretty close!
I am joining LA for her End of Summer Party, although I will be resisting the push to do F'all Y'all , till late September!
Thanks for visiting, and do come back to see what I used my Fairy Hobmother gift card for, and a chance to win one yourself!
My prayers go out to all those suffering the aftermath of Irene, no power, floods, so much hardship.I want to thank all of you who emailed to see if we were ok out here on the east end of Long Island. I was touched by your concern! I haven't been able to visit, oh did I tell you we had a Hurricane? :)