Good evening, Ladies! I hope you are sitting in air conditioned comfort. Even here it is hot, and nary a Bay breeze!
I decided at the last minute to try out a table using fabric I bought to make tablecloths for a Covered Dish Supper our beach community is having on the 27th.
Alma, The Tablescaper and I, made a trip in to Duralee, and they had a whole table of striped fabric. I took the whole bolt of this colorful one, and got 9 tablecloths from it.
It came to about $6.00 a tablecloth.
Unfortunately, I had a case of soda in the car, and in the extreme heat, a can exploded and soiled 2 of the cloths. I washed this one and stretched it out on the table to dry, so it still has to be pressed.
Blue, white, pink, yellow and a turquoise stripe. Oh the possibilities!
Plus it co ordinates with the cloths I made for the last Covered Dish.
I can use the blue and white for the food tables, and the new ones for the guest tables. Here’s a pic of the tables done with blue and white.
I used a yellow ruffled charger, pink polka dot plate and yellow polka dot plate. All were from CTS.
The flatware I have had for few years, but never used it. It matches the stripe perfectly! It is from BJ’s, end of summer clearance, about 10 dollars for 4 place settings.
White knotted napkin ring from CTS, and a blue napkin and blue and white seersucker napkin, one for the lap, one for the lips!
A basket of blue hydrangeas from the yard is the simple centerpiece.
I have 100’s of hydrangeas blooming, all different colors, but this near 100 degree heat is frying them!
The blue stems have a bubble in the bottom which you can’t see!
I got them at one of those great dollar sales at Pfaltzgraff, yes, for a dollar!
The last of the lilies are frying, and I have moved some of the pots under the umbrella to save them.
We are supposed to get some relief by Sunday, but it has been brutal since last Sunday.
We had a death in the family, and I was gone for 2 days, so I am still catching up on visiting.
Peaches have been on sale here, so I made a peach and blueberry cake.
Use your favorite recipe for white or yellow cake, but instead of the water use the juice from the peaches. Peel and slice them, and macerate with some sugar and apricot brandy. Pour off the juice to use for the cake.
Slice the peaches, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Make the cake in a springform pan, and bake for about 25 min.
Remove and arrange the peaches and blueberries on top of the batter. Return to oven and bake. About 20 min before the cake is done, spread sweetened sour cream and cream cheese on top and return for the last 20 min. (Mix the sour cream and softened cream cheese together with some sugar and a splash of vanilla)
My friend Gail gave me this plate, and I passed it on to my dear cousin who invited us for lunch last week.
Sorry, I didn’t take a picture when we sliced it, but it sliced beautifully.
I am late tonight, not feeling great, either it is allergies or I am getting bronchitis. We will see!
Hoping we have no power outages due to the heat, and hoping that for you too!
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