Hello Ladies, welcome to Let’s Dish!
Thank you to all those who took the challenge for the ALL WHITE DISH party, with the addition of one color for napkins, flatware, glasses, etc.
Some had a hard time sticking to the theme, but many really nailed it. It was was fun visiting all the beautiful entries.
In October we will do the challenge again, ALL WHITE DISHES, and the addition of one color for a Fall scape. Fair warning, start thinking! No dishes other than white, so keep your eyes open at the thrift shops and yard sales. I know a few of you are moaning, but I got several requests for it!
Tonight my scape has very little white. On the contrary the cloth is loaded with colors!
I bought 3 of these on ebay years ago, from a rental place. They were like new, and a cotton poly rather than the all poly that are sold now, which I don’t really like!
I was having 12 for a birthday party for my oldest sister, (I am the youngest of 4), so I did 2 tables of 6. On one I used these pretty shell shaped felt mats from BBB, pink flatware from Bealls, dinner plates from Reading China that Alma picked up for me, and lavender napkins.
The other table I used pink straw mats from CTree Shops.
Both tables had bowls of hydrangeas as centerpieces.
I kept it simple as there were men guests and I didn’t want it too crowded with “stuff”, as they feel uncomfortable.
We had Baked Clams, Sweet and Sour Meatballs, my special chicken salad, Shrimp Cocktail, Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Asparagus Salad with basil and Mozzarella and homegrown cherry tomatoes. As it was a special occasion, we had Filet Mignon with carmelized onions, and sweet potato fries, my sister loves them!
For dessert I made a fresh peach crumb cake, Blueberry Cheese Cream Cake and a Banana Loaf.
I used a MaryAnn pan for the cake. It was a white wedding cake recipe. Then there was a layer of cream cheese icing, fresh blueberries and then fresh whipped cream piped on. I used the rest of the blueberries on the top. It was a hit!!
I’ll save the Fresh Peach Crumb cake for another post.
A word about the napkins. I bought them on line, and I am not happy with them. The serged edges look chintzy and although I soaked them right away, and for 2 days, some of the stains would not come out! I am sticking with cotton napkins from now on, even though they need to be ironed. These frayed after one use.
I guess they are good enough to “play” with, but I am swearing off the polyester kind!
ANNOUNCING the challenge for August…
Although many of you are thinking Fall, school here only ended the last week in June and doesn’t start in some places till 9/9. Summer is very much still here!
8/21 Challenge will be Summer Fun. Beach, picnic, pool party, luau, camping, anything that definitely denotes fun in summer activities. That’s an easy one, hope you will come up with something and join in!
Alma, The Tablescaper and I went on a 12 hour bargain hunting marathon yesterday. I am exhausted today. If I have time I will post some of the results of the hunt.
This is the best thing I found…
Made in Italy, Luigi Bormioli.
I got 12, but thank goodness there were 12 left for Alma. She was driving and she may have left me there if she didn’t get hers! :)
They were .99!
The pretty white tray from Portugal was a hostess gift from my cousin. Don’t you love it when people bring something that is perfect for you!?
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