Good evening dish devotees, and glad you are here!
I enjoyed visiting all the entries last week, so many pretty tables!
I am helping with a party at our beach here this Sat. It is the 75th Anniversary of this community, and we will have dinner on the beach and dancing on the pavilion. All these benches will have to be moved to make room for the tents and tables.
We usually have 130 tops, for these parties, but I guess because it is a special anniversary, we are at 270! I have just finished doing all the name tags in calligraphy, and then a seating chart has to be done. They are having tents, but rain will complicate the matter, so I am hoping for fair weather.
I will post pictures afterwards.
Last Sunday, my family came for dinner. There are 9 of us, and only 4 are adults. It was a beautiful evening, so after a day at the beach, a simple dinner was in order.
I used a to the floor cotton polka dot cloth. It came from a thrift shop, and I did overpay for it at 15.00. It had a stain on it that took me hours to get rid of, not sure if I got it all out.
I used the white chargers from Pier One Alma gave me, yellow polka dot plates from the clearance at CTS for less than $1.00, and a cream soup cup by Hutschenreuther, that was $1.00. :)
A wicker watering can filled with pee gee hydrangea and some yellow portulaca is the centerpiece. Yellow stems , (CTS)with a lacey edge are from Horchow.
The dotted flatware is from WS Outlet, and the other is Fiesta.
I got it a few years ago, I have blue, yellow and green. Good price, should have bought more! I was still sane then, so I just took a few of each.
Little picket fence votive holders. They are 13 yrs old, bought them for son’s rehearsal dinner, and they were .99. I have a lot of them!
Keeping it real, I set that, and then unset it for when the kids arrived!
This is the table after is was kidified, lol. Notice the plastic glasses for the kids!
I set up a table for all the appy’s. Cocktail meatballs, Sausage Bread,
you can search the recipe in the sidebar, baked clams, chicken salad on crackers and shrimp cocktail.
Love these big plastic bug domes from the .99 store. I have had the smaller mesh ones, both from the .99 store where I found the Anthropology glasses and Luigi Bormioli compotes I had in my last post. The mesh ones rust if you leave them out, even in the cabinet on the porch, so the plastic are more practical, and cover bigger platters. Not bad for .99!
Dinner was London Broil, carmelized onions, pierrogis , and a big salad. I made brownies, iced them, and the kids made Brownie Sundaes.
The youngest guest,my son and dil’s 5th, complete with bug bites on his legs, enjoys the PB wicker rocker his Nana picked up on the side of the road several years ago. It was brand new with a free sign!
A pan of Peach Crumb cake, emphasis on the Peach and Crumb. very little cake. I forgot to take a picture of a cut piece.
Make your favorite yellow cake recipe. Substitute the liquid with the juice from the macerated peaches. Cook the cake till it is firm enough to hold the sliced, sweetened , (sugar, cinnamon) peaches. Put a thick layer on, and then lots of crumbs, bake till the crumbs are done.
Serve it with some vanilla ice cream. Perfect summer dessert, and it is peach season here!
Summer fun challenge is next week, hope you will join in!
Oct. is the Fall Let There Be White. ONLY WHITE DISHES, and one other color for linens, etc. Start gathering your ideas, it should be interesting! Off white dishes are fine, but no other color. :)
I always remind you to please visit at east 5 other entries and leave a comment. I see you when I visit, and I am so glad so many of you are generous with your visits.
A get well shout out to Alycia Nichols, she is one of the best commenters out there, always so generous with her words!
A special request to say a prayer right now for one of our weekly linkers, a real sweetheart, who is going through one of the most difficult things in life right now. I am sure she will tell you in her own time, but please pray for her.
Same rules, one table related post with a link back to this party, blog name first, and no word id.
Please be a follower to link up and leave a comment.
Have a wonderful week, it will be summer here till Sept. 21st.
School starts here on the 9th, so we are enjoying these last few weeks of being able to see our gkids.
Lots of beautiful beach days ahead, so don’t even mention pumpkins, I am not rushing it!! There’s plenty of time !
Thanks so much for stopping by or joining in! Love hearing from you!