Hello, Ladies! Today marks the midway point of summer. That means we have half a summer left to enjoy!
I am not rushing the season, bad enough the retailers start putting out Cmas on July 4th! But we are in control of our blogs, so we can mosey through the next half of summer. After all, winter took so long to leave last year, I can wait for it to reappear!
I had a wonderful visit with Alma, The Tablescaper on Tues. As you know, she returned to work full time, so we don’t get to go on shopping excursions anymore. We were both very good though, no impulse table purchases.
We stopped at Duralee Fabric Outlet, and we spent 12 dollars between us!
I got this pretty yellow and white striped fabric to make a tablecloth. I also got another piece of a blue checked fabric.
The hot pink and white is from CTS, and as you can see , marked down to 3.99 less 20%.
Last Sat., I hosted a luncheon after a Memorial Mass for a friend. I had planned to have it outside, and had the tables all figured out. Well, it poured! I didn’t want to have it in the dining room, so I quickly set the kitchen area table.
It has a leaf, and then dh made a 7 in one to give us more room. Fits 8 very comfortably.
It doesn’t match , so you have to use a cloth. The problem, I didn’t have one in a color I wanted that would fit with the added 7 in.
Like I said, I had the tables planned for the porch, but Mother Nature was being witchy!
I quickly whipped up a white cotton with dots cloth from fabric I had.
I had plenty of these blue and white napkins from WSonoma, so I improvised.
I used the white Filigree plates from Pfaltzgraff that I have 112 of! I got them for a dollar. If the weather was good, I could have had 28 people, and those are the only ones I have that many of, besides clear.
I had to keep it simple, men do not care for a lot of frou frou!
Soup was on the menu, so I used white handled Hutschenreuther from Germany bowls that I got at Peter Andrews for $1 a few years ago.
I tucked the napkins in the bowl, and used blue patterned flatware from HG. Glassware is by Dansk.
The centerpiece was a white wicker watering can filled with white mums and baby’s breath with a napkin scrunched underneath.
Shrimp and Crab Cakes served on a bed of shredded lettuce with Horseradish Sauce
New England Clam Chowder with Bacon and Crackers
Chicken Salad with Cranraisins
Bow Tie Pasta Salad with Snow Peas
Mozzarella and Fresh tomatoes with Basil
Spinach Salad with sliced Filet Mignon
Home Made Cole Slaw
Cantaloupe slices and grapes
Asst. rolls and bread and butter
For Dessert I made a pound cake and had bowls of fresh fruit…sliced peaches, cherries, blueberries and strawberries and a bowl of fresh whipped cream. I also made a Double Chocolate cake in the Heritage pan and drizzled chocolate ganache over it.
I also made a roasted fresh tomato soup, but everyone opted for the Chowder.
Didn’t have time to take pictures! I had ten minutes from the time I walked in the door after church to get everything out.
There was plenty of food, and I would have had enough for everyone if the good weather plan had happened! Good thing my family came out later. They ate well for 2 days!
Don’t forget the Farewell to Summer Table Challenge on Aug 27th. Until then, remember…
Keep Summering on!
Thanks for stopping by!
Joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday