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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Monthly Luncheon For The Girls

It was our girls' monthly luncheon was Thursday. I started with the Mr. MacGregor's Garden tablecloth that was found a year or so ago for $2.50 at Savers, they had 50% off certain things on a Monday, think they called it a managers special. To this I added white napkins folded to hold the flatware, also a Savers buy, a dozen for $1.99...I have no idea why they were priced so low as they are really nice ones...maybe people don't like white, any longer?




The white Johnson Brothers Snowhite Regency charger is topped with a Bordallo Pinheiro green cabbage leaf plate. The salad bowls are Minton and Royal Bayreuth. Unfortunately, I only have 6 of the Minton which match the JB chargers.


The flatware is Oneida Louisiana.


The iced tea glasses are Whitehall by Colony in amber.


The "centerpiece" was a little Fitz and Floyd egg pedestal with filled plastic eggs...so original! I got the pedestal at Goodwill a couple years ago for $2.99 less 25% senior discount for a total of $2.25. The gold, white and green candlesticks were a Savers purchase a few months ago.


The menu was an ever present green salad, spinach/artichoke chicken with farfalle, which was adapted from Add A Pinch blog, and garlic bread. Dessert was mini lemon curd tarts I found a few years ago on Mika's blog 350 Degree Oven, some I added raspberry preserves and others strawberry preserves, which I had seen recently on Yvonne's blog Stone Gablehttp://www.stonegableblog.com/2014/03/raspberry-lemon-curd-flower-tartlets.html. Nothing like a carb loaded lunch...I think everyone enjoyed it, though!



Paper mache eggs hanging from the chandelier.


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Birds, Nests and Eggs Challenge

This week Cuisine Kathleen has challenged us to a themed table...birds, nests and eggs! Here is my version...















I started with a plain lime green tablecloth and aqua hemstitched napkins. To this I added woven chargers topped with green and brown Echo Point Collection leaf plates. To the plates I added Boston Warehouse brown soup/salad bowls. I did the table without the tablecloth, but didn't like it...too boring...so you will see a few without.

The flatware is brown Oxford Hall, circa 1973. The glassware is Artland Iris in light green.

The centerpiece consists of real birds nests that had fallen from trees, faux eggs and ceramic birds.

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I will be joining Cuisine Kathleen this week.



Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Has Sprung!


Spring has sprung, at least at my table, if not outside. I am anxious for it to stay warm, not just a day or two here and there.


The inspiration for this week's table came from the very bold, colorful, floral garden tablecloth. It has all the colors of the rainbow and then some! I used striped pink, green and white napkins for contrast. I did a simple silverware pocket fold with them.



I have used my pink and green Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage leaf dishes...my favorites this week.


The stemware is Luminarc France.


I am using family sterling in the Oneida Afterglow pattern, circa 1956.


Finally, the centerpiece is unopened pink tulips from WalMart.





This photo was taken and added on March 30, 2014...it is a sunny morning, not overcast so the picture came out so much brighter! And the tulips are standing a little taller after having a big drink of water.


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I will join Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.