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Friday, November 2, 2012

Lunch With Friends

I had friends over for lunch yesterday so I did set a table and even took a few pictures! I started with a cream lace tablecloth, woven chargers and cream linen napkins with brown napkin rings.




I used my Staffordshire Liberty Blue dinner plates that I bought by the placesetting at the grocery store each week when it first came out for our country's bicentennial. The handled Wood & Sons Gay Day cream soup bowls were used for the green salad.




The glassware is Fostoria Monet.






The menu was a green salad, spicy chicken cakes with horseradish aioli, mac/cheese (Vermont sharp cheddar, garlic boursin, goat cheese and a tiny bit of bleu cheese) and dessert was apple dumplings with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Some of the best friends in the world...Margaret, Jo Ann, Norma, Phyllis and SueZ all filled up!






Thanks for stopping by this week...hope you will come back.

My thoughts and prayers are with the people on the east coast that have been devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

Cream tablecloth-Goodwill
Woven chargers-World Market
Cream linen napkins-Savers
Dinner plate Staffordshire Liberty Blue-grocery store many years ago
Cream soup bowl Wood & Sons Gay Day-eBay
Fostoria Monet-eBay
Flatware-Oneida Louisiana


I will join Cuisine Kathleen/Let's Dish, The Thrifty Groove/Thrifty Finds Friday and The Tablescaper/Seasonal Sundays.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice table......a bit quiet compared to some of your tables! It's always so much fun to have your buddies around for lunch!
love you,
jude

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Those smiles speak volumes!
Your tablescape is exquisite!!! The place settings are perfect for this Season, or any Season, dear friend!!! The menu looks delicious! Thanks for posting your sweet Lunch with Friends for all of us to enJOY!!!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. Do you have a new camera??? Your photography on this post is excellent!!!

Anonymous said...

Not only a fabulous tablescape but a fantastic picture of yummy food. Oh, how I would love to have lunch at your house! bbb

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Marigene, you always make such lovely and charming settings. Wow the food is making me sooo hungry!! Your guests seem to be so content with a smile on their faces..well, I would be too, lol!
Thanks for dropping by to see me, you made me so happy. The East Coast situation is suddened me, as a Nyoerker and having family there and NJ, although they were safe, thank to God. Enjoy your weekend.
FABBY

xinex said...

Your friends really enjoyed the delicious meal and your beautiful table. Their happy faces says it all. Love your tablecloth...Christine

xinex said...

Your friends really enjoyed the delicious meal and your beautiful table. Their happy faces says it all. Love your tablecloth...Christine

kitty said...

Hi Marigene, what a wonderful lunch with friends. Your menu sounds fabulous and everyone looks so happy. I'm loving your pretty tablecloth and your pretty dishes.

Miss Merry said...

What a great looking group! And the table is pretty fabulous, too.

Liz said...

What a lovely table setting, I especially love the glassware. There's nothing quite like getting together with friends for a lovely, chatty lunch. Greetings from Scotland.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Diann said...

Your table looks great Marigene! And the food sounds wonderful! I bet your friends enjoyed their visit. Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

Crystal Grandeur said...



Hi Marigene...So sweet of you to like my scape.thank you.they are artificial lotus flowers.we do get plenty of fresh lotus here in pink and white.they look awesome in the ponds when we travel through villages.love....sujatha.

Crystal Grandeur said...


you have created a beautiful tablescape Marigene.hope you had a great time with all those beautiful ladies.

Alycia Nichols said...

Get on down with your totally bad self, Marigene!!!! You really put on the dog for your friends!!! I LOVE it that you used the cream soups for serving the salad! That's the kind of thinking outside the box that makes for great tables! Very, very nice!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the blue, always do. The table looks great but the food is what caught my eye! Guess what you'll be making for dinner next time you're here?!
Happy Birthday, older sister!
Love you.
Delma

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Goodness, I would have loved to have been a guest at that luncheon. Yum, yum.

And since blue and white are some of my favorite dishes, I just love the setting, too. Super idea to serve the salad in the handled soup bowls; I love that and will have to borrow that idea.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I'd like to know a little more about your friends....do they enjoy and appreciate your beautiful tables? :-) The menu sounds wonderful.

Susan said...

I absolutely love your blue and white table settings. The table is gorgeous! I am your newest follower!

20 North Ora said...

Pretty table!! Looks like everyone had a good time.

Judy

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

You got that tablecloth at Goodwill? I can see that I'm going to have to stop donating and start shopping! Lovely table.

Anonymous said...

My mom Norma and I were a couple of those lucky friends that Marigean invited over for lunch. The table setting was so crisp and clean. But let me tell you this lady can cook like no other. The food was fantastic. Thanks again, Sue Z.

Kathleen said...

Love the blue and white, and those cream soup bowls are so pretty!
Lunch looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Pretty table seeting,but you didnt leave the recipe for the chicken cakes and mac and cheese.


Erika

Annie said...

Pretty table, pretty ladies and delicious food - only missing the picture of the hostess with the mostest!