Thursday, March 20, 2014

First Day Of Spring Luncheon

Our monthly luncheon just happened to fall on the first day of spring this year so I chose something bright and cheery. For some reason the photos came out really dark even though it is a sunny day.

The table started with a floral has all of the primary colors, plus many others. White napkins were folded into a simple pyramid.
I used two plates, a white Johnson Brothers Regency dinner and a bright yellow sunflower glass one.

The flatware is Oxford Hall in yellow and orange. I found the orange on eBay for a very reasonable price and the yellow were found for even less money at Savers awhile back. I also have them in two other colors...I just love these little vintage gems!
The glassware is Artland in light green and blue.
The yellow daisies are a couple week old and the white are almost that old...they have held up really good, even though one of the kitties knocked the white ones over earlier in the week! I mixed them together.

Kathleen, the food photos are just for you!
The menu consisted of a green salad, baked cheddar/habanero macaroni and cheese, green bean bundles, sautéed panko chicken and dessert was The Cafe Sucre Farine's Irish Chocolate Cheesecake and coffee...the mixture was too stiff to fold the cream into; I was tired after shopping all day and it was about 10:30, so I just beat it with the mixer! I added a layer of vanilla pudding and topped it off with 3 fresh raspberries...served in the tiny canning jars. Everyone raved about it, but I found it to be too rich...I  can't believe I forgot to take a photo of it, after all that work!

I have the best friends in the world!

Thanks for taking the time to visit today...hope you will come back next time.


Anonymous said...

I wish you'd invited me....the menu sounds delicious. I love your panko chicken and I know I'd love the cheesecake! Beautiful setting. Just love the tablecloth.

Anonymous said...

Oh my how nice a luncheon would have been on the first day of spring here with the new 6" of snow! Vermont has forgotten what spring means. bbb

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

The tablescape is very lovely and so Spring. Everything goes so well together.
Your menu sounds so yummy and everyone looks that they were having a grand time. The dessert sounds so good.
Thanks so much for sharing this post with us.

Candy S said...

I love everything about this Table. I love the swirl plates, and the yellow sunflower plates, and the flatware, and the beautiful spring tablecloth, and most of all I love the flatware. I so much want a set of yellow flatware but I have not found any yet that I can afford. Everything is just beautiful together.

Have a great weekend..... Candy

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Happy spring, Marigene! I love all the pretty spring colors...and the food sounds wonderful! Hugs...Debbie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Marigene I love all the bright colors on this table! The cloth is so pretty and springy!! Everything looks perfect including the food! Thanks for sharing your table!
hugs, Linda

Pat Cantwell said...

I'd say your friends have "the best friend in the world", dear one!!!
This is such a cheery welcome to usher in Spring!!! I adore all the bright hues combined with one another. Much like our friendships. . .colorful and delightfully blended into the mix!!!
EnJOY the warmer temperatures arriving to our Prairie along with the awakening of flowers, grass and trees!
Pat said...

Your tables are always full of color Marigene! They are always so much fun, I know you had a special time with your good friends~

kitty said...

Hi Marigene,
Your table is so colorful and perfect for a Spring luncheon with your sweet friends. I love the vintage flatware and your menu.... mmmmm!

Diann said...

What a fun and cheery table! And the food looks fantastic! I love that you had your friends over for such a pretty table. I bet they all appreciate all the effort and little details you add for them!

Kathleen said...

Starting from the tablecloth on, it is all so colorful and cheerful! And the food looks wonderful! Those glasses are so pretty, catching the light! Sorry for the delay, my ipad crashes constantly after I finish typing a comment.
Looks like a fun time!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

You have brought spring time right into your dining room, Marigene. I love that you have combined all those bright, cheerful colors. Your menu sounds delicious. I would have to take a nap after that wonderful meal.

xinex said...

What a fun luncheon in that beautiful spring table, Marigene. The food looks delicious. I am sure you impressed your guests....Christine

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That is the perfect table for spring! I used to have a set of the red-handled flatware! I loved them.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

So pretty and colorful. It looks more like summer than spring. I love that flatware. The vibrant colors are marvelous. That mac and cheese sounds good too!

Alycia Nichols said...

Marigene, will you please email me the recipe for the chicken you did with the Panko crumbs? I just bought a monster-sized box of Panko at Costco, and I need to figure out about a billion different ways to use it before it goes bad. I don't know what I was thinking!!!

What a pretty table, especially that tablecloth!!! It's so cheerful and bright...just what we need to get ourselves out of this winter yuck! (It's supposed to actually SNOW again here today after a dusting over the weekend!!!) I know the ladies were all happy with the food and decor as well as your pleasant hostessing skills! looking at all that food, now I'm even hungrier than before. I need to go fix something for breakfast before I fall out. I'm glad your luncheon went well, and HAPPY SPRING, baby!!!!!!! :-)


The table is so lovely for spring and the food, wow! Wish I could go inside my computer and just serve myself, lol! Everybody looks like they're enjoying your meal. Have a great week, sweetie.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Looks like it was a lovely luncheon -- beautiful setting and delicious food! Your friends are very blessed to have you as a hostess! I love your glassware.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Marigene,
What a lovely table setting for the first day of spring. I love all the cheerful colors. The sunflower plates are perfect on the white under plate, and the flatware is a perfect color. The menu sounds delicious but the cheesecake must have been out of this world! I’m sure your sweet friends were charmed.......
Have a wonderful week.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Marigene, I LOVE this tablescape!! It is so wonderfully cheerful; it says springtime in every single element. I love the floral tablecloth, and those colored glasses are beautiful. You did a great job!!

Your menu looks delicious, too; and it's making me really hungry. :) Your friends are very lucky, Marigene. I hope you have a great week!



Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a beautiful Springtime table! Makes me want to give a luncheon. :)

Meike Peters said...

Marigene, your menu sounds delicious, your table looks beautiful (as always) and your friend's are lucky to have you as a friend!
I love the floral tablecloth, I want to see if I can find a similar one, I need some colours on my table!
Happy Spring!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Marigene, I know I would love the mac and cheese. I have eaten some like it in a trendy restaurant here. It is a very dreary day, and I needed some color in my life which your table provided! I love the table linen, and the flatware. those darn kitties do tend to get into trouble. Have a great day. Joni

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

Marigene, what a pretty table! I love the colored glassware. And your food looks amazing. Food isn't always easy to photograph but you made it look really good. -Dawn @ We Call It
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Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I really like all those bright primary colors, so cheery to welcome the first day of spring! The menu sounds yummy!


Sarah said...

Marigene, your table is bursting with color and delicious food. I know your friends felt special as guests at this luncheon. Happy Spring!

Bernideen said...

I love all your beautiful tables here! You love vibrant color - wonderful!