Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ladies Luncheon Buffet

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Before school was out, I had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy a lovely ladies luncheon with some of my closest friends.
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This was my inspiration shot. I had never used this tablecloth and had been wanting to. I also wanted to use the asparagus plates – the colors were perfect. The bit of sheer green seemed to add to the atmosphere I was seeking to create.
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This was the end result.
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Please join me. Take a napkin (napkins are from April Cornell and napkin rings were from Christmas Tree Shop, ages ago).
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Let’s start with a cup of Asparagus Shallot Soup.
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Not too much, just a little taste (soup cups and saucers are from Christmas Tree Shop).
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Hmm…where should we start?
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Well, take a plate.
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I love these plates, the color, the detail, the texture. They’re also from April Cornell.
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And you’ll need a fork too.
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Would you care for …
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…a bruschetta?
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An asparagus wrapped in prosciutto?
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A nice big bunch of alstroemeria graces the table.
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A roasted round of zucchini? And a cracker upon which to spread…
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…some cheese torte.
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The Thai Shrimp Gyoza are a delicious change, don’t forget a bit of sauce.
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I do hope you enjoyed yourself.
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Here’s a little treat  on your way out (a lagniappe to those in the South).
It was such a pleasure to have you. Come again soon!
To see the details of the recipes and prep, click HERE.

Please be sure to visit all of the participants at the memes hosted by the following lovely ladies whose parties I’m joining:

  • The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
  • Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday 
  • Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
  • Joyce at I Love Pretty Little Things for Friday Pretties
  • Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday  
  • Laurie at Bargain Hunting with Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday 
  •  Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday What are you doing on Sunday???
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    It’s about what SUMMER means to YOU!

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  • Monday, June 28, 2010

    Cottage Tea Mosaic


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    I’m joining Mosaic Monday and Macro Monday with a mosaic of macros from my Cottage Tea.

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    To see the complete tea, click HERE.

    If you missed this week’s SUMMER SUNDAYS, click HERE.

    - The Tablescaper

    Sunday, June 27, 2010

    Summer Sunday #4

    Summer Sundays

    What does SUMMER mean to YOU?

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    Summer means FLOWERS!

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    FLOWERS growing in my garden.

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    New FLOWERS popping open their heads.

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    Different FLOWERS every day.

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    A feast for the eyes, just outside my door.

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    Hope you’re enjoying the beginning of SUMMER!

    I always love reading each and every one of your comments.

    Have fun visiting all of the participants.

     

    Monday, June 21, 2010

    Cottage Tea

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    Welcome to my cottage tea.
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    It’s such a glorious time of year…
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    with the sun streaming through the branches…
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    …and casting dancing shadows.
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    Which cup would you prefer?
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    Sit back and relax.
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    Sometimes those quiet moments are the best.
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    A time to collect our thoughts…
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    …before setting out for the remainder of our day.
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    Hope you have a pleasant day.
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    This tea is taking place in my back yard. To see more photos click here.
    Please be sure to visit all of the participants at the memes hosted by the following lovely ladies whose parties I’m joining:

  • Terri at Artful Affirmations for Tea Time Tuesday


  • Martha at Martha’s Favorites for Tea Cup Tuesday


  • Pam at A Breath of  Fresh Air for Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday


  • Katherine at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor for Tea Time Tuesday


  • Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen for Tuesday Tea for Two


  • Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday


  • Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday 


  • Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday


  • Joyce at I Love Pretty Little Things for Friday Pretties


  • Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday  


  • Laurie at Bargain Hunting with Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday 

  • What are you doing on Sunday???Come participate in “Summer Sundays”.

  • Summer Sundays
    The link is: http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/

    It’s about what SUMMER means to YOU!

    - The Tablescaper
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