We eat outside in the gazebo as often as possible.
Last week was WONDERFUL but not now...
its Too Dang HOT!
I prefer mornings out there with a cup
of tea & an English muffin, topped with
However this EVENING meal last week was all shades
of purple & green, thanks to Sarah at Hyacinths For The Soul.
Sarah sent us these pretty hand towels as a 'thank you'
for the mug rug I sent to them.
"Thank YOU, Sarah!"
I went all around the house,
looking for things that
were PURPLE & GREEN.
I only have 2 of these hand-painted wine glasses.
I found them at Stein Mart in FL
years ago & have never seen them again.
The bowl for our salads are the Gibson dishes at Big Lots.
My GREEN leaf-shaped under plate is "Olfaire", made in Portugal.
The white dinner plate is the "Wicker" pattern, by Oneida.
Green charger....??? too old to remember!
I made a *new-to-me* recipe in my GREEN casserole dish,
I LOVE those wavy edges!
This Potato Sausage Casserole - AKA Francúzske Zemiaky
recipe came from Frugal Wannabe Cooks
I'll have a few tips to share about making it,
along with my additions to the recipe on Friday.
A flower arrangement came in it &
it is sooooo not my colors or style!
I don't do "rustic" or "earthy" very often but
I saw where Marty's daughter had a similar one on her
patio in AZ & I decided to use mine as a planter,
like she did, too.
My thyme is going CRAZY in it!
The candle, inked with French words
(idea courtesy of Debbie @ Confessions of a Plate Addict)
is tucked down into the dirt with a pointed candle holder from the florist.
We attended a dinner party years ago & someone brought the hostess
a live ivy plant with a similar candle tucked inside &
a single fresh rose in a water vial, poked down into it as well.
It was a beautiful presentation that really stayed with me!
A nice, light summery Pinot Grigio
was delightful with some crackers & ...
Even the cheese board has a little purple & green dish for dips.
Decaf tea stayed hot in a thermal carafe.
I try to always serve decaf products after 5 pm.
I put our artificial sweetener into the cups before I bring them out.
That way, I don't have to run back & forth.
Just a little candlelight to end the meal!
Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House.
Yvonne at StoneGable for
On The Menu Monday