".... to reminisce with my old friends
A chance to share old memories
and make NEW friends again!"
Okay, so I took a few liberties with Ricky Nelson's song.
We have new residents in our development &
I invited a few of the neighborhood gals
to meet her & enjoy lunch together.
Since the SUN has finally returned to Ohio,
we gathered at the big square table
in the SUNroom.
This is the one that is 60" x 60" &
next to impossible
to find tablecloths to fit.
I used Martha Stewart quilted placemats to start &
layered these beautiful HUGE BLUE
glass plates as chargers with my Antelier.
I found the blue ones on sale at T.J.Maxx
last year but this is the first time
I've had a chance to use them.
They are by Luigi Bormioli
who makes many different lines of gorgeous glassware.
The good old Dollar Tree BLUE stems
looked beautiful in the sunlight &
echoed the colors in the plates.
I had little wine glass stem markers
with various garden themes to them.
Some are garden utensils,
like a hoe, trowel & shovel.
The little salad plates have garden themed
decorations around their rims,
so they coordinated nicely.
Even the cups are decorated with
clay pots of flowers!
There are also wicker baskets &
potted plants as markers, too.
Everybody got a packet of my
favorite seeds to plant...Morning Glories!
Some WHITE & some BLUE.
My grandfather & I used to plant them
every year, after soaking the seeds overnight.
I used my " lipstick plant"
(nickname for a cyclamen)
as a centerpiece in a white
cache pot, decorated with asparagus.
Everyone also took home a BLUE & WHITE
pot with purple pansies to plant in their yard.
They were as close to the BLUE color
that I could find.
I just love their little blossoms...
they look like little faces to me.
I had a few...shall we say
serving pieces, too.
I found these cute little toy
garden tools at Target last year.
I've been saving them for just
such a party!
I ran them through the dishwasher &
yes...you guessed it....
Yep, I did!
Thankfully, everyone laughed
at my humor &
no one was horrified by their use.
(stop back later in the week
for that chicken casserole recipe)
with crushed Oreo cookies on top,
better known as
I also had candy rocks &
gummy worms to add to the
The plastic carrots are filled
with powder candy...
& BLUE RASPBERRY!
Its a good thing these gals
all had a sense of humor!
Various other plants in the sunroom
added to the garden party atmosphere,
since it was still too chilly to eat outdoors.
Thanks for letting me share my
"Garden Party" tablescape.
I wish YOU could have joined us, too!
I'll see you at Cuisine Kathleen's party
on Wednesday at 7 PM
The theme for April 18th will be
This post should fit right in!