Hello sweet friends!
I just got back from my very long weekend tonight from a 45 minute flight from Sofia's house, because we had to go to another fabulous First Communion, which was the granddaughter of a very good friend of mine.
I did promise I will show you what I did and worked myself away for the dinner party we hosted a week and a half ago for our twelve best friends, plus the two of us.
I did all the flowers, which I love that part. I did the cleaning and ironing of the linens, which I don't care for that part, lol..
I do like the cooking and I get very organized each day with a schedule and the menu was: A great turkey recipe that was my Mil's, who was a fabulous cook and loved to entertain..the best! I also did a London Broil which came wonderful as it's a recipe from my good friend Stephie from NJ. A really yummy Wild rice recipe, very tasty with lots of spices and butter and finally a Caesar's Salad with home made croutons and a delish dressing which I copied from our dear friend Ivonne, from Stone Gable. The entree was a 'Yucca tamale,' (cassava tuber) which is very delicate in taste. The dessert was Bread Pudding with Caramel sauce and toasted slivered almonds on top. Last but not least, all the spirits and liquor Alejandro loves to serve, besides wine for dinner...that part I don't take care, at all! Our guests had a great time and loved dinner!
Here goes tons of pics, specially of the flowers and of course, 'I just can't stop this transfer ware' situation...as they have become my fav
|You've seen this table before, but now all set up for a 'real dinner party!' The stems are etched by hand and are Venetian Crystal.|
|The breakfast table is set up for five guests with my Onion pattern china, to continue with the blue and white settings.|
|In the background buffet some pink gorgeous roses from my Bil's 'Professional Rose Farm, Altaflor.'|
|I served the entree' in the red transfer ware and the main course in the blue dinner plates.|
I also left the blue salad plates for dessert, as I have them in blue as well...and hubby just gifted me with them all for my b'day.
|The flower arrangement here is done in a small white Portuguese vase. The stems are Italian Bormiolli Rocco in this table.|
|I arranged hydrangeas in the living room.|
|I love this beautiful hand decorated Delft-Dutch bowl.|
|A close up of the hydrangeas, which is what I love to do the most for a dinner party! The flower arranging, I mean.|
|Beautiful roses from my Bil's prefessional rose-farm and next to it chocolate Bom-boms in a pretty Meissen bowl.|
|The antique French Opaline flower vase with lovely pale pink roses.|
|Another color of pink gorgeous roses from my Bil's professional rose-farm, Altaflor.|
|This cute vintage duck flower vase that belonged to my Mil is all done up for the guest 'half-bathroom.'|
|Alejandro just gifted me with this smoky, cobalt blue Italian-Venetian flower vase for my birthday, along with all the blue and white transfer ware for twelve...thinking it would match my blue and white English dishes, so I did fix it up for him.|
|I love orange with cobalt blue.|
|I love the tiny roses.|
|The Antique Belgium buffet was arranged with purple and pink too. I adore purple with silver, they're both cold and elegant!|
|A close up of the flowers.|
|The Meissen two tier compote with some fresh fruit. Dutch and English transferware plates on the wall, along with some plates made back at our Ceramic Co. on the side wall...all in blue and white.|
The two dinner tables. The round breakfast table was set for five guests and the formal big table for nine. Alejandro sat in the big table and me in the round, so both of us could be with our guests.
Thank you so much dear friends for your sweet and kind comments, as you always make my day!
Thanking the lovely and gracious hostesses for having me at their great parties too.
I will be joining:
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at, http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Kathryn for Make it Pretty Monday at, http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
Sally for BLUE Monday at, http://smilingsally.blogspot.com
Kathe for It's a Party at, http://kathewithane.blogspot.com
Angie for Knick of Time Tuesday at, http://knickoftime.blogspot.com
Ma. Elena for TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME at, http://ourhomeawayfromhome.blogspot.com
The Scoop at, http://theeverydayhome.blogspot.com
Kristy for Inspiration Monday at, http://ishouldbemoppingthefloor.blogspot.com
Kathy for A Return to Loveliness at, http://adelightsomelife.blogspot.com
The Homemaking Party at, http://hopeineveryseason.blogspot.com
Wordless Wednesday at, http://createwithjoy.blogspot.com
Ricki Jill for My Happy List at, http://artandhome.blogspot.com
Anyonita for Tasty Tuesdays at, http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.com
Paula for What's It Wednesday at, http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Let's Dish at, http://cuisinekathleen.blogspot.com
It's a Party at, http://diybydesign.blogspot.com
Linda for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at, http://coastalcharm.blogspot.com
The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday at, http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com
Sarah for Make, Bake, Create at, http://hopeineveryseason.blogspot.com
Riverton Housewives Round up at, http://therealhousewivesofriverton.blogspot.com
Kathy for Home and Garden Thursday at, http://adelightsomelife.blogspot.com
Terri for It's a Party at, http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com
Sherry for Open House Party at, http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
Ivonne for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits at, http://stonegable.blogspot.com
Jann for Share Your Cup Thursday at, http://haveadailycupofmrsolson.blogspot.com
Lesly for Create it Thursday at, http://lambertslately.blogspot.com
Sherry for Home Sweet Home at, http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com
Richella for Grace at Home at, http://impartinggrace.blogspot.com
Debrah for Be Inspired at, http://commonground.blogspot.com
Diann for Thrifty Things Friday at, http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com
Michael for Foodie Friday at, http://rattlebridgefarm.blogspot.com
Jennifer for FCF linky Party at, http://jenniferrizzo.blogspot.com
Lucy for The Inspiration Gallery at, http://craftberrybush.blogspot.com
Liz for Fresh Cut Friday at, http://rosevignettes.blogspot.com
Kathryn for Anything Blue Friday at, http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
Show and Tell Friday at, http://myromantichome.blogspot.com
Holly for Tickled Pink Time at, http://504mainbyhollylafevre.blogspot.com
Alma for Seasonal Sunday at, http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com
Thursday Social Media Roundup at, http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com
Donna for Party Junk at, http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com
Saturday Sparks Linky party at, http://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com
Kathy for It's Time to Party at A Bouquet of Talent at, http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com
Creative Home and Garden at, http://backtobasics.blogspot.com
Danielle for Silver Pennies Sundays at, http://findingsilverpennies.blogspot.com
I will be participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.
I will be participating in Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.