Thursday, January 14, 2016

A Winter's Trout Dinner in the Kitchen

Hello sweet friends!

The lakes where trout grow around the town of Cuenca where I live, are located in the wooden highlands, quite cold and sometimes extremely cold, so it is like woodlands; which is what prompted me to get inspired and set a table for a 'Trout Woodland' Winter, January dinner party for four in the kitchen nook.

I used my lovely 'Multiple Choice' fish dinner china complete for four, but I only used the small plates for the salad and the blue and white 'Woodland' tranferware dinner plates for the trout and 'quinoa'... cooked in a risotto manner. My daughter Alexandra who loves quinoa, calls it, "Quinotto" as it is her recipe too.

A friend brought me this gorgeous log from her garden the other day, thinking I would use it for my tables and she wasn't wrong, it really inspired me to make a sort of a 'woodland setting' with it as a 'log candle holder' centerpiece; still, I didn't rush to call it a woodland tablescape.

Ok, here it is, judge for yourself.

While putting my house back to normal after the Christmas holiday, I ran into this cute check tablecloth I had forgotten about... sort of like a happy 'home finding.'

I like it that it has a gray wintery stripe next to the red to form the checks.

The log is a gift from a friend from her garden and right away it came to mind I should create a 'candle holder' centerpiece out of it for my rustic-woodland setting for the trout dinner.

The mesh looking place mats are hand woven in straw, like the Panama hats... Pewter chargers, 'Woodland Transferware' dinner plates and finally, 'Multiple Choice' salad plates.

The white birds are 'Salt & Pepper' shakers and I raised them on glass pedestals from small cloches and placed them inside birds nests.

I love my DIY Log candle Holder and here's how:

I carved holes with a knife for the candles and with the same drippings of hot wax I glued them on it, quite easy and simple!

The small bread plate is pewter too and they came with the chargers.

I did a lot of baking this last Christmas for my cuties. Now I need to stop eating sweets, lol..

The ivory crochet runner was made by my sweet grandmother Stella. 

In the background the coffee or hot chocolate station.

In real life the log is so much more intricate and prettier... I think.

I used for this setting my 'Reed and Barton' flatware, as the style is sort of rustic, along with the fish knife.

A high shot so you can appreciate the setting in the kitchen for a trout dinner for four.

Thank you dear friends for your kind and sweet comments, as they always make my day!

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.


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