John felt a little guilty because he had 2 emergency surgery cases late this past weekend and he felt bad for the anaesthesiologist, so he invited him to dinner. But they got done late and they were tired so they decided to just get together on Sunday to watch the World Cup Championship at home. I told John to go ahead and invite our friend Karl too, an orthopedic surgeon in town, since his wife is away and he's been all alone for a while.
Since we were going to watch the game, I decided to just set the coffee table and I want to make it more manly. After all, I am eating with 3 gentlemen. I started with an animal print table runner.
I chose to use the green leaf plate chargers.
I wanted to use some animal printed plates but they are stored in the dish room in the garage and I did not have much time to prepare, so I opted to use my transferware that were easily accessible instead.
I mixed 2 patterns of brown with a little color transferware. The Spode Byron divided dinner and salad plates are just stored in the open shelves in the kitchen china cabinet. The Staffordshire WH Grindley "Sunday Morning" bowls, saucers and cups are stored right inside the TV cabinet so all I had to do was take them out. Easy peasy! I think they blend very well together, don't you?
And what could be more manly than a set of horn flatware? And they are stored right inside the drawer of this coffee table. Convenient! I used animal printed napkins and rings.
The goblets match the plate chargers in green color.
And there it is, all set and ready! Now all I have to do is marinate the chicken. I decided to just prepare Thai chicken with peanut sauce, cucumber salad, tandoori rice and egg rolls.
My monkey in the centerpiece is patiently waiting for the occasion. I thought I would add the Coach coasters since they go with the color theme. German S & P shakers are also on the table, after all, the Germans were playing. Too bad I don't have anything Argentinian items or I would have added them too.
I finally got to use these covered little animal bowls! A perfect way to individually serve my peanut sauce.
I went to church on Sunday and got home at noon. Our invitation was for 1 PM. Would you believe that I was able to prepare and cook all these in an hour? Yes, I made it! Well, the tablescape was done before I went to church.
Thanks for stopping by. I already have a tablescape posted for this week so I will post this next week. I will already be in FL by then. You all have a nice week! Thanks to all the hostesses too.
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