Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Dinner for my College Colleagues, May 14, 2018

I had entered this on my blog hoping to publish it in a few days from then, but my mother got ill and we had to fly to Illinois to see her, but she passed away so fast that we did not see her alive. We are thankful that she went peacefully and not suffer. She was tired. She was 2 months short of her 100th birthday. Rest in peace, mama. I love you always and forever! 
Anyway, we had very nice services for her in Illinois and now we are taking her ashes to be buried next to my father in the Philippines. 

I thought I would publish this before we left.

This beachy tablescape was set for my friends from College who visited us a few weeks ago.



I just gathered beachy stuff from around the house, mostly from the master bathroom where I have shells and coastal d├ęcor surrounding the Jacuzzi tub.
I used a fish net table runner instead of a tablecloth.


The capiz plate chargers were bought from Pier 1 many years ago.


Shell napkin holders
Starfish S & P shakers


I served seafood paella, salmon and grilled ribs and of course, rice.


And there they are..... my happy guests! We had so much fun reminiscing days gone by!

The desserts: macaroons and coconut pandan

Tea in my Nippon Toki Kasha tea seat

Thanks so much for stopping by. And thanks to all the parties I am I am linking with:

Anything Goes" Pink Saturday  
Christine's Dishing It and Digging It

Monday, April 23, 2018

Baby Daughter's 37th Birthday Luncheon, 4-22-2018

I can't believe my baby is 37 years old! Geez! Where has the time gone? Anyway, she was hosting a baby shower at 2 PM so I decided to have an early luncheon to celebrate her birthday with her family and our close German family friends, Todd, Stephanie and Isabel.
I got so busy that I forgot to take pictures, but trust me, we had a lot of fun eating and conversing over the table.
 This was how the table looked before the food and the flowers on the vase were placed.
 
I opted to use Polish pottery because the dishes are the easiest for me to access, since they are one of my everyday dishes and they are easily accessible. I am not used to hosting luncheons which do not give me enough time to prepare, compared to dinners when I would have pretty much all day.


 


 Because I cooked all morning, I did not have time to go to the store to buy fresh flowers so I just gathered and cut some from our garden and just stuck them in a Polish pottery pitcher.
 
 

 I love this PP elephant sauce server. You can light a tea candle underneath too for warm sauces, but today it's just lemon and soy sauce.


 

 

 I wanted to create something girly but due to lack of preparation time, I just picked the Polish pottery plates that are in kitchen cabinets.

Filipinos almost always cook pancit for birthday meals. For us, it signifies long life.

I also tried a new recipe for seared ahi tuna which was a hit. It had just the right spices! And we always serve rice, which is not shown here.
 
I had to prepare tea for my grandkids. They love my sweet fruity English hot tea, this time, they picked lemon lime flavor.
Thanks for stopping by and for your visits. Mostly, I am very thankful to be blessed with a daughter who is a perfect daughter, wife and mom.
 
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Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter Table, April, 1, 2018


Although we won't be spending Easter here, I decided to set the table for the special occasion. We will be spending the holiday with my daughter, Rochelle and her family. We will have an Easter egg hunt there on Sunday and it will be fun to watch the grandkids having so much fun. What better way to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus than be with family. My neighbor and daughter Tina and her family will be there too. and I am sure my son and DIL as well.
 I hope you all have a Happy Easter as well.
 My granddaughter Reese, helped me set up this table.

 Lots of bunnies hopping on the table!


 I wanted to use the green flatware but Reese wanted the pink one so we compromised and used both, lol.
The dinnerware pattern is "Cameo Florals" made in the orient, I think Malaysia.
 Bunny S & P shakers




 I mixed a pink and white Limoges teapot with the teacup set that matches the dinnerware



Lastly, I'd like to show this bunny. I think he is so cute!

Thanks for stopping by. Thanks to the hostesses too.
I hope you all enjoy this joyous holiday as we welcome Jesus get resurrected from the dead.
I am linking with the following memes:
Anything Goes" Pink Saturday  

Christine's Dishing It and Digging It
 

Kathryn's Make it Pretty Monday

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