Saturday, July 8, 2017

It is not "Gone with the Wind" Yet!

I was watching TV and all of a sudden, I thought about creating a Southern tablescape using my Limoges Trillium set. I always thought the flower on it is similar to a magnolia, so for now, please humor me cause I am pretending they are, lol. I looked all over the garage for these and luckily after searching for half a day, I found them, Yay! Yes, I am still unpacking from our move.


My Scarrlett O'Hara figurines.
Gone with the Wind is one of my very favorite movies. I could watch it over and over again. Remember those outfits?
Porcelain Meissen figurines


Silver plated flatware in "Baroque" pattern that I did not get to polish.


I have 2 different patterns of dinner plates in this pattern, the one rimmed in gold and the other in green and gold. I have had this set for years but never used them till now. Even John commented to that effect.



I love magnolias. They are so fragrant and their large size makes a statement.




I used a teapot for the color and I cannot remember if I have a matching sugar and creamer set, probably still in the garage bins. But this Southern Living at Home creamer and sugar server set will do for now.
The teacups and saucers are part of the Limoges "Trillium" set

The teapot is made by 222 Fifth in Adelaide pattern.
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Friday, June 23, 2017

A Casual Dinner Using Polish Pottery Square Plates, 6/19/2017

I am still in my red, white and blue mood and maybe will be until the 4th of July. I love these Polish pottery square plates and wanted to show the different patterns that's why I did not layer them with salad plates or bowls. After all, I wasn't serving any salad nor soup. It was a casual dinner with my daughter and her family from next door. As many of you know, we alternate cooking for dinner and it just so happened to be my turn on this night.




PP S & P shakers

I bought the wooden floral napkin rings from Budapest, Hungary.
The red flatware set were from Target.

 I love mixing my Polish Pottery plate patterns.





 A simple dinner menu: rice, chicken and pork adobo and corn on a cob.



PP cruet where I serve my soy sauce and fish sauce.


 2 of my grandkids couldn't wait to eat.
 Our dessert: various fresh berry tarts




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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Philippine Trip: Anvaya Cove and Subic Bay


I am so far behind in posting my travels on my blog. We have been to the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam from January to March and then to Europe in April and May, 2017. My blog is sort of my journal so I better start getting to work to catch up.

One place we visited in the Philippines was Anvaya Cove in Morong, Bataan. My cousin Gem and her hubby Ting, who were our hosts during our SE Asian trip thought we would enjoy the resort with a scenic beach, and they were so right.

But before we went there, we stopped by Everybody's Café in San Fernando, Pampanga to eat some Pampangueno delicacy, which I really miss.


We had John try an authentic dish from Pampanga, adobong crickets. Yes, I said crickets, lol. To my surprise, he really liked it!
 We passed by a lot of mountains on our way to our destination so it was a very enjoyable ride.

 Finally, we arrived in Anvaya Cove and registered. This very long walkway to the resort is covered by a pergola with hanging vines with many pretty white flowers
 Posing with my generous host and cousin, Gemma, to show how long the walk way is.
 See the gorgeous hanging vines with white  bell flowers?
 Cars were not allowed to drive around the cove but all we had to do was call for a shuttle, who would pick us up from our cottage and take us wherever we wanted to go.
 Cottages had their own outdoor areas and this was ours.  In the background was my cousin's and her hubby's.
 Inside our cottage
We passed through here to go to the pools and beach.
 John enjoyed swimming at the beach.
 And we got the chance to witness the most gorgeous sunset.
 See those 2 lovebirds? They are my cousin and her husband.
 I just couldn't get enough of this picturesque sunset.


 John and I got to soak in a lot of relaxation being there.
 And we ate a lot too. How about some yummy seafood paella?
 The breakfast buffet was so good and had so much food!

 In order to get to Anvaya Cove, we had to drive through Subic Bay. John used to work there as a Lieutenant Commander when he was in the Navy, right after Medical school and he wanted  to see the house where he used to live.
 We drove around the base and good thing he remembered the word "Kalayaan" so when we saw this sign, we concentrated on driving around that area until we spotted the duplex, which used to be an officer's quarters.
 And it was still there! It's the yellow unit on the left. He got kinda emotional when he saw it.
 The next place he wanted to see was the hospital where he used to work. We spotted it though the name has been changed.
 The hospital was located on top of a hill and on our way down, we saw a bunch of monkeys.
 Can you spot the monkeys? There are a lot hanging on this tree.
It was quite an experience since I have not seen monkeys in the wild, except in the rainforest in Belize.

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