Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Dinner Party


My favorite day of the week is here again. Yipee! It's time to play but don't forget to visit Susan, our hostess for this fun event. Check out her creative table and visit everyone on her list.
Does this table look familiar? It should cause part of it is what I posted for TT last week. I modified it a little. Can you spot the changes? We had a dinner party Tuesday evening. We invited a physician who refers a lot of patients to John, and his wife, who we recently discovered live only 2 houses away from us. It was accidental when we found out. Their mail was delivered by mistake to us. We also invited the hospital COO and his wife, who is my shopping and planting buddy. They also live in our neighborhood.
Since my table was not used last week and was only set for 4, I added 4 more place settings. I only had a set of 4 of the Tracy Porter Artesian plates so I pulled out some other plates that I thought blended very well.
Here is AJ's place. Do you like my zebra plate? I got it from TJ Maxx about a month ago. And then I saw that little zebra figurine at Marshall's in Destin last weekend.
Here's another pattern.
What do you serve if 2 of the guests are on a strict diet? I decided to grill some chicken breasts and the King mackerel that we caught last weekend. The fish was really good and I know they are fresh since we caught them ourselves. I also made Caesar salad and served the cheese and croutons on the side and light and regular Caesar dressing. My friend Nit, brought some grilled Asparagus with eggplants and mushrooms. Although our 2 guests on a diet did not eat dessert, the rest of us enjoyed a fruit salad and Key lime pie.
These are the Artesian plates that were original to my TT last week.
Another added set. I used my dragonfly place card holders.

They have a 2 year old baby so I took our high chair from the kitchen for her to use.
I used plastic ware for the baby.
I hope you enjoyed my post today. Now, let's all go over at Susan's. Thanks for coming!








38 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Christine,this is a beautiful tablescape! I love the zebra plate!

KBeau said...

Love the additions to your table.

Just Breathe said...

The table looks awesome!

Tootsie said...

very pretty!

marty39 said...

Christine, you pulled together such a gorgeous table for your guests. I love the zebra plates with the other dishes you already had. The tablesetting for the little 2 yr. old baby was so cute also. I love it when the children are all invited to the table. I always made certain that my children and grandchildren were all included. Your tables are always so beautiful. Your menu sounded just wonderful too. Hugs, Marty

Carrie said...

How beautiful!! Very elegant!!

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness, Christine! You're amazing! What a lovely table! Those dishes are wonderful! The baby's seat and setting is so sweet! How thoughtful to have a sweet little place just for the little one!
You're the best!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chandy said...

Christine, that table is so cool! It accomodated everyone and with super duper class and fun! Love it!

My table's ready at midnight so come then, ok?

Again, love that table!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, your table is perfect! I love what you did! It looks so exotic and special. Great job with all the details!

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Christine! You are a true master of this tablescaping! Even the baby's setting is perfect! I want to thank you for your kind words you left on the post about my sister. You know, it really did help me get thru a difficult day. God Bless! Lauralu :)

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hi Christine! Your tablescape is so lovely and sophisticated! I love the china and your centerpiece is beautiful. The vingette on your buffet is stunning!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful table!

Tina

Janie's World said...

Beautiful! I often look at the dishes on the Horchow website and dream, I see that you make it a reality!!!

ellen b. said...

Hi Christine! What a thoughtful hostess you are to accomodate your guests with their diets. Your table looks fabulous!!

Dana and Daisy said...

beautiful, it takes real talent to mix many patterns, You have done it so well!

susan said...

Your table is beautiful and I love that you made the baby's setting cute as well! Great sounding menu!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

This is awesome my friend...it all looks beautiful...great job...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Dining Delight said...

Your tablescape colours look so rich and inviting. Those plates are fantastic! It is fun to "play tablescapes" but it is even better when they can be put to use as in your dinner party. What a great hostess you are to even accommodate a little one at your fancy table!

Dining Delight

Sares said...

Everything looked beautiful. I love the little place setting at the end for the baby! You are a very thoughtful hostess. The meal sounded delicious too. why is it I always read about yummy things people have cooked when I'm hungry?!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hi Christine, I love your jungle safari theme. Fun, yet so elegant. How sweet of you to set a special place for the baby too. You're the hostess with the mostest!

abeachcottage said...

love this one, very exotic looking, it all looks very rich

happy tablescaping

Sarah

mbkatc230 said...

Christine this looks just beautiful, as always. I love the zebra plate! And the babies setting is so precious. What a lovely way to gather family and friends for a great meal and great conversation. And the menu sounds delicious. Your friends needs to try my diet - it ALWAYS includes Key Lime Pie lol! Kathy

"Blossom" said...

Love this tablesitting; I love being among all the animals when I eat. This is lovley. Beautiful colors.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Christine, I love your table....so elegant, colorful and inviting. You have done a wonderful job!!!!

Barb

Kristi said...

Your zebra plates are so fabulous and your careful eye to every detail is amazing. Blessings to you!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Christine! Your setting was absolutely beautiful. My Gosh, Job Well Done!! Can you hear me clapping?? And then you thought of baby too, you are the hostess with the mostess. Thanks for stopping by and reading my Lemon Tree story. I am so thrilled you did. Have a wonderful blessed day. Country Hugs, Sherry

Fifi Flowers said...

GREAT table!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

christine,

i am always amazed at your tablescapes. They are always so lovely!

Joyce said...

I had to laugh at the tablescape for the baby too:) You think of every thing. I hope they finish your pool/slide soon so you can enjoy it. Trip to Destin is always a fun place and what can I say about the Bahamas except I wish I could be there:)
Joyce

Allidink said...

Very cute! I love the whole jungle theme and the little zebra :) Love Marshalls and TJ Maxx!

All the best,
Allison

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very nice. Looks like you had a beautiful dinner party with your friends.

Christi

Brenda said...

Love the "jungle" theme and the bamboo looking flatware. Very pretty and ready for guests. I'm sure they were as charmed as I was!
Brenda

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine, what a wonderful table setting. How nice to add "special" dishware for the 2 year old.. Love the zebra plate how unique...
hugs ~lynne~

Kathleen said...

Great table..wonderful hostess..Bet they had a good time too!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Looks great and the food sounds wonderful!

Katherine

printersdevil said...

Love your theme and the dishes. TFS

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I want to sit at AJ's place! Love that plate. This looks so pretty, and how thoughtful to even have a place setting for the baby. (The high chair is so pretty). Your menu sounds delicious! laurie

The Tablescaper said...

Love the exotic scape, and even the baby got a spot! - The Tablescaper

Connie said...

My goodness, Christine, what can't you do ?? Your table setting are so pretty and your home looks like a professional did it. Or are you the pro ?
So much talent from one person.
All this plus your travels. You certainly live a very full life and your blog shows that.
I'll be back......

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