Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Casual Dinner Just For the 2 of Us

I am away but I do not want to miss Tablescape Thursday so here I am posting in advance. and since I am showing you what we ate, I am linking with Foodie Friday too.
Tablescape is hosted by Susan and Foodie Friday is hosted by Michael. Make sure you visit them at and respectively. I can guarantee that you will enjoy their posts and those of their participants.
Now, this is what I call simple. I changed my tablecoth to make it look bright and springy. Actually I just put it on cause I usually don't even put a tablecloth on this table. It's where we eat dinner everyday unless we have company. I used Polish pottery and the rooster yellow chargers that I just got from Ebay while in Florida.

I grabbed this Polish pottery duck from the hutch and moved it
on the lazy Susan.
We had baked pork chops that I marinated with balsamic vinegar, garlic salt and pepper.
I bought this cobalt blue glass basket from TJ Maxx in Cape Coral and it was only $3.99

Goblets with yellow lemons (forgot to take a close up picture) and Polish pottery wine glasses. They can be used for candles too.
Polish pottery salt & pepper shakers.
We had roasted asparagus salad with avocado. I just read the recipe from Southern Living magazine, March, 2010 issue) that I bought from the airport. John really liked it.
I really like using these chargers. I have the red, green, blue and yellow colors and the yellow ones are my favorite.

I hope you enjoyed this simple tablescape. So far, I have posted 3 entries to be published next week while I am gone. I hope you all have a nice week.
Thanks Susan and Michael, for hosting these 2 fun memes.


Debbie said...

Looks fabulous. The polish pottery is really unique! You treasure from T'J's was the perfect added touch. That salad look delicious avocado's and asparagus. Hope you are enjoying yourself Christine!

Nancy's Notes said...

Christine, oh my, what a lovely table setting! I love your pottery, those are some of my favorite colors! Thanks for sharing!

Dolores said...

Oh, so beautiful.... my very favorite colors.... and asparagus and avocados.... Yum..... looks delicious!

Dining Delight said...

That doesn't look like a "simple" tablescape to me! Your dishes are lovely and I especially love the yellow chargers with the blue and white. Your food makes my mouth water - would love some of that roasted asparagus!


Julie said...

Love this table and the food looks wonderful

Mimi said...

Christine, love the Polish pottery...the s/p shakers are adorable.

SILVIA said...

loved everything, but that salad looks awesome,i'm definately gonna make it,lol..

Lady Katherine said...

Christine! I just love this setting! The napkins, the cloth! Your wonderful pottery! I adore your Lazy Susan! I always wanted one! Maybe I should go to Ebay! lol This is so pretty, and the food is delicious! I love pork chops!

Diann said...

Hi Christine!

I hope you are having fun! Your table looks wonderful. And the food looks great!

Have a great time!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Your Polish pottery is just gorgeous. Those little duck napkin rings are so cute, in fact, my mother got me some of those for me at a thrift store about a month ago. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

D said...

Hi, Christine,
This is such a pretty table. I just love those yellow charges.
I love that view of your pool at night. That's gorgeus. What a wonderful view to have. :)


Maryrose said...

Hi Christine,
Wonderful table. You do always have the most fantastic pieces. I love your tablecloth and those great dishes. Just lovely.

I made chicken with a balsamic glaze tonight...yours sounds delicious.

kim said...

Christine, I love how you left these posts ready and you are not even home. Beautiful table and I love the picture with your pool at night in the background. Hope you are having a great time.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, I just love your Polish pottery. It is gorgeous and can be put with so many different things. Your tablesetting is lovely and dinner looks wonderful. I think you better set another place, I'll be right over. lol Hope you are enjoying your cruise. Hugs, Marty

Tricia said...

What a welcoming table you set! I love the blue and yellow, and the menu sounds divine. I'll have to go back through my Southern Living for that asparagus salad!

Cherie said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you! I am now inspired for my website. Big HUGE hugs to you Christine!

PAT said...

Beautiful, Christine!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Christine, love that cobalt blue glass with the yellow flowers - so pretty! The meal sounded absolutely delish - and the salad was especially appealing. I'll have to check out that issue of Southern Living. Also loved your tea party and goodies in the previous post - my mouth is watering! Linda

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Christine. Your table is so divine. I hopr you and your hubby enjoyed that meal. It surely looks scrumptious.

Bill said...

Hi Christine,
It's fun to see your Polish pottery again. Your tablecloth is so pretty, soft and vintage-looking. The salad looks delicious. I'm going to see if I can find the recipe online. Hope you're having a good trip and finding LOTS to buy on eBay while you're traveling! ;)

Have a great weekend!
Warmest regards,

Tardevil said...

Hi Christine,
I have to say, before I forget, that the tablecloth is gorgeous. Then, I'm thinking that I must be ignorant b/c to me, that Polish pottery looks very similar to the French pottery. But, I think the best thing on the table is the gorgeous blue basket. WHAT A DEAL!!! And it looks so good w/ the pool lit up in the background!

Lady Katherine said...

I loved coming back and looking at both of your settings! I got to get out and do some shopping at Cracker Barrel lol I hit two! I still need another tea set, but Meridian is the closest one, and Terry not willing lol. I so wanted the tipping Tea Pot for my Birthday, but decided to buy dishes instead. I'll buy it later. lol We need to knick name the the World traveler! Hope you had lots of fun! I love seeing the Treasures you bring home! I went on Ebay, no luck on a Lazy Susan, well not as pretty as yours! lol

Sue said...

Christine, I love your blue pottery- you always have the loveliest dinnerware. This may be a casual table setting, but it is so elegant. I think I better check out the recipe in my SL magazine- how did I miss it? Yum...
:-) Sue

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love your pretty pottery and those salads look fabulous!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty tablescape! I like the Polish pottery, especially the glasses! Love the blue vase with the yellow roses!

Beautiful children in your banner!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Not only does it look delicious, but as usual, I enjoyed seeing your tablescape, Christine.


Sheila :-)

Self Sagacity said...

All prepared for me? I am coming home for dinner! :-)

Sandy said...

I've always loved yellow and blue. Simple and sharp!

Great job and yummy food, too!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Christine,
I love that polish pottery! The colors with the blues and yellows are just my fave! This table is so charming and just my favorite kind! I love the salt and pepper shakers too, just too cute! I hope your away time is going well. Hope John doesn't water too many silk plants while your gone! hehe. Big Hugs, Cindy

Together We Save said...

You table is just beautiful. I love all things blue and yellow.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, that Polish pottery just makes a table so "happy" looking. I love that gorgeous blue basket! What a deal! And I love your chargers too. laurie

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Lovely decor! I love lladros...sad to think that my lladro lady that I have has been missing from our move here to Georgia... I hope that whoever has it is enjoying it.

And Christine, your tablescapes are always so lovely (the food looks delicious!). I am partial to polish pottery! :o) I have never seen the polish pottery goblets before! Where did you get them?) I guess I will be google searching those! I hope that I can find some.

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