Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Crawfish Lunch by the Pool

I am linking with Michael (aka Gollum) for Foodie Friday. Check out all the other food entries at http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/
My friends and I decided to get together for lunch. The weather was perfect so I set the table outside and took pictures just in time for Tablescape Thursday. Susan is hosting Tablescape Thursday every week. You should go visit her site at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com and that of her participants to see lots of creative table setting.
I decided to do a beachy theme using my Abigail dishes (from Amazon) for the luncheon plate and servers and mixed them with the white with turquoise shells salad plates and soup bowls that I bought from a TJ Maxx clearance table sometime last year. This is the first time I am using them but I have used the Abigail before.




I used the silver sequined placemats. I thought they mimic sand. The flatware are from Ebay. They look like they have water bubbles, don't they?

The big shell is from Cozumel, Mexico from our last cruise.


The mermaid taper candle holder set is from TJ Maxx. I bought them in Florida a while back. To add to the centerpiece, I took 2 little plants from my stack waiting for me to plant. I also added 2 bumble bees that I bought from a local gift shop, an apothecary jar with shells and miscellaneous tealight candles and holders.


I bought this fish S & P shaker set recently. It was really cheap, I think I paid $1.99.

Just showing you more views. The pool is huge. It's an L shaped 42 ft. long. x 26 x 18 but I only swim in the 26 ft. long part, lol.




Silver tea set on a bamboo tray. We had a Whittard of Chelsea mango and passion fruit tea. Do you see my potted rose topiary with full of blooms on the other side of the pool?



My friends are about to enjoy the lunch.
We had crawfish, Tom Yum Thai soup, stir fry veggies with shrimp and chicken, shrimp with papaya, rice and a coconut dessert.


We were going to swim afterwards but we ate so much and got too tired so we just did Karaoke, lol. We did swim yesterday anyway.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your visit and comments are always appreciated. Thanks to Susan and Michael for hosting these 2 fun events.

33 comments:

Lori Lucas said...

I don't know what looks better...the table, the pool or the food! It looks wonderful.............And I am insanely jealous!

once in a blue moon... said...

such a pretty setting, you can tell you all had fun fun fun!

Diann said...

Hi Christine!

Love the whole table! so pretty yet fun and relaxing. I bet your friends enjoyed themselves! And the food looks wonderful!

Style Sisters said...

AAAAMAAZZING!! Gosh what a gorgeous setting! The pool your yard and of course the beautiful tablescape! Great job! I did a beachy tablescape by the pool too. Stop by to enter to win some of my pretty napkin Rings.

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

Oh my....we've set the same table!!! Well, not quite, but I do so love the shell plates and bowls..and your's actually served a meal. I still need to work on the menu.
Stop by and check out my setting.

Maya said...

Your table looks wonderful..., and against that blue pool backdrop. Just gorgeous. I'm still looking at all the details in your center piece. I'm amused about the sailor tea light!

Maya @ Completely Coastal

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Very Pretty. I love the "seashell" dishes.

D said...

Hi, Christine,
Love that table! Your pool and yard are so pretty. I can't wait to sit around and enjoy it. :).

I will post about the party soon.

D

illini89 said...

Wow, very nice and what a perfect setting -out by the pool!

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Creations By Cindy said...

How nice and looks so relaxing. Be blessed. cindy

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

WOW! You have a BEAUTIFUL pool! Love the table and the fish salt and pepper shakers are too cute. Everything looks great. I'm totally jealous I missed out. ;-)

Cindy J. said...

Oh what a lovely lunch and lucky guests.. Christine you do everything so well..and so special..wish I was there. Love, Cindy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, such a gorgeous tablescape. So beachy and pretty. I love the silver on the tea cart also. You always put together the most beautiful tables. Your shell dishes are so pretty and the soft blue is lovely. Gorgeous tablescape. Hugs, Marty

Tricia said...

What a lovely, creative tablescape! I love those dishes together, and the striped runner and napkins pull everything together beautifully! I wouldn't have thought to use candles that color, but they work great!

kim said...

Christine, what a beautiful spot to enjoy lunch with your friends. I love your tablesetting. I love the bumble bee. That would be so cute in a flower pot or just sitting in the garden. I still couldn't eat those crawfish though!

Johanna said...

Yes, your table has with the blue pool the right backdrop. Although you and Cynthia used the same dinnerware, each of you has made a very personal tablescape. Looks great.
Greetings, Johanna

Fifi Flowers said...

VERY pretty and looks YUMMY!!

Denise said...

I SO wanna come visit you Christine (and play in your pool) ;-) I never tire of seeing that beautiful blue water in the background... and your table, oh my, how pretty. It looks stunning.

Mimi said...

Christine, beautiful aqua and white table...and then to see the vivid aqua of the pool in the background...perfect for a nice outdoor meal.

Atticmag said...

You ladies look like you're having a wonderful time and why not? The table is lovely and the crayfish, mmmm. But I must tell you I am mesmerized by the water slide! Every child in the neighborhood must want to be at your house. -- Jane F.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Crayfish in spring? Crayfish Swedish tradition held on month of August. That's the only time swedes eats crayfish.

But seeing you ladies with those yummy crayfish, well for me, who cares the tradition, huh?

So pretty & marvelous settings and of course your treasures are to die for.

Hugs on TT...

Blondie's Journal said...

Christine~~~

This is just so nice. I love all of your beachy pieces...the colors, the pool, it all looks like a heavenly summer day!! Your pool looks divine!! I probably couldn't swim after all that wonderful food either!!

Hope you all had a wonderful time!!

xoxo
Janie

Debbie said...

WOW Christine that was quite the spread you girls had! The table was awesome, and your gals must have been so happy to be a part of it!

Sarah said...

Christine, you set a lovely luncheon for your friends. The menu sounds delicious, and your table is full of fun details. The silver tea set is fabulous. Can you tell us more about it?

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Christine, YOur poolside table is sun and fun ready and your guest must feel so special! I have never eaten crawfish, do they taste like shrimp or lobster? I would love to eat them at your beachy table.
Yvonne

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

Beautiful table. What fun!!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I really wish I lived closer to you and could come to your fun luncheons. Your beach theme is great, your crawfish looks fabulous. Your pool looks so pretty. What a pretty place to have lunch with friends. laurie

Americana Lady said...

A beautifully landscaped table with a refreshing background. Your friends must have felt so special! Joan

Liz said...

Hi Christine, What a wonderful lunch! I would have felt very honored to sit down to such a beautiful table and awesome food!

~Liz

Ridgely (Grandma J @ Dear Angelene) said...

What a wonderful poolside table setting! I love the polka dot silverware -- haven't seen it anywhere else, and thought I knew about all things polka dot!!

MrsJenB said...

How beautiful! I just love the creative tablescape and I'm sure your guests were thrilled with it, too! Against the beautiful poolside backdrop...sigh...wish I'd been there!

Kathleen said...

You know, I thought I could hear you singing! Did you do a trio..maybe Stop! in the name of love" ? :)
It looks so pretty! I love the aqua colors..great deal on the salt and p's too!
Lovely table, C..your friends are very lucky!

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