Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Cajun Meal and Italian Dessert in a Filipino Kitchen in America

Before I show you my tablescape for today, I just want to show you the centerpiece that I created at my shop's tablescape. I told you about the angel that I saw from the other vendor's booth that I bought it for $5. Then, I brought some holly berry cuttings from the yard and placed them in various vases. I cannot really light candles there since I am hardly there so I used battery operated tea light candles.
There were 3 shoppers browsing around when I left.

Happy December!

It's Tablescape Thursday again and this fun meme is hosted by Susan at

It is also Vintage Thingy time over at

Be sure you check out their posts and their participants' and you will be in for a good treat.

This was my tablescape last week when my stepdaughter and her hubby came for a visit. Since they are from out of town, I decided to prepare some cajun dishes and I tried to set the table as Southern as possible. But what exactly is southern style, I really do not know. You be the judge.

I picked some pansies and some snap dragons from my hanging planters in the back porch and placed them in 3 little glass vases.

I just set the kitchen table. It makes it a lot easier for me cause it is closer to where I am cooking. I used a tablecloth with a soft crinkle material. I love these type of tablecloths cause they do not need to be pressed. I bought it at a bargain from Burlington Coat Factory, dug it out of a clearance bin and it was only $3.99. It would have looked better layered on top of a longer solid one but I did not have time to be more fancy. Remember I had back to back company and I have been cooking and cleaning a lot.

I love these napkins. I think I got them from Ebay. These napkin rings are my favorite. They are porcelain and they are Meissens and I also found them on Ebay.
The white organza placemats were from Horchow. I think they go very well with the napkins.

I bought this white chippy candelabra from a vintage shop in Vicksburg. Do you see the other one on the distant table in the breakfast nook? I was just going to buy one but John said I should get both in case I want to use 2 in the long dining room table for one of my tablescapes. He is adapting fast, isn't he? LOL!

Don't you just love the convoluted arms? I thought it makes it unusual and graceful.

The plates are vintage Bavarian Tirschenreuth dishes in Rosedale pattern. And you got it! I got them from Ebay too! Unfortuntely the cover for the tureen came broken but I am still able to use it without the lid. The seller sent me a cover but it was too small, I think it is for a vegetable server which I do not have. I guess I have to go on a dish hunt.

I used pink wine glasses and clear crystal goblets for drinks.

I really love the shape of the arms.

Look! They named a wine after me!

Simple menu: Shrimp Jambalaya, Chicken stuffed crawfish (you should know by now that I like serving this when we have company) and crawfish etouffee. I did not even make a salad. In fact, John was looking for one when he saw the salad plates. I told him they were just for show. Doesn't he know that by now? And I thought he learned pretty fast! LOL!

For dessert, we had Italian creme cake and Coconut macaroon crunch ice cream. Yummy! You ought to try this ice cream flavor if you can find it, it is so good!

They enjoyed the dinner very much. I did too! Thank you for stopping by and thanks to our hostesses for hosting these fun memes. I hope to be able to visit y'all in a few days.
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