Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bees and Buttercup

My friend, Brenda was off and we have not seen her for a while, so we decided to have a get together luncheon at home. I have been so busy with yard work and taking care of the water damage inside the house so I could not set up the table ahead of time. Good thing my friends suggested we will do a potluck so all I had to make was a dessert, rice and hot tea.

I did not invite anybody else because I am a little shy about inviting people if it is potluck. Does anybody else feel this way? I would rather cook everything than ask guests to bring food too but today, I had no time to cook. The luncheon was a spur of the moment thingy.


I just set the table in the morning while baking my "cassava coconut" dessert. My Spode "Buttercup:" dishes were easily accessible. They were displayed in my open china cabinet in the kitchen so I decided to use them.




Then I went around the house and picked anything that would blend for a centerpiece and this is what I came up with.







I bought the yellow sheer lacy embroidered runner from the other vendor's booth in the store for $1.50




I really like these plates. I love the texture and the colors.





See how they are kindly ruffly and have a basket weave pattern?



Bee napkin rings were bought for $1.99 each on clearance at Sur La Table. The Napoleon Bee flatware are from Horchow or Neiman Marcus.









This hand painted lidded server is from Ebay. I thought it matched the plates perfectly. I served mango salsa in it, which goes so well with the fried fish.




The pineapple goblets are from TJ Maxx from a long time ago.



The yellow and brown bird S & P shakers blended in too. I sliced hot peppers from my vegetable garden for the people who likes hot salsa like me. I could not add them ahead of time because John does not like spicy food. He came home for lunch to join us 3 ladies for a little while.






I served hot tea from my Bee teapot into the Spode "Buttercup" teacups and saucers.










My friends brought fried fish, baked beans and a raspberry drink while I baked this coconut cassava dessert you see below. I also made rice and mango salsa and hot tea.



If you want to see some really good tablescapes, go visit Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/.



To see some lovely vintage things, go to Vintage Thingie Thurs.
http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/



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