A friend of mine, Alice, called one day and wanted to bring her grandchild over. Her daughter adopted a teenage Filipina girl who I have met once and told her that if she is ever in this area again, to come visit us at the house.
I invited them for lunch and I also invited Brenda, another Filipina, to join us, so she can meet them.
Unfortunately, Lydia, the granddaughter, cancelled her trip due to some school sports event, but since I already planned the luncheon, I told Alice to come for lunch anyway, just the 3 of us. I set a 4th plate setting just in case John came home for lunch.
I planned for a beachy theme since The Philippines is an island and we have a lot of beaches there.
Capiz shell plate chargers (we have an abundance of capiz in the Philippines), paisley dinner plates, shell salad plates, which we used for dessert since I did not serve any salad, turquoise goblets with blue base.
I folded the napkins to make them look like a stingray and used beaded coral shaped holders.
Starfish S & P shakers are from my sister a long time ago. She likes to feed on my obsession, lol.
John bought this shell compote from Red Door about 3 years ago and I just filled it with shells.
I borrowed my pelican and lighthouse from the guest bathroom. John bought these a long time ago. He feeds on my obsession too, lol. Then, I added a beach chair tealight candle holder and a mermaid.
And there is my tablescape! I had it set the night before so I was able to take evening pictures even though it is a luncheon.
I cooked pancit (Filipino stir fried noodles with shrimp and veggies), mechado and of course, rice.
For dessert, I baked cassava (yucca) bibingka and Brenda brought her famous yummy leche flan.
Thanks for stopping by!
And special thanks to the hostesses:
Kathleen's Let's Dish
Susan's Tablescape Thurs
The Style Sister's Centerpiece Wed
Honey's Potpourri Friday