Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Luncheon By The Pool Using Polish Pottery

We had company this last weekend so I did not have time to prepare a new tablescape. This was a luncheon with my friends in the early fall. I posted some pictures on Facebook but not here and so I decided to share it on my blog now.
No pumpkins yet but I used a few orange accessories to welcome Fall.The dishes, stemware and serving pieces are Polish Pottery.
The runner is from the Philippines. It is made out of abaca, a natural fiber and then dyed.
I thought my Christmas cactus that I planted in a blue and white pot would look good as the centerpiece, with a pair of stone candle holders topped with orange candles. I like  deep blue and orange together, don't you? Almost as good as blue and yellow.
We were so excited to eat again by the pool after the long heat of summer.
I made crab omelet and baked a cassava dessert while my friends brought rice, fish, sauteed green beans and pinakbet, an authentic Filipino dish.
The napkin ring is a single blue rose by Royal Albert.
I surrounded the centerpiece with different insects.

See the green grasshopper and the fat beetle?

My favorite of all the insects is this big dragonfly.
Isn't he a cutie? I love his cobalt blue eyes.
English summer fruits tea was served afterwards in a Polish pottery teapot to drink with our dessert.
Lastly, I would like to share my recipe for my Lemon Herb Chicken Ring. Some of you requested for me to post it.
2 cups coarsely chopped cooked chicken
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
3 tbsps. chopped fresh parsley, divided
1 lemon
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozarella cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. Italian seasoning mix
1/2 cup (2 oz) parmesan cheese, divided
2 packages (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent rolls
Preheat oven to 375 degree F.
Coarsely chop chicken.
Dice bell pepper.
Place chicken and bell pepper in a bowl.
Chop parsley.
 Zest lemon to measure 1 tsp. zest
Cut lemon into thin slices in half and serve as garnish.
Add 2 tbsps of the parsley, lemon zest, pressed garlic, mozzarella cheese, mayonnaise and seasoning mix to batter.
Grate parmesan cheese and reserve 2 tbsps of the cheese
Add remaining cheese to chicken mixture and mix well
Unroll crescent dough, separate into 16 triangles.
Arrange triangle, slightly overlapping, in a circle on large round stone with wide ends 4 inches from edge of baking stone (points will extend off the edge of the baking stone)
Roll wide ends of dough toward center to create a 5-inch opening.
Spoon chicken mixture evenly over dough in a continuous circle
Bring points of triangle up over filling and tuck under dough at center to form a ring. (Filling will show)
Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese over ring.
Bake 28-30 min or until golden brown. Remove from oven
Garnish with lemon slices and remaining parsley.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I always enjoy my tablescapes with you and I really enjoy reading your comments.
Linking with:
Centerpiece Wednesday

Kathleen's Let's Dish

Kathy's Home and Garden

Tablescape Thurs

Richella for Grace at Home
Katherine for Favorite Things Thursday Hop

Foodie Friday, Michael Lee (Gollum)

Sarah's Homemaking Link Up Weekend at


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS Christine!! I'm jealous seeing your pool, ours is covered for the winter:(


Beautiful Christine, how I wish I was at your parties to eat such yummy food from your country and in that gorgeous Polish pottery set you have and by such lovely sorroundings by your the weather stil nice by you? Yes, I like your bug with blue eyes too and the centerpiece pot's got me swooning! Thanks for the recipe!Big hugs,

Traci said...

I'm playing catch up with my blog reading. Things have been crazy. I love the Polish pottery & it looks so pretty with the orange!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Always love when you post about your Polish Pottery! Beautiful as always.

Debbiedoo's said...

I smelled and heard lunch was poolside so I stopped over. This polish pottery set of yours is one of my favs. What a great day!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty setting - good food and friends! Perfect! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I left a comment but it said I made a server error (?), Basically I said I LOVE your table and the food looks wonderful. Sorry! Maybe you will get it later!


Red Couch Recipes said...

I do love the orange and blue together -- they just complement each other. You have a wonderful collection of Polish pottery ( and bugs). The Lemon Herb Ring looks deliciou. I make a turkey cranberry one that is similar. What a great place to dine, and the blue looks so great by the pool. Joni

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Such a pretty table, and you are so sweet to post your delicious recipe! It looks fantastic.


Marlis said...

Christine, there isn't a piece of Polish pottery I see that I don't think of you. I love this setting and I agree, it's nice to finally be able to be outside again. The plant is perfect on the table.. especially in that gorgeous pot. Compliments the pottery pieces perfectly. Your food, as always, looks mighty yummy! xo marlis

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

I do like blue and orange. You have inspired me to try it with my Fiesta!! Thank you. Your table is great. Love the insects.

kitty said...

Hi Christine! I love your Polish Pottery and orange is such a great contrasting color with the blue. Thanks for the chicken ring recipe. I'd love to try it out!!

Sarah said...

Christine, I always like seeing your Polish pottery. Enjoy dining outdoors while you can. Alfresco dining is the best!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Christine,

Your Polish pottery is gorgeous! What an inviting tablescape. The orange touches are no nice.

Infuse With Liz said...

I agree the orange and blue do pair well together! That fabric piece is really nice- love the textured design.
Loving the candlesticks too..I like the rough texture with the glazed finish! Your extra large dragon fly fits in very nicely! You have a very pretty pool and a great patio!

Tea in Texas said...

I love your polish pottery with the orange touches. The candle holders are so perfect with the plant and planter for the centerpiece. I hadn't seen your glassware before and it is awesome!

Thanks, Pam

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Christine, Such a pretty tablescape. I love orange and blue too. The orange also looks good with the pool blue in the background. Thanks for the recipe! Gina

Marigene said...

Gorgeous table, Christine. I have always been a big fan of blue and orange paired together...just so dazzling.
It must be a little bit of heaven to be one of your always have such an assortment of delicious foods!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very pretty Christine. I love the blue and orange. They go together so well.

Jocelyn @

Debbie said...

I've been away from blog land for so long, and for tablescaping even longer, that it feels SO GOOD to visit and get inspired. I have always loved blue and orange together, and it's really beautiful on your table next to the pool. Just as beautiful as I remember your tables being!

bj said...

This is sooo pretty. The color combo of blue and orange is so pretty ....and the pool in the background doesn't hurt, either. :))
hugs, bj

Pattie T. said...

What a lovely collection of Polish pottery, and so beautifully displayed.

Lady Linda said...

I have just been introduced to Polish pottery recently and I find it so interesting. Such a nice table setting as always. I love to see you your posts!

Anonymous said...

What a fun table with that darling dragon fly and the blue/ orange combo. It seems so amazing to be able to have lunch outside by the pool when we are having snow here!

bee blessed

Susan Herin said...

This is dining poolside in style! :) Love the blue and white and the orange of the abaca is so pretty with the blue dishware. What a fun time this must have been! Beautiful tablescape!

Katherines Corner said...

Poolside lunch! Count me in. The table looks lovely too. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy Sunday wishes xo

sabri said...

Crisitne..Love the blue and white table with hints of orange..

Mrs Sarah Coller said...

Hi Christine!

I would have never thought to put orange and blue together but it sure looks beautiful! Thanks for the recipe too...sounds yummy! Thanks for linking up last week with my Homemaking Weekend. The new linky is up if you want to add your posts this week too!

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Sarah Coller

luke bently said...

Wow your polish pottery is very pretty. I was wondering where I can get polish pottery like that i have been wanting some for a while now? It would be great if you would let me know.

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