I hope you all had a fun long weekend and enjoyed a safe Labor Day holiday. We celebrated with a swimming party at home.
We had pot luck so everybody brought food which was good cause I was just recovering from a bad case of poison ivy.
Since it was Labor Day weekend, I decided to set the table patriotically.
I made 3 desserts, a pineapple upside down cake, banana cranberry nut bread and marshmallow cheesecake the day before.
I mixed 3 colors of plates, red ruffled ceramics, which came from Penney's after we moved here and which are also one of my everyday dishes, blue and blue and white enamel and white ceramic ones from Pflatzgraff.
I have red white and blue melamine plates but they are stored in the attic and I ran out of time to go up there so I just used what I had down here and mixed them up with my Polish pottery servers.
The flatware sets are blue and red San Remo from Horchow and I placed them in small red, white and blue star studded tin buckets.
I bought these egg shaped and round orbs from Lynn's store. Placed in a Polish pottery pedestaled bowl, they became part of my centerpiece.
Coca cola S&P shakers were bought from an antique shop downtown. The little blue enamel jar contains vinegar with hot peppers for dipping.
I set the stemware and coffee and tea servers on the table in the covered porch area. When I was hanging that "Mermaid Café" sign, wasps started coming out of the lantern and I got stung. I have been looking for the wasp nest and I finally discovered it the hard way.
Here is the happy bunch.
We had so much food!
I grilled some ribs and they turned out really good. My friend, Noemie brought pancit.
Don't you think we had enough desserts? LOL!
We sure did!
We had so much fun acting like like kids and playing on the wet deck, lol.
It was really a fun weekend and a nice way to say good bye to summer. Thank you for stopping by. I always appreciate you coming over and especially leaving a comment. Thanks most especially to our gracious hostesses.
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