We used to live in Waukegan, IL. While there for my mom's 98th birthday celebration, I found out that a friend from there, Vicky, is visiting our hometown in FL. Her daughter and family moved here 12 years ago but only found out about it last year when Vicky visited.
Luckily, she had an extended stay so we were still able to see each other after we returned home. We invited them to join us for dinner. My daughter Tina and her daughter Rosanna have met when they were practically babies so it was so nice to see them see each other again and try to reminisce what they remember.
I set the dining table using French Limoges dinnerware by Wm Guerin & Co.
The place card holders are Bavarian Tirschenreuth.
I only had 6 of the Tirschenreuth place card holders so I used Southern Living at Home Pavilion holders for the ends of the table. I also used a tureen of the same pattern to serve rice.
Bavarian Tea set in "Briar Rose" pattern by Schumann Arzberg.
I bought these silk flowers while vacationing in Park City, UT, in an Indian Museum store. Don't they look so real? I kept my centerpiece small and simple because I knew I would need room for the food.
I just placed a taper candle on a putti holder, a vase adorned with flowers where I placed the silk flowers and a bird on a pedestal.
This is where I served my chicken tinola soup.
We had herbed salmon, Thai shrimp toast, chicken tinola and Filipino beef steak we call "Bistek", macaroni salad and rice.
We had papaya loaf and cherry cheese cake for dessert which I forgot to take pictures of.
And here are pictures of my lovely guests while we were chatting after dinner. Our German friend, Stephanie and daughter Isabel, who live here transiently also joined us. Shown here clockwise is Vicky, my daughter Tina, John, Stephanie, Rosanna(Vicky's daughter) and her hubby, Mike.
Tina's hubby Scott is not in any of the pictures because he was nice enough to watch all the kids who were swimming. John took over his place after a while.
Thank you so much for joining us and for the wonderful evening!
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