Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Dinner for my College Colleagues, May 14, 2018

I had entered this on my blog hoping to publish it in a few days from then, but my mother got ill and we had to fly to Illinois to see her, but she passed away so fast that we did not see her alive. We are thankful that she went peacefully and not suffer. She was tired. She was 2 months short of her 100th birthday. Rest in peace, mama. I love you always and forever! 
Anyway, we had very nice services for her in Illinois and now we are taking her ashes to be buried next to my father in the Philippines. 

I thought I would publish this before we left.

This beachy tablescape was set for my friends from College who visited us a few weeks ago.

I just gathered beachy stuff from around the house, mostly from the master bathroom where I have shells and coastal d├ęcor surrounding the Jacuzzi tub.
I used a fish net table runner instead of a tablecloth.

The capiz plate chargers were bought from Pier 1 many years ago.

Shell napkin holders
Starfish S & P shakers

I served seafood paella, salmon and grilled ribs and of course, rice.

And there they are..... my happy guests! We had so much fun reminiscing days gone by!

The desserts: macaroons and coconut pandan

Tea in my Nippon Toki Kasha tea seat

Thanks so much for stopping by. And thanks to all the parties I am I am linking with:

Anything Goes" Pink Saturday  
Christine's Dishing It and Digging It


Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Christine I am sorry about your mother’s passing. What a blessing that she lived so long and went peacefully.
This table you created is fantastic! I love the blue fishnet throughout the center and all the accents you used. The food looks so delicious and I have to believe your college colleagues enjoyed it all so much.
Wishing you safe travels as you make the journey home to the Phillipines with your mother’s ashes. God Bless, Liz

Terra said...

I enjoyed seeing photos of you and your mom over the years, and am sad she passed. Your table is pretty and welcoming for your friends.


After your dearest mother passing, I'm sure your friends made you smile a lot and with the gorgeous Sea setting and great food you prepared for them, it looks like you had a lovely time.
I love that centerpiece, it's lovely to see it again here.

Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful picture of your mother and you...My sincere condolences.Your tablescape is gorgeous and creative,love that dainty blue!Amazing teaset,just stunning.God bless you,Christine.Hugs!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh Christine, I am so very truly sorry to hear of your precious mama's passing. Asking our Lord to give you His comfort. She lived a very long life. So thankful for no suffering. And as always, your tablescapes are beautiful. The food looks so good and I am sure the fellowship was sweet. Prayers for you dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Christine, I am so very sorry about your dear mother's passing. I know she lived a good, long life, and to almost reach 100! Thank you for sharing the picture of the both of you. Love, and prayers are sent to you.

Margie said...

My condolences for the loss of your mother, Christine.

Ariel would approve of your fun seafood-themed table setting and meal.

Bernideen said...

Dear Christine:
I send my heartfelt condolences for the passing of your Mother. She lived a long life and prayers for you during this time of grief and all that will be done. Your table is quite beautiful as always. You are in my prayers!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Christine, I'm so sorry. I know you'll miss your mother very much. But dying peacefully at nearly 100--what more could one ask? May your trip to the Philippines go smoothly and be a comfort.

Alycia Nichols said...

Once again, Christine, I am so very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. And so close to her 100th birthday! I know that she knew how much you loved and cared for her. It is all so very sad, and I wish you and your family great peace in the coming months knowing that your beloved Mother lived a good long life. Meanwhile, your tablescape for your college friends is a terrific one! Really cooling colors and a calming nature.

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