Wednesday, August 15, 2012

~~~Dinner With The Crafty Ladies!!!~~~

 HI everyone!!! I hope you are trying to keep COOL in this crazy heat! Last night I hosted 4 ladies for a dinner. We call ourselves The Crafy Ladies, because we started out getting together to do a craft. We still do but last night was just dinner. I wanted to have them since it might be the last time I could have them in this house! My colors were chosen because I wanted to use my hydrangeas that are now turning a beautiful green! 2 years ago we used my hydrangeas for the centerpieces for our daughter's wedding!!!! SO, since Black and White with a touch of green is a favorite color combo of mine, that is what I did.
 I found these great PEAR candles a few years ago at Home Goods so I placed fresh pears in the bowls. I love to use fresh flowers and fruits. The pears don't LOOK to great but were the ONLY ones at the grocery and they TASTE wonderful!!!!
 Aren't the candles pretty!?
 I used a white tablecloth for a cool background, a green and white placemat, a rustic rattan charger, a green dinner plate, solid white dessert plate, black and white scroll salad plate and the bowl on top.
 The print of the salad plate matches very well with the npkins! The wire nest votive holders gave another touch of casualness to the table.
 This was our entree, Monterey Chicken. I will share the recipe this week. It was DELICIOUS!!!!
 Baked squash was our vegetable. I will be sharing all of these recipes since they all were great!!!!
 and this sald of arugula, watermelon, feta and mint was outstanding!!!
 Oh honey! I could have eaten that whole bowl:)
 It was served with this wonderful, citrus dressing. In my cabbage gravy boat that I found recently at....Home Goods!!!! Yes, I do practically live there:):)
 At the end of the table, I placed the dessert dishes, along with the forks, on a cake plate. They are ready to be used at the end of our meal.
 While I was doing the table and before I cut the hydrangeas I put my faux arrangement on the table so I knew what size I wanted. I used a green goblet and a clear goblet for our drinks.
 See how lovely the napkin is with the plate?
 My frog S and P joined us at the table.

 Thanks once again for your visit. I will be playing at these parties too:
Tablescape Thursday-BNOTP
Full Plate Thursday-Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday-My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday-At The Picket Fence
Sunday Favorites-Happy to Design
Seasonal Sundays-The Tablescaper
Metamorphosis Monday-BNOTP
Motivate Me Monday-Keeping it Simple
Tabletop Tuesday-A Stroll Thru Life
Cowgirl Up-Cedar Hill Ranch
Let's Dish-Cuisine Kathleen
Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits-StoneGable
 XOXO, Pinky

49 comments:

  1. Pinky,
    Oh, dear friend, what a gorgeous table! Your hydrangeas set such an amazing ambience!Let me begin with...I love pears! Your stemware mimics the pear candles in the hurricanes and takes your hydrangea centerpiece over the top! The texture from your chargers and tea lights keep this tablescape light and refreshing! Those frog salt & pepper shakers look as if they've jumped up there together, unnoticed! Such whimsy!!! I'm sure your Crafty Ladies had a wonderful evening! Thanks for sharing this enjoyable tablescape with all of us!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  2. Pinky, what a gorgeous setting! I too love those colors and the food looks so yummy!!

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  3. Your tablescape is just lovely and I'm sure it was a hit with all your friends. I love all the textures and colors. They were the perfect in between colors for Summer to Fall. Best of all, the food looked really good!

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  4. Pinky, we are thinking along the same lines. My table is black and white with a pop of yellow. ;-) Wonderful details here. Your hydrangeas are certainly the star and set the stage for each of your special details. This is a beautiful table! ~ sarah

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  5. Pinky, this is stunning and I love the black/white with the touch of green. Gorgeous. Your menu sounds fabulous. Can't wait for the recipes. Thanks tons for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Looks delicious! I love the color combinations..they are perfect with the green hydrangeas. I also just adore those S&P's you have. Hope your friends enjoyed those frogs on the table as much as we are! Beautiful setting! :)))

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  7. Pinky, what a lovely setting! I have always loved that color combo! I am sure the ladies had a wonderful time, with a gracious hostess. The food looks wonderful, as well!

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  8. Pinky: That was certainly a beautiful tablescape. I've never seen hydrangeas so green. Mine turn but not that brightly. Food looks and sounds outstanding. Can't wait for the recipes, don't forget..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  9. Very lovely tablescape....your dishes are so pretty and I just love the frog S&P shakers, too cute!!

    Your food sounds delicious!! Hope you are having a great night!

    Aledia

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  10. Pinky, I love the black, white, and green. It is so crisp but so warm. Love it and the looks of that chicken! Yum!!!

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  11. Wow, Pinky, you are AMAZING!! What a gorgeous table setting! You really went all out and it shows. I also love the color combo, it's exquisite. Thanks for sharing! xo ~Liz

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  12. What a beautiful tablescape. I love the black and white with the green accents. Lovely. I also liked that you included the meal, which looked Delicious! New follower!

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  13. Love your salad plates and the salad look so tasty. I love green and black together and your table is very pretty - the frogs are a cute surprise!

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  14. Oh it looks awesome! Great colors! The food looks delicious!

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  15. First of all I love, love green and black together! and those pear candles! Wow! So Pretty! and the frog salt and pepper shakers add the perfect touch of whimsy!!

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  16. Hi Pinky, You always do the most beautiful tablescapes! I love this one...the black, white and green look great together. I always love seeing your link at the party!

    I order most of my supplies at Dallas at market, but do get some things at Hobby Lobby and Michaels. Michael's has started carrying some new ribbons that are beautiful!

    Thanks again for joining the party! Kristen

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  17. Pinky,

    Your dishes and your tablescape looks amazing! How truly beautiful! It looks like everyone had an amazing time!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  18. I want your black and white plates!! I LOVE the black white green and brown together. So natural and beautiful :)
    Stacy

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  19. Wow, what a beautiful tablescape! I love the hydrangea...and the frogs! It looks like the setting for a lovely evening with friends!

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  20. Hi Pinky,
    You did a marvelous job. I love the way you mix your treasures and everything fits. Amazing.

    Don't forget to share your recipes. It sounds palatable.

    Happy TTT... TS and a great week-end ahead.

    Greetings from rainy Stockholm,
    /CC

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  21. Pinky, I love everything about your tablescape. From the dishes, flowers, pears in the bowls to your menu, and especially for friends, it is all wonderful. Look forward to your recipes being posted. Pam from a sum what cooler Arkansas

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  22. Pinky, your table is so festive, I love it! I've been thinking of using green in my black and beige kitchen and now I KNOW I want to! And I just may have to accent with pears, too!

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  23. What a stunning table and the food looks incredible too. I love your hydrangeas. Wish we could grow them here! I am sure they will love being invited to the new home too. Isn't it fun to have a group that you have been doing things with a long time!

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  24. You set another lovely table! This one is such a pretty combination of nature colors. The frogs were a perfect whimsical addition. I bet that meal was good too.

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  25. Hi Pinky~ Black, White & Green is one of my favorite color combinations! How lucky you are have those hydrangeas~ I love the green color they change to! Your menu sounds delicious~ watermelon with feta and aurgula is a favorite combination here too! Stay cool :)

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  26. Wow, your table and the food look wonderful!!!
    I'm looking forward to seeing the recipes.
    The pears are a special touch with the candles...

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  28. Pinky, Black/white and green are my favorite colors for a table. Your table is just gorgeous! I love your black and white scrolly plates!
    Your crafty ladies were so very lucky to be at your generous table and eat your AWESOME food! That salad... oh my!!!!!
    I hope I can share that salad with you in person!

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  29. Looks like you Crafty Ladies sat down to a gorgeous table and had the most incredible dishes by a wonderful hostess....Pinky, the table looks amazing...Love the colors.

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  30. Pinky - Black, white and green is one of my fav color combos. The table is stunning and the food looks yummy too! Lucky crafty lady friends you have!

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  31. Very pretty Pinky and the food looks yummy. I WANT the rattan chargers.!! Lisa

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  32. Regarding Networked Blogs. I am on blogger and I have this. It is just another way for people to follow you. Give it a try, it can't hurt. Hugs, marty

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  33. Very eye catching Pinky. I really like the green with the black and white. Your menu looks wonderful. The little frogs are darling. I am sure your crafty ladies really enjoyed your special dinner just for them.

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  34. What a lovely table scape! How sweet of you to put together something so pretty for your crafting friends. Just wanted to thank you for coming over to posedperfection.blogspot and leaving me some sweet comments. I appreciate you taking the time. I hope you'll be by again for a visit and if you like, click on my "Follow Me" button to add Posed Perfection to your GFC. Have a wonderful week!
    Blessings, Nici

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  35. Just gorgeous Pinky, everything about this table is perfect, the white and black with touches of green it's genious! The food looks fabulous and I am so hungry right now! Have a nice week.
    FABBY

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  36. It looks like you had such a wonderful dinner. Did your house sell yet? You mentioned this was the last dinner in the old house, just hoping things are going well for you on the house front.

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  37. The table looks gorgeous!! I love the colors!!

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  38. Hi Pinky! Oh, what a beautiful table you set for your crafty girls. Your hydrangeas are so pretty too. I love your choice of dishes and the napkins look like they were made for those sweet plates. I can't wait for your recipes as everything looks scrumptious.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  39. Beautiful table Pinky and so nice of you to entertain your crafty friends. Bet it was fun, Your food all looks so delish especially the chicken and salad.

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  40. Hi Pinky! I love your table!!!! I am so inspired by the way you set it! Gosh that salad looks great gotta try it.. I'm your neewest follower!!Sunny109

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  41. Hi Pinky! I love your table!!!! I am so inspired by the way you set it! Gosh that salad looks great gotta try it.. I'm your neewest follower!!Sunny109

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  42. Love love love your tablesetting Pinky and that casserole looks scrumptious!

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  43. beautiful! One of my favorite color combinataions. The rattan chargers with handles add wonderful texture.....where did you fine them?
    Well, I've got to go back for another look......!

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  44. The wicker chargers came from World market in DFlorida when I was visiting there.

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  45. It looks so wonderful! I really like the frogs!

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  46. MERCY ME, WOMAN...this is such a beautiful table and all the food sounds sooo luscious.

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  47. Wow Pinky... Not only is everything beautiful to look at, but the food looks great! Patti

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  48. So wonderful all things and such a beautiful table.

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Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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