Tuesday, February 22, 2011

~~~A Casual Monday Dinner with Friends~~~

Joe's cousin lost his best friend last week and they always had gone to dinner together on Monday night. So, I decided he shouldn't spend this first Mon. alone. I made a pan of ziti, had Italian bread and for dessert we had vanilla ice cream with strawberries and blueberries. We all had a good time. I am sorry I forgot to take pictures of the FOOD!!!! It was good though!!!!

 I used one of my favorite tablecloths with palm trees on it. Then a woven placemat and green dinner dish. The napkins coordinate but don't exactly match the tablecloth. They have palm leaves on them. I folded them accordian style, folded them in half and slipped inot the napkin ring. THen you jst fan them out and fluff a little!
 Green water glasses. I did add wine glasses before we ate cause we had a bottle of Chianti.
 Bamboo handled flatware.

 Detail of the tablecloth.
 Took this in the afternoon. When we ate dinner all the candle WERE lit!!!!!!!!


  1. Pinky,
    Sorry for the loss of your friend. I am thrilled to see you setting traditions for family and friends. Dinner with friends, just doesn't get any better than that. Your tablescape is gorgeous! Makes one forget that the forces of Mother Nature are telling us she isn't finished with winter, just yet!Your bamboo silverware compliments the elements in your tablecloth and decor so nicely! Thank you for this inspiring post!

  2. Your table is beautiful and your sweet gesture was fabulous!

  3. I see you set your table with thoughts of Vacation in mind. Such restful, organic colors and textures.
    Have fun... I'll miss you!
    xo Yvonne

  4. It was so sweet of you to have your friend for dinner. How sad that he lost his friend and Monday night dinner partner. Your table is lovely and it looks like you went the extra mile to make it special.

  5. You're so sweet and thoughtful!!! Those 'first' of everything after the loss of a loved one is so hard, but good friends can sure help soothe the pain.

    Your table looks so pretty.... and the menu sounds delicious!

  6. So tropical and such a relaxed look, Pinky. Love it! How considerate of you to invite Joe's cousin so he wouldn't be alone grieving....Christine

  7. Lovely your recent post and really i like this table . beautiful items and very nice details shared in the post . nice your dinner planning with friend. your Dinner recipe colorful and tested . i loved Italian Bread and i think very tested....

  8. PInky
    A lovely peaceful tablescape with such serene shades
    I hope you enjoy your time away and I am sorry for your family's loss

  9. Hi lovely lady. Your Tablescapes looks so peaceful and beautiful for your family and frinds sweet lady. Im so sorry for your loss !!
    xxoo Diane

  10. I hope you had a nice dinner!
    Be sure to stop by my blog to see the latest post on the Orlando trip!
    Have a great weekend!

  11. What a dear heart you are and quite talented in the area of tablescaping too!

  12. Hi Pinky,
    Your table looks sooo exotic and lovely, I'm ready to pull up a chair and pretend I'm in the Caribbean! Sorry for your friend's loss, how nice of you to have him over for dinner.

  13. A very fun table Pinky. I love the tropical theme and your menu sounds heavenly.

  14. Pinky, I love your table settings! This feels so relaxing...just beautiful!

  15. This is lovely. I am so drawn to these colors, and palm trees are always a favorite design element. You did a beautiful job here, I really enjoyed viewing your table.

  16. Pinky, this is the perfect table for dining with friends. Great job!


    Sheila :-)

  17. Pinky, that was such a nice thing for you to do. You are a good friend! I love your table setting...very relaxing. The food sounds delish!

  18. You set a very warm and inviting table, I'm sure it was greatly appreciated!

  19. What a sweet and thoughtful gesture -- Love your tropical tablesetting and the food sounds wonderful!

  20. So sorry for the loss of your friend. Your table is making me wish summer were here, when spring hasn't even made an appearance, yet! Love the tablecloth and flatware.

  21. Pinky, I am so sorry for the loss of your family friend. It is so nice that you can make Monday special for your sweet hubby.
    The table setting is lovely elegant but not too fussy. I bet he appreciated that. Dessert sounds delish.
    I am your newest follower. Hugs, Ginger


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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