Friday, March 29, 2013

~~~Dinner With GOOD Friends!!!~~~

 Hello! On Monday we had SNOW all day long. I was having 4 girl friends for dinner that night but I stayed calm and set my table and got dinner cooked. I wanted to share my table here today. We DID have dinner, everyone made it here. The roads actually were fine so it worked out. Since it is Easter week, I set an Easter table. My centerpiece is these faux tulips, placed on my clear glass cake stand and surrounded by some tiny pastel eggs.
 The tulip candlesticks are the perfect pairing. I have sweet candle rings for these candlesticks that I just found TODAY:( I am STILL finding things:):)

 At each placesetting I had a small box with a bunny on top that can be filled with CANDY....or whatever you want! The place setting is on my cutwork tablecloth. I placed my basketweave chargers on the table first, then a cabbage leaf placemat, my polka dot dinner plate, my green and white patterned salad plate and a clear glass bowl.
 I used my green handled flatware.

 Here is a shot of the whole table. There were 5 of us so we sat across from each other to make it cozier. I also switched out the middle place setting to the other side to make more room since that side is open to the foyer.

 These chargers always remind me of an Easter basket so I use them every year. I just got the cabbage placemats, I had been SEARCHING for them and found them online.
 Here is the corner of the tablecloth. The dots on the dishes perfectly match the colors in the tablecloth.

 And the detail of the top.
 I also had a bunny placecard holder at each place. And a tiny tealight holder.
 Yvonne gave me the idea of putting the dessert dishes onto the table if room allows. So I placed the egg shaped, polka dot plates on another cake plate, then  some extra napkins and the dessert forks.

 I only have a setting for 4 of the green flatware so mixed my ivory handled flatware too.

 These are the napkins I got at Yvonne's shower for her almost daughter-in-law (who she calls her daughter in love)!!!!

We all had a really nice evening. Our menu was:
Pasta with artichokes and spinach to which I also added chicken  (I will share the recipe soon)
A broccoli casserole
A garden salad
Bakery bread
And for dessert, wonderful cupcakes!!!!
The hostess provides the main dishe and each girl brings something. It makes it much easier for the hostess!!! We try to get together once a month at someone's house.
Thanks so much for your visit. XO, Pinky
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  1. I love that Easter cloth, so delicate and pretty. Your menu sounds wonderful. Very cute centerpiece and I like the dessert plates on the cake stand. Happy Easter, Pinky, to you and your family. xo

  2. Pinky, what a gorgeous Easter cloth!
    Glad everyone was able to make it to your dinner. Spring is surely just around the corner here even though we have a little snow on the ground.
    Happy, Happy Easter.

  3. That is one beautiful Easter tablescape! I love the tablecloth and the cabbage cute!

  4. Looks so pretty....haven't heard of the cabbage placemats before.

  5. where did you get that to die for tablecloth, it is just stunning, I love it so much and of course the cabbage placemats are so wonderful, I love the whole setting, and love the place card holders and pokadot plates that go with that tablecloth that you should ship right out to

  6. That sounds like a fun evening! I LOVE the tablecloth!!

  7. That looks like a beautiful and fun evening. sandie

  8. Pinky,
    This could be titled...Be Calm and Carry On, dear friend!!! Despite the made a precious tablescape!!! As I gazed upon each detail and accessory, I felt a sense of peace and tranquility! Love all the layers in your place settings!!!
    The mixing of flatware for dessert with your charming egg plates is stunning!!!
    Dining with friends, so glad you ladies are carry~on with your Tradition!!!
    Have a blessed and glorious Easter!!!

  9. I love your entire Easter table! Your table cloth reminds me of the Spring one that Mom had and I now have. Let me know the size of your table! I love the cabbage placemats (never saw them before) and the tulip candle holders.
    Everything went so well together....I loved it all!

  10. Such a pretty tablesetting! and I love your pretty tablecloth!

    Following you on GFC and Linky from Thursday Favorite Things!

  11. You set a beautiful table for your friends!!! Love that tablecloth, what a treasure you have!!!

  12. The table setting looks so cute! Are the tulip candlesticks antigues?? Love them and also the cabbage placemats that look REAL!

  13. Your table is beautiful Pinky! I love those great bunny treat boxes:@)

  14. Pinky, I love, love your table! Every details is just perfect. The tablecloth is gorgeous! Happy Easter!

  15. I love the tablecloth with the wonderful Easter details and colors.

  16. Very pretty! This reminded me that I have some pretty crystal tulip candlesticks that I got as a wedding gift.

  17. Pink and Green one of my favorite combinations, Happy Easter to YOU, PINKY!
    xo Kathysue

  18. This is beautiful! I am coveting those cabbage leaf placemats and those tulip candlesticks. What a gorgeous tablecloth, and what a great dish stack. laurie

  19. Hello.
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    It is spring. The Japanese loved this season.
    Cherry Blossom Festival in Kyoto is the ancient capital.
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  20. It's so good to be back for awhile and reading and looking at your beautiful blog pictures!!

    It's hard for me to imagine ... cold weather and snow.. here in south Texas we're experiencing nice spring weather.

    So glad your friend could make it to your beautiful dinner. Everything looks fantastic!!!

  21. Your tablescape is beautiful, Pinky! I know your guests enjoyed it, too (and, glad that they didn't let a little snow bother them)! The cabbage mats are such fun ... love the dainty tablecloth ... and, the napkins are so pretty! Happy Easter!

  22. So you got the napkins! They could not have gone to a better person!!!! Thanks for the sweet shout outs!
    Your table in your gorgeous dining room is so full of spring things! You set the most fun tables! I still remember all the hearts and love in the Valentine table you set for Fran and I.
    After the wedding I'll have you over.. but you need to bring Joe!!!
    Lots of love, and have a blessed Easter!
    Lots of love to you, my dear dear friend!

  23. Pinky...the table is beautifully set and the tablecloth is fantastic..Love the napkins you received from Yvonne's daughter in love's shower...and I am sure you all had such a wonderful dinner at that gorgeous table!

  24. Let's say the tablecloth swept my off my feet. I love it. Your darling napkins fit so well. the dishes are darling, and so are those cute baskets. The menu sounds so yummy. Have a beautiful evening and a blessed Easter. xo marlis

  25. Hi Pinky! What a lovely table! Oh, that is such a pretty tablecloth. Your dishes and the centerpiece. Love them. I would have thought the flowers were real! Gorgeous! Glad all your friends were able to get to your house to enjoy all the beauty and the food sounds delish.I want to wish you and your family a blessed Easter.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  26. Pinky, I know your girlfriends enjoyed this darling table. The details on your tablecloth are amazing. So pretty!
    Wishing you a Happy Easter Weekend........Sarah

  27. Very pretty, Pinky...those green and white plates are great. I am in love with that beautiful tablecloth, so many hours of love in it.
    Happy Easter to you and yours.

  28. What I wouldn't give to be at a dinner party at your house! You always make it so special!!! I am sorry I have been so absent! Life has been crazy! I love seeing your new home and how you have made it so wonderfully cozy! Happy Easter!

  29. Hi Pinky! Love your table and so glad your dinner was not postponed due to snow! Your tablecloth is wonderful~ LOVE the embroidered detail and your adorable bunny boxes at each place setting! Wishing you & your family Happy Easter!

  30. What a lovely table! I am sure your friends appreciated that breath of SPring though it was snowing. Still piles of dirty snow in the parking lots here too!
    You forgot to come back over and link up!
    Have a blessed Easter!

  31. What a wonderful table. I am sure you all had a lovely time. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite things hop xo

  32. So pretty! Love all of the details: the bunny box, the tablecloth.

    Great to have you be a part of SEASONAL SUNDAYS!

    - The Tablescaper

  33. Glad the evening worked out so everyone could be there to enjoy this beautiful table and feast on the delicious meal. Your details are adorable and the embroidery on the tablecloth is exquisite. Happy Easter!

  34. This was a ver pretty table. How fun to gather with your friends! That tablecloth is a beauty and definite keeper!


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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