This weekend I had a short time to put together a luncheon for a friend whose visit had been suddenly moved up due to impending snow storms. There wasn’t time to pull together a detailed tablescape, so I just went for something elegant with a bit of color and a clean fresh feeling.
Having just taken off the holiday table setting from the dining room, I had a bare tabletop. I quickly pulled out the following elements:
Round aqua woven mats I had gotten in December at Marshalls
Spode "Consul Cobalt" dinner plates
Mikasa "Crown Jewels" dessert plates
Mikasa "Estasi" flatware
Ivory napkins in gilt floral napkin rings
Clear crystal "Vendange" goblets
Clear glass salad bowls on "Consul Cobalt" bread and butter plates
Clear footed gravy boat
Two silverplate candlesticks on another round placemat and a small silverplated candy dish served as a very simple centerpiece.
Under the goblets were cream and gold ceramic coasters which I bought in Athens in 1993. I gave my guest the one depicting Sunion, Greece, which she and I had visited on that wonderful trip.
A tasty menu of: Yellow Rice,Sauteed Tenderbits in Mushroom Gravy, Mushroom Gravy in Sauce boat, Green Peas, Corn, Romaine Salad, Apple Fritter Bread slices, Cranberry Juice, Apple Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream.
My guest, a fine cook and exquisite hostesss, approved the menu and tablesetting and expressed that she had had a wonderful time.
For more delightful table settings please see the list of participants at Susan’s blog.