"First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.
Today we celebrated two August birthdays at Cindy's house. We were a group of five, and Cindy laid a marvelous tablescape for us in her wonderful breakfast room and kitchen.
Cindy is a genius at using high color combinations...certainly sets the mood for a celebration! They've recently made some changes to the breakfast room. The custom narrow table, chairs and woven benches are perfect for casual entertaining.
I always like to sit facing this amazing hutch...so many fantastic treasures to spy inside the glassed cabinets. Okay, you rooster devotees, did you notice the rooster tassle hanging on the right cabinet door?
Love the new pair of host and hostess chairs...great fabric!
MacKenzie-Childs "Courtly Check" flower pots marched down the center of the table, filled with Alstromeria and Kermit Mums. With a minimum of space available for a centerpiece, the pots were the perfect choice for maximum impact. The lucite goblets with painted pink flowers added a festive, whimsical touch.
The loose-weave napkins were caught with tasseled napkin rings from Pier One that I gave Cindy when it was her birthday.
Cindy is a fan of placemats, and green is her favorite color. The apple green boutis mats were charming as a foundation for each placesetting. The Caspari rattan chargers added a nice texture beneath the Pottery Barn "PB Basic" buffet plate. Our luncheon plate was the MacKenzie-Childs "Courtly Check". Our first course was a homemade Avocado Cucumber chilled soup, served in the teal stoneware bowl. The black and white toile accent plate was found at Hobby Lobby.
It's always a treat to be a guest at Cindy's table. We sat long into the afternoon visiting and laughing with precious friends over a delicious lunch of Tortellini Pasta Salad, hot bread, homemade cherry sherbet, and chocolate cupcakes. I can't think of a better way to spend a summer day.
Thank you, yet again, to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting her magical meme, "Tablescape Thursday. I'll be linking my post to "Tablescape Thursday." Hop on over HERE and check out the myriad of marvelous tablescape designs, after 9:00 pm on Wednesdays. You'll be glad that you made the trip...it's a wonderful adventure.