If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors
to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.

~ Henry David Thoreau





Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Every Day Dishes and Leftovers




We actually have a hint of a Summer Breeze this afternoon.
The Lake is calm and the sky is clear, promising a lovely sunset tonight.




Fishing boats are starting to show up on a regular basis.




and the purple martins have returned to their house by the lake.


 I was able to salvage a few of my tulips after the big weekend wind storm.




Looks like a perfect evening to invite the neighbors over for an impromptu dinner.
My every day china will work just fine....no fussing tonight.


Some left-over lasagna, reheated in the covered casserole,



a fresh garden salad in chilled bowls,


a glass of Chianti and some freshly grated cheese on the lasagna....



Nothing fancy....just great conversation with wonderful friends, and a Sunset.


I think ITLLDO!

The table is set with my every day china...Maitre d'  by Oneida
Blue rimmed goblets from The Christmas Tree Shop
Every day flatware...Gorham Studio
Placemats and Napkins from Ross
Tulips planted last fall with bulbs from The Christmas Tree Shop

Now, don't forget to visit Susan's wonderful blog, Between Naps on the Porch, for some really super tablescapes.  You'll be glad you did!

22 comments:

The Tablescaper said...

What a lovely dinner and an AMAZING VIEW. We've got cold rain here on Long Island. Not a hint of Spring. It feels more like March than May.

- The Tablescaper

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your tablescape is beautiful and the salad and lasagne look fabulous, but the view is just breathtaking. What a gorgeous setting. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen said...

I love your table, and the view!
I can't believe we are in the same state. It has been so cold..and today rainy too..Like The Tablescaper said, like early March!
Beautiful table..gotta love CTS!!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a nice cozy place to be-enjoy!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Such a pretty setting for a delicious meal with friends. The food and tablescape look wonderful!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I enjoyed your tablescape with its fresh colors and beautiful view! And that meal looks mighty delicious, too. Got any extra??? I'm starved! :-)

Happy Tablescape Thursday!

XO,

Sheila

emptynester3 said...

Great table- nice to have a great table for that leftover lasagna! Yum! Thanks for visiting me! ~Nana~

Miss Merry said...

What a wonderful window on the world! I wish I were your neighbor and could join you!

Dining Delight said...

You must have the perfect neighbours! How wonderful to be able to invite them over for an impromptu meal of leftovers...although your table and food, looks like you did fuss! A glass of wine and that gorgeous view would be enough for anybody!

DD

Diann said...

A very pretty table and the food looks yummy!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

oh Cynthia, I think you have a little piece of heaven at your fingertips! The last pic is a keeper for sure!! I signing up to visit you again. Enjoyed your post!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh my, with that beautiful view you could use paper plates and it would be a lovely tablescape. I love how you made everything look so perfect with your every day dishes and left overs. Just goes to show, you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a lovely tablescape and invite company over.

Great job!

Hugs,
Joanne

Sherry said...

What a pretty table. And, what a pretty view! The food looks delicious too.

eatlotsachocolate said...

You are such a cute lady, I love your remarks. Thanks so much for coming by. Your table is just delightful, lovely colors, peacful, incredible view and great food. Who could ask for more. I like it a lot!

Mimi said...

Your table is so bright and cheery...oh, that view is fantastic, but probably brings goosebumps in the winter!

Tricia said...

Oh, I know your friends were delighted to join you at this welcoming table for a delicious meal! I love the two plaids in your table linens -- they set off your everyday dishes beautifully. Incredible view!

GrannySue said...

How beautiful. What wonderful setting and a view that can't help but make everyone smile.

GrannySue said...

How beautiful. What wonderful setting and a view that can't help but make everyone smile.

Beth said...

What a beautiful view! I'd love to join you for lunch there! The stemware is pretty and love the table linens too. Food looks delish!

Rettabug said...

Oh my gosh...what a marvelous place to dine! I am GREEN with envy over that gorgeous view. *sigh* I miss my little lake view that we had in FL. *double sigh*

Your table looks especially inviting. My hubby prefers casual so people will feel relaxed & at ease. Its hard for me to "do" casual.
I wish we had a Christmas Tree Shop around here!!

Wonderful TT post!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Hi Cynthia!

I am so glad that you invited me to come by, I LOVE your blog! And I am adding as a follower.
I have to know, where did you get your summer breeze sign. I have long admired Susan of BNOTBP and now yours. LOVE IT!
Have a wonderful day, and thank you so much for adding my button!
HUGS!
Leigh, Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

xinex said...

I just love your beautiful view! Lovely tablescape!...Christine