When long lost girlfriends call and give you less than a day's notice, do you start cooking and use paper plates, or do you set a thoughtful table and head to Whole Foods for prepared food? I bet you can guess my answer!
It's been so hot here, but a short storm lowered the temperature to the point where we could dine outside for lunch. You can still see the rain puddles on the deck. (That's because I did such a great job this spring with the weatherproofing. Just saying.)
I remembered that Jane loves any shade of purple, so I started with that and added some soft green.
It made a refreshing combination and one I have rarely used.
Starting with a purple hobnail glass charger from J.C.Penney's from many, many years ago, I added a green dinner plate that was not Jadite, but the same color. It looks like pleats around the edges. Then, I found a purple paper doily to separate the bowl from the plate.
Here's the Jadite bowl with a lavender placecard. I glued a simple velvet flower in the corner.
For a little pattern, I added this Royal Staffordshire transferware bread and butter plate. It's designer is none other than Clarice Cliff. The subject matter is so great. I love it.
This flatware is a little more modern. It is nothing special, but I liked the color on this table.
I don't exactly consider myself a collector of Jadite, but I do have a number of pieces. These hobnail tumblers are some of my favorites.
I placed this stem on the railing to show the lavender glass.
I started with some Jadite salt and peppers, but changed to these lavender and green asparagus ones.
These lavender napkins are some overstock ones that I ordered on line from a restaurant supplier. I wish I could remember the site. The napkin rings are made from frosted
Here's the way the placesetting looked.
Remember I said I bought all the food at Whole Foods? Well, I bought these lilac colored lisianthis there too. I just love this flower. The buds are every bit as pretty as the open blooms, and when they do open, they are many shades of purple.
I used this vase that I bought at Goodwill. I think it looks like McCoy pottery, but it isn't.
Here's the overhead.
Mr. Pressed Pants was going to join us, but he had a "surprise" conference call. That seemed a bit suspicious, but we three girls didn't really miss him.
Can't you just feel the coolness of the day? Well, the friendship sure was warm!
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