The wine coasters ready for the bottles of wine. The German silver positioned correctly for European cutlery with the fork tines down. Instead of a tablecloth, the rattan charges and since it is November, the plates are the blue and white turkey ones.
A menu for each place and gold napkins (for they go so well with the pumpkins and gourds) in my Victorian silver napkin rings.
I love the look of the dining room just before the company comes. Everything is done and everything is in place. It's the time of anticipation and I so enjoy awaiting the arrival of our guests.
It was a fall night although not a cold one but our menu reflected the heavier foods of autumn. Appetizers were wonderful egg rolls which friend Mo brought. We started dinner with not a salad of lettuces but rather a plate of asparagus vinaigrette followed by Coq au vin served over garlic mashed potatoes with plenty of crusty bread to sop up the juices. Dessert was Tenneessee whisky cake.
Please join friend Susan At Between Naps on the Porch to see what other tablescapes there are this Thursday.