Friend Shirley Ann invited herself for lunch. "I've got a new recipe for pasta salad" she said when she called "and it makes a ton. I'll be happy to share it with you."
I told her that would be great. That I had a new loaf of crusty bread and that I needed a break as I was baking biscotti for my class at Life+Style and that I could "steal" a few for our dessert.
While she was on her way over, I set the table
|The breakfast room is the perfect spot for lunch.|
One of my tea cloths and since it was an "Italian" lunch, the Spode blue Italian.
No garden flowers -- and the hyacinths were done and the paperwhites are still in their infancy -- so the Blue Italian bowl (which resides on the table during winter) with the remainder of this week's apples is the centerpiece as well as the two English barley twist candlesticks.
|A simple table for a simple lunch.|
A Spode Blue Italian plate for the pasta salad, a white linen napkin in a silver ring, the German knife and fork (laid English style -- upside down), a Spode Blue Italian bread plate and an English butter knife. A water goblet and wine goblet -- husband Jim got them at an Estate Sale -- 4 big ones and three little ones -- we use them "just for us".
|Spode Blue Italian is the perfect china to use for an Italian pasta salad.|
A couple of Blue Italian cups and saucers -- all the better to dunk the biscotti in.
We had a grand time at this impromptu lunch. Shirley's salad was wonderful and we both felt that the biscotti was the perfect dessert.
And it was a nice respite from biscotti baking!
It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday