Last Friday night, we had a dinner party
An Italian dinner party
I've shared the wine . . .
I've shared the food . . .
And now for the table!
Two leaves in --
angled slightly so it's easy to get to the diners on the window side
A Quaker lace cloth
bought for $25 at an estate sale
because it had wine stains
old wine stains
Which I got out!
A long table calls for more than just a bouquet of flowers
Two bouquets of yellow tulips
And a blue and white bowl of oranges and lemons
We are in "Italy" after all!
Blue and white transfer ware is a good replacement
for Italian dinnerware
Pictures of food we ate in Italy were the place cards
The name in the left corner was where we enjoyed the dish
all in Italian
I love small glass ice buckets as flower holders for a dinner table
They make for a low enough bouquet that you can see and talk to the person across the table
And there should always be candles at night
Four small matching low silver candleholders
with white candles
Low because you don't want to talk around the candles either!
The guests are about to arrive.
We always turn the dining room chandelier off before they come
And for once, I was able to capture the "blue hour"
And even though I showed the wine,
I didn't show the liqueur
Walnut liqueur from Sorrento
Served in wee lemoncello glasses.
The liqueur we brought back from Italy.
We don't usually bring alcohol back,
but because we were having this party,
we made an exception.
The guests felt that it was the perfect ending to the meal
along with that cup of espresso
It's Thursday and I"m joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday