On Saturday we had the utmost pleasure of having our life long friends (Mike and Lisa) come to dinner, we have not seen each other for years, but that did not matter, our conversations were as if we talked everyday. We had lost touch with each other when we moved and then they moved.
I was a bridesmaid in the their wedding and Gary sang for their wedding, that was 32 years ago. Mike, Lisa and I went to high school together. Mike found us through Face-Book.
Gary and I wanted to prepare a nice meal and we also thought it would be a nice time to use the china he had purchased while stationed in Okinawa in 1968.
A close up of the china, a simple pink rose. (You can click on any photo to enlarge if you like)
This is how the table looked, our color skeem was white, pink, red and blue. We used a white table cloth with matching napkins, red chargers under the china, Grandma's sliver and crystal wine glasses.
Gary and I made the flower arrangements, very simple to do (flowers from Costco). My niece Amber while working in Guatemala purchase these lovely blue candle holders. I use them every chance I can.
The cobalt blue candle holders really brought out the blue in the china and the toile chair slip covers.
The day after the flowers were still fresh and looked pretty on the dinning room table.
I almost forgot, to tell you the menu. We all started visiting and I forgot to take pictures of the dinner, but I did snap a few photos of the dessert before Mike and Lisa arrived, a chocolate and coconut bunt cake that we served with french vanilla ice cream and coffee.
So for dinner we served, Prime Rib with Au juice that Gary prepared deliciously for us, red potatoes, sweetcorn with butter, green salad filled with radishes, pecans, cranberry's, cucumber's, cheese and hot peppers, we also had freshly bake french bread with butter. Red and Blush wine.
We had the loveliest time with our friends who we treasure. Gary and I had a fun time dressing the table and preparing the meal.