Sunday, November 15, 2009

~Pink & Red Rose~

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.


Country Dreaming said...
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Country Dreaming said...

Ok--Let's try this again.
How much fun to reconnect with long
lost friends. Ken is doing Facebook
and is finding friends he's lost track of.

Beautiful table.


Beverly said...

How fun it was to see you table and preparations for dinner with friends. We recently connected with one of my childhood friends. We had so much to talk about.
You did a great job combining the colors of your dishes with your centerpieces and toile chairs (I have that same toite in my dining room.)Love the way your napkins hangs off the table under the plate. I have to try that.
Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment. Hope you get more grandchildren soon. They are so fun. We've been told that the #10 who is on the way will be the last, but I will secretly hope for one more. Oh...loved your bud vases, as I collect colbalt blue. Look forward to your posts.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful meal that you will always remember. Your table is lovely, the china is exquisite and I love the flowers! It's such a blessing to have lifelong friends and now we have cameras to take more photos! Enjoy your week and thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

How fun to get together again with old friends! Your table is beautiful and the dinner sounds like it was amazing. Gary cooks? He cooks!?! Do you know how lucky you are? :)

I'm glad you had a wonderful time together!


Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth! That is a beautiful table setting and I'm sure the dinner was wonderful (the cake looks yummy!) Roses are always my choice for flowers...Have a super sweet week! Hugs, Jennifer

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your dishes are just beautiful. I remember when Patrick sent me the catalog and I had to choose from so many and how I wanted the pink roses..but..back then, I was concerned about what Pat thought. So..I ordered the rather plain white with the gold trim. When they arrived from Okinawa they were much prettier than in the catalog. Now, today, 27 years later..I love them! But...I still think of the ones with the roses. :)
Neat post. We also have friends from the 1950's ..Mike and Nedra. They are in Ark. and I miss them so much! You are so lucky your friends have moved close. One of us is gone now..but we talk on the phone every week.
What a GREAT post. I loved it
Your table is beautiful!!

Joy said...

Your table looks beautiful and I love the blue candlesticks and pretty table runner.

hip chick said...

It does look so pretty. I love that rose china.

Dolly said...

Dinner sounds delish!
Facebook is bought me back together with long lost cousins! In fact we just had a pajama party at our home 2 weekends ago with a few long lost cousins!

The table and flower arrangments look fab!


Amber said...

Auntie! I have a tear in my eye that you are still able to use the blue candle holders. You are just an angel on this earth and I love you mucho, mucho!

Hugs and smoochies,

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling, your post made me so hungry and I just had supper!!! The table looked gorgeous and I am so glad you had such a lovely time with old friends. Isn’t it strange how we see old friends whom we have had no contact with for a long period of time and once face to face it’s just like yesterday!! Elizabeth darling, thank you for inquiring about my dad, you are so kind my dear friend. Luv, he is doing much better, he is eating properly and walking a short distance daily which is a tremendous improvement, we still have a long way to go, but so far so good. Thanks for dropping by.

Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥ ♥ ♥

Country Dreaming said...

Thanks for coming by and will say prayers for your successful surgery. While you are recovering and stitching you'll be able to blog more too.

Good Luck!


Cottage Rose said...

OH that bunt cake looks so yummy.... I love your China,, the Pink Rose on it is so pretty.. you set a beautiful table... sounds like a great time... Thanks for sharing such lovely photos.. have a great week.. I have been so busy sewing I have yet to do a post.. will have to get to that soon... lol


Moments of Grace said...

How wonderful to reunite with your old friends and make new memories together. Life is so good in how it comes 'round isn't it?
Thank you for your kind words on my recent post. I look forward to your comments and your encouragement.
thank you for being such a blessing to me.

In Grace,

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Sea Angels said...

Drop dead gorgeous!!!! everything from your beautiful tableware to the finishing touches, sharing and caring that is what makes everything special, and love and that is so obvious and fabulous what a warming post.
Hugs Lynn xxxxx

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

THank you, Elizabeth, you will probably see that white bowl in my Christmas decor! Thanks for stopping by.

Sandy said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and being the 2nd Follower! I will have to look through your blog - I love the design of it and those little pink hearts moving through the page are so cute!

Your table is just beautiful! Your wall color looks so much like ours. We love Benjamin Moore's "Oriental Silk" color and have used it in all of our homes over the last 30 plus years. It's now a custom color. We used it in our bedrooms and in our kitchen/familyroom. I'll be posting photos in the future on my blog.

Have a beautiful day!

You said you love teacups - I will be sharing photos of mine.

Barb said...

What a beautiful table you set and the food sounds fab.
It is so nice to reconnect with old friends.

Thank you for your kind words. May God bless and watch over your nephew.


Mary said...

Your table was beautiful! Everything was just so very special...I'm sure your friends felt honored to have been your guests, for you surely rolled out the red carpet for them! I can just see that prime rib, even without photos! Your bundt cake looks fabulous...I always forget to take pictures of my dinner or tea parties as well!

I had lost contact with my best friend from high school for about 15 years, but we found each other again, and we just celebrated 50 years of friendship! Its a wonderful thing to have lasting relationships...I hope you never lose each other again!

God bless,

Mary said...

Thank you so much for following me! I really appreciate your confidence in my humble little blog...sometimes I feel very inadequate in finding interesting things to show and say, so I'm always amazed that people want to return again! I'm visiting you every time I see a new post...I know I'm going to enjoy everything you do!

God bless,

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a lovely table and meal! I love the colors, especially the cobalt blue candle holders. I have a serious addiction to cobalt colored items!

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on Ms. Bake-it! I have been making my commute for ten years now and it was really getting old and aggravating until I started taking pictures for my blog. Taking the pictures has really reawakened me to the beauty I pass every day on my way to and from work which in turn has eased the stress of my commute. Now, I never leave home without my camera and always have it ready to use and extra batteries available!

Have a wonderful day!

~ Tracy

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love the simple beauty of your china. It's such an elegant table setting. How lucky your friends are! Twyla

nannykim said...

I love that set of dishes/ I have seen that somewhere before--it rattles a memory! This is a beautiful tablescape!! I love everything you have done--so sweet with the lacey tablecloth and the roses!! Beautiful. love the glasses too!!


prashant said...

They are so fun. How fun to get together again with old friends!

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