Simple Perfection

Entertaining is not about perfection; it is about connection.

As much as I love interesting/beautiful tablescapes, this quote couldn’t be more true.  Being at a table with friends sharing laughter and good times and making memories is high on my list of favorite things.

On this night we gathered on an island  accessible, as so many Maine islands are, only by boat.  It was a beautiful evening, perfect for being outside and enjoying pre-dinner snacks.

Deviled eggs….my husband was in heaven!

Inside the long table was set simply with blue and white plates and pitchers filled with fresh cut flowers.

Note the vintage tablecloths, each one different.  My uncoordinated self loved that!And the chairs….can you tell each is unique?Dinner appeared on a long table where everyone served himself.

Simple food, much of it fresh from the garden….how can it get any better.The wine selection?  I’ll take what’s in the box.

With today being Thursday, don’t forget to visit the wonderful offerings at Tablescape Thursday. And, Friday check in at designs by gollum for some tasty treats.

i love your comments, so jump right in and share your thoughts.

18 thoughts on “Simple Perfection

  1. Hello there. This whole set up looks so warm and comforting! I LOVE that big, long table! And love the chairs too. It looked like you had a great time.
    Best regards,

  2. I would have loved to be with you and see the lovely table and all the delicious food. My husband has a special desire for deviled eggs and is so happy when I prepared them. Glad you could share the time with friends.

  3. Love everything, looks comfy and inviting!

  4. Couldn’t agree with you more, it’s not the where or the what, but the who you eat with that makes a meal memorable. This looks like a fabulous fun filled gathering.

  5. Girl! I will trade you my plates to be a guest at your table! Wow! What a spread! Thank you so much for dropping by Tales from Bloggeritaville’s Thrifty Thursday.
    Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and comment. Those always make my day!

    Thanks again, friend!

    Live, Love, Laugh….
    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  6. Beautiful vintage tablecloth…love the Blue Willow plates…and all that wonderful looking food…lucky guests!

  7. A beautiful table filled with the most delicious looking food. Deviled eggs…I am with your husband on that one…lucky! The perfect tablescape and the makings of a wonderful event 🙂

    Best wishes for a great weekend!

    Jeanne 🙂

    1. Your camera would have been in photo heaven!

  8. I’m impressed with the relaxed, yet clearly special setting for this meal for a large group! The vintage cloths and the flowers add lovely touches. Thank you for your visit to my table this week!

  9. Beautiful settings! The quote cannot be any more true. The food looks so delicious…Yum! Are those crabcakes?…Christine

    1. Not crabcakes but yummy fishcakes.

  10. Dinner on an island accessible only by BOAT…be still my heart! LOVE the mismatched chairs & tablecloth~ Sounds and looks like it was a wonderful evening 🙂

  11. Oh how well you’ve put this together. The blue willow is so pretty and I LOVE the strawberry tablecloths! The food looks fantastic. A summer table done to perfection! Thanks for your sweet visit.

  12. I agree whole-heartedly with you very first sentence! Everything looks wonderful, warm and welcoming! My hubby LOVES deviled eggs, too…as well as my son and 2 sons-in-law!
    Have a beautiful weekend~
    ;-D Kathleen

  13. Your lovely post elicited a happy sighhhhh from me. I can imagine friends gathered around your wonderful table exchanging stories deep into the evening….then a late boat ride home. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  14. What a lovely party!!! Your table settings are gorgeous!! Love the vintage table cloth and the The food & wine look delicious!!!

    You certainly know how to throw a party!!!

  15. That looks great! I agree, a pretty table is nice, but the friends and the food make the party!
    What a wonderful display you have there, and Maine, well, it needs no enhancement!
    Love the vintage cloths!

  16. I agree totally about connection. I would love to be around your table enjoying the delicious food I see and connecting with all your guests. Looks like a special time to remember. Love the long table.

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