Gourmet Delight

Traveling from Maine to Texas, we aren’t seeing too many tablescapes.  Let’s face it, the emphasis at Cracker Barrel isn’t on the table!  Luckily, I am prepared to share a lovely one from a recent gathering of our Maine gourmet group.

sunflowersWalking into the room, the first thing that caught my eye were the sunflowers.  How can that warm sunny yellow not make anyone feel welcome?

tablescapeOn closer look, there is a detail on the table that shows how well the hostess knows me.  Take a look at the table runner….it’s rumpled!  She got a great big hug for that.

tablescapeUsing napkins laid on the diagonal added color and texture on the tablecloth as well as functioned as background for dishes and stemware.

tablescapeAnother detail that I appreciate is the clever napkin fold that serves as a pouch for the flatware.  It’s that kind of touch that takes any table from ordinary to extraordinary.

tablescapeWith the sunflowers and the color added by the linens, simple white dishes were a perfect choice.

tablescapeWith the sun set and candles lit, I stepped back to take it all in and could only smile appreciatively at the effort.  The table is comfortable, welcoming and beautifully laid out.  Luckily, I had my camera and could capture it all to share with you.

Linda  051 (1)The food was as good as the table. The host did a knockout job with his short ribs served over polenta that was a recipe from the wonderful Jerusalem cookbook.  It just doesn’t get any better than sharing excellent food with special friends at a lovely table.

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Tablescape Thursday

17 thoughts on “Gourmet Delight

  1. Blue, white and yellow are my favorite colors on a table! Just beautiful!

  2. looks like a very special evening in a beautiful setting~

  3. Nope, doesn’t get any better than that Lulu! Sunflowers are the most cheerful of flowers if you ask me. Like you say, they just make you smile! The blue and yellow Is stunning and food sounds delicious.

  4. Gorgeous tablescape, Lulu. The sunflowers are so cheerful. 🙂 How do you fold napkins like that?

  5. A very welcoming table indeed…love those linens.

  6. What I lovely tablescape! The pictures make me want to organize an event that would require me to create a tablescape.

  7. The blue and white and pops of yellow sunflowers make a gorgeous combination! The food looks delicious, too. Good, good times, huh?

  8. Lulu, thank you for sharing the beautiful table, meal, and good friends with us! Blessings, Pam

  9. You are so right, Lulu. This is a very pretty and inviting table. I am glad you were able to share it with us. Do you ever go back to Fort Myers to visit?…Christine

  10. There is nothing quite like a blue and white table with a little yellow thrown in! I like the all yellow sunflowers a tiny bit more than the ones with a brown center…living in the Sunflower state, you can find both here.
    Have a safe trip home!

  11. My very favorite thing to do is gathering around a table with good friends and good food. I like those colors!

  12. Beautiful colour combination!

  13. I love blue and yellow together. In the early 90’s I painted a whole room blue and accented with sunflowers. Looked like a “hippy” room but it was sunny, fun and inviting to me!!

  14. Lulu, you make meals fun! Thanks for inspiring us all! ♥

  15. Looks like a wonderful meal. I know you enjoy your time in Maine each year.

  16. Wow! That is one great table, Linda.

  17. I love the sunflowers on this beautiful table. The blue in the linens looks beautiful with the sunny yellow flowers.

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