Last Minute Doings

Dinner for two is a bit of a challenge at times.  Some foods are fine left over for another night, but when I realize there’s more than the hubby and I can eat and it won’t be as good a second time, that’s good excuse to ask someone to join us at the last minute.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe table… problem.  It’s easy to change from two places to four.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARhododendrons are blooming profusely now, and a few of those beauties in my trusty bottles make an quick and easy addition to the table.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI like these multicolored placemats because almost anything will work with them.  Tonight’s choices are black plates from Ikea and fun salad plates found at the local Goodwill.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAn extra touch are the napkin rings, a memory from last year’s stay in Tuscany.  Each one is a casting of a different herb.  I only wish I’d gotten more of these uniquely beautiful creations.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATo make a last minute dinner a bit more special, we’ll start with a shooter.  There’s just enough roasted pepper/tomato soup  from another day to fill the aperitif glasses more often used for this purpose than for what they are meant for.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATable done, chicken shish kebabs ready for the grill, friends coming in a couple of hours.  

Maine house porchThat means there’s time to sit on the porch for a while and take in all the beauty that surrounds me.

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13 thoughts on “Last Minute Doings

  1. What a special place you have there! Enjoy every minute of it!

  2. I love those placemats. Fun table for sure!

  3. You are not alone. I did the same thing with napkin rings in Provence which reminds me I haven’t used those in a while.
    Loving your rhododendrons. I like the bottles as vases too.
    Chicken kabobs sound great.

  4. Linda, your tables always capture your creative spirit. I love those napkin rings from Italy. How many times have I wished that I had bought more of something from a trip! Happy Saturday!

  5. Beautiful place settings, Lulu. Love the napkin rings so much. 🙂

  6. serving shooters is such a fun way to start things off, what a stellar idea!

  7. I adore your tablescapes. It always reminds me that love is in the details. I am sure your guests felt the love.

    1. Thank you. One thing’s for sure….I love doing tables!

  8. A beautiful table to share with friends…dinner sounds wonderful and glad you have time to sit and enjoy the beautiful views you have!

  9. I can bring you back some more napkins rings from Tuscany! 🙂

  10. That is a very pretty table. I love those placemats! So versatile! Love your porch too!

  11. love the place mats and can relate to wishing later that I had bought more of something!

    1. I’m not good at making snap decisions so often leave things behind!

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