Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Blue Willow Luncheon...







I hosted a luncheon for my bookclub group this spring.....................
Strawberries , blueberries and grapes.... tea sandwiches: pimento cheese, tuna salad and chicken salad.




Lemon poppyseed and banana nut muffins....





Cucumber tea sandwiches on pumpernickle bread... Raspberry pecan dressing over mixed greens, mushrooms and feta chesse. Sprinkles of pecans and dried raspberries on top.
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The tropical trifle was served on the porch....
We had a lively discussion about the book of the month: To Kill A Mockingbird

40 comments:

bj said...

What a lovely table you set, my dear. Just beautiful. I am forever in love with those blue and white bunnies and I will be on the lookout for some for my dining table.
Your menu sounds soooo delicious! I would LOVE to come to a Blue Willow Luncheon at your lovely home.
love, bj

Becky said...

What a lucky group of ladies. You put on quite the lovely spread! It looked delicious and very pretty. These tablescape Tuesdays may not be good for a dieting gal to view lol.
It was lovely. I enjoyed my visit.
becky

Justine said...

Ooh, it all looked so pretty and YUMMY! Now you've got me hungry and I just woke up!

Justine :o )

Naz said...

Yum...now this is a luncheon I'd love to be invited to.

Brown-Eyes said...

Hi...Just dropped in to see your Tablescape Tuesday offering and I sure found a goody...I don't know which was prettier...the table settings or the menu..why choose? They were both wonderful. ;-) Bo

ellen b said...

Oh how lovely. Your dining room is fabulous. I so love blue and white dishes. The Blue Willow and other blue accessories really set off the table nicely...

Rhondi said...

Hi
I felt right at home with you since I am also a collector of blue and white china, use blue willow dishes and have a red and white dining room! Your tablescape is beautiful. I'm sure your book club must ahve felt very pampered.
I enjoyed my visit and will be back again.
Rhondi

ceekay said...

Beautiful blue tablesetting. The food looks yummy! What fun to have a book club over!

letters to elijah said...

These photos are beautiful!!! Looks like a wonderful time!
Do you want my address to invite next time? hehe

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such a gorgeous table you've set!! You just can't beat Blue Willow! And it looks beautiful in that red dining room. Love the flowers you used also. Now, on to the wonderful menu ~ can I come to the next book review?!?!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Julie said...

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed visiting your blog. Beautiful beautiful tablescape!!!

Diane said...

Oh Rose, this is so beautiful! Your menu was amazing too. So when is the next luncheon? I'm ready to eat! ;0} Diane

Kathy said...

Hi Santa, your "Blue Willow Luncheon" tablescape and dining room are just beautiful and the food looked delicious, what a perfect prelude to an afternoon of lively book discussions. Kathy

Happy To Be said...

Oh Rose this is os pretty girl...I love blue willow and collect it also..the food looks ust YUMMY!! now what time is lunch Rose?? great blog Rose you rour table is beautifu and I love the blue and white bunny...Hugs and smiles Gloria

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Absolutely lovely!! :)

Sue said...

VERY PRETTY, LOVE BLUE AND WHITE DISHES

SUE

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Absolutely beautiful. All of it. You set such a lovely table and I enjoyed looking at it. Only wish I could taste some of it! Yum.
Blessings
Debbie

laurie said...

Ok, so now does the book club want to meet at your house every time? Of course, you know how much I love blue and white china and your table looks so pretty with that red cloth and blue runner. Love those bunnies. Your menu has my mouth watering. Laurie (bargainhunr)

EmBee said...

You'll be recreating this for my visit... Yes?
:-)

Anonymous said...

I just love Blue Willow! Beautiful table and the food looks so good-- I hope you saved some for me ;)!!
Christy

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Oh, my favorite book! Your table is gorgeous...love the blue and white! Yum, the food looks awesome! Trifle...my fav!!! You have one lucky book club! :-) Susan

nikkicrumpet said...

Wow...gorgeous table, fabulous looking food. Do you spoil your guests or what!!! I'll bet they forgot how to read when they took a look at that beautiful spread!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a beautiful table setting. And the menu sounded so yummy. I would love be be part of your book club! Can I join? :-)
Hugs,
Penny

Carrie said...

Beautiful use of your Blue Willow and other blue and white items... and the food looks great!

Picket said...

Hey you!!!! It is you right?!!! lol I gotta add you to my blog list so I can find my way back here! How on earth are you...still decorating as beautiful as ever putting us all to shame....this is so pretty girl...oh I bet everyone felt so special at that luncheon...thanks so much for coming by and taking a peek at the black mantel..I really am pleased with it...I am actually loving black painted furniture lately...take care and come back anytime...Hope you have a beautiful week!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely willow ware, especially the pitcher! You seem like a super hostess with a great attention to detail!

salmagundi said...

Everything looks yummy!! And, I'm partial to Blue Willow, also. I read back through your blog, and your chairs are wonderful. Sally

Cottage Rose said...

Wow what a beautiful table setting. And all the yummy food, you are such a great hostess. Can I come by for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a snack... lol; Love the photos.

have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

decorator101 said...

Oh I love the blue and white willow... and those bunnies would go ever so perfectly in my home.... I'll be looking for those in the mail..lol.. and the food looks delicious... your book club sure hit the jackpot the day you had it your home..hugs ~lynne~

tardevil said...

Beautiful as usual. Dropping by today b/c I was in Cracker Barrel today to check out their seasonal decor, and I saw these 2 blue and white roosters that reminded me of you. I remembered that you like roosters from your RMS space. If you get a chance, you might want to check them out. Have a good evening!

Gollum said...

How gorgeous! The food looks sublime, too. I'm now craving a cucumber sandwich! :-) And blue dishes.What fun!

Happy To Be said...

GM< Rose
Just wanted to stop by and say I hope you have a great day...I'll just grab me a muffin and coffee and be on my way...hugs and smiles...Gloria

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Girl...I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful table setting. I love all of the blue and white dishes with the bold reds... and everything looks delish. It looks like y'all had such a fun time! Glad you shared it! Have a great day!
xoxo,
Queenie!

Anonymous said...

Your book club sure is lucky,my mouth is LITERALLY watering looking at all the food! ALL my favorites! Your blue willow is GORGEOUS and the BUNNIES~~~~ I love them! Hugs, Pinky

Happy To Be said...

GM, Rose,
Just checking up on you girl...hows are your 50's going??? Hope all is well with you girl and have a great weekend..dear friend.hugs and smiles...Gloria

jerseygirl211 said...

Hi,

I just came across your porch on RMS and had to look you up. I just loved it and really wished I could sit down there and just enjoy everything there. What a talent you have.

I've looked in on you here in the past, your name 'Santamaker' intrigued me. I bought a Santa head at Marshall's a couple of years ago, with the idea of making a lifesize Victorian Santa, but have not gotten to it yet. I need to get started on it.

I'll drop in on you again, and of course your porch, it makes me feel good just seeing it. Thanks for sharing.

'D' @ 'D's DayDreams

Cindy said...

What a beautiful luncheon! That trifle looks yummy!

Abbey said...

All of your decorations for Halloween look great.

"Blossom" said...

Your home and fall decor is absolutely awesome.
blossom

Blossom said...

Awesome fall decorations.
Blossom