Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring Luncheon

I was invited to my friend
Tammy's house for a spring luncheon.

I love the beautiful spring green plates
she used with the fun striped green placemats
and napkins.

All of my friends have now become
tablescapers and it is so fun to see them
exercise their talents in this area.
She set a fabulous table with
bunny accents 

and even a bowl
of our favorite Cadbury eggs at
each place setting.

Isn't this pretty flatware?  The very
tip of it reminds me of an Easter Egg.

Clear stemware complete the settings.

She created the centerpiece with a
mercury glass urn on top of a pewter
charger covered in moss with eggs nestled
in the moss.

The darling bunnies are snuggled close
to the beautiful centerpiece.

Silk flowers fill the mercury glass urn.

Isn't he just adorable all decked out with
his moss green ribbon?

We get together once a month and rotate
homes with each hostess deciding the

This week I brought the Wedge Salad.
I had prepped them at home and brought
them in these square bowls.

You can't go wrong with white and 
they look so beautiful on top of these
gorgeous plates.

Tammy's round bowls had been removed for 
her Lasagna Soup.  She placed cubes
of mozzarella cheese on the bottom
and ladled the soup on top so that the cheese
was beautifully melted.

Another friend, Annette, had her twin daughters
volunteer to make us Creme Brulee.  They 
both attended a year at Culinary Art School.

They brought the finished ramekins over
and flamed the sugar and then showed
their mother how they wanted them
garnished for the dessert.  We are
all close friends with each other's 
daughters and they were so fun
and delightful.

Thanks Tammy for such a lovely luncheon
and such a beautiful tablescape.

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  1. Oh this is so beautiful and almost makes me believe spring is actually coming. They are still talking about a wintery mix for next week here. The table is just perfect, the food looks amazing. I love the idea of the cheese in the bottom of the soup bowl. I would imagine that you have a great time every month!

    We just got back from our daughter's wedding and I ate too much leftover cake and cupcakes. I am trying to avoid heavy sweets until I get those 5 pounds off, but crème brulee almost makes me change my mind.

  2. What a beautiful table Tammy set, and isn't it great that all your friends enjoy tablescaping as much as you do. I'm going to remember this menu the next time I host a luncheon. Everything looks wonderful!

  3. Beautiful green table. Love all your bunnies! I gave up desserts for Lent and I ate everything with my eyes. LOL
    Blessings My Friend,

  4. This is such a pretty table...the centerpiece gives me a lot of ideas! I love the little bowls of candy at each setting. And the food...oh yum! Love everything, especially the creme brulee. I used to stick it under the broiler and there were many mishaps! Ha!

    Thanks for sharing a beautiful luncheon...wish I has a group of friends and monthly occasion like this! :)

  5. How delightful!
    I do love a creme brulee. Beautiful table setting. I'm inspired. I still have the warm-for-winter tablecloth on the table.

  6. I love the beautiful plates and that mercury glass centerpiece is amazing. The food looks even better. How fun that you get together with friends.

  7. It's so much fun when everyone contributes to the party, and I love that the next generation was also involved with the Creme Brûlée. The table is so pretty. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. Cherry Kay

  8. Very pretty and perfect for a fun get together. I love your flatware!

  9. How Fun, Jacqueline! I ahve beengoing to have friends over for lunch. WE did a luncheon last year for my MomInLaw's birthday and it was so much fun! I will invite you to my luncheon! Oh, wait...maybe I should bring a luncheon, including sparkling cider, to your house when I am down your way next. We could have your friends and Joni over! LOL

  10. And what a gorgeous table setting and great food!
    I love that you all contributed some wonderful food to the luncheon. That makes it easy for the person who is the hostess. and everyone enjoys the fun!

  11. The table and the meal look fabulous. I really love the flatware!

  12. What a beautiful and very fun table. She really did a great job. The menu sounds wonderful, too.
    I do hope the spring weather holds...we are having terrible sandstorms out here on the plains of West Texas....:(

  13. How much fun to have a monthly lunch group! My friends aren't that energetic, we just meet at a restaurant! Her table is so cute, and what a great idea to bring the salad already in bowls!

  14. What a lovely setting, Jacqueline! I am sure that you ladies had a wonderful time. Love all of the Springy green color!

  15. Oh my how fun! Her tablescape looks wonderful and so does the food! What a treat- you guys do it up nice!!

  16. Whether from your influence or not, don't you love how friends are finding that creating tables is not only fun but much easier than they might have thought? Good job here for sure.

  17. Lovely! The green and white color scheme is so pretty and fresh...delightful table.

  18. How much fun to get together with friends to share your love of good food and pretty tablescapes! The food looks delicious, and love the spring touches on the table, esp. the bunnies!

  19. What great friends!! It sounds like a wonderful time! The table looks gorgeous and the food just as fabulous. It's great to hear the daughters are sharing in the fun too.

  20. Sounds wonderful and so sweet to have so much in common with your friends. Also to have their daughters so talented. I am smacking my lips thinking of the Creme Brulee.
    Would love to have the recipe for the lasagne soup.
    Darling tablescape.

  21. Thank you for sharing your friend's table, Jacqueline, and the wonderful pictures of the fabulous luncheon. What a treat to get together with dear friends.

  22. How nice your friends have become tablescapers. I love that! She did an amazing job and the table is full of spring touches. Dear friends, a great meal and pretty surroundings are the best.

  23. So when will we see Tammy out there on the blog circuit? She did an exceptional job with this table!!! It's terrific for Spring! And Anette's daughters have a real talent going on in the kitchen!

    The flatware is so, so pretty!!! I would love to add this to my repertoire!!!

    I have the marigold Pier 1 plates, but I love these green ones, too! They really could work pretty much year-round, but she has them matched up to a tee for Springtime!


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