With the warming weather, we love eating on the veranda. Last weekend we decided to invite our neighbors up for a springtime meal to enjoy it with us. I set the table so the couples were a bit farther apart, just to make them more comfortable. It has been a while since I had some tablescaping fun, so I took the opportunity to use what I have in a new way.
This bowl was the inspiration for the color scheme and theme. It has red and gold as the main colors, with chickens on the sides. I made a delicious salad and served it in this bowl for the meal. It had fresh crisp lettuce, fresh spinach, green onions, vine ripe tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and dried cranberries.
Building off that color scheme, I pulled out bamboo placemats, and set red chargers on them. These are topped with my gold square plates and chicken salad plates.
Red napkins are held with gold and red chicken napkin rings. Everyday flatware and individual salt and pepper shakers are added.
There are four different chickens on the salad plates. Two are white and two are brown.
Drink glasses complete the settings.
As a centerpiece, I used my chicken decorated large teacup planter I found in a thrift store. It has a bit of red, with a white chicken on one side and a brown one on the other.
We had a really nice evening, cooking on the grill and enjoying some company for the first time in months. After our salad, we had steaks expertly grilled by My Sweet Babboo, and grilled corn with herb butter. Our guests brought dessert, a fabulous banana pudding using Paula Deen’s classic recipe that was soooo good!!
Are you enjoying more social activities now? Do you like to eat outside?