About a week or so ago I had friends come for a luncheon - one was a classmate from elementary school in Sitka, AK another was a friend down from Ketchikan, AK and her lovely granddaughter, who will be a senior in high school this year. It was a very warm summer day - perfect for a summery luncheon.
Starting to set the table. I'm using MacBeth Evans dishes, in assorted summer colors. The tablecloth is had crocheted (over a solid mint green cloth), from the 50s - I found it on ebay a few years ago.
The flatware is Inspiration by Rogers Bros., from 1933. I found an almost complete set at a thrift store for 9.00. I love how dainty it is - not clunky like so much of the modern flatware.
I used the flower pot napkin rings that I painted last summer. A different color napkin ring for each place setting. The napkins are yellow check and green check.
You can see one of my newly painted dining room chairs in this photo.
Are those the cutest little salt and pepper? Avon - from a yard sale a week before - perfect for this summer table.
The glasses are different colors - a set from the 1950s
Here they are in a different table setting earlier in the year
Complete with the wonderful caddy - this may be one of my favorite sets of glasses
Time for food - olives, open face sandwiches and fruit salad
Wonderful summer fruits. I was able to find a watermelon with seeds - they taste so much better than the bland seedless ones. They are crisp, bright red and sweet and so much juicer. The blackberries I picked at Birch Bay State Park
Luncheon is served
The two-tiered aluminum server has cranberry/pecan shortbread, peanut butter cookies and banana bread - I spent a fun day earlier in the week baking for the luncheon
The flowers were a thoughtful hostess gift - thank you Lynn.