Thursday, June 6, 2013

I love cooking for people! It is a passion of mine. I feel it is my gift to them.  Last week I invited Tammy & Mark to dinner.  He had worked with my husband. They are such a wonderful couple. I was excited they were coming.
I set a new tablescape for the occasion.

I quickly took a few pictures before they came.......and I'm glad I did!

I used my ruffled yellow placemats with my glass blue chargers and then my yellow "Olive Design" plates and a cobalt blue salad bowl. You can see my "Yorktowne" corn on the cob holder in front of the plate.

I love hydrangea' napkins came from a thrift store.

I made a Green Salad with strawberries, toasted walnuts, red onion and cucumbers. Drizzled over the top is a Balsamic dressing with strawberries. It was delicious!

 This is where the pictures of the food dishes end!

Would you believe the strap broke on the camera and I dropped the camera. Mr. Sweetladyelaine was trying to catch the other strap, and it slipped off the camera and dropped it again! Needless to say my beautiful camera is broken!

                                   What you didn't get to see........
                                          Steak on the grill
                                     Mashed garlic potatoes
                                       Mushroom & onions
                                           Corn on the cob
                                      Homemade Italian bread
                                     Peach cobbler for dessert

We had a wonderful time even though I couldn't take any pictures. I was hoping to take pictures of our guests and share them with you. Well, I guess I have to invite them back for a retake!

Today I am joining:

Tablescape Thursday with Susan on Between Naps on the Porch

Let's Dish with Kathleen

Please visit as many blogs as you can, and leave a comment. We thrive on your comments! 
It gives us an excuse to buy more dishes! lol

Part Two of Goose Grove is coming this week! Be sure to check back and leave Arla a comment!
 I would like her to come back!

Blessings My Friend,


  1. Love the table settine & the menu sounds awesome also!!

  2. I love the blue & yellow together! Very clever with the position of the blue bowl! The dinner sounds tasty! I'm sure Tammy & Mark were impressed!!!

  3. Hello Sweet Lady Elaine! Another absolutely gorgeous TS from you. Love the napkins, love the cobalt. So sorry about your camera, though, that stinks. :( Hope you get a nice one to replace it soon. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

  4. So sorry about your camera!!!!! Your table is very pretty and your menu sounds wonderful.

    I know your guests felt honored because it is easy to see you went to a lot of trouble. I hope they invite you to dinner because you deserve to be treated.

  5. Pretty table, yellow and blue looks so well together and your centerpiece is one of my favorite flowers.

  6. Beautiful colors - one of my favorite combinations - and I love the wavy edges on your plates. The centerpiece is fabulous. Great look overall.

  7. So pretty! I love those colors and you put it together beautifully!

    Thanks so much for linking at Let's Dish!