Wednesday, August 25, 2010
A friend of mine just got engaged. I'm so happy for her I wanted to have a little celebration. So last night we had a little girls night dinner party in her honor. It was a blast.
I pulled out my favorite set of china. I love that green! It's the one I registered for when I got married. I only have 6 place settings, so I don't get to use it very often.
The flatware is a set of Community Silver I found a few weeks ago for $20 at the flea market. The vendor threw in the little forks as I was walking away. I just had to use them, so I served stuffed scallops as an appetizer.
For a table cloth I used one of the burlap panels that used to be a curtain in my sunroom. Then I layered a couple runners from Crate and Barrel on top of that and sprinkled some fake moss stones and votive candles.
I think the table looked pretty, but not too formal. Really, who cares if someone spills red wine on burlap?... (which I did by the way).
Even though we are all grown woman with kids of our own, it felt like we were little girls having a tea party.
I served my house salad which always get rave reviews. I thought I would share the recipe.
JL House Salad
Fresh (raw) corn if in season. Or thawed frozen corn
Roasted flax seeds (Trader Joe's)
Two parts olive oil
One part balsamic vinegar
Tbl dijon mustard