We had a wonderful weekend with a visit from some close friends from out of town. Diane, my "bestest" girl friend from high school and her hubby, Steve and their youngest, Megan. We invited them over for supper...included was my hubby's famous grilled pork loin with the yummy meat rub. You know, only the best for lifelong friends! I decided to set the table and make it fun with some of my new favorite junk. Since Diane is a Home Economics major, (a/k/a Martha Stewart), I knew she'd appreciate it! Yes, it was a special evening with special friends...
First I grabbed my new burlap-like table runner (new fav thing) for the tablecloth and my new vintage ironstone dishes. Man, I love them and the price was right on the money! They are called Independence Ironstone...creamish white. Let's face it, they will go with any theme, any season!
Next I tied some old metal cow tags to the wine glasses. They could be reproductions, I'm just not sure. All I know is they are very cool and I love them to death! More importantly, I wanted to make sure everyone could identify their own wine glass throughout the evening! May the wine flow freely! Hello -adorable!The centerpiece is pretty simple...the bottom container is an old light fixture topped with a flower frog filled with water and fresh flowers from my garden. Oh, and of course a white candle tucked inside.I recently purchased this moss roll, which is fake but looks incredibly realistic! Thanks Lori @ www.roundbarnpottingcompany.com! (Oh, and that's where I got the table runner too!) I will be using this baby in a TON of different ways! So fun! I then "anchored" it all with a black chippy grate and a few more votives to set the mood. Old doorknobs worked well to display names for the seating arrangement.
I had to include a photo of our honored guests for the evening... Gosh, we sure wish you guys lived here!