Well, that certainly was the "week that was"! My 92 year old Mother was rushed to the ER last Monday with "critical labs". Hubby out of town fishing, out of town company, family dinner, and a visit from a new puppy. Whew! I am glad it's over. Mom is good for now. Me, I'm not so sure. Luckily, I had my table mostly together the weekend before.
I had already decided on the menu including a smoked shoulder, so a "ranch" style table was in order.
I started with a quilted placemat, topped with Pier 1 bronze chargers from a CO thrift store. I added a Pfaltzgraff plate, a salad plate from Dillards, then a bandana style napkin, and Cambridge flatware.
Polka dot glasses from OTP. Chickens from HG and Ross. Cowhide napkin rings from World Market.
I really wanted some rusted barbed wire, but this was not the week to be wandering around in the fields so I settled for grapevine.
On Friday, I found these darling checked dishes on clearance and tried them out. The brand is "At Home with Marieke", 65% off at Dillards too. Everyone liked the checked the best, so they won!
Watermelon salad with lime marinated onions, black olives and feta cheese; a summertime favorite at our house.
Yes, that is a bottle of wine and a well deserved Gin Gimlet at my place! Hope you had a more relaxing holiday!
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