It's Tablescape Thursday! And it's been one HECK of a week at Casa Bramasole. Blogging had to take a back seat, and I have to say- even though we're pretty new, I really missed it! We're going to multi-task here a bit. Tonight is our monthly book cub meeting and yours truly is hosting. (and no, I have not finished the book yet. I'm really enjoying it, but 3 certain little angels have conspired among themselves to ensure that tonight's host doesn't know the ending. This has to be a very quick post, but Allie is determined not to miss our favorite events. Thank you Susan, for hosting at Between Naps on the Porch. Now, do you think you might be able to inspire her to put as much effort into her homework? :)
It also happens to be St. Patrick's Day, which means I get to have a little fun with setting the table- or in this case, the kitchen island.
Meet Mario and Seamus
They are overseeing our meeting tonight and have lots of opinions to offer
They liked the book.
We all did. Read it.
The light is terrible for pictures, but it was the only time I had
Irish coffee anyone?
I love these cups- little blooming shamrocks and Aran
It doesn't get any better
I didn't put the whipped cream in the bowl yet
Just use your imagination... :)
More little shamrocks- so cute!
Homemade Milano cookies and mini chocolate cupcakes wearing the green...
Green and sparkly
Everyone is wearing the green...
A raspberry Chambord tart- these girls like their chocolate
I spoil my girls
They also like their wine :)
I'm such a lush- I have to have my Italian soda
and water for the new mommies...
Everything is waiting for our readers..
Chocolate enrobed grapes and fresh orange curd- an addictive combination
mini shrimp tarts
Irish Kitchen Prayer
Bless us with good food
The gift of gab
And hearty laughter
May the love and joy we share
Be with us
Buon Alimento, Buon Amici,
Pattie and Allie