I can't believe it's already Thursday! This week is flying by and I'm desperately running behind trying to catch up. It's also been an exciting week for Allie and me.
We just found out we will be featured in next month's issue of Chapel Hill Magazine- we're so thrilled!
What's the best thing about Thursdays??
It's tablescape time! We're linking up to Between Naps on the Porch and are SO looking forward to seeing what our hostess Susan, has cooked up this week.
Since it's been so crazy busy around here, I thought I'd show y'all a little bit of what I did this week. One of my design clients asked if I would arrange a small luncheon for her- an old college friend was in town and a few sorority sisters would be coming to see her.
Now, keep in mind that this looked MUCH better at her house. For one thing, the table was set on her beautiful porch overlooking her fabulous gardens. The sun was shining and the lighting was glorious.
Unfortunately, it's been gray and rainy all day and I had to set this on my kitchen table as there are currently 2 different school projects spread on my dining room table.
Hmmm.... that glare has got to go....
What could be more girly for a group of sorority sisters than pink pansies?
a crystal basket waits for ......
warm individual brioches....mmmmm.......
even the butter has to be pretty for a girl's lunch
It's hard to see the cloche that covered the butter, but it's there!
No matter how casual the table, I always seem to find a reason for Waterford. And why not??
It goes with everything. Like pearls. :)
more ironstone cups on a crystal cake stand hold berries, mint and coconut to garnish our soup with
just a peek of sun for a tiny minute....
a vintage French Pillivuyt gravy strainer will be used to serve the sauce for the grilled Asian salmon
I love the "Twist" coffee and dessert service
Brioches and butter... we'll hit the treadmill later
Are you hungry yet??
We'll start with a cold fruit soup (with a little kick) garnished with a raspberry coulis
Three slim vases tied with raffia and silk ribbon hold flowers from the garden- how lovely!
Zuppa di Frutti
6 cups of chopped fruit- I used 4 cups of melon and 2 cups of assorted mango, pineapple, peeled green grapes, and papaya
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup Grande Marnier
good pinch each of salt, cinnamon and cayenne
Put in food processor and puree. Serve very cold with a garnish of raspberry coulis or heavy cream if desired
Hoping you have a wonderful evening. Come back and join us tomorrow for Foodie Friday at Gollum's.
We'll be taking a little trip South...
to the beautiful villages of southern Italy
Also, just a quick reminder to become a Fan of Bramasole's Facebook page- the link is on our sidebar. We post extra bonus recipes and tips there and we've made some wonderful friends!
Buon Cibo, Buon Amici,
Pattie and Allie