Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Giving my MIL the night off,
told her I would do dinner.


With all the wonderful rain we're getting
here in Texas everything is turning green.
So I chose green stem ware and napkins to
compliment the fruit of my labor.
(both from the thrift store)
Monogrammed family silver from the1880's.


They say, "An apple a day..."

Got these salad plates at Kolh's
a hundred years ago, well...
at least a really long time ago.


Borrowed these place mats from my MIL
(guess I forgot to return 'em, oops)



But they were made for these dishes,
how could I split them up now?

Chef Hubby did steaks on the grill
while I made asparagus, mashed potatoes,
and a fruit plate.
(strawberries, blackberries, & mango)

BIL brought hot apple pie...delish!

Don't forget to stop over at Susan's
for more table top creations.

~Candy Apple~

15 comments:

Dixie said...

What a "fruity" little tablescape you did tonight! I know your MIL approved... did she notice that you'd swiped... uh... borrowed her placemats? LOL

have a wonderful weekend... more rain is on the way!
hugs. Dixie

marty39 said...

What a beautiful table. I agree the placemats were meant to go with the plates, you just had to have them. Your menu sounds sooooo good. Your table looks so inviting and pretty. Hugs, Marty

susan said...

What a beautiful tablecloth!!! Dinner sounds great and I think your MIL will understand about the placemats :)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Very pretty. I love your old silverware. What a treasure!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those placemats and plates look like a set! You'd better just hide them from your mil, because you're right, they have to stay together. Those fruit plates are so pretty, and the flatware has the perfect patnina. laurie

Chandy said...

I love your bountiful table, Candy! Such a welcoming sight. I'll be joining in at midnight!

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Oh boy..I'm runnin' a bit late! I came over to take a peek at your Wordless Wednesday post and found this lovely tablescape!!!

What a nice thing to do...giving your MIL the night off! I bet she enjoyed that!!! My friend, I love the fruit plates...they're gorgeous...such pretty bright colors!!! Using the green napkins and stemware is just the perfect color to coordinate with! One of my favorite things about this beautiful table is that big basket...overflowing with fruit! That's really pretty!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari
PS...by the way, I loved all of your plates for Wordless Wednesday! Especially that pretty little girl decorative plate!!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love your tablescape...those plates are perfect with the chargers and tablecloth...
Thanks for sharing
Becky

Christi said...

Love the fruit theme. Great dishes for a lovely, fruity table.

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I really enjoyed your sweet little note . I love that bed at the top of your blog. Now be sure and let me know when you have your one photo, all candy up and running. Now, don't be a stranger!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I laughed when you said you guess you forgot to give the placemats back. Too funny. But you are right, they do go with the dishes. I love, love, love the silverware.

Janie's World said...

MMM, looks good enough to eat! The menu sounds yummy - especially because it's dinner time!!

Mary said...

Mmmm, that menu sounds delicious! I love your "fruit" salad plates, and the green goblets are so beautiful. :)

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Such a pretty tablescape. I love the fruit theme. Great job!

Robin said...

Lovely tablescape....

I hope your weekend has been beautiful.