Thursday, February 26, 2009

Blue and Yellow

About a month ago we had some friends in for dinner. I served a rustic sort of meal (menu below) and decided to set the table very simply. No tablecloth or placemats, just lovely, gleaming wood. (My husband made the dining table about 23 years ago.) I used alternating blue and yellow plates and then patterned pasta plates on top. I bought the napkins in Avignon a couple of years ago.

There were four votive candles casting a warm glow, and in the center a simple jug from Spain held fresh sage and rosemary.


Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter and Crispy Leek Rings

Mixed Greens with a Pancetta and Dried Cherry Dressing, topped with a warmed goat cheese round

Chicken Marbella
Brown Rice
Roasted Asparagus

Frozen Lemon Souffle with Whipped Cream and Candied Lemon Rind (brought by one of our friends)

For more wonderful tablesettings, check out Between Naps on the Porch.


  1. Anonymous10:57 AM

    Ohhh, there are some any delicious foodies going on in this round of tablescapes, yours is no exception. Pumpkin Gnocchi! Wow. And I'm actually gonna roast Asparagus tonight (just for me and my husband), then "warmed" goat cheese as a salad topper, that's something I never thought of -I either use crumbled Feta or sprinkle Parmesan. Thanks for this great idea!

  2. Anonymous11:40 AM

    Your menu sounds yummy.
    So many girls posted blue and yellow today. It's spring in blog land today. Not here in Ont. still snowing.
    Happy TT
    Love Claudie
    P.S. Just noticed your a Canadian friend. We used to live in White Rock. B.C. Where about on Van. Island are you? My hubby is from Burnaby and all 3 kids were born in White Rock...nice to meet you Lorrie

  3. Oh my goodness, your menu sounds so delish! I believe my mouth is watering. Love your simple but stylish table. It's just right.

  4. Anonymous3:53 PM

    Hi Lorrie!
    The table looks great with all the alternating plates and with all the wood exposed. Very nice. I bet your company enjoyed it all...

  5. Running late this week visiting the table and the menu sounds wonderful!
    Hope you had a great Tablescape Thursday

  6. Great warm friendly table and yummy food, what's not to like?!
    Linda Q

  7. I believe I would like to be invited to dinner at your house! Looks like it was a beautiful evening.

  8. Your menu sounds divine, and your tablescape looks beautiful! How wonderful that your husband made that beautiful table...I think you made the right decision to let the warm tones of the wood take center stage...its too pretty not to show off! :-) And I also love your blue and yellow color scheme!

  9. Beautiful table AND menu!

  10. This would look good in my house Lorrie with my navy and cream colour scheme.
    The menu to go with it too.

  11. Really like the yellow to get us in the mood for spring! That table is beautiful, your husband did an outstanding job!

    Kindredly, Lynne Laura

  12. Ohhhh, yummmm. I love the pancetta and dried cherry dressing. It is screaming for a glass of Pinot !!!!


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