It is a beautiful spring day! Bright sunshine, pretty blooming flowers, birds singing and moderate temperatures make us happy! It is a perfect day for a girlfriend luncheon!
I love people, beautiful flowers, pretty dishes, and great food so a spring luncheon is right up my alley. What is better than getting together with friends and eating and chatting for hours?
There is always something to talk about with all my girlfriends which includes you, my blogging friends. Sit down and let's enjoy a relaxed lunch.
Flowers are my passion and I am happy to have fresh picked camellias and azaleas from my garden for the centerpiece. I bought one bunch of flowers from the grocery store to add some yellow to the arrangement.
The footed container for the centerpiece is actually a casserole dish and caddy that was the ideal size and texture.
A luncheon for four in an intimate home environment with no distractions can be very relaxed. A small number of guests gives each person time to share and enjoy each other. No cell phones allowed!
The delicate vases of fushia, yellow and blue flowers with scrolls of gold trim and verge is such a feminine pattern perfect for our luncheon today.
The china is vintage american made from the 1930's called Lamberton Ivory in the Dorothea pattern.
I set the table before I planned the menu and the dessert fork is in the wrong place. There are some other mistakes in etiquette but I'll not embarrass myself by pointing them out.
This tablecloth began my color scheme for this tablescape. I love the damask shamrock design.
The ivory coffee set with gold trim is Eschenbach made in Bavaria. Vintage scalloped brass tray is from China.
cherry tomatoes and olives, asparagus wrapped in prosciutto, and homemade yeast rolls.
To pick up the fushia flowers in the china I added fushia azaleas in the centerpiece. Also shown above the yellow roses are my white with a slight pink tint camellia called Julia France. Dusty miller adds additional texture and repeats the white color.
Each place setting has it's own pink perfection camellia blossom in a tiny vase. The individual candlewick salt cellars and salt spoons were collected over several years.
"The beautiful spring came; and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also."
Harriet Ann Jacobs