We had been out for dinner the previous night, but on Saturday they came over for a "send off" dinner. I told them that this would end up on my blog!! So, here we go...on the send-off dinner tour!!
Here is the long view of dinner for the four of us, a close family friend, and my DH (who is always outnumbered by women). It is feeling very autumnal here so the table was dressed that way. We had salad, mashed potatoes, pot roast with gravy and rosemary chicken, broccoli, peas and then pumpkin cake with maple glaze for dessert. Everyone said it was yummy!!
Here is one of the place settings...it's pretty casual but that is the kind of evening we wanted to have.
I used these beautiful apples for the centerpiece.
When I set out glasses, I put the type of glasses that were necessary for each person's beverage choice. Our table is very small and there wasn't room to put extra glasses that wouldn't be used. After all, it WAS a casual family dinner.
Dessert was laid out on the buffet.
This is the table and the buffet view. Pictures always make our dining room look much larger!
The name "cards" are silky leaves that I found and wrote names on. I love oak leaves! Dinner was fun and it was wonderful to all be together before she went on her way.
So away she goes on her new adventure!!!!!
Now for the "dish" on the dishes:
- The plates are our everyday "Gibson" dishes and the salad bowls are from another Gibson set
- All of the glasses are Waterford Marquis and another company:
- The table cloth and the napkins is from Linens and Things; the placement in the center of the table is from TJ Maxx last week (I found matching napkins this week!)
- I put the apples in a cut glass bowl that was my mother's
- The silverplate was my mother's as well. I have been polishing that silver and setting tables with it since I was a little girl
- The dessert plates are from TJ Maxx about six months ago. I love the square shape!!
- Those cute little silky leaves in the centerpiece and used as place cards are from the dollar store. There were about a million on the package!