I wanted to post some of our tabletop pictures from the 4th of July. Many of my family members are not on Facebook so this post is for them. I used an old farm table and covered it with a block print tablecloth, I got at the Long Beach flea market. The runner is burlap and the centerpieces are antique silver tea pots with white hydrangeas and red flowers in the middle. I cannot for the life of me recall the name of the flowers but they were the perfect touch of red. The bar cart still has not been repainted (I’ve been a busy lady), but I still used it for the party. I put the wine glasses on it and put the drinks on a mosaic table I had in back. I pulled pillows from inside to anchor the two large chairs that flanked the ends of the farm table.
Our appetizers consisted of prosciutto and melon with arugula and feta cheese (compliments of Marcie) as well as various gourmet cheeses. We had some yummy food (see post on potatoes). We grilled spicy garlic chicken and marinated flank steak, grilled artichokes (with lemon, olive oil, and garlic), fingerling potatoes, and a orzo salad with sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta cheese and arugula. Dessert was compliments of my friend, Nick. She made homemade cheesecakes with raspberry filling and one with lemon curd topped with whip cream and blueberries and raspberries. I have amazing friends who are great cooks and helped in making our day extra special. I’m also grateful to my friend Erin her boyfriend Petro who made the trek from the big city LOL! XO XO! Also, I put in a few pictures to put a face with a name! Hope you had a great day celebrating.
The flea market bar cart – still not painted! I know, I know, I know!
Front yard (see below), picture is a little blue.
Setting up the drink table (see below).
My friend Nick (See Below) made these unbelievable mini cheesecakes. YUMMY! I had the lemon curd one for breakfast.
The helpers (see below) Sash (Nick’s hubby) and Blake (my boyfriend) relaxing after me driving them crazy getting everything ready.
Erin and Petro – How cute are they (see below)?
The Couple Picture (see below) ~ Left to Right: Petro, Nick, Sash, Me, Blake and Erin.
Maureen and Ms. Ginger
The girls late night – we were freezing. Left to Right: Ann – Maureen, Nick, and Marcie.