This weekend I had the pleasure of hosting my new co-workers and their husbands for dinner.
I always wonder what new friends think when they walk into one of my dinner parties, as I have a tendency to go a little over the top. Saturday Morning, I was so excited to set the dinner table I woke at 4:30 am and was able to fall back asleep. I had to get up and set the table.
I love making bouquets during the fall. I used a pedestal vase with roses, greens, and mini kale. I mixed my wedding china with my grandmother’s china.
I also had to pull out my candelabras. I know they are over the top, but I just love them. $10 for the set score at a local flee market. They make the table feel extra cozy in the fall.
I also loved all the little gourds!
Table Runner: the thing that was keeping me up early Sat AM was the table runner. I wanted something fun and fresh that I hadn’t used, but didn’t anticipate that early enough to find fabric and sew a new option. So instead I remembered I had this wallpaper laying around. I had bought it on a flash website one day, and never ended up using it. I thought it laid a nice groundwork for the table!
Appetizer: Cheese Plate
Signature Cocktail: Grapefruit Gin Martini
Salad: Arugula, Balsamic, Roasted Beets, Blue Cheese, Walnuts
Entree: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with a horseradish cream sauce, twice baked potatoes, roasted asparagus
Dessert: Mini Lemon Meringue Pies and Mini Chocolate Lavender Mousse Pies