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Last night I had an Italian Dinner for my husband’s staff of 13 people. Here is a picture of the invitations (found idea on Pinterest) Basil is planted in the tomato can.
This is a picture of the flowers for the table. I am not a flower arranger so for me this was a pretty good stab at it. I continued on with the tomato can theme (my creative contribution)
On the main table I used the pottery we had made in Positano Italy when were there in 2006. I tied the napkins with raffia stems of Rosemary. It smelled wonderful
The second smaller table was red and white check and I used pottery from Pier One.
I love the wine bottles converted to oil lamps.
Here are a few food pictures. Spaghetti sauce
The dessert speaks for itself ~ Apple Pie, Coconut Cream Pie and Chocolate Cream Pie ~ The pies came from a French Bakery in town.
The meal turned out great and everyone had a fun, relaxing time. I had traditional Italian music playing in the background thanks to Pandora.
I stayed up until 1:30am cleaning up and loading the dishwasher. It was only a drop in the bucket. Every counter in my kitchen was loaded with “dirties”. This is what I woke up to this morning. Took me 4 more hours to clean up.
I have a quick turnaround because we are having house guests arrive tomorrow afternoon. No prob!
Finally to my appliqué blocks. When I have some breathing room, I will take a count and see how many more I have to go.
Hope you have time for some stitching today.