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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pumpkins and Blue Willow

Last week it was my turn to host my book club luncheon. The book I had chosen was the classic mystery Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. In a nod to the English setting of the book I chose to use my Blue Willow dishes. But Fall is in the air and I also wanted to get out my pumpkin collection. Could I mix the two? Hmm, different, but I think the rich orange played nicely against the blue and white.

Remember all of those doilies I collected last spring for a bridal shower? Here I layered them on a vintage white damask tablecloth. I encircled the table with the lacy doilies and placed a grainsack runner down the center of the table.

I started collecting Blue Willow about 20 years ago. It's a classic that is always in style. We do use it for our every day dishes most of the year, but not so much in Autumn. 

 I love pulling out my assortment of vintage silver plate flatware for parties.


And the menu? I served a berry and field greens salad with poppy seed dressing, 

vine ripened tomatoes and cucumbers with a balsamic vinaigrette, 

buttery crescent rolls, 

 and warm blackberry peach crisp.

I like to join these awesome parties!

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