Saturday night LBeau and I hosted 36 for a pot luck dinner. It was our annual P.E.O. end of summer dinner with our spouses, and the social committee chose a red, white and blue theme. I immediately thought of my red and white quilt that I had used for the Fourth of July, so we rounded up more quilts and everything else sort of fell into place.
"Yard" flowers and Mason jars seemed perfect for our budget. Between my yard and Susie's yard, I gathered up enough black-eyed Susans, Russian sage, variegated ribbon grass, burgandy lorapetalum and wax myrtle to make a nice arrangement for the sideboard in my dining room.
We had ten in the dining room, four in the living room, fourteen in the breakfast room and eight on the screened porch. Fortunately the weather was not as hot as it normally is in August, so it was a pleasant evening on the porch.
Okay, I can see that you're puzzled. You're wondering about the plates. Well, the social committee members all agreed that nobody wanted to stay long afterward washing dishes, and since everything was pretty casual, these would be perfect. The color was great with our theme, and the price was certainly right.
For more tablescape ideas, be sure to visit the talented Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. She has great ideas, and the other participants will be sharing creative tables as well.