Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fall Dinner

A family Home Evening decision a few months ago led to our Fall dinner with nine senior single women, aging in their seventies to mid-nineties.
I've never served on a paper plate in my life! However, at the frequent recommendation from one of my favorite entertainers, "pretty paper plates" are just as fun as the real thing!
When I woke up two days earlier with a back that didn't want to co-operate with me pulling out the dishes I'd been planning on, a trip to Hobby Lobby and some humble pie (from saying, "I'd never!) brought me to these beautiful paper plates! And bonus! They were on sale for 50% off!

Browns, rusts and oranges were the perfect matching candle colors.
Connie, my partner in crime, made handdipped chocolates and caramels for our party favors! How do we rate!?
My favorite goblets, a gift from friend Vikki! Thanks again, Vikki!
The menu:Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole (real comfort food!)Spinach and Craisin SaladHomemade Rolls (served right out of the oven)Pumpkin Bars (Connie's the queen of desserts!)
A few random silk fall leaves scattered on the table and a beautiful white pepperberry garland running the length of the table tied it all together. And besides all that, chargers make any table look fabulous!
Dinner was wonderful. The ambiance was great. The company the best!

7 comments:

Amy Sorensen said...

Sophia, am I blind or what? Where's the recipe???

I bought the same plates! Only I got the dessert size. SO cute!

Barbara said...

It is hard to believe those are paper plates! So pretty and a bargain too. I agree, the chargers just set everything off. Love your glassware.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an absolutely perfect table setting you have created just in time for the holidays. I just love all of the different textures. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Mimi said...

Beautiful table, they may be paper plates, but don't look it!

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

This is an absolutely stunning setting! I think I am in love with those berries you have running the length of the table. They really do make some gorgeous paper products now a days, but you have accented them even more beautifully!.. Love the candles too. Inspiring!

Alycia Nichols said...

Had you not mentioned it, I never would have guessed those were paper plates! They really are quite pretty! I, too, bowed to paper plates once this past summer for a picnic. They were so cute (multi-colored Gerbera daisies) that no one said anything...at least not to me! :-) Sorry to hear about your back. I suffer problems there, too, and know how annoying it can be. You did a beautiful job with the table despite, and I'm sure all the ladies enjoyed and appreciated your efforts! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Entertaining Women said...

If you hadn't told us that those were paper plates, we would have been asking for the name of the china manufacturer. I agree with you...Never say never. Your table is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay