My little tablescape has a lot going on here. The table cloth is vintage 1950's and belonged to my late mother-in-law, I just love it. Seriously, I didn't notice the wrinkles until after I took the photo!
The dishes, what you can see of them, my husband purchased when we were dating (you wonder why me, a dish-a-holic married him). They are made by Buffalo China restaurant wear, and the pattern is Blue Willow, a favorite of ours.
The napkin holder is a gift from an old friend, it looks like a slice of watermelon. The beach roses (I have a love/hate relationship with them) are from my front yard, the container is from a second hand store, and the crystal glasses are from the Christmas Tree shop!
Here's a close-up of dinner
Beach roses in milk glass hob-nail vase
1lb of mussels per person
1/3 cup chopped sweet onion
1 tablespoon of garlic (I know, I like my garlic)
3 chopped tomatoes (1 per person)
1 tablespoon of chopped chives
1 tablespoon of chopped Greek oregano
1/3 cup of Greek feta per person
soak and rinse the mussels (several times)
saute sweet onion & garlic
add 1/3 cup of white wine
add the mussels
add the chopped tomatoes
add the chopped chives
add the chopped parsley
add the chopped Greek oregano
Cook on the stove top covered about 10 - 13 minutes until mussels are opened. Do not eat mussels that have not opened
Serve over spaghetti
Sprinkle with Greek feta
Eat, enjoy & smile!
However, the best news ~ immediately after we finished dinner, Mike received a phone call from someone who found Declan! Mike and my husband left and picked up the pooch! He seems to be OK, we think he may have been hit by a car, he's limping and has a gash on his paw. He's going to the vet in the morning!