Wednesday, August 5, 2009

It's A Celebration!

Did I hear the doorbell? Greetings! I'm delighted you stopped by.

When I found BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH and discovered Susan's extraordinary blog, I was hooked. Thursdays are now my favorite day of the week! Truth be told, Tablescape Thursday is the primary reason I started HYACINTHS FOR THE SOUL. I wanted to play too!

So please do come in. I'm having a party to celebrate the inaugural week of HYACINTHS FOR THE SOUL.

Entertaining in our home is always a joy for me. I'm forever daydreaming about table settings and how I can make gatherings special. My MacKenzie-Childs ceramics often provide the seed of inspiration. (MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check design is one of my favorites.) In the end though, it's the friends and tasty food that are the key ingredients for a successful party.

Detail of coffee table arrangement

May I offer you a glass of bubbly?

A glass of one of my favorite champagnes?

Perhaps you'd prefer sparkling Italian pomegranate soda or a glass of sparkling water?

Please help yourself to some "Afternoon Bites".

We have turkey avocado panini with ailoli and homemade potato chips, smoked salmon tarts with crispy capers and créme fraich, and baby vegetable crudites stuffed with herb Boursin cheese.

Please have a seat, visit, and enjoy the music.

Do you have a request?

No celebration is complete without something sweet.

The chocolates are made with expresso coffee beans.

These petit fours were designed for the Courtly Check theme.


Let me fix you a cup of coffee?

Just pick your choice of coffee. Would you care for an expresso? Rather have a decaf? Whatever your choice, these coffees are dark and rich. They are made from pure, premium beans. This little machine makes the perfect cup of coffee!

I'm so pleased you stopped by today.

Please sign my guest book, and I hope to see you again soon.

Don't forget to stop by BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH where you'll find many wonderful posts celebrating the art of the table.