Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Soup for Lunch

It's Thursday and my favorite weekly blog event with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch. Welcome to Tablescape Thursday. Today I'm serving lunch on our porch.

It's been raining for the past few days, so lunch on the terrace is out of the question. But with cooler temps, the sun room is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of soup and a casual lunch with my husband.

So come on in from the rain and

 enjoy a little lunch with us.

Today's Menu includes...

Spicy tomato chipolte soup 

with a garnish of ripe avocado bites,

fresh, warm focaccia bread,

and a glass of chilled 

Chateau St. Michelle chardonnay.

I met a sweet friend for coffee this week, and she greeted me with this beautiful bouquet of flowers. I popped in a few yellow blooms and a little seeded eucalyptus to fill out the rustic metal basket.

The mix of colors pulls 

in all the colors of the table.

Yellow is such a happy, cheery color. 

 It always puts a smile on my face.

The soup is served in simple 

white French porcelain bowls.

The accent plates, shaped like pumpkins, were an after Halloween find last year at a favorite local store. They only had two but I knew they would come in handy for various serving needs. They are the perfect accent for our fall lunch today. I've placed them on Nantucket plates to set them off against the fall inspired placemats.

The detail of the hand painting on these little pumpkins is amazing. I wasn't familiar with MSC Mainstreet Collection, but if these plates are representative of their product line, I'm impressed.

The napkins are a plaid in fall colors 

that I found at World Market a few years ago.

I like using these decoupage placemats because they are square. They were a special find in Paris a few years ago. The colors and the details are wonderful and perfect for any fall table. I used my husband's favorite flatware, Talisman by Christophe.

The above information is on the back of the placemats. 

 Check out the Siecle web site.

Bon appétit everyone!

Thank you for visiting today. I always look forward to your visits and comments.

Click here to see Susan's fabulous tablescape for this week and a list of others who have shared a tablescape this week.