Wednesday, September 5, 2012

To Market, To Market

To market, to market, to buy a good dinner,
Thoughts of a menu to help us get thinner.

Though it's still very warm here in Texas, 
as evenings begin to cool with pleasant breezes  
we can once again enjoy alfresco dining on the terrace.

My little wooden pig with his cart full of veggies 
inspired the theme for this summer table. 

I pulled in a linen scarf that features veggies
to use as a table topper over a green tablecloth.  

These little rectangular plates
 are the perfect size for a small meal.

Hand painted by local artists, they 
add a bit more whimsy to the vegetable theme.

I layered them atop pewter chargers and 
colorful plates and linens to compliment 
the bright colors of the garden theme.

Mustard Yellow with Aubergine

Aubergine with Fern Green

Flying pig candlesticks 
to offer a bit more whimsy.

Dinner is a salad of crispy greens 
with orange and yellow peppers, 
red onions, and zesty radishes

Along with a steamed salmon steak

To complete this healthy, 
colorful, and tasty meal.

Served with a glass of 
Chateau St. Michelle Chardonnay

Perfection for a late summer meal.

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Shop the things within your home and wardrobe, such 
as the scarf used here, that will add a creative touch.
The wooden pig and cart ~ Craft Fair 1980s
Metal flying pig candlesticks ~ NYC Street Fair 2001