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.

Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits @ Stone Gable

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


Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen 

Tips, Tutorials, and Tidbits @ Stone Gable

Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters

House and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Open House Friday @ Bernideen's Tea Time

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm

Potpourri Friday @ 2805

Show and Tell Friday @ My romantic Home

Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Seasonal Sunday @ The Tablescaper

On the Menu Monday @ Stone Gable

Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage

Tuesday Treasures @ Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

You're Gonna Love it Tuesday @ Kathe with an E

Cowgirl Up @ Cedar Hill Ranch

Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life