A Teeny bit of table inspiration from Gone with a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West~
You can find my edible review, here if you like~
Besides some table inspiration, this book provided me with lots of laughs from the cast of quirky characters, along with some major food cravings~
Teeny Templeton, is an out of work pastry chef who cuts her own hair, does her own nails, prefers cotton over silk, and plain white dishes that don’t match.
She sets the table with some blue & white floral dishes, which had me promptly reaching for a new set I received as a gift.
Teeny: “I set the patio table with blue-and-white floral dishes, added a vase filled with hydrangeas. . .”
There are no hydrangeas at my table, but my peonies have just begun to bloom~
Villeroy & Boch “Switch 3″ Dinnerware, a mix and match collection, allows you to combine patterns to personalize your table~ I spied them at HomeGoods a couple of weeks ago :-)
The Cordoba dinner plate has a bird and flower design, reminiscent of Portuguese tiles~
The Castell salad plates have a checkerboard motif, a pattern perfect for the countryside, or lakeside, in this case~
I added hobnail glasses to the table that Teeny’s Aunt Bluette might have served iced tea in~
Iced Tea that a girl from a peach farm could love~
Summer Peach Tea Punch, recipe courtesy Southern Living here.
I eliminated the simple syrup and used diet ginger ale to cut out some of the sugar~ * gasp* (we tend to drink our tea so sweet in the South it makes your teeth ache :-)
Teeny picks up dinner at the grocery store: “I came out with an apple walnut salad with raspberry vinaigrette, a wedge of brie, and a cheesecake sampler.”
An Apple Walnut Salad~ sliced apples, walnuts, dried cranberries, & blue cheese crumbles on a bed of baby lettuces.
While Teeny’s salad is dressed with raspberry vinaigrette, we enjoyed Light Cranberry Walnut dressing, straight from the bottle ~
We saved our calories for Brie, so no cheesecake sampler for us :)
Brie in Puff Pastry, recipes & videos courtesy Pepperidge Farm, here.
Coop: “ ‘I love how your mind works, Teeny. Like a bird hopping from twig to twig, never losing sight of the worm.’ ”
Enjoy this book and help yourself to some Southern flavor, food & fun~
”Teeny” table details:
Placemats & Napkins/ Bed, Bath & Beyond/last year
Blue Goblets/ Dollar Tree/last year
Villeroy & Boch “Switch 3″ Dinnerware/HomeGoods
Hobnail Glasses & Pitcher/ World Market last year
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