This has been one of those weeks, and as hard as I tried, I couldn't get my post finished for Kathleen's "Let's Dish" party for Earth Day.
If you're like me and missed it, you can check it out HERE, to see all the great tablescapes.
I don't do a lot of tablescapes, because I don't have a lot of dishes...but...
...when I found these cute paper napkins at Pier 1, they gave me the idea for an Earth Day tablescape; and I wouldn't have to buy more dishes.
I layered the paper napkins on top of the yellow cloth napkins, to give them a little more color and oomph.
In keeping with the Earth Day idea, the napkins reminded me of the fruits of the Earth...I know I'm stretching it, but tomatoes and lemons are fruits...peppers and olives...well, I don't know.
The centerpiece is an Italian made bowl with lemons painted on it.
I cut tea olive branches, from the yard, as a substitute for lemon leaves, and added a few faux lemons.
Remember the tomato shaped pasta bowls I found HERE last year?
When I saw the tomatoes on the napkins, I remembered the pasta bowls and, of course, my Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage plates. What would we all do without our cabbage plates?
Dry pasta and faux olives.Yum!...
...and a bottle of wine to go with the pasta. Remember that old song, Bottle of wine...fruit of the vine...?
But, for dessert, we have real sorbet, garnished with mint, and served in my much used demitasse cups.
It's supposed to be lemon sorbet, to go along with the lemon thing, but the store must have been out, because all I could find was mango...and mangoes are fruits, too, and sooo yummy.
Sorbet is such a nice, light dessert...especially with dry pasta and faux olives. :)
Hope y'all have a great weekend.