What a nice evening last night! The weather was perfect with just a little breeze; the food was tasty, and the fellowship was (as usual) the best.
I set up two tables in the backyard and covered them with quilts. I had to borrow chairs, so the look was mixy/matchy; but that's kind of how we live at my place. Blueberry muffins were housed in domed cake stands.
Tapers were placed in blue Mason jars and held there with rock salt. Food was served family style.
Tableware was wrapped in some of Mom's old linen napkins and tied with a ribbon. The toothpick was for fun.
Water was kept on ice in old graniteware pans. One old pan was stuck under the table and was used to clear off dirty dishes to make way for cookies (from Sarah) and peach cobbler. Clean dishes were stacked upside down to stay clean; fresh forks were held in an antique spoon jar until dessert was served.
For as long as our group has been together, I've hesitated to entertain the group. First, because I'm rather out of the way for most of them to drive. Second, it was always a toss-up whether to host the meeting outside (iffy weather) or inside (spots on the furniture courtesy of grandbabies and spots on the carpet thanks to a long-gone dog). But the beauty of this group is that we are friends; and friends may see these goofs, but they get together for the fun of being together. Thanks, ladies, for a great evening!