At least I hadn't packed these pretty placemats & matching napkins that I got on sale at Tuesday Morning a few months ago. There is also a matching tablerunner & they reverse to a sweet little check. They are made by Waverly, so the quality of the fabric is very nice. Anyway, I pulled some FiestaWare that worked, went to the yard & cut some stems from the Vincas & stuck them in a small glass (remember, all vases are packed).
A candle would have been nice -- oh, right, they are packed!
I used some jute twine for a napkin ring because.......well, you know!
I just love this toile print.
My little stemless wine glasses will be the last things to get packed.....because, well, you know a little "vino" is good for the soul & the nerves. I just can't drink wine from a water glass, can you?
I served tortellini with a marinara sauce, Italian bread, & this salad.
This is my own concoction of ingredients & is our absolute favorite salad. I use baby greens &/or spinach, chopped apple, dried cranberries, crumbled bleu cheese (feta or goat are other options), & glazed pecans (if I have them). I toss it with a dressing that I also concocted using olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, red wine, orange juice, honey, salt & pepper. I just make this up as I go, so there is no actual recipe with amounts -- sorry. We have this often as a meal by adding chopped chicken. This is soooo good!
The Man had already started when I grabbed the camera to take this picture, so only my setting was available for a photo-op. The Man doesn't quite get the whole "take a picture of every single detail thing" that we bloggers do....lol!
Anyway, we had a nice & quiet Anniversary dinner & enjoyed every morsel.
Many of you have asked how things are going with our house sale & moving, etc; I'm not trying to be vague, but there are things I'm not at liberty to discuss just yet. I'll just say we are moving in a positive direction on everything, & ya'll will be some of the first to hear as soon as I am able to share. I truly do appreciate all your kindness & words of encouragement. Again I say, "I have the BEST bloggy friends!"
Thanks for stopping by, & please continue to hang in there with me. I do prowl around blogland when I need a break, but haven't had time to do much commenting. Hope ya'll understand. I truly miss it! That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by and please stop by again soon.
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