Sunday, October 12, 2008

Lunch


The Friendly Village by Johnson Brothers



My Johnson Brothers plates elevates a simple lunch of mac n cheese with hot dogs and green peas.



Clearance flowers from Kroger on a tablecloth I found at Big Lots for $2.88



Cloth napkins and some sliced apples.



Patio doors open wide to let the fresh breeze and sounds of nature in.


Lunch at my house today....wish you all could have joined us! See you tomorrow for the last of the dining room pictures.


25 comments:

glorv1 said...

Very simple and very nice for a Sunday lunch. It's not quite lunch time here and it is very windy and cold, but nice. Have a great Sunday.

Adrienne said...

Oh I wish I could have been there! It looked so nice. I love those dishes and your bargain flowers and tablecloth were perfect to pull it all together. I enjoy having a simple lunch. ~Adrienne~

Rosemary said...

How very elegant!!!
Makes any lunchtime beautiful!
Rosemary

hip chick said...

Oh you made every thing look so pretty.

Susie Homemaker said...

Hello,

I love your Johnson Brothers dishes...I have them also and they are so pretty this time of year...and your tablecloth...I love Roosters!!! On my way to Big Lots now...wish me luck!

Blessings,
Susie

Sue said...

Happy Sunday Manuela....thanks for stopping by my blog. If you like books your going to have to go to the library book sale next time, It will be sometime in March and it really is alot of fun. This was the first year we actually managed to show up when it opened on Friday and there was a wonderful selection of books. Especially cookbooks. You can also join the Friends of the Library for $10.00 and get to go the night before for all the really good stuff. Do you live in Marietta? Sue

Lyn said...

Manuela,
You know what I really love about you and your blog?

When I first started to read your blog I was not sure I could relate (because my life and home are very very modest). I quickly changed my mind though. You are warm and welcoming to everyone.

We have a similar frugal mindset, and I really enjoy how you make even basic everyday things seem special. Thank you for that, because you're an inspiration to me in an area that I'm not very talented.

Fran said...

I love the table cloth! And the flowers! And your lunch looks delish. What's for dinner?????

Fran

Lady Katherine said...

I love your dishes and the curtians behind go with them. I have had a lunch as yours since the grows were younger. I have to have it, its simple but taste great. Love the table cloth. I got one for $3.00 with roosters, my kitchen is full of them

Sue said...

Hi Again...I had some today today after much much lawn work to sit and look through your blog. It's wonderful! Your house is so pretty I love all the toile.. But the important question is...Where is that good Goodwill Shop. Do you go to the one in Alpharetta? The one in Wooodstock does not have good stuff....Sue.

Raggedy Angel said...

Who knew winnies could be soooo elegant! Love it all! Beth

Lady Katherine said...

Hi again, if you would like some of the seeds email me at ladykatherine@gmail.com
Thanks for the comment of breast cancer. I almost deleted it the article. but I felt it pulling me not to, so maybe someone needed to hear about my journey.

salmagundi said...

I love a simple lunch on nice dishes with cloth napkins. The details make everything special. BTW, this past week I found 8 Johnson Bros. turkey salad plates at Marshalls for a reasonable price. I'll use them with my Johnson Bros. British Castles pink transferware. Thanks for answering my question about your turkey bowl. Have a great week. Sally

AJ said...

Wish I could have joined you for lunch:)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Perfection! I truly believe 90% of the meal is presentation...I love the Friendly Village plates..
Hugs,
Penny

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

My goodness...what elegance you added by taking the time and effort on presentation. Soo impressive! thanks for sharing.
Mary Lou

Nnairda's said...

Wow! Amazing what nice dishes can do for a simple lunch.

Adriann

Christina said...

A beautiful setting takes a regular lunch and elevates it to something not so regular. Very pretty.

My mom made that with broccoli, and sometime she put kielbasa in it. Good memories flooded my mind as soon as I saw it.

Mmmm, my kids would enjoy that.

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

What a lovely lunch!!!

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,

Your dishes are so pretty and your lunch looks just lovely! I would have loved to join you!

Blessings, Paula

Katy said...

It looks great!!! And i love that tablecloth!!! :) Isn't it funny how some of the simplist things can dress a supper up sooo much? :)

Anonymous said...

That looks so good. Now I'm going to have to buy the ingredients so I can make it. Yummy!

southerninspiration said...

OOOh, love the FV platter. I have FV, too, but I keep finding new pieces I don't have but would love to own! Maybe I should start a FV mad money envelope to buy extra pieces when I find them! That is lovely!
And I love how your newly redone dining room looks...oh so pretty! I love your platters, and it all looks so good. I was going to suggest a long wrought iron piece for that space, and then I read further to see that's what you were considering! I look forward to seeing your living room!
Suzanne

yeahexceptfornot said...

Wow! I need to try that mac'n cheese combo! What a beautiful lunch!

Ali said...

That mac 'n cheese looks scrumptious!

Ali