Monday, October 7, 2013

Last minute lunch with a friend.....


Most people are annoyed when they have last minute company.  It doesn't bother me at all.  So, when my girlfriend called and said she would love to stop by for a visit, I turned it into a lunch.


Luckily I had homemade chicken/vegetable soup already simmering on the stove!  My girlfriend picked up some warm bread at the bakery and we were all set for a last minute lunch!


One of my favorite things about fall is making soup.....


...I literally throw all the fresh vegetables I have in a pot with some chicken or beef stock...


....and simmer for a while.  I also add chicken or some beef.

While I was at the MacKenzie-Childs store last week, I saw a cute display of napkins wrapped in their compliment large flowers.  The flowers were so expensive, but a few blocks away I found these for 4/$1.00...how's that for a cheap imitation?  So at the last minute, I wrapped our napkins and forks into the flower rings:



The pumpkin plates are plastic that I found at Walmart for $.96 - they were perfect as a bread plate!


This little ceramic scarecrow has been part of my fall decorations for over 30 years.  I made him in a ceramic class in the early 80's!  I threw some Dollar Tree pumpkins in the center of the table on top of some leaves:


I also attached some more of the flower rings onto my shabby candlesticks in my dining room:


They are displayed on the TableMat I made a few months ago"


The rest of these photos show the touches of fall around my home, enjoy:












Happy Fall!

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7 comments:

  1. I have to find a friend to do this with. I know you had a wonderful visit.

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  2. Patti, you are a thoughtful hostess and friend. I know your friend appreciated the lunch at this delightful setting.

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  3. Love the smell of soup simmering on the stove! Glad you had a fun time!

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  4. Wow, you put together such a lovely setting. Gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Hi Patti, You certainly pulled together a wonderful table for your friend! I know what you mean about those McK-C napkin rings!! I like your substitution and I also like all your black, white and orange fall touches around your house. Happy Fall! Linda

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  6. Love the black and white check mixed with the Halloween things, wow lthat is a pretty combination...

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  7. How fun to have a friend stop by and sit down to this charming table to have a warm bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup and warm bread. The only thing left to do here is to have a great conversation. Your fall decor is lovely. I especially like the black and white checks. The warm fall colors are a perfect compliment to the black and white. Love it!.....Candy

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