What do you do with a boat load of tomatoes? I can only eat so many tomato sandwiches. You do eat tomato sandwiches eh? Soft white bread, low fat mayo (sigh), a good fresh garden tomato, salt and pepper. Oh so good. I digressed didn't I?
Ok, so I had all these tomatoes and after giving some away...I still have tomatoes. I decided to make Mango Salsa. I love the taste and colors of this salsa. So fresh!
Since this post is so pic heavy, I will place a separate post with the Mango Salsa recipe. Just click here if you would like the recipe.
Now what would make this more special? How about a little snack time outside in the courtyard. I like to name things. Is that a Southern thing or just a quirk? We have the Courtyard, the Heritage Garden, the patio and the porch. Each one is best at certain times depending on the sun. I live in Louisiana...think HOT.
Today, we're going to the courtyard. I have a cute table I found at Hobby Lobby (50% off). I never buy anything at HL unless it is on sale! If it's not on sale this week, it will be next week right?
I'm setting the bistro table with our snack of mango salsa, chips and iced tea.
The placemats were on sale at Dillards years ago. They only had 2. Would love more because I love pink and green. I have the matching napkins. Both the placemat and the napkins are reversible. I added a little crystal napkin ring with lots of pastel colors. The dainty mother of pearl forks are an auction find. I've gradually added to the set with serving pieces.
The green dishes are a Marshall's find. They are Le Creuset Poterie. I had no plan when I bought these but I've found several uses for them. I have 4 in green and 4 in red. Perfect size to hold a sherbet dish of salsa with chips on the side. You can also use them to bake, microwave or freeze.
The pink glass is Depression Glass in the Adam pattern. It is one of my favorite Depression glass patterns and has square plates. I use those plates in a lot of table settings because they are unusual. You don't see many square plates in Depression glass.
The pink glasses are my mother-in-laws. I love to use anything with a history or belongs/belonged to a family member. My MIL is a very special lady...92 and still so sharp. She is a joy to visit and still loves a good session of
Have a seat before it gets to hot to enjoy. The tea is so cold...look at the glasses! I love this spot because I have a good view of the porch on one side and the fountain and lilies on the other...just perfect to enjoy our afternoon snack.
Joining the following Blog Parties this week:
Tuesday at the Table
Tuesday To Do
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Tuesday Garden Party
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Wednesday Open House Party