Since I warned you it would be hot, we're going to sit outside. Now don't whine. We have a ceiling fan. You will be okay.
My inspiration piece is my New Orleans vintage tablecloth. I just love it! I bought it on eBay many years ago.
The table cloth is square and has New Orleans landmarks all around the edges. There is even a Dixie Land band!
I found the crab plates at Marshall's quite a while ago. There were only 3 and I thought"well, I'll find some more". No, none, nowhere...even checked eBay. I love the plate and bowl combo and use them on a regular basis just for us. You saw the chips didn't you?
The plates are by April Cornell for Silvestri.
I've used a variety of Louisiana items such as the Dixie Sampler, a Magnolia arrangement, a southern belle planter and Fleur-de-lis.
I found this Dixieland cross-stitch sampler at a local antique mall for just a few dollars. I knew I would use it somewhere...someday. Someone put in a lot of work on this. Notice I am even using a fleur-de-lis plate holder. As my grandmother would say...Well, lah de dah.
The rose ceramic napkin holders were a gift I had given to my mother. I love using her things now. These even have a few chips but that makes them more precious because she loved to use them.
I use my vintage Southern Belle planter in a lot of settings. If you're going to be a Southern Belle, you have to have a planter. I think that's a rule.
Sweet iced tea is served in a great-aunt's Depression glass Iridized Iris & Herringbone pitcher. Take a look at the glasses. See the Southern Belle scenes?
While I was
I bought the sweet little butter dish one one of our antiquing vacation trips. I love the small size. It will hold about 1/2 of a stick of butter. You have to have butter for your cornbread.
"I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee,
I'm going to Louisiana, my true love for to see
After all of these pictures, were you wondering if Mr. Dumpling ever had Supper (it is Supper here)? Well, of course he did. And what could be more Southern than Red Beans w/Ham, Rice, Cornbread and sweet Iced Tea!!! I'll be posting the recipe next week.
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