It was time for our annual Giro dine-o-round and I wanted to make some inexpensive table setting that were springlike and fresh. I found these beautiful peonies and other flowers at Traders for a very reasonable price. And four days later, they're still looking fresh.
I split a $3.99 bunch of flowers to make 5 bud vase table settings.
I finally hung some drapes to hide the washer dryer. You may recognize them from my clients' family room makeover.
Another couple of pictures of the outside.
We were the final house on the Giro tour and hence served yummy deserts, cocktails and coffee.
I'm becoming a bit of an expert on making Pavlova. So easy to make but never fails to impress. I bought those cute ice cream cups and teeny tiny spoons & forks from Crate and Barrel. We've hosted this dine-o-round thing for a number of years now and I thought it was finally time to ditch the plastic plates and silverware.
Our fellow hosts made this lovely flour-less torte and served it with framboise.