Here are a few photos from A Sunday in August:
I always pre-set the table before a party. I choose the serving pieces and place them on the table to see how they will fit. I put post-it notes on the serving pieces to remind me what food is going on which plate!
I found the ceramic gourds at a junk shop here at the lakes. I thought they would fit perfectly with my majolica in the autumn. I also reused the Potter Barn silk flowers in pots and my really old Pottery Barn urn, that has been outside for years, to hold more fresh sunflowers.
This is a small snapshot of the food. A friend reminded me to take a picture, after about half of the food was gone!
One of my favorite hors d oeuvres are curried sweet potato cups. I make them all the time!
I also made a crostini with ricotta, sliced pears, walnuts and a honey drizzle.
The last photo is another favorite which I rely on a lot. It is a Pesto Pie. This is all that was left!
We had trouble with the oven, and I didn't get two recipes made in time, but all in all, it was a great party. I even got to use my "lemonade urn" riser from Pottery Barn in a new way. (under the platter.)
Happy Labor Day weekend, everybody!