Pear upside down cake with ginger went over very well. Nasturtiums, being edible, made perfect decorations. Gingersnaps, oatmeal/cranberry cookies, brownie bites, and blackberries in cookie bowls with a crumble of blue cheese, and tea-dyed deviled eggs. We ate ourselves to satiety.
After desperately seeking blackberries, on line and in person, I made it to Justy's Produce in Milwaukie and bought a flat of the little gems. Thank you, thank you, Justy's Produce!!
I used my flower-vase napkin rings. Don't those nasturtiums pop against the purple napkin?
Tomatoes(on the right) from our backyard plot. We started the season with three tomato cages, but the plants have overpowered them entirely.If the pumpkins hadn't dived out the side of the planter and made a run for it, they would have fallen victim to the attack of the killer tomatoes! Oh, but those yellow cherry tomatoes are SWEET!
Here's the blackberries in the cookie bowl. Every bowl was consumed completely. Some people were picking the candied walnuts out of the serving bowls. Next time, more candied walnuts!
Janette, notice the lovely cup? Thanks again! LOVE it!
Here we are in quick overview, toward the end of the festivities. I was so busy getting things pulled together that it wasn't until DH returned at 12 that I realized I had forgotten to put on makeup or shoes. I did the whole party in my house-slippers.
As always, a joyous, nurturing, celebratory time. Thank you, thank you, my dear guests, for making this such a treat for me! I hope you all got enough to eat.