Wednesday, August 18, 2010

SUMMER SUPPER ON THE PORCH

This past Sunday evening I hosted a very casual "Summer Supper on the Porch" at here at The Roost. Since summer will soon come to an end, I used coastal dinnerware and accoutrements for the theme..."Down by the Sea." Actually, we experienced torrential downpours throughout the day, so that helped to keep the temperature down a bit!

My "Signature Beverage"...Lime Floats. These were very simple to prepare--stir limeade concentrate, vanilla ice cream, and club soda in a pitcher. Absolutely delicious and refreshing on a hot summer evening!

Seafood dip (from Publix Greenwise) and Carr's crackers...

Lime floats...served in my finest Coastal Crystal--garnished with a lime slice and the de rigueur umbrella straw!

Coastal cocktail napkins...
The table was set using coastal themed tableware...

The centerpiece...purchased last summer at SteinMart last summer.

The placesetting...the placemats and napkins were purchased last summer from Bed Bath and Beyond. The darling fish-y place card holders and the andriodike chair napkin rings were purchased at a little store in Naples, Florida last summer. (Sorry y'all, I cannot remember the name.) Of course, the place cards also have a coastal theme and I hot-glued small shells onto the white flatware. The coastal themed melamine plates and tumblers were purchased at HomeGoods last summer.
I just love the adnriodike chairs as the napkins rings...

These placecards are perfect for the setting...

Tropical iced tea was served...I love this flavor of tea--it's the same tea they serve at The Cheesecake Factory.
A healthy and delicious meal of grilled cajun tilapia, grilled squash & brussel sprouts, and a mixed green salad...

Followed by a decadent dessert...Key Lime Pie!!!
Get your party favors y'all!!! These Key Lime Straws were the perfect take-home gift for my guests visiting from Broward County.

Miss Coco was happy as usual to get dressed up and receive guests! "Here's What She Wore." Her little white scarf (custom-made by LWhelanDesigns) was trimmed in a blue Lilly-fied fabric and blue poms. Of course, it's monogrammed just for her. Her top knot was adorned with a light blue ribbon.

I kept it very casual for the evening..."Here's What I Wore." The khaki skirt is from Tar-jay, and the white monogrammed tee shirt is from Periwinkle in Delray Beach, Florida. The light blue cardigan is by Lilly as are the light blue thong sandals. I'm also wearing a light blue and yellow striped ribbon belt from CK Bradley.
The must-have monogrammed tee shirts are available online at Periwinkle of Delray Beach, Florida.
Thank you for visiting with me today. I must say that I have been a very bad blogging friend lately. I'm super behind with everything!!! I apologize for not getting out to visit y'all and hope that I get caught up...one day!!!

39 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful table setting and the food looks delicious...Key Lime Pie, oooooh!

Love the seaside theme, the Adirondack napkin holders are SO cute.

Just a great menu and your outfit is so colorful and pretty. Love this post!

Have a happy day!

xoxo
Jane

Blonde Steel Magnolia said...

What a delicious looking meal~I seriously love love love the centerpiece. It is perfection!

Jo said...

Lovely setting and supper looks delish! Your coastal theme is just perfect for wrapping up a little summer fun.

Jo

D said...

Janice,
Love this entire post. The blue of your tablescape is lovely. Your food looks delish. And, of course, you are dressed to a "tee"and even match. :)
D

Sherrie said...

Two very important questions before I forget. Can I get amounts for the lime punch and what brand/flavor of tea is that? I love the tropical tea at CF. Thanks!

Everything looks lovely as always. If you ever decide to move to the frozen tundra of WI I want you to be my neighbor! :)

High Heeled Life said...

Miss Janice , a really tasty feast you prepared ... and the setting look so inviting. I'm happy that the weather cooperated for you.
MllE Coco ... looked so sweet .. just adore her sweet outifit. As always you looked very well put together.... HHL

Snap Peas said...

Delightful table, Delicious food, both you and Miss Coco in darling outfits - perfection :-)

Candy said...

I wish I could have been there- key lime pie is my fave, and everything- the table, you, Coco- look perfect as always! xo

Teresa Jane said...

ok girlfriend, I've got to quit looking at your blog right before dinner. That seafood dip looks yummy and so does the main course. Very nice setting as usual.

annie said...

Hi Miss Janice,
Everything looks lovely. Key Lime pie is one of my all time favorites and I suspect that the lime floats will also be a favorite.
Miss Coco looks darling as usual.
Have a lovely Thursday.

Tammy B said...

Everything looks yummy, especially those lime floats. You and Miss Coco both look adorable.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my -- everything looks WONDERFUL! Including you and Miss Coco!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Miss Janice,
Everything looks so cool and fresh, perfect for summer! Love the colors and the details like the shells glued onto the flatware. Very cute setting! Miss Coco looks so cute and your outfit was just perfect! Very nicely done.
Valerie

Mimi said...

Wish I had been there ~ everything looks so calm and peaceful "Down by the Sea!"

midnight macaroons said...

Love it! It looks like a tablescape right out of Southern Lady.

Preppy 101 said...

Gorgeous! What a wonderful hostess you are Miss J! xoxo

BEAR's Mom said...

You are the hostess with the mostess...

love those adirondack chairs :D
and your outfits are so cute and perky :D

~victoria~

linda said...

SO PRETTY! You have the luckiest friends on Earth!

Laur said...

Looks so refreshing! Can I come next time?! :)

Angie said...

Everything looks beautiful and I know the food was delicious!

Beaufort Belle said...

Loving the beach as much as I do, I simply adore this party!!

We do not have Publix here, but when in Florida, that is where we shop. This is the first year we have had the seafood dip/spread and it was amazing. We couldn't keep it in stock. Many trips to Publix just for that.

Where do you find your umbrella straws?

Once again, another lovely "party" by Miss Janice!

Miss Janice said...

Sherrie,

The "Paradise Tropical Iced Tea" is a available for purchase by the box at Cheesecake Factory, or www.MyCoffeeGourmet.com.

The Lime Float receipe:
4 12 oz. cans frozen limeade concentrate
2 liters of club soda
1 gallon of vanilla ice cream
*This recipe makes 2 large pitchers!

Miss Janice said...

Dear Beaufort Belle,

I purchased the umbrella straws last year at World Market. I'm a little behind in using my loot! :)

Kittie Howard said...

A beautiful post, Miss Janice. Hope you don't mind, but I pulled up a nearby chair and enjoyed the ambience for a bit. Everything was so beautiful, so welcoming, and, well, special. Your napkin rings are THE cutest ever. And you look great, too. Oh, if you look at this month's Architectural Digest you'll see that most of the decorative items in the lavish homes are from Home Goods!

A Hint of Home said...

Looks like a delightlful meal. I love tilapia.
Your napking holders, centerpiece and gift bags were wonderful touches.

Kathleen said...

Looks very beachy! You always think of everything!
I have a pink and green table this week. Come take a peek!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

You are such a doll...
:-)

EntertainingMom said...

love everything about this post... and I am starving now!

Beaufort Belle said...

Thank you for your compliment. And thank you so much for answering my question. I need to find one, our store closed about a year ago. :(

Have a fabulous Friday and a blessed weekend!

Mommie Lynda said...

Love the blue ocean theme!! Those are the colors I've been channeling this summer. LOVE IT!!

bevy said...

Love the monogrammed T. I have a few myself and my blog about my love for them!

Sonia said...

Miss Janice,

I just love your beachy tablescape...the colors are so cool and pretty. With all this heat I've been dreaming of the beach. Can't wait to get to Florida this December. Love that centerpiece..I've been wanting to do a beachy table, I just need a few more things. Your accessories are just perfect! The placecard holders are precious! Thanks for the inspiration!

Miss Bloomers

Renee said...

Love your theme and the food looks great too.

Looks like a fun time.

Beeutiful by Design said...

Love the napkin rings and of course miss coco's scarf! Wonderful :) Jennifer

Manuela@TPOH said...

That's such a cute table setting! Love the whole them and everything looks just delicious!

Manuela

Sherrie said...

Thanks so much for the info Miss Janice! :)

KDC Events said...

Wow Miss Janice! I would LOVE to come to a meal at your house!! You always seem to do them up so elegant and cute!

LOVE the adnriodike chairs as the napkins rings!!!

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a fun summery table...and YUMMIE food! Hard to believe we are at the end of August already, isn't it?!
Have a beautiful weekend!
;-D Kathleen

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

This has got to be one of my most favorite table settings! I'm such a beachy person. I must find some of that fabulous Coastal Crystal! ;) I have several sleeves of those, but most are Bulldog themed.