Saturday, May 16, 2009

Southern Dinner with the Millers

My husband and I went to our friend's, the Millers, last night for dinner. They have recently bought property in the Cliff's in Greenville, South Carolina and had invited people over to become acquainted with this upscale development.
The house looked magical, especially with all the candlelight. It was rewarding to see merchandise from our store so delightfully displayed in their home. Jill has a real knack for accessorizing and tablescapes.
Bold blue and white porcelain vases held pink peonies on a dining table displayed with our burlap and brown velvet place mats. Cloches with filled with nature inspired scenes, fresh lilacs, iron birds, ceramic frogs , cement mushrooms, and moss. So, so enchanting! Jan Barboglio wine glasses held white candles. The living room, so warm and inviting, had two new tiger print aubusson pillows from Jerry Nichols that really added pop. Aiden Gray candlesticks burned warmly, while another Aiden Grey Planter held ivy and pink hydrangeas on the back terrace.
The meal, southern in inspiration, was awesome and catered by Michael's, in Morton Grove.
Serving platters garnished with tulips and hydrangeas, held crab cakes and collard green and chicken egg rolls with chutney. Dessert was totally southern, miniature red velvet cupcakes and warm chocolate banana bread pudding, served in egg cups.
All and all - a delightful evening for our visual and culinary senses.


Whispering Pine Cottage said...

I just found your Blog. What a beautiful shop and home! Angie

Lynda M said...

I think your dinner at the Miller's
sounds fantastic. Mrs. Miller has
done an exceptional job on her cloche
displays, they are absolutely incredible. Lynda