I’ve only hosted a couple of small dinners at my new house. It seems every time I have people over it turns into a big party and that’s fine by me, because nothing makes me happier than to have my house filled with family and friends. But for Father’s Day, I really wanted to do something special for the “Southern men” who touch my life every day. A lunch in front of the fire place seemed to be just the ticket –even if it is too hot to light a fire!
Here’s what I used:
Linen: Seersucker just means Southern gentleman to me. For the table runner and napkins, I bought five yards of seersucker fabric from my local fabric store and asked the lady who alters my clothes to sew everything from it. Y’all, there are a couple of things I am good at, but sewing isn’t one of them! She did a great job and I think I might take them to have them monogrammed for a Christmas present for someone this year, but that’s a secret.
Glassware and Flatware: I have a couple of different kinds of glassware on the table. The cocktail glasses are a wonderful (code for very heavy) cut crystal. What I really love are the stemmed amber glasses that I picked up at Habersham Antiques Market where I love to go junkin’ when I’m home. They are so pretty and remind me of something my mother kept around her house. The flatware is my own good silver, except for the soup spoons.
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I hope you all put your own Dad’s or the special men in your life up on a very high pedestal this Father’s Day. Shower them with love. You can set a fun table with the things you have laying around your house and make a great meal! Let’s face it, if your men are like mine, the food is all they will remember anyway. The table décor –heck, that’s just for us!
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