Thursday, August 23, 2012
Martinique - Coral & Geraniums
The inspiration for this weeks table comes my Martinique quilt. I only used a little of the coral print in the quilt but knew it would be great napkins. I was not very original in naming this quilt as the fabric line is Martinique by Three Sisters from Moda.
The center of the quilt before dishes were placed. And no, no one will actually be eating on top of the quilt. This table is definitely just for show.
Martinique is one of the islands in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea and is a region of France. Christopher Columbus was the first European to discover the island in 1493. There have been many nationalities that have had control of the island and as such the cuisine is a mixture of cultures from tropical to African, Creole and French.
The possibilities for a dinner menu are endless. If you are a girl who loves pineapple, coconut and mangoes (as I am) it would be the perfect vacation spot. Oops, the tealight must not have been put back after a previous shot. For the first course, Mango soup, with toasted coconut garnish.
A grilled shrimp salad for course number two.
Curry and Coconut Chicken Fricassée, wild rice and sauteed bananas for the entrée.
I might need to reset this table without the quilt, the menu is sounding really good.
An island table calls for shells.
I found the candles on sale at Marshall’s for $3.00. I was excited as I previously purchased them in aqua. You can see those used in my Under the Sea tablescape.
The shell teapot fits right in. To think I almost got rid of it last year.
In case you were wondering where the geraniums were, they are on the border of the quilt. Quilting was done by Topstitch Quilters. You can visit their website HERE.
Thanks for joining me at my table.
Stitch at you Soon,
Cast: Bowls & Plates – Matceramica – TJ Maxx, Spring 2012
Salad Plates, Butter, S & P Shakers, Votives & Basket– Longaberger – retired
Flatware – Longaberger current Wish List
Charger – Pier 1 – current
Martini & Liqueur Stemware – Pier 1 – years ago
Teapot – Otagiri – 20 years ago
Candles & Candlesticks – Marshall’s
Shells – Personal Collection & TJ Maxx this summer
Cuisine Kathleen - Let's Dish
Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch - Tablescape Thursday