Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Whine and Cheese

I recently posed a question to my facebook friends. What should I be when I grow up – a Lady Who Lunches or a Housewife? (I clearly omitted my interim job of the past 26 years). The suggested choice, overwhelmingly, was  "Lady Who Lunches".

This is a dilemma I face every Thursday. How can I be a Lady Who Lunches at a beautiful table when I do not have a Housewife to prepare my home? By the time I have cleared a week’s worth of clutter (and this week was a memorable stack) from the dining room table, dusted the cobwebs from the ceiling down, washed the windows or rearranged the curtains, hung up the coats on the backs of chairs and surveyed the room from various angles to see if I can even get a photo with a clear background – I have run out of time to set the table!

I was sitting at work, envisioning a tablescape them to go with this essay – aprons, a restaurant meal, a briefcase? What goes with a whine? Voila! (or as a former co-worker used to say “viola”) Anyway – Whine and Cheese!

Here is one of a set of four plates I recently picked up at Goodwill.
The back says "Johnson Bros, England".
Here is the front with some smoked cheese, cubed at the grocery store, and rosemary and garlic boxed crackers I bought on the way home from work. I forgot to take a picture SANS cheese and crackers, but if you can see enough of the pattern to identify it, please let me know! I spent an afternoon after the purchase looking at patterns on the internet and couldn't figure it out. Perhaps another example about how and why the clutter accumulates.
I am using Moscato wine – a favorite with the Olive Garden devotees that are my daughters and daughter-in-law.
Here is my Whine and Cheese Tablescape
I especially like this candlelight shot with the Little Tikes Coupe in the background!
Thank you to Susan who always inspires me with her own lovely tablescapes as well as all the other lovely tablescapes she features on Tablescape Thursday.  Please visit and see all the wonderful postings! http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2010/09/welcome-to-107th-tablescape-thursday.html

19 comments:

  1. LOL, the Tiny Tykes car ! I can relate.
    Someday you will have time to do all the tables you dream of! Someday!

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  2. You are too funny! That is how I felt today, but once I got started I had fun. Had a thought of cheese and whine, I would have spent a lot less time!!! I think the coupe adds to the ambiance of a romantic evening - a little sports car to run away in.

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  3. Cute post! I'd settle for "whine" and cheese...

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  4. The little tykes are part of the reason we need cheese and whine :) Whatever your plate is called, it is very charming! Linda

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  5. I think you did a sweet tablescape. Love the plates.

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  6. Love your Whine and Cheese, and the last photo is just keepin' it real!

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  7. This really gave me a smile this morning. I love your "whine and cheese" and went into full on chuckle mode when I saw the Crazy Coup in the background. I also giggled with the former co- worker who would say, "Viola". Fun people are my favorites.

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  8. Whine & Cheese is a favorite of mine, sharing the "whine" part with a friend is cheaper than therapy :-) Love the Little Tikes Coupe!

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  9. This is lovely -- I love your wine selection and chese and crackers -- what a pretty plate peeking through. Thanks for your very sweet visit to my toile table this week. Cheers!

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  10. I love it...I just LOVE it. And, I love your cute sense of humor.
    Way to go girl...wine and cheese can't be beat...

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  11. Love that you're "keepin' it real"! I'd love to drop by and whine along with you -- the cheese and crackers, not to mention the wine, look wonderful! I hope someone will identify your plate pattern.

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  12. What fun! Loved the surprise twist at the end with the candlelit coupe! Delightful! Oh, and the cheese and crackers are most artfully arranged -- very fancy! ;)

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  13. Enjoy your time with the Little Tykes rider. it goes fast. There will be plenty of time for tables. Enjoy the wine!

    - The Tablescaper

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  14. Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner. I stopped by to say HI.
    xoxo
    Betty

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  15. So funny and what a twist. Thanks for visiting!
    Lindy

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  16. Love the last picture! Keep it real! You can whine & cheese with me anytime!

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  17. I love cheese, not much for wine...but with all the housework I have to do..perhaps wine would help the "whine".

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  18. How precious and I can relate to your question and then the great response. The cheese looks so appetizing. You can see I am hungry. Whine! Will you please pass me some!

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  19. I always enjoy a little whine with my cheese or is that whine with my wine! LOL! Oh well, great post! I enjoyed your candor so much, right down to the cozy coupe in the background. Thanks so much for visiting and your kind comments!

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