I was lucky enough
to host our book club in
We met on a Friday afternoon and
drank wine and ate hors d'oeuvres .
Oh, and talked about the book.
The story is about a group of women in Kansas
during the Great Depression.
The tie that binds for these girls is their
quilting club - Persian Pickle is a quilt design.
Natch, a quilt runner had to be employed.
As a nod to the Victory Gardens of the era,
the centerpiece was vintage preserving recipe books
and the bookends were a pair of homemade jams.
so Bordallo Pinhiero cabbage was
the go-to for the hors d'oeuvres bar.
Pottery Barn Limes runner with botanical napkins
from Gracie's Plant Works.....
...and Artland Iris wine glasses in clear and sage
on a botanical fern tray.
Fresh vegetables for the triple server.
Snap peas, red and yellow bell peppers, and rainbow carrots
with a dill dipping sauce.
Such a spring tonic in the middle of the winter!
Naan with my homemade caramelized onion jam, fresh mozzarella,
basil pesto, oregano and parmesan was popped in the oven for
a warm bite.
A cheese platter with green grapes and blueberries.
And a smudged ceramic cheese marker, courtesy of my fat finger.
The book? Meh.
The company and companionship? Fabulous.