Mr. Pig had decided that the Porkadillo
was ready enough to
so he planned a small dinner party.
My friend Kris' birthday is in March
March is the craziest part of tax season
I can never seem to get my act together
enough to have her
and her husband for birthday dinner.
Mr. Pig has come up with a solution...
Mrs. Grover's birthday in June....
lovely idea I thought.
So our first official party in the "Pork"
was to celebrate Kris' 29th birthday.
Mr. Pig insisted I do it up right and decorate the space.
You don't have to ask me to decorate for a
so in keeping with the colors of my seating area,
I used brown, tan, aqua and a bit of
(what is that color called?)
Maybe I should call it sunflower!
which I love
Mr and Mrs Grover came bearing gifts for the Porkadillo.
Their gift couldn't have been more perfect.
I love, love, love it and
he now has a place of honor on the hearth.
Kris loves sunflowers so I chose
a sunflower theme for the table.
The wood look of this table is so pretty
I hated to cover it up
so I used a scarf as a runner
and went with place mats instead of a
I had also picked up these candle holders and in keeping
with a more earthy look, filled them full of rocks.
I used an old pitcher with a great patina as my vase.
Mr. Pig was in agreement that it
made a great pitcher...that is until it started leaking
all over everything.
We fixed that by putting a pitcher inside a pitcher.
He thought I was very clever to do that.
I also pulled out my aqua water goblets.
I love these place mats,
they called to me when I was in our new
So there I was already for guests and only
the food to prepare.
Roasted Shrimp and Cocktail Sauce
Guacamole and Salsa
Mexican Capresse Salad
Lime and Chipotle Salad
Grilled Corn with Roasted Peppers
Fresh Strawberries and Blueberries
I needed something for the (unfinished) mantel
so Senor Pig
(since the dinner had a Mexican flair
he wanted to be called senor)
came up with a great idea.
These are citronella candles that he put in glass vases. I
helped him fill them with some left over rocks
and aqua stones.
I loved the look, and Senor Pig was tickled that
I was pleased
So I would have to say our first event was a success.
I hope the birthday girl agrees.
a splendid evening of relaxation with friends,
food and drinks
all in front of a cozy fire.
I know Senor Pig enjoyed himself...
and now he has
a new friend to keep him company.
until next time...Senor Pig says