Remember when made my DIY Designer polka dot plates?….here….well I’ve decided to go at it again! I’m addicted to this easy-peasy plate knock-off! For just a few dollars I can actually match my plates to my linens. What did we ever do before Mod Podge? Today I am sharing our book club lunch, unfortunately only two of us could make it, with summer starting schedules are in over-drive!
The book this month is a “Poolside / Lakeside” reader…..Nantucket by Nan Rossiter. Here is a little intro from the New York times…..
” A tender, moving story of rekindled passion, set amidst the timeless beauty of Nantucket………”
……Over twenty-five years ago, Liam Tate and Acadia McCormick Knox fell in love. It was summer on Nantucket, and seventeen-year-old Liam knew that wealthy, college-bound Cadie was way out of league for a local boy who restored boats for a living. Yet the two became inseparable, seizing every chance to slip away in Liam’s runabout to secluded spots, far from the world that was trying to keep them apart. After Cadie returned home to New York and discovered she was pregnant, her parents crushed any hope of communicating with the boy she’ left behind. Unanswered letters and calls couldn’t change Liam’s heart, but over the years he’s settled into a simple, solitary life in his rambling beachfront house. Now he’s learned that Cadie is returning to Nantucket for the opening of her son’s art show. Over a weekend of revelations and poignant memories, Cadie and Liam have an opportunity to confront the difference time can make, the truths that never alter, and the bittersweet second chances that arrive just in time to steer a heart back home………”
Well, we now have our read for the month, so lets have lunch on my new DIY plates. I always try to match the color scheme to the book we are reading…this month it is summery yellow and blue. I took my set of plain glass dishes and turned them into my tablescape…..Fabric is from Walmart and the glass plates from the Dollar Store. An added plus to this is that when your done just peel off the fabric from the plates and wash them in soapy hot water and your ready for your next set! The pieces I peeled off now look like oil-cloth, so I’m making a raincoat ensemble for my granddaughters American Girl doll….including an umbrella from the yellow dessert plate, perfect size! I am sure you can come up with many uses for these pieces of fabric.
Once we finished our book review we moved on to my latest copy of Cottage Journal….I love this magazine and all its counterparts from Hoffman Media.
My napkins and placemats are coordinating fabric by Waverly….and the blue & white check is from Concord Fabrics…
Well, another Book club Lunch…..a few more laughs, a laundry list of summer events we promise to attend, shopping sprees we need and a few surprises’ for the others…..
Here’s to the start of a wonderful summer……
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