Thursday, September 16, 2010

Citizen Hubby- a Table Setting

Hey All!
Earlier this week Hubby became a US citizen! He was one of the 5000+ that were at Fenway the other day. He said it was horribly disorganized- everyone filed down through ONE exit, divided into just TWO groups for check-in- insane! But that's not my point today, today I want to show you the little party I threw for him.

It was just the two of us (it was a Tuesday night!), and I broke out some of the pieces I'd used for the Hoedown Party we had for our birthdays. (look, I remembered to take pictures of them this time!)

The tablecloth is just a length of fabric that I never got around to actually turning into curtains (for an apartment we lived in almost 7 years ago!). I turned bandannas into placemats, and layered on top my HomeGoods plates, Christmas Tree Shop monogrammed napkins, crystal dessert plates (also HomeGoods), and glasses from Pier One with champagne flutes from... either Filene's Basement or TjMaxx!

A mish-mash of sparkly and patriotic things serve as a centerpiece. Or maybe I should say a backdrop...

Because really, the pie was the centerpiece! Because of COURSE we had to have apple pie!

This is a GREAT recipe. Super easy, nice thick, syrupy center... I do a few things different:
1) I bake the bottom crust for about 10 minutes before adding the apples.
2) I add a teaspoon of cinnamon.
3) I pour the sauce over the apples, then brush a little onto the top crust.

And for dinner?

Hot dogs and baked beans! I know, not the most gourmet, but pretty American! (with little Ode to Boston thrown in!)
Add a little champagne, and VOILA!

A cute, patriotic table to celebrate the NEW Citizen Hubby!

Now head on over to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch to check out all the other tablescapes going on!


Miss Char said...

Well congratulations to your husband and you too! I love red, white and blue, its one of my favorites for tablescapes.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Congrats! It's fantastic to be one of the bunch.

I been there too.

It's so cute you made a dinner for 2. Simple but in reality. This is how I love.

Have a happy TS...

Greetings from Stockholm,

Mimi said...

Congratulations to your husband upon becoming a U. S. citizen. You have set a very American table and served a very American meal!

Barbara said...

Congratulations to your husband! You definitely set and served an all-American table.

Entertaining Women said...

I am so happy for both of you. Please, tell him welcome to the family that is the people of the United States of America! Your tablescape is perfect for the occasion, and I love that you made apple pie. Thank you for sharing your incredibly special day. Cherry Kay

Flaviana said...

hello darling
congratulations !! That a was a perfect way to celebrate, an all american dinner ..the table was perfectly dressed, very patriotic ;-)
Enjoy your weekend !

lvroftiques said...

How darling! And congratulations to your hubby! Vanna