Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sunday Favorites: "The Original Six Plus Spinach Salad"

It's Sunday, which means it is time again for  Sunday Favorites
over at Happy to Design.
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Originally posted August 28, 2009

That should really read "The Original Four Plus Spinach Salad", since I only used Cobalt, Light Green, Yellow and Red. Perfect weather here in Northern California for a light dinner and some beautiful dishes.

Our spinach salad consists of baby spinach with an old fashioned bacon/balsamic vinegar/fresh lemon juice/garlic dressing. Bacon bits, freshly grated parmesan cheese, and sliced hard boiled eggs are added before the salad is dressed. Additional toppings like diced onions, pine nuts, and chopped peppers, plus extra dressing is served on the relish tray in the center of the table.  Add a wine spritzer and some sour dough bread and I'm in heaven.

The Dishes: Vintage chop plates used as chargers, dinner plates, and Tricolator bowls are the perfect size for the salad. The large chop plate holds a Manhattan Relish Tray for additional toppings for the salad. Oil and vinegar from the vintage Pyrex containers. Salt & Pepper and mustard served from the Royal Chrome Condiment Set. The little votives are in vintage glasses that match the glasses used in the vintage Fiesta Ensemble sets. Glassware from Home Goods, napkins from Bed Bath Beyond and the cute napkin rings came from eBay.

The little Made in Japan wall pocket holds Lantana, Salvia,
Verbena, and Geraniums from my garden.


  1. Carumba! This is so flamboyant a table setting, warm & inviting. Now all you need is the cheddar cheese dressing for that scrumptious spinach salad.

    Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  2. Love your vibrant, colouful California table setting, it looks so summery together.
    Bon appetit.

  3. Love your Mexican man! Happy Mother's Day!

  4. This is just so colorful and fun as always!

    Hope you've had a wonderful Mother's day!

  5. Hi Candy...

    What a vibrant and fun table, my friend! I love this color combination that you used! I think that this is the first time that I've seen those fabulous those! Girl, you always set the prettiest tables...right down to the gorgeous fresh flowers from your garden! Oh yes...and I love, love, LOVE the tropical bird napkin rings...awesome!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing this lovely table with us for Sunday Favorites...what a treat! I also wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your silver napkin ring collection that you shared for Silver Sunday...the chairs are soooo pretty! I hope that you had a wonderfully sweet Mother's Day, Darlin'!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  6. Thanks everyone, so glad you enjoyed this little bit of vintage color! :-)

    The perfect Cinco de Mayo table!



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