Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Red hot summer on it’s way

We had a short visit to the city on the weekend. Mr FH’s mate was having a dinner at the casino to celebrate his 60th birthday and we had the pleasure of attending. It was so lovely to have the opportunity to dress up a little. I took these photos (on my phone, after a few champagnes!!) of our meals. Mr FH had the Black Angus steak with mushroom ravioli and I had the barramundi (the safest option I thought seeing I still have only a temporary front tooth!!) and it was beautiful. I forgot to take snaps of the entree – Mr FH had pumpkin soup and I had spinach tortellini – yummy…..I love Italian food!! Our dessert was a cherry ripe cheesecake. We had such a fun night and didn’t get to bed until nearly 3. These late night take a little more getting over than they used to!!!
While in the city I made a quick trip to Target as our second little granddaughter turns 2 on Friday and I just wanted some extras to go with her birthday present. I quickly was drawn to the homewares department and was so taken by the great display of picnic ware and china they have ready for summer entertaining.  Not long now and we will be enjoying lots of outdoor wining and dining!! I have never liked summer too much until we bought the beachhouse and now I really enjoy it. With our pool at the back and the beach at the front of the house life is pretty good. Much nicer than the long hot days on the farm where the risk of fire is always on my mind.
I really love the white china with the hearts!!!! The blue and green glasses are just gorgeous- all melamine so perfect for using near the pool. How good would these last plates in the black and orange be for a Halloween table!!!
Have a lovely week. I have all of my grandies coming to stay this week….not all at once thankfully so life will be busy!

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Snap said...

I really do like the heart cups. What a bright and happy post! Now I'm hungry!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

The heart cups are cute and the glassware, bright and pretty. The food looks delicious. Sounds like it was quite the party! Thanks for coming to tea and enjoy your week with the little ones!


Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a lovely post! Those heart cups are beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Terri said...

Beautiful post! The party food looks amazing. I love mushrooms!
All the dishes too are fab. I think the black white and orange ones would be perfect for Halloween too.

Martha's Favorites said...

Love your new heart cups and all the pretty glasses. Makes me want to go shopping. I just do not know where I would put it today. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Tea in Texas said...

A lovely trip for a birthday party! Glad you shared the photos. The trip to Target shows the wonderful dishes there for summer and I also like the cute heart china! Have a great week!


Veronica Roth said...

Hi Suzy, it's lovely for me to see all that summery china and your supper looks like it was wonderful. Here in the Pacific Northwest it is raining like crazy and so I'll stay in your Australia in my heart and hold on to the summer a little longer. :)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Gorgeous dinnerware and the food looks amazing. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Marigene said...

You got me with the blue and green display!
Have a wonderful week, Suzy...

SewSweetVIntage said...

Those china heart plates and mugs are super sweet! I found chenille mugs at target last winter! Love them:)

Candy S said...

It is 7:30 PM here and I still have not eaten dinner. Now I am ravenous after having looked at all of that marvelous food. I bet I could use some of the pretty heart dinnerware from Target to eat it on too.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh your evening sounds wonderful. The food certainly looks delicious! Great to have a fun night out every now and then. Oh my, the minute I saw the black and orange I knew they would be fabulous for Halloween. So tempted to see if our Target has them. Loved all of the other dishes also. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by Stylemindchic and the encouraging words on my dental surgery. I think things went well and I am so glad I got the anesthesia. I see that you are being 'careful' about your dinner selections as well. :) Sounds like a wonderful night out. I don't seem to recover as easily from that late nights any more either (though I do try here and there). Love your target finds!
Just joined your blog and look forward to following!
Cheers, Heather @ Stylemindchic