Dinner With Family & Friends

Don't you love to have friends and family over for dinner? We certainly love to enjoy time with them. There are always funny stories to tell and lots of laughter around the table or on the deck.

It's graduation weekend at Murray State University here in Murray, KY, so the restaurants are packed and busy, busy, busy accommodating the graduates and their families. 

We decided to entertain at home and not venture out to the restaurants. This is the second weekend in a row we have had the pleasure of having friends and family over for dinner. We sure love their company. 

Right now the magnolias are blooming in our area so my table is featuring a magnolia plate by Peggy Karr Glass in the center of the table. 

I thought the plate is perfect with the table runner. My friend, JoAnn, over at Jo's This and That made the runner for me from a tablecloth she wasn't using. She made the runner on my table last week too. Check it out here

I love the print on the runner. 

Crystal candlesticks and white candles anchor each side of the magnolia plate. 

The table was sit with white Paula Deen dinner plates topped with salad plates by Royal Norfolk. Flatware is Laurie Gates by Hampton - Sizzle Ivory. Water goblets are bubble glass. 

Just as much as we enjoy entertaining, my husband loves to cook on the grill for our guests. The menu included salad made by JoAnn, then on the grill were pork steaks, skewers of tomatoes, small potatoes, green and yellow squash. Plus he grilled fresh asparagus and heated sauerkraut on the grill too. 

There you have it, another dinner party at our house. Thanks for stopping by for another day of Life in Kentucky - Judy. 

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  1. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful tablescape, Judy!!!!

    And I absolutely ADORE Joann's magnolia table runner - you know how much I love birdies! It's absolutely AWESOME!!

    Well done, ma'am!!

    Have a wonderful week, my friend! Hugs. ♥

  2. Thanks for having us over us over! Another great meal and beautiful table setting.Happy you like the runner.

  3. Love the tablescape. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. I love that dish and your tablescape. That runner is perfect. I always have trouble with the ones in the stores being way too long. I have been trying to pull together an idea for a floral display on my mantel and I have some faux magnolias I want to use. The meal you served looks delicious! I need to pick up some pork steaks. I haven't bought them in ages. The little bit of fat they have adds nice flavor and I know those cook up tender. Fresh grown asparagus is available here locally right now. It's a wonderful time of the year isn't it!

  5. You set a beautiful table.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. What a feast Judy! The runner is perfect with the plate. Oh, to have Magnolias growing in your garden. Thanks for sharing with SYC.