You never know whose paths are going to cross. Recently, I received an email asking if I had been at Shepherd’s Pie, a Rockport eatery, that night. The writer was a blog reader and thought she recognized me from a photo on my site. I had, in fact, been there and was flabbergasted that someone would spot me and follow up. As it turned out, this reader lives about 20 minutes from me, and I thought why not invite her to dinner.
Since we both like Shepherd’s Pie, we could have rendezvoused there, but it’s a bit loud making conversation difficult so it seemed a good idea to have her and her hubby come here for a casual dinner.
With only four of us, dinner was in the breakfast room and the table set with these wonderful colorful dishes from Marshall’s. Each plate depicts a different vineyard scene and wine making me think of favorite places.
Note that once again my trusty bottles are on the table filled with dried hydrangeas. I don’t know what I will do if I ever have to make a real flower arrangement when stems in the bottles are so easy!
I love folding napkins and one of my favorites folds is an accordion style that is opened to a fan shape. To me, the napkins add a little something extra to the overall presentation, and it only takes a minute to fold them.
For dinner, it was an easily prepared chicken dish that can be found here at Wives With Knives. If you haven’t check out this blog, do because there are some very tasty recipes there.
All in all, the evening was terrifically enjoyable, and it was a delight to meet a blog follower in the flesh. If you are ever in the area, I’d love to meet you, too!
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