Party Picks: A Plum Setting

Good morning and Happy Monday!

A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by my friend, Sarah of Dreamers Joy Events and Design, to design an invitation and coordinating place card for a welcoming dinner being hosted by one of her clients.  The concept – modern/fancy…the color palette – plum, gold, black and white.  By the feed from her business page on Facebook, the event went off this past Saturday night as a rousing success and I am looking forward to seeing the photo coverage!

Inspired by the color palette, I decided to explore the interwebs and find pieces that I recommend for a plum-my dinner.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite piece from the place setting?

Credits: 1) Custom Dinner Invitation – BrainFry Concepts; 2) Purple and White Calla Lily Bouquet – Photo Credit: JHigginsPhotography.com; 3) Fluted Gold Charger – World Market; 4) Vera Wang Gilded Weave Place Setting – Char Chews, Inc.; 5) Mystic Plum Buffet Napkin – World Market; 6) DII Hammered Gold Napkin Ring – Amazon.com; 7) Aldrich Champagne Flute in Purple – Amazon.com

Now…what would a dinner party be without some vittles!?  So, here is a menu I put together…some I’ve actually served during intimate family dinners (the salmon fillet is a-maz-ing!)…others I’m just dying to try.  Anyway, which one looks to be the most appetizing to you?!

Credits:  1) Roasted Carrots – Ruth Cousineau via Epicurious.com; 2) Risotto of Spring Vegetables – Gordon Ramsey via BBC GoodFood; 3) Roast Chicken with Herb-and-Garlic Pan Drippings – Ashley Christensen via Epicurious.com; 4) Slow-Roasted Red-Wine-Lacquered Salmon Fillet – Gourmet via Epicurious.com; 5) Bramble Jelly Shots – Toby Cecchini via The Jellyshot Kitchen; 6) Macadamia Milk Jam & Chocolate Ganache Tarts – Tartelette

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