I am happy to once again participate in Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch. Please visit Susan's wonderful blog to view her always so beautiful tablescape and click on the others who are joining in the fun this time to view their creations!
I'm using Tablescape Thursday to highlight one of the highlights of my week!
Well, it's not just the Mojitos that highlight my Mondays, it's also the fact that my husband has been taking a lot of Mondays off from work, and then we usually take a drive to enjoy the beach, and we come home and relax by making ourselves a couple of Mojitos. I found an amazing recipe for the perfect Mojito from Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements (you can find the recipe here). My husband and I enjoy his recipe very much!
We first debuted Bill's recipe at a family party and it was a big hit!
We usually take these wonderful drinks outside on the deck. Now, I do nothing fancy, but I think using your 'everyday' kitchenware can make a very nice little tablescape, granted it's not as beautiful or grand as using 'special day' tableware at a sit-down dinner, but it can still be a pleasant table to sit at. And I think using familiar, everyday things creates a comfortable atmosphere.
I usually walk in the door and quickly gather up whatever is at hand:
This time it was two nice big glasses I had purchased earlier this summer at Target:
And a small white colander, also a purchase from Target:
I also took out two vintage shell dishes that I had purchased years ago at a flea market:
And this little lime shaped cutting board that I got as a gift years ago:
This is a perfect summer drink!
Along with our wonderful Mojitos, I have filled the colander with fresh vegetables:
And I used the little shell dishes for our favorite dipping sauces:
(This is the lazy man's [er, woman's] version of a mojito salad, fresh vegetables and papaya/mango/tomato salsa to dip them in!)
It's really a very informal, relaxing, refreshing treat on a summer evening!
On the second round we were running out of mint leaves so there was a bit of a disagreement on who would get the most mint in their drink. Guess who won?
Nah, I'm just kidding! I split them up evenly.
Good food, great drinks, and the best company, right in our own little corner of the world!
Can life get any better?
Happy Tablescape Thursday!
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