starting with a great "vase" of mums
And a little melamine........ no china needed
A little chocolate
Olives, and in case it was a little to Italian throw in an English tea pot
filled with corn relish
some good friends
and a 25 cent bear from a garage sale to go with the mums when it is all done.
Who said table scape had to be perfect, sometimes it is just fun and it is more important to have friends over, never let the lack of great dishes prevent good ole' hospitality.