This was how the table looked just waiting for the guests to arrive.
I only had eight goblets and cups, so used some of my depression ware for the ninth setting. Each napkin was wrapped in a little bit of old tatting from my grandmother, and a piece of blooming peppermint from the garden. It is always a lot of fun for me to set the table...I remember enjoying it even as a child.
After the guests arrived, we enjoyed a little pre-dinner visiting in the garden.
And the insurance man enjoyed a little visiting around the snacks I had set out. It was a great evening of relaxed, joyous sharing together.
On the 'name the dog' front, we have several name suggestions now:
We are still waiting on a suggestion from Calvin, and Doris is trying them out. I'll let you know which one she takes.