Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tex / Oriental Evening by Candlelight

Recently I found this black and white china at TJ Maxx.  I knew at the time
that my name was "on it".

I know you all have heard of Tex / Mex Mexican food, but have you ever
 heard of
Tex / Oriental food?  It is made the Tea Party Everyday
 way......the easy way.

Oriental Salad

1/4 c. gourmet white wine vinegar
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. oil
Seasoning package from beef ramen
oriental noodles


1 lb. pkg. cole slaw mix
Cut up green onions
Slivered almonds
Sunflower seeds
1 pkg. Ramen noodles

Mix dressing ingredients together.
Add all salad
ingredients together.
 Amounts depend on your taste you
 may use your own
cabbage cut up.
 Add a few grated carrots. Add
 dressing to salad
 up Ramen noodles
 and add to salad.
 Really adds a nice
 crunchy taste.

I will be serving the salad in these bowls.

For the main entree I will be making Green
Pepper Beef from an old recipe that
I found in a Southern Living magazine
years ago.

The most delicious Egg Rolls with sumptuous
 hot mustard will be
 "purchased" from my favorite Oriental eating
establishment here
locally and served on the new "take out" box
 plates that my
darling daughter gave to me. 

The centerpiece is my favorite Asian
 of faux greenery,
 cloche with lime green paperweight inside,
crystal ball
handpainted from the inside, quite a
 feat of
artistic ability!

I found these white linen (hand towels), now napkins,
with our initial "H", and thought they would be
 fantastic with the
 black and white china.  And the best part, is that
 they were on
 sale for 50% off.

The whilte milk glass goblets are from my
 collection of different
patterns.  I find that using them always creates
 a conversation
about each one.

Fenton's Hobnail goblet

Tiara Indiana Glass Kings Crown goblet

I hope someone can tell me the name of this pattern and
who made it!

Westmoreland's Della Robbia goblet

This is my new white and silver flatware that I ordered from
 Howchow's a few days before their sale began.  But that is
 okay as it was discounted a little.

And..........when everyone has finished eating,
 I will serve the
 fortune cookies on the "ticket" plate.
  (also, a gift from my daughter)

Thanks a bunch for stopping by and visiting.  As always,
I enjoy
your visits and treasure your comments.  Please, always
 feel welcome
and I hope to see you again soon. 

 May everyday in you life be a .........

Tea Party Everyday !


SavannahGranny said...

Oh how I love your tea party. Just go to show we can have any kind of tea party we like. You dishes are so unique. I just love the take out and the ticket plates. Just too cute. Loving the black and white. I am looking for black but I haven't been shopping in a while. By the time I hear about something and get by there they are gone. Perhaps I will have your good fortune soon.
I love the use of the milk glass goblets and that you used different patterns. A great tea party thank for sharing. Ginger :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What an adorable and creative table setting! Love those dishes and the new silverware is to die for!! Who cares if it was on sale or not ~ I LOVE it! You have such lovely milkglass stemware, too. Stunning table. Thanks for sharing.

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How fun this all is. Love the colors and the ways you've found to mix it all up on the table for a fabulous tablescape.

Carolyn @ Adrift on the Lake said...

LOVE it!!! Those take-out plates are absolutely adorable!! And the stained glass hanging by your windows -- wow -- they are beautiful. I am visiting from BNOTP and am now your newest follower!


Miss Merry said...

What an unique table! I have never heard of Tex-Oriental! Your dishes are so pretty and you have many unique pieces. I love the white glass goblets. A special touch. And the fortune cookie platter is so cute, too.

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love that your table and dinner coordinate! The Asian flare s so pretty with your black & white plates. I love the ticket plate too! I have made your recipe before and t is a favorite. Thank you for sharing your lovely table.
Blessings My Friend,

Marigene said...

Beautiful black and white table with the little pops of color. The milk glass stemware is a nice touch.

Step inside my home said...

Your tablescape is beautiful. I love, love, love your collection of white milk glass goblets. Each piece is lovely. ~Susie

Aledia said...

I love all your milk glass goblets, so very pretty. Those dishes are amzing and I love your little ticket plate! How cute! I hope your evening is Plum Perfect!

mo said...

Hi Phyllis,

Thank you so much for your warm wishes and wonderful encouragement.

Your dishes are just beautiful. Tex/Mex sounds excellent...

I love your setting.



Entertaining Women said...

Those 'take out box' plates are darling. They add just the right pop to your wonderful black and white pieces. Thank you for sharing your marvelous design and for stopping by my neighbor at the South end of the HE Bailey. Cherry Kay

Rettabug said...

I have made that same salad & it IS yummy! I'd love to hear more about your green pepper beef recipe, too.
Seems like I used to do one YEARS ago.

My DD has your same flatware...beautiful!! I like your new dishes & those gorgeous monogrammed towels. Well done!

mo said...

Hi Phyllis,

I can finally comment again.

Recently you had asked if you could use my graphics on another website. I suppose this is fine if it is not for any commercial use. (I am not familiar with this website at all)

Thank you for using my graphics. Your blog is beautiful!

I am so glad they make you happy.



Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Phyllis...

What a beautiful table! Thank you for sharing it with us! Ohhh have a gorgeous home, my friend! I really enjoyed getting a peek at those fabulous stained glass windows behind your table! Sooo very pretty!

I have just been meandering around your delightful blog! I have really enjoyed my visit...thank you! I just wanted to let you know that I am adding your lovely blog to my list of blog follows! I'm sooo looking forward to your upcoming posts and to more meandering through a few of your past posts! So very nice to meet you, Phyllis!

Warmest wishes,

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Hi! I really love the black and green china. The recipe sounds fab, but that ticket plate is the best! How fun :)

Thanks for you kind comments on Fancy Frugal Life today.


Chubby N Chieque said...

You really have beautiful home. TY for letting us come in.

Love your table... the cloche is so cute.

Happy w/end.


Wonderful and elegant tea party, I love your black and white dishes and the white milky goblets are did I miss this table is beyond me!! Ok, I'm fixing it now and I'm so lucky I just scrolled down your post. Your home is lovely and the cloche is adorable and so is the flatware. I've enjoyed looking thru this gorgeous tablescape. Lots of hugs Phyllis. FABBY

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
So very nice to meet you Phyllis.
Your black and green dishes are Beautiful in this tablescape, the stained glass you have in the back of your table is Gorgeous!!! also you have a very lovely home sweet lady. I have been looking at your other post so sweet.I would like to
thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Halloween Tablescape, and becoming my newest follower. I'am one of your follower now.
XXOO Diane

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I do follow you... Im a old follower sweet lady.
XXOO Diane