Thursday, May 26, 2011

Gin and Tonics Welcome Home

Husbands  are amazing people.  Mine puts up with me and has been elevated to sainthood by my friends.  So as a surprise I treated him to  dinner  on the porch.  We started off the evening with gin and tonics.

He's easy to  surprise.   The smile on his face was worth the prep-work.

With the weather as hot and  sticky  as it was,  I chilled everything.  Shrimp cocktail for him too.  I made this set of napkins.  I needed man napkins.  Men don't want a pink napkin with their drink.   Black  and  white  was a good choice, what do you think?

With the US Open weeks away I decided to get out our  golf  glassware. 

See  that  golf ball in there !

Plenty of cold  limes.  We add a whole lime to every drink.  The extra lime juice makes a great G and T.   I love this tray too.  I don't over polish  silver.  I don't mind little age spots.

Yes,  I know these are sugar tongs, but they  worked  just fine in a pinch.

Doesn't that look  cold?

I didn't want to sit the  tonic  water out in the plastic bottle so I used a wine bottle I had saved.  This bottle is so cute with the houses on it.. It's from a 2000 vintage  white  wine that we had at the Biltmore.

little closer....

I love when my husband notices something.   Square ice cubes?  Where did you get those?  Really,  I have had these ice trays  forever.  

This was the end product... his.....

The first G and T  I ever had was with my  mother  and  father  in law while I was dating their son.  It was a family event to make everyone a cold glass and sit in the back yard on the deck.  Very  happy  memories !

And  mine.... 


I hope you  enjoy.   Happy Thursday  Jules


  1. Sounds like you have a great husband -- and t's nice you took the time and effort to show him! We should all probably do that more often, huh?

  2. Sounds like a perfect way to begin the evening:@)

  3. That looks so cold and refreshing!! Sweet thing to do for your hubby. :-)

  4. Hi Jules,

    This is such an elegant and inviting table! Everything looks so cold and refreshing. I love your silver tray, the Biltmore wine bottle, your green dragonfly pot, and the man napkins are perfect. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such kind comments. Have a great weekend.

    Denise at Forest Manor

  5. Hello Jules,
    I am sure your husband loved this special dinner. The golf glasses are so pretty, just the right thing for men and so are the napkins. Perfect! And the Georg Jensen Acorn sugartongs is a real treasure.
    Thank you for your first visit on my blog.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  6. Nice way to start the looks so refreshing.

  7. You are really making me thirsty! That is such a nice tradition. Little things give back big memories. Love it!