Last Sunday we had our traditional summer party (this was the second time!), Mr. Kotkarankki's side of the family was gathered to meet for lunch at our house. Their sister comes every summer from Germany for a vacation here, so summer is perfect for the party. I was too busy to photograph, but before I put everything back in place, I took some pictures.
This is where I served a salad of fresh potatoes, cucumber, cheese, green olives and fresh green peas. When I was little, butter was packed in it and covered with cold water to keep is fresh. It was not keept in the refrigerator but in a cupboard with dry foodstuffs, so it was not too hard for the bread. Beautiful butter "shavings" were taken with a wooden spoon and arranged on a small plate. This tub was manufactured by Arabia in many sizes, all with blue flowers. Many people collect them and pay high prices.
This other Arabia dish is much smaller. It is the right size when you make macaroni and cheese for one, or a bread and jam pudding for two.
And yes, that is my big white Iris damask linen tablecloth still on the table. We didn't use the napkins this time, they didn't look nice with the paper plates ;-)
Let's see who else is playing VTT with Coloradolady.
Next week I'll be on vacation, but I hope to see you in two weeks with new vintage thingies.