Monday, July 28, 2014

The Perfect Hostess Gift: Lobster Boil Edition


Did you have a lovely weekend? Summer returned to Seattle and we took full advantage of every minute. Breakfast on the back porch, dining with friends, getting out on the lake, taking a long, tough hike in the mountains. But my favorite summery moment was the annual lobster boil. Every year our corner grocery flies in lobsters from Maine ready for the pot. We grab a few and all the fixings and head to friend's home for a lobster feast...



 

Summer is full of so many wonderful events, I love to keep a stash of hostess gifts on hand. Paper Placemats, a coordinating kitchen towel, some cocktail napkins and a hand-painted tag seemed just right for our lobster festivities...


And here are a few other lobster-lovely gifts perfect for lobster night or a weekend at the beach house: 



Have you gotten your claws on any lobster this summer?

Happy Monday! XO

17 comments:

  1. I love lobster and literally could eat it every day during the summer and when out east have been known to go on "lobster binges" :) What a fun get together that must have been...love your ideas for the hostess, perfect! Enjoy your Monday Jeanne!

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    1. I'm with you, Tina! Whenever we visit family in New England, I swear I have lobster almost every meal - and come home sporting what I call "my lobster roll" around my middle. :-)

      Hope you enjoy your Monday, too, Tina! XOXO

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  2. We had lobster tails last night!Hubby did them on the barbecue!It was a first for us and mighty delicious!Do you think that could have anything to do with being up at 4 am!!!??

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    1. Ha! I haven't been sleeping well either. Thought it was the heat, but maybe it was the lobster!

      Hope you have a lovely week! XOXO

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  3. I LOVE lobster and such fond memories are tied to it! My Father-in-law gave us one of those black and white enamel pots and whenever we drag it out, it reminds me of him and his affection for Summer meals sharing lobster, corn on the cob and fresh tomato salads. Pomegranite has the cutest lobster things too. Love all your picks and could see a line of products with your illustrations on them. Wrapping paper, plates, mugs, napkins.....and more!
    Thanks for making me crave lobster (in the morning!)
    pve

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    1. What a lovely memory, Patricia. Sounds like the very best of summer. Perhaps a lobster omelet is what you need this morning!? XOXO

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  4. i have never enjoyed the pleasure of a lobster feast so i can only imagine the FUN! lobster is a decadence around these parts, doncha know. the bibs, the tote, the lobster everything is soooo charming. ever add it to garlic mashed potatoes and goat cheese? it's one of my christmas eve meal go-tos!

    happy monday, beautiful.

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    1. Lobster is a pretty rare treat in our parts, too, since we have all sorts of yummy seafood EXCEPT lobster - which is probably why I crave it so much. So when those little guys arrive at the corner grocery once a year, we really make the most of it! Lobster mashed potatoes sound just dreamy.

      Happy Monday to you, beautiful Michele! XOXO

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  5. Jeanne you know just what makes a dinner party special, super hostess gifts!
    Right now I am hungry for a great lobster salad and lobster mac and cheese!

    xoxo
    Karena
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  6. Jeannie, great ideas for gifts!
    I am jealous ever tome you mention lobster. You just don't know how much I love to dip the delicacy in clarified butter.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  7. Oh noooo... I missed the lobster day at Bert's? SO sad, will have to settle for crab up here in the islands. What a fun tradition, your photos are wonderful, and that hostess bundle is so very special. Well done, as usual. xo

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  8. For some reason I just can't get enough lobster this summer! Your photos are just beautiful! Great gift suggestions too. Have a beautiful day, Jeanne! xoxo

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  9. We are both channeling lobster today!!! Just got back from our local waterside taco shack and had lobster tacos! My new favorite twist on lobster rolls. It just seems so appropriate for summer.

    Love your hostess gift and I know your friends did as well. The lobster gift tags....adorable!!!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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