Southern Luncheon

Submitted by Christi

My dear friend, Christy Case Keirn is the president of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries.

Christy Case Keirn

Christy Case Keirn

The NAJA has a publication that is published twice a year called The Crownlet.


In this publication is information about the NAJA Cookbook – Silver Spoons, Blueberry Afternoons.

“A collection of recipes from junior Auxiliary Chapters in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Texas, Alabama and Florida. This cookbook is filled with NAJA history and stories of the work Junior Auxiliary Chapters are doing for children in their communities.”


As you can see, the ad for this cookbook features a tablescape! I was so honored when Christy called and asked for pictures of tablescapes for the NAJA publication. Christy has also offered to allow one of the cookbooks to be given away on A Southern Life!! So, you know the way this goes – leave a comment here. You can leave one comment a day between now and next Wednesday, March 31st at 3:00 p.m. central time.

Even if you are the lucky winner, I’m sure you will want to go to the NAJA website and purchase more to give away to friends! The proceeds from the sales of the cookbook go to further the NAJA mission which is:

“To encourage members to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children; to cooperate with other Charitable 501 (c)(3) organizations.”

What a wonderful organization. Okay, so which tablescape pic did Christy choose?

This one!

This one!

So, here is the entire tablescape presentation that includes this picture from June 3rd, 2009.

Blue Fitzgerald china by Spode

Blue Fitzhugh china by Spode

Simple and pretty

Simple and pretty

The colors go well with my planter in the background.

The colors go well with my planter in the background.

White petunias in the tureen.

White petunias in the tureen.

Of course, my birds are always invited.

Of course, my birds are always invited.

Nice crystal glasses.

Nice crystal glasses.

And pretty coffee cups.

And pretty coffee cups.

Cream or sugar?

Cream or sugar?

Very nice.

Very nice.

Checkout Between Naps on the Porch to see a lot of great tablescapes by a lot of lovely and talented people.


Today’s Lagniappe: Buttery Herb Cheese Muffins
This recipe is from the ad in The Crownlet.

2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
1/2 cup sour cream
1 (6 ounce) package garlic and herbe spreadable cheese, softened

Mix the flour, butter, cheese and sour cream in a bowl until smooth. Spoon into lightly greased miniature muffin cups, filling to the tops. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until light brown. Makes 2 1/2 Dozen.


22 Responses to “Southern Luncheon”

  1. Sonny Says:

    blue and white is one of my favorites .. your table is lovely..

  2. [email protected] Says:

    This such a beautiful table! Blue and white is always a classic pair. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

  3. Judy Colburn Says:

    I love cookbooks, they are my passion! I have many Junior League cookbooks and would love to add this one to my collection.

  4. D Says:

    Your tablescape is lovely, and it looks really good in the cookbook. Please enter me in the giveaway. 🙂


  5. Gail Says:

    Your tablescape was lovely. The blue and white table settings with the green nature background is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Tricia Says:

    I love, love, love, those blue and white dishes! And the white petunias in the blue and white planter are just perfect on that table. How fun to have your tablescape featured!

  7. Dorita Smith Says:

    I would love to win the cookbook. I have quite a collection which include a few from my late mother-in-law who was reputed to be quite the cook, some that I have purchased in antique stores, and many that I have collected over the years. The Junior League cookbook would be a much-used and welcome addition to my kitchen.

  8. Mimi Says:

    The blue dishes are beautiful…not sure about the birds, though…they look like they would snatch the meal off the plate before I did!

  9. Barbara Says:

    your tablescape is very elegant. Even the birds loved it, awsome!

  10. Kendra Says:

    I love your blue & white dishes!! Would love to win the cookbook…the recipes sound delicious! Thanks for the chance!

  11. Treasia Says:

    Gorgeous dishes and tablescape. I love trying new recipes out on the family. Count me in for this fab giveaway please.

  12. c. flanigan Says:

    Love the blue and white dishes…I have a nice collection of them myself. Please enter me in your giveaway!!!!!

  13. Tammy Says:

    What a lovely table. Just love the blue and white with the crystal.

    The Junior League cookbooks are always some of the best. This is a great giveaway!

  14. Deborah in NC Says:

    Lovely table! I would love to be lucky enough to win the cookbook!

    Deborah in NC

  15. Patricia Says:

    Beautiful table setting. Would love to win the cookbook.

  16. Janet Taber Says:

    What a pretty blue and white table! Love that you also invited the birdies to join you….

  17. April R Says:

    I would love,love, love to be entered to win this cookbook! I will definately be keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks!

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  19. Mid-Atlantic Martha Says:

    Oh now your photo does look picture perfect! I can see why it was chosen for this cookbook.

  20. Sally Says:

    Lovely table. The petunias in the tureen are too cute!
    Would love to win the cookbook to add to my collection.

  21. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage Says:

    I love a good cookbook!!

  22. Victoria Says:

    What a beautiful table. I love blue and white dishes, and the simplicity of it is so inviting. Truly southern in its beauty! Thanks or the wonderful giveaway – I would be thrilled to win a cookbook.

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