No matter whether it’s the hubby and me or friends for a simple week night dinner, I make some effort to set an attractive table. Somehow I relate a pleasant table to the food tasting better and to lingering after the meal for late day conversation.
This simple table features a runner inspired by a leftover piece of my handwoven fabric. Combining it with some remnants was a good way of not letting anything go to waste!
Earlier in the day I had arranged cheery yellow alstromeria in vases that easily moved from another spot to the center of the table to surround the candles that were there.
Dishes? No problem. Plates and bowls of different but complementary colors add a touch of fun.
The plates are from a thrift shop and the bowls from the dollar store, good finds both.
I wish the plates were real Fiesta rather than a copy cat version, but that might be too much to wish for considering their price!
The table is ready. Beef stew is simmering in the slow cooker. Wine is chilling. The doorbell just rang. It’s time to enjoy an easy evening with friends.
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13 thoughts on “Keeping it Simple”
It was interesting to see each individual setting and then in the final pic, everything blended into a colorful and fun tablescape. Loved it!
Wanda @ weekendwanderlust
Love your colorful table, I’m sure your friends enjoyed the evening.
I couldn’t agree with you more, Linda! A nice table is an open invitation to linger after the meal, and it shows guests that you are happy they’re there. A table needn’t be Cirque de Soleil elaborate…just special enough to show you went that extra step or two. What you’ve done here is many steps above the everyday, and the bright, energetic colors really fire up the ol’ appetite.I doubt there was one bite of that beef stew left over!
Your table runner is anything but simple. It is beautiful. I love all the textures and colors. Your flowers and especially the blue vase and candles compliment your table runner. I like how you picked up the green in the napkins. Cheerful and fun. Lucky guests.
Beautiful table runner and I love how you have used all of the colors of dishes to blend with it. Lovely!
I like all those different colors at the table. I particularly like the flowers and candles… Great choice..
What a wonderful explosion of color!! I adore that runner – it is a masterpiece. I love the way you used different patterns and colors. It is very artistic and pleasing. Beautiful job – I know your friends enjoyed eating at that table!!
Love your bright and cheery table, especially the runner.
Have a great weekend, Linda.
Thank you. Are you taking a little break or am I missing your posts?
Very attractive at bargain prices. Very nice!!!
Truly beautiful! Love how you took the photos of the table setting.
I am in love with your gorgeous table runner….and to think it is something that you wove with love….the simple dinners are the best!…