Easy Does It

tablescapeIt’s easy to prepare a table when a beautiful woven silk runner and tulips left from Valentine’s are already there to inspire.

tablescapeLooking in the cupboard for dishes, the fake Fiesta ones offered the most possibility.

tablescapeThe lavender was an obvious choice, but looking again at the runner I saw hints of orange in the stripes where color had merged to create a new tint.

tablescapeThat made the coral plate an interesting addition.

napkinsMixing patterns and textures is something I enjoy, so the multicolored/patterned napkins from Anthropologie were an easy choice.  That store is such a great place to find fun accents and sometimes there’s even something special on the sale rack!

tablescapeI love using these textured pink glasses at every opportunity.  There’s no telling how old they are as they once belonged to my very good friend’s grandmother who would be well past 100.  Needless to say, they are very special treasures. 

bellsFinally, just for fun I added a little bell to each place.  I have such a collection , and I like finding ways to get them off display shelves. 

tablescapeSimple though it is, the table has what for me makes a happy table: color, texture, pattern, whimsy.  Now, if I can just decide what to fix for dinner all will be well!  Any ideas?

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24 thoughts on “Easy Does It

  1. Hmm…could that beautiful runner be from SE Asia? Terrific dinner table all around. I’m always wondering where you store all your treasures….especially as they appear to be so accessible to you. Perhaps you should do a blog on clever storage ideas?!?

  2. Lulu, SNAP!
    I also got red tulips for Valentines… and they look to be the same shade as yours too! I’m enjoying looking at them from my bed they are really beautiful, as are yours 🙂

    Dinner suggestions… hmmm Maybe a chicken / veggie / noodle stir fry with some chopped red chilies to go with your Asian table theme?

    or… a creamy cheesey au gratin dish…, potato slices stacked in layers with cheese and veggies in a deep oven dish, pour in the cream, top with cheese and breadcrumbs and slow cook in the oven until the potato is cooked through. The cream will have become a rich cheesy sauce and whilst you won;t want to know about the calories it’s a heavenly winter treat.

    What ever you cook… bon appetite!

    1. How good to hear from you! Stir fry always works for me so that is a great suggestion. Coincidentally, we just had a dish sounding very much like your au gratin and with a green salad it was perfect.

  3. This really is a happy table LuLu. Love your fun bells and the plates are perfect! I recently went to an estate sale that had a huge amount of vintage Fiesta ware. I loved it, but could not start another collection. Plus, it was a bit pricey. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. Your cupboard sure has some lovely dishes to choose from. I love the color of the runner and the plates look so pretty matched with it.Your glasses are treasures, just beautiful! Love how your table looks. Sorry, no help from me with dinner, I never know what I’m going to have until the last minute………………

  5. This table is so charming. I love the combination of colors used, but what I really appreciated was the use of the various bells at each place setting, because that tells me something about you. Our tables should speak for us, I think.

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