Nothing to It!

Funny how sometimes there’s nothing to setting a table.  That is quite true of this one.  It started with a linen table runner I hadn’t used in some time.  

What drew me to it is the bird image as  I do have a thing for birds and bird houses!

It was a no brainer to add a bird house from the collection on the porch and  a little birdie that just happened to be sitting on the counter waiting to be used for something.

With so many flowers blooming in the yard, it was very easy to run out and clip a few to add a touch of color.  For me, there is no better way to arrange flowers than to stick a stem or two or three in bottles that are then grouped on the table.  

With the bird on the runner being stamped in black, there was no better choice for dishes than the black Ikea plates.  

Finishing off the table is a favorite simple napkin fold that works perfectly as a pouch for the flatware.

You know, it just doesn’t take much to make a simple dinner at home something special.  

And dinner was simple.  It was an Against the Grain pizza with pesto and mozzarella to which was added pears, bacon, pine nuts and blue cheese. 

Out of the oven, it was topped with arugula which made a salad unnecessary.  By the way, if you haven’t tried Against the Grain pizza, look for it in your frozen food section.  It is quite good, and as an extra bonus, it’s gluten free.

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16 thoughts on “Nothing to It!

  1. Love the addition of pears on the pizza!

  2. This looks so delicious…will have to see if I can find it! Always love your table settings…so simply perfect!!!

    1. Thank you. Simple is what works for me.

  3. Such a simple and beautiful table setting. I don’t do much other than a tablecloth when I set my table but I really should try something more fun. It certainly elevates the meal.

    1. Sometimes the table excuses a lackluster meal!

  4. Hi Lulu,
    I love your Pizza, it will be delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Lulu, a beautifully set table adds immeasurably to the enjoyment of a meal, and changing it up once in a while by pulling things in from here and there as you have gives added interest. Charming!

    1. I agree that an an active table adds to the pleasure of a meal.

  6. The table and the food looks great!

  7. I love the bird on your runner. And, the pizza is now on my list to try. Your additions look delicious, too!

    1. Pizza is an easy dinner and for the hubby and me very satisfying.

  8. Your table is a delight Linda, and that pizza is right up my alley, yum!

    1. If you can find Against the Grain, try it.

  9. Linda, I love the simplicity of your table with its linen runner and stems in bottles. The black plates are a perfect choice! Happy Thursday!

  10. Lulu,
    The style of the stamped bird in black looks very very French to me. I agree with you on the point of the flowers looking better for being less and in the smaller vases rather than as a large group, the small vases especially suit these types of flower, especially the ones that looks like a firework (behold my detailed gardening knowledge lol).
    I envy you your garden! Enjoy!!! btw It always takes me a moment or two to remember what “flatware” is, it’s a term I have never heard used here in the Netherlands or in New Zealand, we call it “cutlery” instead 🙂 Beautiful table, and Pizza: no prizes for guessing that there is no hope of finding anything like this in any of the supermarkets here. Looks delectable!!! 🙂

    1. Now that I think about it, I got the runner for my French country daughter who turned it down saying she doesn’t do tables!

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