Food, Tablescapes

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. 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!!! 🙂

  2. 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

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