Everyday Tables

Opening the boxes that were packed in preparation for the move we aren’t making revealed much that was familiar and a few surprises. I had no recollection of this tablecloth, but its eye-catching colors and pattern reminded me of India. Onto the table it went coupled with my favorite fake flowers that I never tire of using.

As I have written before, when it is time to prepare a table for a dinner gathering I work around whatever is already there. This one, however, proved to be a bit of a challenge. After looking at the cloth for a few minutes, I determined that the place to start was with white dishes, always a safe bet.

Turquoise in the cloth suggested it as a color accent, and the napkins came close. They are secured with fun napkin holders that can be bent and twisted into shape. Using them always makes me think of the special friend who gave them to me.

It would have been easy to finish the setting with white salad plates, but I couldn’t resist adding a little pattern into the mix. These Italian dishes painted and signed by Ernestine and dated 1952 once belonged to my mother-in-law. Whenever they are used, I cannot help but think of her joyful presence.

To complete the setting, these just purchased on sale glasses from Pier One were perfect.

The only thing missing is the friends who will join the hubby and me for dinner. We so enjoy those shared times. I often imagine many of you at our table.


Tablescape Thursday

27 thoughts on “Everyday Tables

  1. No cookie cutter tables at your house.
    I love your cloth, dishes, and napkin rings. I hear they are closing Pier 1 in a lot of places. That is so sad. I like their stores.

    1. Yes, I went to Pier One a couple of days ago and learned 450 stores are closing, including this one near me. Sad that so many retailers are being forced to close. I think Amazon has a lot to do with that.

  2. It might be an “everyday table”, but it is really special. I love how the various components of this tablescape brought back warm memories of friends and family.

    1. Thank you Sheryl. Many of my tables have a story. BTW, did you find Biscoff?

  3. Marcia Fennell Gardner January 25, 2020 — 4:32 pm

    Love the wonderful Indian inspired tablescape!
    Do you plan to serve curry? I love all the side dishes, pappadums, pickles, chutney etc. Fun and delicious!

    1. No curry but something equally interesting.

  4. What a fun table to sit at and enjoy one of your delicious meals. I love all the colors!

    1. What would be fun is for the two of us to have a dinner party!!

      1. Wouldn’t that indeed! 😘

  5. What a happy table! 🙂

  6. This is simply stunning Linda!! I am crazy over your faux dancing tulips too! The cloth is gorgeous and you really complimented it’s colors with the salad plates and beautiful glassware~

    1. I was happy with the way it all came together.

  7. We always enjoy being at your creatively set table and the scrumptious food placed on those plates, Linda. Such a treat!

    1. Any time we gather is a treat!

  8. Could the tablecloth actually belong to someone else?

    1. I don’t think so. I sometimes buy things and they get lost in a cabinet or drawer.

  9. entertainingwomen January 23, 2020 — 7:46 pm

    I can be there in time to help with dinner. Wonderful artistic eye tablescape. Thanks for inviting us for a peek. CherryKay

    1. It always makes me happy to see your smiling face and receive your cheery comments.

  10. I love the bright colors! Your table setting is beautiful!

    1. Thanks, Robin. I do like color!

    2. Thank you. It was fun putting it together.

  11. The cloth is gorgeous and the white really stands out against the colors. It would be a treat to sit at one of your tables!

    1. And it would be wonderful to have you. Who knows, maybe it’ll happen!

  12. 🙂 Lovely decorations! I love the colors!
    Have a HAPPY day!
    Claudia 🙂

    1. Thank you. Color is my thing!

  13. What a lovely table. The cloth is beautiful!

    1. I wondered where it had been hiding!

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