Everyday Tables


The hubby and a friend were talking about Italy and wine, and the next thing I knew we were having guests for dinner with the promise of homemade pasta. The friend was bringing bottles of wine he’d had shipped from Italy, and the hubby and I would team up to make pasta.

With pasta and wine in mind, a table came together quite easily thanks to wine themed plates from TJ Maxx.

One of my handwoven runners had all the right colors. Coupled with bottles filled with the few remaining blooms in the garden and some topped with candleholders it became part of a simple centerpiece.

With so many color options, napkins in a variety of colors were chosen and flared in shiny black napkin rings.

Though I suspect the glasses were meant as water goblets, this night they are to be filled with wine. The small black plates not only accent the larger ones, they will contrast nicely with tomatoes and mozzarella.

As simple as it is, the table both fits the season and what will be served. I’m already envisioning how the butternut squash carbonara will look on the plates!

Though the hubby’s invite caught me a little off guard, it gave me a wonderful excuse to do one of the things I like best and that is setting a table. For me the combination of a friendly inviting table and tasty food can’t be beat.

17 thoughts on “Everyday Tables

  1. Homemade pasta, huh? Okie dokie…color me duly impressed!!!!! There is NO WAY I would ever attempt that! I’m sure I’d have either cardboard swords for the neighborhood kids to play with or a lump of goo to choke the garbage disposal!!! Either way, I KNOW I couldn’t do it! Bravissimo to you guys!!!!!!! And you set a lovely table with all the right elements (LOVE the rosemary in with the flowers!) to showcase your culinary delight!!!!!!!

    1. Making pasta is not as hard as you might think and it can be a good way to work out frustrations!

  2. I love love the way you styled this table! I love the plates too, and the black salad plates look great on an angle, and so clever how you arranged the runner to include place settings at each end. The colors are perfect with the plates, and fresh homemade pasta and good wine, everyone had to be in heaven!

    1. Thanks, Jenna, for your much appreciated comments. The table added to the enjoyment of the evening.

  3. What an artistic and beautiful table!
    I appreciate your sharing it with us.

    1. Thanks, Kathleen. This was a very fun table to do and it all came together with little effort.

  4. A fun and cheerful table, good food, and wine makes for a wonderful time! Love it!

  5. What a delight it would be to sit at one of your tables and enjoy homemade pasta!

    1. I’m hoping one of these days we will share a table with or without pasta!

  6. I was fortunate to spend three weeks in Orvieto a few years back. I believe they tout themselves as the home of the “Slow Food Movement”. Meals are never rushed and I began a love affair with Truffles while there. I hope you have a great evening. 👍🍷🍷🍷🍷

    1. You know, I believe the wine we shared was from Orvieto where I, too, have fond memories.

  7. marciafennell4315e20520 October 20, 2022 — 3:19 pm

    Sensational Linda, as always!!!
    What size pasta did you make?
    Sauced with??
    Yum yum!

    1. I’d say the pasta was angel hair size which is the most challenging to make.

  8. I’ll toast and drink to that! What a fun entry. And I know the food was delicious. You were missed at Kathy’s house today as the weather was perfect and a great turn out.

    1. I hope to join Lunch Bunch very soon as it is such a wonderful way to reconnect.

  9. What an elegant ( and delicious) dinner that must have been!!! Home made pasta !!!

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