After spending many weeks drooling over all of the
beautiful Tablescapes that are featured over at
Between Naps on the Porch
for Tablescape Thursday
I have been wanting to run out and buy every dish I could find.
Every where I go I find myself looking at plates,
chargers, place mats and napkins...
Would this make a good centerpiece?
Looking at trays, platters and bowls...Oh My!
I bought a set of red flatware one day while
shopping with Mom and told her I could use it
for Christmas, Valentines Day...4th of July...
so many uses....
She thought I was nuts.
But, we have to eat...every day...and we have to use a fork too...
right...might as well be a pretty fork.
That's my story and I'm sticking too it.
But I have had to stop and tell myself that these beautiful collections
of dishes that I drool over and dream about did not jump into these ladies
cabinets overnight. They are collections that have come over time,
and mine will too...
I have a good start, I just need to learn to mix and match.
Use what I have and add to it over time.
I decided that tonight I was going to set the
table for our family dinner.
For the last six weeks, Scott and Austin have been so
busy that dinner together was only
on Wednesday night before church....and that was because we
were eating out!
But tonight I decided to try my hand at a
Candy Corn Tablescape.
It is simple...still room to add to it,
but that is fun part, right?
I removed the leaf from my kitchen table to make it
a little more intimate...you know...
Make the kids talk to us!
Austin says he still feels weird eating at the
smaller table, but I think he'll get used to it.
Pull up a seat and let's see what is on the table.
I used my Phaltzgraff Heritage white dinner plates
that I have had since college. I placed them on the orange
place-mats that I found at TJMaxx.
The black napkins came from TJMaxx as well.
The Candy Corn bowls came from Kohl's
this year in their Halloween section.
They were on sale, had an extra 20% off coupon...
and I had $20 worth of Kohl's cash,
so they were a steal.
I used the water pitcher that matches my
white Heritage dishes and placed some
Candy Corn colored daisies in to use
as the centerpiece.
As I looked back at these pictures, I decided I have
a lot to learn about floral arranging as well...
Should have cut the stems down just a bit so
all you see are the flowers...
I just grabbed one of the bunches of flowers from Publix
when Jackson and I made a grocery run this afternoon...
Something about the neon orange daisy it just a little weird...
I pulled out this orange set of Cambridge Flatware
that I had found at Old Time Pottery. I originally
bought it thinking I would use it for an
Auburn Football Tablescape,
but Halloween is a good excuse to use it, too!
The table is set and we are ready to eat...
Won't you join us?
I did not know how my three men would take
sitting down to a table set with matching
accessories and such, but I think
they enjoyed it as much as I did.
I know I have a lot to learn about properly setting a table,
and I think that is a good thing to know, and a good
thing to pass to my boys. I want to raise them to be
fine southern gentlemen and know which fork to use for dinner.
It was a lot of fun setting the table and having a nice
dinner ready to eat when Scott was home from work.
Our lives are so hectic and we are always on the go,
but it is nice to sit and talk for a while
and enjoy a few minutes of peace with my family.
So as simple as it may be I am going to be linking up to
Tablescape Thursday at
Between Naps on the Porch
Hop on over and look at all of the beautiful
dishes, dishes and more dishes!!!
Thanks for stopping by.