Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Fall Family Dinner-Tablescape Thursday


     It is time again for another Tablescape Thursday. Our hostess, Susan @ Between Naps On The Frontporch has the links listed to many beautiful and fun tablescapes. You can get some wonderful ideas from seeing what others create. Please take some time to visit her.



     My parents are still visiting and I decided that we would "eat in" at least one night. We tend to be so busy when they are here that we end up eating out way too much.

     The tablecloth is vintage, my parents got it for a wedding present. It had to be ironed with spray starch to get it to look table ready. No wonder my mom gave it to me years ago! 



     The dishes are by Signature, the pattern is Troubadour and I have had them for many years. I used my every day flatware and gold napkins. The glasses I found at TJ Maxx on sale for $2 each! The centerpiece is a sangria pitcher from the famous Columbia restaurant. I loved how the colors in the pitcher complimented the dishes. I added a few stems of leaves and the last of our honeysuckle for a natural look. The pears were a recent purchase on our trip and I love them. The candles were scented apple cider and that also added to the natural feeling of the table.





MENU
Purple Sticky Rice
Roasted Asparagus
Ice Cream with assorted toppings



     We had a nice quiet evening. The food was good and the company even better. My parents leave in the morning (Thursday), but we will see them soon for Christmas.

23 comments:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Such a bright and cheerful tablescape today! Thanks for your sweet visit -- and I copies down that recipe for coleslaw -- I think that's the way my Mom used to make it -- and I loved it!

Really Rainey said...

I just love those colors! The pears make the tablescape tho... they really make the dishware stand out... Great Tablescape!
Have a great rest of the week...
~Really Rainey~

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

The dishes are really fun..., and the menu, oh my..., sounds soooo delicious.

niartist said...

Look at how beautiful this turned out! :) Gorgeous! And Butternut Squash soup is my fave! I love it when you do day and night shots! :) Commented on the other blog, too, but wanted to tell you thanks for stopping by! I'll be back to check for your tree in a few weeks! :)

Rettabug said...

Sue, your table looks so festive & happy & I don't think you could have found glassware to match any better if you would have handpainted them yourself. Very Pretty!

I bought a TON of those mulled cider candles....aren't they wonderful? The cable guy walked in & said "Boy, you're ambitious, to be baking so early" He thought I had an apple pie in the oven! LOL

I've been to the Columbia restaurant in Tampa... I ♥ their blackbean soup! Now you've made me hungry for it. :-)

Thanks for sharing your table & the recipe for coleslaw with us.

fondly,
Rettabug

Kathleen said...

That's a happy table..Love the colors, and those glasses are terrific.
Menu sounds delicious too!
Great job!

Mrs. P. said...

Great tablescape. I love all the color! Your menu also looks wonderful!

Blessings!
Gail

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Lovely tablescape in beautiful blues! The sangria pitcher is a treasure and I love those pears!

nannykim/spindle cottage said...

Nice; my favorite thing about this was the beautiful pitcher filled with the leaves. The glasses are so beautiful. Love the look of the candle light !

Charisse and Holly said...

Delightful...I do set the table every night...but it is always pretty much the same. I feel good about using real dishes (not paper...unless it is one of those nights), cloth napkins (mom always did...they seem easy to me, napkin rings, I always burn a candle, and turn on music. I should concentrate sometimes on setting a truly beautiful table once in awhile. Thanks for coming by...Holly at lifelaughlatte

Mimi said...

Nice bright and cheerful table!

Melissa Wertz said...

What time is dinner? Love your table!

Sonny said...

what a beautiful bright and stunning table.. I want to try the martha's cornbread.. everything looks YUMMY~!!

Maria said...

Hi Sue! Your table setting is so cheerful... I could only smile sitting there!
Your quick recipes in the last two posts are just great... Definitely worth keeping in mind for the days ahead~
Have a sweet weekend!
~Maria

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sue, We ARE friends!
-your friend Yvonne

Liz said...

A very festive holiday table! The menu sounds yummy!

~Liz

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Love the blues of your dishes and the amber color of the candles. Apple cider candles sound wonderful!

Beautiful table. And your menu sounds delicious!

koralee said...

Now that was fun....your dishes are amazing..my favourite colour!

Ivory Spring said...

What a cozy table setting.

design_aholic said...

Love the glasses, nice work on the colors!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM My dear friend...Girl what is purple sticky rice...I love your table this week and those glasses are to die for...another great Sue table and menu...I hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

BrightenedBoy said...

Another job well done.

bj said...

Every thing looks just fabulous. I love your pretty and colorful dishes....