Tablescape Thursday

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I'm participing for the first time in Susan's Tablescape Thursday. I don’t claim to be a tablescaper and I am always in awe of the beautiful tablescapes each week. I’ve set many a table and buffet in my catering career but rarely take the time to set anything too special at home. That said, last weekend we hosted a young woman from church for a light lunch. I pulled out some of my stuff and went to town setting a bit of a whimsical table for lunch.

I used a table scarf and napkins that I made and embellished with buttons from my old button jar. The fabric came from my quilt stash and I don’t think I paid more than about $1 a yard for it.

The centerpiece is some pillar candles (Wal-mart) set in some little vintage bowls that I had, surrounded by more buttons from the button jar, a shabby little tiered tray (I love that this is collapsible) and an antique salt & pepper set (I have a second set of these that has red tops….the tops are Bakelite). It is all is set on a crocheted doily that I made years ago.

I used Candlewick sherbets for serving Shrimp Salad stuffed Tomatoes, and Candlewick iced teas to serve iced tea.

My everyday Gibson, white dinnerware as a charger with some pretty sage colored salad plates (bought on clearance at TJMaxx) on which I served Cucumber Sandwiches, olives & pickles. The flatware is my everyday stuff.

This was fun!!