Father's Day Tablescape

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I set a pretty simple Father's Day table last Sunday. Nothing fancy and more toward the manly than most tables I set.
Dinner was just for 4.
I picked elements that would go well with these vintage amber colored candlewick glasses. I could not believe my good fortune when I found 4 of these at a Goodwill store in a neighboring town.

I have a very large collection of candlewick but didn't have any amber pieces until I found these. I LOVE amber glass.

Pretty sage green Laura Ashley plates.

Salad plates and soup bowls are TJMaxx finds.

Antique amber salt and pepper shakers.

Brown napkins are from the clearance aisle at Target. I fan folded them and then knotted in the middle for a casual look.

No flowers or pretty centerpiece for this table. Simply used some ironstone pieces that I had thrifted.

Sharing at Susan's Tablescape Thursday.


  1. Mimi said...:

    I really like your "manly" table, Gail. Once upon a time I didn't care for amber glass, but it now is one of my favorites...it goes with so many things. You were lucky to find 4 of the candlewick glasses.

  1. arkie said...:

    Lovely table setting!

  1. Gail, You set a perfect table for the men in your life. If we really think hard, most tables appeal to women!
    The amberware is so handsome. I love that you kept the place setting very non-fussy! A man's dream!
    I think the napkins look like bow ties. So creative!
    You really did a wonderul tribute to your men!

  1. Kathleen said...:

    That's great! It's true most tables are so feminine. You "tied" it all together so nicely! And I bet the food was good too!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Gail!

  1. GrannySue said...:

    The table looks wonderful. It all goes together so well and is so inviting.

  1. This is really pretty! I love the way you did a man's bow tie with the napkins! Great job!


  1. Julie Harward said...:

    Oh, there are so many ideas for setting tables...I like this one for him. I love how you just tied a knot in the napkin and laid it at the top of the plate..very simple and very cute! :D

  1. Very pretty table! I especially love those amber colored glasses. I'd love to have a set of those myself. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

  1. Debbie said...:

    I agree with the post above that the napkins look like bow ties. That was my favorite part of the table. I really love the look of this table. As you said, it DOES have an elegant but masculine feel to it. Your glasses were a great score!

  1. It may be simple but it is still very attractive. I love the napkin.

  1. Hi Gail, such a lovely table. I love the colors and especially the amber pieces. There is something so welcoming and comforting about amber.

    Have a blessed day!
    Barb ♥

  1. What a lovely table you've set here! I love those floral plates and bowls, and the way you've tied the napkins is great -- I will definitely copy that soon! Your amber glasses are perfect with these colors!

  1. Barbara said...:

    I like your amber glassware. The ironstone elements are so pretty.

  1. Diann said...:

    Hi Gail!

    what a perfect Father's Day table! the dishes are just sopretty! And I really love that st of S & P shakers!!

  1. MyJourneyBack said...:

    Oh I love your table. All the pieces as different as they are work so great together. I have never seen the amber candle wick. My mother has the clear. Thanks for sharing your treasures and your talent too.
    Have a Blessed Thursday,

  1. emptynester3 said...:

    We need to set a manly table every once in awhile- with just enough femininity! I am sure hubby/dad liked it. (My hubby likes the tables I do, but really liked when I used his Army boot for Memorial Day!) Thanks for visiting me and for the Birthday wishes! ~Nana~

  1. Sherry said...:

    I love your dishes and you have set a beautiful table. I especially love the way you tied the napkin above the plate. I might have to try that. It is very pretty.

  1. Sharlotte said...:

    Hi Gail,
    I wanted to say that I really like your Father's Day table! The pieces you put together are perfect. I also like the way you folded your napkin, too cute! Love all your thrifty finds, especially the glasses!
    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by! BTW, I love all the farmhouses in your header!
    Ms. Sharlotte's...Southern Reflections

  1. Vicki said...:

    Hi, Gail,
    That is a beautiful table setting, masculine and very charming for Father's Day. I am sure your family loved it. I love those amber glasses and salt and peppers, all of your dishes are wonderful!! Thank you for stopping by to visit me and now I have the opportunity to get to know you in return. Enjoy your Friday and upcoming weekend, friend~ Vicki p.s. I also wanted to say how much I love your table and chairs.

  1. Oh yes this is perfect for a Father's Day, those dishes are so cute!The setting looks so masculine.


  1. Bill said...:

    Great Father's Day table! I like the colors you've used and the way you've kept it clean and uncluttered. Leaving the table partially uncovered adds to the masculine feel.

  1. Teri said...:

    What a clever woman you are! I love the idea of putting a knot in your fan folded napkins! Now why didn't I ever think of that?? Congratulations on finding those gorgeous amber glasses at the Goodwill. What a great addition to your beautiful tablescape!


  1. daylily777 said...:

    Beautiful Father's Day Table !I love it !

  1. dee dee said...:

    Excellent Father's day table! I love the way you folded the brown napkins, reminds be of a bow tie... very elegant!
    Dee Dee

  1. Lovely. Bringing in the browns for the 'manly' setting was such a great touch.

    Blessings from Ohio...

  1. Johanna said...:

    Gail, you made a perfect table, not only for Father's day. I love how you tied the napkin. If you ever offer an tutorial how to do this, please inform me. I would love to know how you made it.
    Greetings, Johanna

  1. Werna Gail said...:

    Hello Gail, I found you on Lady Katherine site she had left a comment on my blog. I LOVE your blog header. Do you live in this kind of old house? It has been a life long dream to own one of these grand ole places. Reading back over your blog it looks like we have a lot in common, besides our name. Really enjoyed what I had time to read, I must put you on my favorites list,I want to try some of your recipes and learn more about growing asparagus.

  1. LDH said...:

    This is such a perfect setting for Father's Day. Love the amber colored candlewick glasses. I have a small collection but none in amber. Great find!

    So nice stopping by! Kindly, ldh

  1. What a great Father's Day table -- love your amber glass -- It's beautiful~ Thanks for your very sweet visit to my table this week.

  1. Jacqueline said...:

    Lovely Manly table. Can a girl get too much of TJMaxx finds. We are either really helping their sales by all our advertising, or hurting ourselves because now everyone will be out there trying to get the good stuff. Beautiful dishes. I really liked what you did with the napkin. I had to take a second look. Have a lovely Sunday.

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