Monday, March 26, 2018

Spring Tables


One of our spring tables from last year.
{It is a little difficult to think about spring with snow outside.}


Our Palm Sunday centerpiece.
Hoping the weather warms up this week in time for Easter!




Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February Recap


We hosted a brunch for a school Sweetheart dance.
Crêpes and fruit salad.


We had our family Mardi Gras dinner with everyone that was home.
{We made our traditional king cake again this year, and it was delicious!}


The most fun was welcoming home our new puppy Missi on Valentine's Day.
She was the reason behind our impulse puppy plate purchase!
I think we'll use them to celebrate her each year! 
She was born on December 20th and is such a joy (and a lot of hard work)!


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Family Sweetheart Dinner 2018


My cute teen folded the napkins this year -- alternating red and pink.



These fun 'love is in the air' plates are from Pier One.


The velvet candy boxes are from my favorite local antique stop.


I love old candy boxes...espeically with graphics.
{The box on the backside of the table has a victorian couple embossed on it.}






Linking to Between Naps on the Porch 489th Tablescape Thursday.

Table info:
Pier One: 'Love is in the Air' salad plates and pink glass chargers
TJMAXX: red placemats and pink/gold dinner plates {Strawberry Street}
Tuesday Morning: red glassware
Amazon: dinnerware

Napkins from my stash of many years.

Dinner: 
Appetizer -- Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle (a family favorite)
Shepherd's pie & chicken pot pie (options)
Salad de Maison with lemon dressing
Veggie platter -- carrots, red peppers, and cucumbers

Dessert:
 mini dessert pies -- cherry cheesecake, 
cookie dough, raspberry and lemon 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Prepping for Family Valentine's Dinner


Our family Valentine's Dinner from a few years back.
{We usually have this meal the Sunday before Valentine's Day. 
It just depends on what our couple/family plans are for the evening.}


Our 2017 Family Dinner.


I love this napkin fold for Valentine's Day. 
This was our table a couple of years ago.

Linking to:

Friday, December 29, 2017

Tables of 2017



Hoping to be better at documenting our pretty table in 2018.


Our 4th of July breakfast was a favorite -- but few photos to prove it.


Our Back-to-School dinner is always a favorite.


Lemons/Lemonade theme this year.


Oven chowder for Halloween and a table set with our favorite spooky dishes.
 (Halloween Moon by Williams Sonoma)

Not a single December holiday table to share --
There's a goal for 2018!





Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A Halloween Table


Happy Halloween!

Our traditional Halloween meal is a yummy oven chowder.
Served in pumpkin shaped bread bowls.


Plates from William Sonoma last year.
Napkins from Pier One.



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Back-to-School 2014, 2015, and 2016


I posted our 2017 back-to-school dinner a couple of days ago.
That got me thinking about our previous dinners.
Looks like the last few back-to-school dinners have been outside.

2015 was about being part of the good in the world.
{We usually recap our favorite summer memories and pick a word for the school year.}


In 2014 we also did a recap of our summer memories.
We talked about using all the colors in the crayon box.
Basically making your life as wonderful (colorful/FULL) as you can imagine.


2016 we talked about  being yourself & writing your life story.
Write well.
Edit often.