Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mickey's Diner Meet Kate Spade Order's Up

I've had the Mickey's Diner plates (bottom plate) for a few years now. 

Very fun to use with the Mickey waffle iron -- for breakfast.

I also used them to announce our 2015 Disney cruise trip.

I recently purchased Kate Spade's 'Order's Up' collection -- 
in red, white, blue & aqua -- 
on sale for a ridiculous price. 
(Thank you Macy's.)

So fun to see how they blend with the Mickey's diner plates!
Looking forward to setting some fun tables with these.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Spring Tables in Red, White, and Blue

With the first 'official' day of summer just 5 days away,
here are a few spring tables from last year.

From Memorial Day --


Flag Day --

Eating outside is always a favorite for us during the spring and early summer.
Looks like last year we enjoyed a lot of 
red, white, and blue!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Some of My Favorite Dishes...

Some of my favorite spring dishes --

These are from Pip Studio --

I love how all the colors mix and match perfectly -- reds, pinks, blues, and brown.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

An Easter Table

An Easter table.

Pastels -- blue, green, and pink...Mixing gold and silver.

Also mixing flatware -- something new for me.

Spring is finally here -- just in time for Easter.



Square table -- set for eight.
There are three different bunny prints on the salad plates.




Foil eggs to match the dinnerware.

Napkin holder details.

The colors remind me of my wedding -- and the Pfaltzgraff Alexandra china.
{I need to find more place settings -- of the Alexandra.}

Pier One -- twig forks, cream chargers, cabbage plants
Amazon -- cream flatware
T.J. Max -- placemats, dinnerware, printed napkins
Pottery Barn -- Spring tree, 
Hobby Lobby -- metallic eggs
Target -- white napkins, gold straws, place cards/holders
Michaels -- ceramic berry baskets
William Sonoma -- napkin rings 

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Spring Table -- Orange & Green

A Sunday SPRING table --

I usually gravitate towards the pastels in the SPRING,
but thought it would be fun to do something a little different.

I alternated clear glass goblets with the orange goblets -- to downplay the orange a bit.

The salad plate was the inspiration -- greens,  yellow, and orange.
{Salad plates are a great way to change things up 
without having to buy a full set of dinner dishes.}
The napkin rings are a favorite 'sale' purchase from last year.

The color combo remind me of the 70s -- My mother's kitchen was orange and yellow.
Cheerful. And green is always my go-to color.

Everything 'garden' makes me smile.

{Our weather has been rainy and overcast lately -- so the lighting isn't perfect.}

Things I've used --
TJMaxx {or someplace similar a few years back} -- place mats and white dishes
Tuesday Morning {a few years back} -- orange goblets
Michael's {this year 60% off} -- bunnies and chicks
Pier One {this year} salad plates, salt and pepper shakers, carrot scatters, and napkins
Pier One {last year} -- napkin rings

I added the butterflies on Saturday night -- 
I had to make those flowers last one more day!

Monday, March 20, 2017


A 2014 St. Patrick's Day table.

St. Patrick's Day table 2015 (I believe) --

A 2016 SPRING table --

Another 2016 table --

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Family Sweetheart Dinner 2017

A few pictures from our Family Sweetheart Dinner.

Pinks and grays --
Everything is from the stash.
Felt hearts found at Target -- filled with artisan chocolates.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Family Sweetheart Dinners --

{Table from a few years back...}

Prepping for Sunday.
{We'll be having our annual Family Sweetheart Dinner. The college kiddos will be home.}

This table was from last year.
{I really love folding the napkins into hearts!}

The days are warming up --
So glad, we've needed a little sunshine lately.

This table was from a couple of years ago...
I set it for 8 even though one of the bigs was in Japan.
We had the 'Spanish conversation hearts' to celebrate the oldest
who had just come home from NJ as a missionary -- focused on Spanish.

Excited to have everyone home.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Chinese New Year Table

Last month we celebrated Chinese New Year with a little family dinner.
We usually have some variation of Chinese food -- 
take out, Hawaiian Haystacks, or other fun rice  dishes.

The year of the Rooster.
{I tried to find a better photo of this floral arrangement we used for a Jr. Prom
several years ago -- when we served Chinese food.}

Take-out boxes make fun floral centerpieces -- 
this one had chopsticks and fortune cookies added.

For our Chinese New Year meal, we usually always have fortune cookies, chop sticks, 
red envelopes, and some fun decorations.
We often highlight the 'animal of the year' -- but sometimes we highlight each child's animal.

A few photos from past celebrations.
{Taken from my Serendipity blog --}

Fun memories...

The year of the dragon...

This photo was from last year...

{Cute dot/confetti dishes from TJMaxx.}