Good evening my sweets. How was your weekend? Did you rest, play, shop, sleep?
I had a lot of fun. I started up about four new craft projects at once, so my attic, my basement and my living room are all a big hot mess.
But I did manage to clear the table long enough to have some table scaping fun.
After all, all that ‘reclaiming of my kitchen’ stuff does need to result in some good food. And good food deserves a nice table.
So we invited some friends over for a simple meal, that we served up real fancy.
I was looking for a piece of linen in my craft room, to use as a table cloth. I know it is in there somewhere, but things are getting seriously out of hand so I couldn’t find it. Instead I found this polka dot fabric. I think I bought it to use as the lining of a purse that has yet to be sewed.
I just plunked it on the table as a runner. No finished edges, no ironing, just a folded up bit of fabric.
No one noticed the fringe, and it did look real nice.
My love and I usually eat in front of the television. I know, shame on us, but it is the time we catch up on the TV series that we recorded the night before and we really like it. So on any average day I don’t set the table at all.
Maybe that’s why I love to have people over for diner so much. Gives me a change to dress up the table and play stylist.
BTW I think my new bowls are looking very nice.
Two old brown (medicine) bottles served as vases for some white roses from the garden. Every year I am so lucky to be able to use these beautiful white roses in my Fall décor. That rose bush is amazing, it is one of the first to start to bloom, and she continues right until the frost kills off the buds. We are not a hundred percent sure which variety it is. My mother in law bought it just days before she unexpectedly died, so we just call it “mom’s rose”, and treasure it as a special gift and memory. But I did a little research and it probably is the climbing variation of “Rosa Schneewitchen” (that would be Snow White’s Rose).
Yeah, simple easy food on a festive table with wonderful company to share it with. My kind of Saturday evening.
And a Sunday of making a glorious mess while crafting. My kind of weekend.
So now tell me how was your weekend? Did you do anything exciting?
And did you notice. I did something different with my pictures for a change. No border, some collages, some rounded corners and an even bigger size than normally. Like?
Cozy Little House says
I do like! And your table is beautiful. Simple, elegant, and beautiful.
Your table is lovely and your photos are beautiful! I always love your photos. You should think about writing some tips on photography for us struggling photographers.
Love this posting! You remind me of my daughter, they eat in front of the TV during the week. But when she has guests, she sets a nice table.
Blondie's Journal says
Your table is beautiful, Marianne, the polka dotted fabric worked very well! The soup tureen in the middle is very pretty, too, with the white roses! Just lovely.
Yes, I noticed your pictures were a bit different and lovely! Great job!
Barb and Dell says
Your table is lovely. I like the polka dot runner and the brown bottles with the white roses are beautiful.
I like you pictures too.
So very pretty! I love the brown/white/polka dot combination!
Green Willow Pond says
Beautiful Marianne! I love the polka dotted fabric. In fact I think I have the same fabric. Is that pink dots? I bought some like that with another brown & pink fabric to make a purse with some time ago. How coincidental is that?
Love the pictures, especially the collages. Did you do that with Picnik? I almost always use large pictures on my blog because I love to be able to see the details.
Have a great week!
Your table is beautiful, Marianne. Very warm and welcoming with the browns, creams and whites.
And I do like your photos.
Aimee Katherine says
My weekend was awesome! I saw my aunt and cousin in Bristol and had lasangna, made lego houses, watched father ted, ate ice cream cake and when rummmaging in their storage loft
On sunday I started writing a new story and played xbox 360 with my boyfriend
😀 😀 😀 😀
Love your white table.So sophisticated and serene. Thank you for sharing your inspiring table! ~CJ
Lara Harris says
Love it! Very classy!
marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says
Love it. I think the polka dot runner is just the perfect touch to the tablescape. Very elegant. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty