It's time to set the table again for Tablescape Thursday. I set two tables this weekend for Father's Day. Since red is my dad's favorite color and we were eating lasagna -- my two red tablecloths were the logical choices.
Both tables are pretty simple -- funny that I tend to set much more on the tables that are just for pictures. These were for a real family dinner.
I can see that I didn't get the cloth completely smoothed out....oh well. Sometimes the table is set a little more hurridly when dinner is ready. This table was set with white salad plates over red ones. These white dishes came from Tuesday Morning about 4 years ago.
These red Rochester Hobnail plates were found at Marshall's at an after Christmas sale.
I fell in love with the Nell Hill tray/placemats last summer when they kept popping up on tablescapes.
Black iron treble clef flatware was also used in my last tablescape for my son-in-law's birthday. It's heavy and I guess seems "manly" to me since I keep using it in my guyscapes. I liked the shadows on the table.
The pewter goblets were wedding presents from 1975 and the red napkins were from my dad's house when he downsized-- these were his favorites that he used for every holiday and celebration dinner (told you he likes red).
This centerpiece is one that stays on my table all summer. Simple hurricane globe with sand, shells, starfish and a white candle.
Overview shot of the dining room table.
And here's the kitchen table also set for four.
On this table I set my red salad plates over white ones.
Same flatware and placemats.
Same goblets, but black and white checked napkins (the red napkins weren't the same shade as the tablecloth -- big clash!)
Our grandgirls always have the same plates, but since they were green -- I put their paper black and white napkins on top -- to coordinate with the black and white checked ones.
I pulled out some shell flatware that was a little lighter for them.
Overview of the kitchen table.
I loved this wooden swan I found last weekend at one of my favorite antique stores to add to my swan collection. I tied a black and white ribbon around the neck and added some green ivy. The twins enjoyed pretending to be swans gliding through the kitchen and eating at the swan table. How lucky I was to have three father's at our tables. My dad, my husband and my son-in-law. My sister and her grandson from Wisconsin were an extra special treat as well.
My husband picked lasagna for dinner, my sister provided some italian cheese garlic bread from the farmer's market, tossed a simple salad and had chocolate ice cream for dessert. Simple but good! Hope you had a wonderful father's day with the special men in your life. Be sure to visit Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" this week for lots of dish inspirations.
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