Saturday, November 30, 2013

Dressing The Table

I love holidays because my dining room table gets to "put her formal wear on".  We have an oval oak formica covered table that I found on Craigslist for $90. We always had rectangular tables but I find an oval to be more inviting and easier to pull up additional chairs when we have guests.
Our Thanksgving was VERY laid back this year (just our little family of four) but I still wanted to get out the china, crystal, and fancy flatware. Much like wearing a smart outfit makes me feel good, a beautifully set table gives me pleasure as well. I included my 9 yr old this year, showing him the proper position of the flatware, cloth napkin, and goblet relative to the plate. He liked it and did a great job!

Sweater, Tommy Hilfiger, Macy's
Lucky Brand Jeans, Rag Doll Clothing Exchange
Mikasa China, gifted
Mikasa crystal goblets, gifted
Oneida flatware, gifted
Tablecloth, Walmart(I think)
Cloth Napkins, Walmart(I think)

This bottom picture shows the moment my 15 yr old figured out we could play the theme to Jaws by flicking the edge of the goblets with varying levels of liqud therein. (Only in this musical family!)
We had a fashionable, frugal table by using items we already had at home to decorate it. (and shopping at Aldi for the food!)

From our family to yours.......Happy Thanksgiving!!!



  1. Very beautiful and homey......hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. Bev

    1. Thanks Bev! Thanks for being my first ever comment!


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