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Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Golfing Gods Come to Dinner

Mr. Pressed Pants took an out of town business associate for golf today and then the foursome came back here for dinner.  I thought it was the perfect time to set a golf themed table.  What????  Did you think I would make them use paper plates?

Here are the linens that were the inspiration for the table.  I can't remember where I got them.

They are embroidered with golfing scenes......

and the napkins have a cool laurel wreath with crossed golf clubs.

Nothing here is special, but I like the way it goes together.  On these wicker chargers, I used our every day white pottery and then a dark green salad plate from Walmart.

I love this flatware.  Can't you tell?  I use it so often.

I found this vintage salt and pepper set at Scott's Antique Market several years ago.  The "P" is worn off of the pepper!

I grabbed these flowers at Kroger's and put them in this dark green pot.  I thought they looked a little too "pretty" for this table and I decided to add something to make it look more rustic.

I remembered these scabiosa seed heads that I dried from this post.

There!  Much better.

I'm happy with this table, but it's not too fussy for the fearless foursome. 

Then I remembered this teapot that I had in the "vault"!  If any of the men want hot tea tonight (Yea! Right!) they're all set.

Well, the shadows are getting longer and they should be back soon.  I think I'm out of here.

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  1. So, what was for dinner at this great table???? I love those linens!!! XO, Pinky

  2. On any given day I'm not sure that men notice tabe settings but I'm guessing that this one got their attention. Very nice.

  3. Fore! And Score!! This is a great table.. love the linens and the pods certainly un-sisified the flowers for the guys.. perfect setting..xo marlis

  4. There's been lots of themes but never a golf one! I love your linens as well as the cool salt and pepper!

  5. The addition of the scabiosa pods made all the difference!!! Great call! And, one would EVER think you would use paper plates!!! This is very pretty from a woman's point of view, but still quite manly. Great going!!! Hey....did everything make it to you intact? Were you able to screw it together OK? If I had shipped it in one piece it would have cost more than twice as much. I hope it was easy going for you! Let me know!

  6. I LOVE this! It's always such a treat to design a tablescape for the guys. The linens are superb, and I think that men have a soft spot for the classic golfing garb, typical at St. Andrews, et. al. Thank you for inviting us for a peak at your delightful design. Cherry Kay

  7. No golfers in my life, but I did enjoy this table. How clever!

  8. I can't believe you whipped up this perfect golf-themed table! You must have known you would be creating one eventually! The linens are so cute!

  9. Hello...

    Well dear lady, I think the table for your golfers turned out beautiful! I really do love the embroidered golf placemats and napkins...beautiful!!! Love your simple but beautiful place settings! I think you did a fabulous job with this table, my friend! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Warmest autumn wishes,

  10. Your golf table turned out great! Those linens are fantastic, and the centerpiece looks amazing! I'm sure your golfers must feel very special to be dining here!!

  11. I think the guys do appreciate the tables we set - just my opinion. What was for dinner!


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