My Mom arrived today for her annual two month visit. It's lots easier for her to tolerate the winter weather in Georgia than in Pennsylvania. Since airport travel is such a crap-shoot these days, I set the table before I left in the to go pick her up, and fixed a casserole that could be thrown in the oven whenever we got home. Here's the table. I had all of these dishes already out, waiting to be put away from some weekend entertaining.
I really wanted to use this sweet little salad plate that I found at Walmart, of all places. (Sorry for the glare, it was morning and the overhead lights had to be on to get any shots at all.)
Here's the place setting. I thought the salads mixed nicely with the plaid dinner plates from Target and the rattan chargers from World Market.
I used these unremarkable red napkins with these great rings from Boxwoods. They continued the deer theme. The tablecloth is just a square that is often on our breakfast table and it's from Crate and Barrel.
More deer on the glassware. The tumblers were from World Market and the wine glasses were from a darling little shop in Cashiers, N. C. You can get a peek of the old barley twist candlesticks, too.
This flatware is a hard worker around here. I probably use it more than any other flatware except our every day stuff. It just always looks good with a casual table.
I could say the same about these faux bois salt and pepper shakers. They ARE on the table everyday.
I already had this cachepot of poinsettias and ferns on the table and they worked fine for this dinner.
Another piece of faux bois that I love.
It was a fast, simple table, but it helped us make the arrival of our honored guest just a little more special. My Mom, after all, was the one who passed on this "dish sickness" to me. Her weakness is flow blue and Fiesta and you should see her collections!
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