It was a good time to host our neighbor for dinner last night. He always is appreciative and is entertaining to say the least. Even though it is just the three of us, I always try to make the table interesting and the food plentiful.
I've been wanting to use these retro pine cone dishes that I found at a garage sale years ago. I paired them with these pine cone chargers that I bought at Walmart at Christmas time, and picked up the emerald green from the pine in the linen placemat from the Ballard outlet.
I have the perfect stemware to go with these dishes. Can you see the pinecones etched on them?
The brown napkins from Target are in a tortoiseshell napkin ring with a bit of pine stuck in them. ( I regretted using the pine needles, by the way.)
Here's the placesetting.
Does anyone know anything about these dishes? I think that they were probably made in the '50's by the shape of the cream and sugar pieces.
This is all it says on the back.
I also used these pinecone dishes from Michael's for the salad.
There was no time for a trip to the florists or even the grocery store, so I grabbed this bowl of pinecones that are always on our coffee table in the upstairs tv room and added some fresh pine.
I got these guys from the same room and put a bit of pine around them on this cream runner.
They crack me up. I can't look at them without thinking of our very close friend, Bury!
One more bear on the table wouldn't hurt a thing, right?
Then, I used another pine cone item for butter.
It's finally getting cold here, so I thought this was the perfect winter table. I love a good garage sale find!
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