Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dressing the Table for Dinner

I find it a necessary part of serving dinner to family or friends to go out my way to set the table for dinner. Recently Husband, Daughter & BF and I went to a family birthday dinner, for 21 people. Usually Husband.s Mother uses lovely stoneware and crystal. Another relative talked her into fine Chinet this time however. Personally, I don't mind doing the dishes. All the fun people hang out in the kitchen anyway!

Recently Miss Mustard Seed posted about this very idea of setting a lovely table for any meal. I asked if I could share with you all because I couldn't say it better. So check out Miss Mustard Seed here.

Miss Mustard Seed's Creative Blog

Let me know what you think. There is a time and place for paper plates, don't get me wrong. But I love serving off my estate/garage sale china.
Thanks for stopping in and visiting.


Anita said...

This is a subject near and dear to me heart! I think setting the table is very important, but I think regardless of what one has, it can be done beautifully! I always use cloth napkins and some kind of china for the "green" aspect. But, I saw a gorgeous table last week with paper plates. I think care and attention to detail are what's important. I also think that setting pretty tables is alive and thriving as evidenced by the beautiful tables showcased every Thursday on Susan's Tablescape Thursday." I am also kind of a stickler about things being in the right place whether it's plastic forks or sterling. I'm planning a Melmac table with some 1956 melmac I recently purchased, and I will put as much effort into that as I do the bone china. 1950s pink pyrex is my newest obsession, and people are snapping it up like crazy on ebay. Sorry so long, but I think what we do with what we have is the important thing:-)

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

As you said, there is a time and place for paper plates vs. our beautiful dinnerware that we so enjoy playing with. I think that you should do whatever works for you at the time and make it as beautiful as you can. I try to approach everything this way and find that it takes a lot of the worry out of things. Thanks for your visit and sweet comments on my Old World table. I have joined as a follower and am looking forward to getting to know you. I love your picnic tablescape post. Have a great evening.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Loved her post -- thanks so much for sharing. Some of us still love the art of tablesetting. Love your pretty milkglass snack sets -- perfect for your fruit and flowers and cupcakes too! How fun! Thanks for your very kind visit to my table this week too!

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing the post. I love Miss Mustard Seeds blog and follow it to. I love that floral flatware! Just beautiful!


Jacqueline said...

Your tables are gorgeous. I think we all have memories of lovely tables set by grandmothers or mothers and it does get hard with large groups. My aunt who never married had 35 to her small two bedroom apt. every year for Christmas eve and up to 4 tables were set every year with beautiful dishes. She worked as a line worker for Ray o Vac her whole life, but she did inherit a lot of the pretty things from her parents. My favorite part was it was the one night that the men did the dishes! She has been gone for 6 years now, but I am glad we got pictures of the men doing the dishes!

Cindy said...

I, too, think it is fun and important to set a nice table when you have company, but also once in a while during the week I will set the table nicely and it is so enjoyable. No pots on the table, everything in nice serving dishes. Yes, you're right, it is important.
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