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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Setting An Elegant, Grown Up Table!

*The kids are back to school. It's time to sit at the grownup table!

I don't know about you, but I often set the table like this:
"Y'all grab a paper plate and meet me at the table!"
So...when you get the chance to have a grown up par-taay or a romantic dinner for two, go wild. Dust off Grandma's china, polish the silver and bust out the goblets! 
Take a lookiloo at my gal pal, Tracy's big girl tablescape.













When was the last time you set a big girl tablescape? (Mine was circa 1997!)

18 comments:

  1. Thanksgiving 2002, I believe! How many times have we used our wedding china? Let's see ...

    I'll get it out again as soon as I clean off that dining room table!

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    1. Let's set up a BQ buffet in your new breezeway??

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  2. LOL! Ummm...sometime during the Holidays? :-) I would love to do a big girl tablescape but that would probably require me to change out of my sweats, right? The one your friend did is absolutely gorgeous though and I loved the floral arrangement!
    Vanessa

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    1. It would take more than a big girl tablescape to get me out of my ratty yoga pants!
      Thanks, Vanessa!

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  3. This is so beautiful. Love that tablecloth and the colours. Mmm. Very pretty. Our last tablescape? Christmas I guess.

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  4. I haven't set a pretty table at home for a while, but did set a table at a ladies luncheon brunch a week ago

    i do like to do that once in a while at home just for myself

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    1. I love a ladies luncheon! You can be as girlie as you desire!

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  5. Oh my! Its so pretty! my 2 boys ages 2 & 3.5 would destroy it, and my hubby would come sit at the table stinking of jet fuel...sigh...I miss my girly days!

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    1. HA! You are surrounded by boys! I have 2 boys, 2 girls, a dog and a hubby. Fancy tablescapes are few and far between!

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  6. So lovely! Beautiful table setting :)
    Visiting from Feathered Nest Friday
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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    1. Hi, Pernilla! Thank you so much for popping by. It makes me happy to see your "greetings from Australia" !

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  7. How pretty! I try to have my daughter's family over at least once a month for a very "dressed" table....sometimes whimsical. I use my china about twice a year.

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    1. Oh, I am so jealous! My sister lives 3 doors from our mother and they have Sunday dinners...that sounds like Heaven!
      Thank you, Martha!

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  8. Thanks for this post, theres not a lot of how tos on setting tables anymore, but I love to have dinner parties and setting the table is the best bit about it for me. Decorating and putting out all the glasses and cutlery.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! We never get tired of dress up and tea parties, huh?

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  9. I want a pretty table! (Also, is it too much to ask about your friend's dining room paint color? Because I am planning painting my dining room/living room a kind of navy-ish shade and LOVE that one.)

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    1. I asked Tracy and she said, "Benjamin Moore 2063-30 Blueberry
      I think I had it darkened just a little it was a little fiesta bright..."
      Can't wait to see your house transformation! For the record, I like the wallpaper.

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