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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Casual Table For Two

I changed our tablesetting for the Hubs and I to something fun and casual.  I am enjoying keeping the table set, it makes dinner time so easy.  I fill our plates from the kitchen, so no bowls and no fuss.


I am using a  rag-rug runner that I have had for years.  Remember when these were so popular.  I still love them.  My favorite cakestand with faux fruit and cheese, a topiary and two sassy roosters make up the centerpiece.











We're both trying to lose some weight, so I am using a smaller dinner plate for our entree' , I am paying close attention to portion size.


These are such pretty cabbage bowls and they are good size.  I am serving us larger salads so these works perfectly.  Dinner usually consists of a small portion of meat or chicken, a steamed veggie and a large salad, light on the dressing.


The goblets are small, so we can indulge in a small glass of wine occassionally, most nights we have iced tea with lemon and then I serve it in a larger glass.


Simple casual tablescape, and perfect for the two of us.

I am joining
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
 Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch  for Tablescape Thursday

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

30 comments:

  1. Marty - your casual is my fancy! You impress and amaze me! Thank you so much for your comment on the second book! I have been so wrapped up in writing I haven't been able to visit blogs I love! I hope your summer is going wonderful so far!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  2. Your casual table is still so elegant looking!

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  3. Very nice table setting and I adore your cabbage bowls.

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  4. I love how you have set this table for two with the centerpiece on an angle. Most nights it is just me and hubby so this would work well for us. Very pretty! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. I love this casual table Marty. Have you seen the HUGE White Rooster at Cracker Barrel?? I'm sure he is very pricey but boy is he handsome :-)

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  6. Beautiful Marty! I love the pretty vignette you have on the rag runner and love your white cabbage bowls too!

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  7. I love your table set for 2. Don and I seem to eat more in the recliner but you inspire me to change that...lol....

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  8. Marty,
    it looks great~! This is exactly what I need to do to.

    I've been meaning to post about my dining area issue.
    I'm hung between " outta coulda shoulda and supposedta " and what I really want in there..

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  9. Very pretty, elegant and inviting! I bet your hubby loved this pretty and romantic setting you crated for the two of you.
    FABBY

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  10. Simple elegance! Love your sassy roosters,they make a beautiful centerpiece for your casual and simple table setting! Loving your pretty white goblets:) You do everything with style,Marty!Hugs,Poppy

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  11. Marty, I love the tablescape you came up with~perfect for just the two of you! It's elegant, yet casual, but warm and cozy ~just lovely!

    Tanya

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  12. Such a pretty table set for 2! I love the rag runner & I have to admire you for using something you love even though it may not be as popular as it once was.

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  13. Love it Marty and I think all roosters are sassy. At least the ones we had in our yard when I was a kiddo were sassy and kind of scary.

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  14. Perfect for your everyday meals, Marty! Good idea using smaller size plates for your dinner. Love your napkins and those bowls are so pretty.

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  15. Marty your tablescape looks really nice. The roosters are cute as ever and I love your white goblets. I noticed the picture above your table, love that.

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  16. I love your simple tablescape for two. The white with the muted warm colours and table runner look very homey. I love the milk glass goblets. Beautiful!

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  17. Marty, this is so inviting. That cake stand is a work of art-absolutely beautiful! Love your runner rug too. laurie

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  18. Your table looks so pretty. Love the runner.

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  19. Marty, you always have a great vignette or tablescape up your sleeve!

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  20. Marty,
    I love how you've placed your place settings together! "Mr.Ed" and I like to do this here on the Prairie! That way we both can view the garden from the patio door!!! Great tip about using the smaller plates and filling them in the kitchen. I'm full without re~filling and less temptation! Your centerpiece on the rag~rug makes a darling vignette!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  21. Wow, very nice! You just know how to make things flow! Love how you have the transferware on the wall. Great goblets!

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  22. A very pretty table -- I love what you did -- it seems so warm and homey. Your topiary is doing well -- they can be tricky!

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  23. Very nice table Marty. Love the topiary.

    Cynthia

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  24. Oh gosh, that is such a pretty table Marty!
    I love the Roosters, the runner and how fresh everything looks!
    We have joined the ranks of the very hot,hot hot!
    95 with a heat index of 105 yesterday and again today.
    My hubby hates it...I don't mind but it sure is muggy!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  25. I always love a set table and centerpiece - just seems so much more inviting. I stopped doing it lately. With two kids it was just too much. I'd like to start up again - just need something that is easy to move in one go. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing, liz

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  26. Marty, your table is most charming. I love the rooster duo.. and the faux fruit in the cake plate is perfect. I too love the rag runner.. so pretty. I know about the large dinner plate dilemma. Good luck. xo marlis

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  27. Hi Marty~ ~ ~
    I love your chubby little roosters. So different and sweet! We always fill our plates then come to the table to eat. The only time I bring all the food to the table is when I have a big company dinner. Then I have to clear the buffet in the diningroom to make room for it all.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  28. I like the contrast of the white roosters and dishes against the browns. It makes your pretty pieces stand out!

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