Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Don't Forget The Jewelry For Your Table

I was hosting a small dinner for 7 last Saturday, so I wanted to set a really pretty table.  Since this was an informal gathering, I set the table in the breakfast area.  I love to use this space since it is part of the kitchen/family room  and where everyone always hangs out anyway.  I have yellow, gray and gold going on in the family room, so I wanted the table to compliment that decor.

Lots of gold, white and some fabulous gray and white stripe napkins I found at Ross the other day.

 I always like to add just a touch of greenery it seems to ground every setting.

 The rustic runners are a great contrast to the gold and the linen texture stripe napkins.

                                     BUT DO YOU SEE SOMETHING MISSING HERE?

I think the jewelry of any table is the crystal.  Now it can be simple clear, frosted or colored.  I chose to add a little more gold.

Ahhhhh - the finishing touch and definitely emphasizes the gold I have going on with the candles.

I love how the gold detail on these stemless glasses are the jewelry for this table.

Dinner was really simple and casual.  We had a Taco Bar with all the fixings, Cheesy Refried Beans and of  course Sangria for the adults and Pink Lemonade for the youngest.  Dessert was Strawberry Shortcake.  The Coffee Bar was set up with Kahlua, Mocha and Carmel.

A great evening to celebrate my youngest sons and my birthdays.  I love having family together.  Yes, I was really spoiled as usual.  Beautiful roses, touching cards and fabulous presents.

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  1. I love the table runners and those gold glasses! Happy Birthday!

  2. What a pretty table you set!! Happy birthday, Marty!

  3. Had to pin your beautiful table to my Table Settings board! You deserve to be spoiled on your birthday! I left some organic tomatoes (some heirloom) and zucchini on your counter and organic free range eggs in your refrigerator!

  4. Oh - such a beautiful table! Elegant yet casual. You are so right, those glasses were perfect for the table! Glad you had a nice birthday.

  5. This is a beautifully styled table Marty, and I love those striped napkins! Also-- thank you SO much for your comment on my mantel. It means a lot coming from you.

  6. Happy Birthday Marty!! :)

    Your table was beautiful.



  8. Trust me you have set-up beautiful and inviting table. Runner is so beautiful and is the whole essence of your tablescpae. That plant on the table has really brighten complementing your tablescape.

  9. Gorgeous table, Marty! I hope you had a fabulous celebration. Take care, Maria

  10. Marty, I love your tablescape! The napkins are adorable. I am going to Ross on Friday so hope to find some goodies too. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. Really nice table. I love all of the elements you used.

  12. Happy belated birthday, Marty! Your table is stunning, as always. Really like the new napkins, too!

  13. Happy Birthday. I really liked how you used two runners instead of placemats. Great idea.

  14. That is a cute look Marty! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!