Monday, August 14, 2017

After The Party - Putting The House Back Together.

We had such a great time at our dinner party last week.  Tons of great family time and so nice to have everyone over.  It was a great way to celebrate my sons and my birthdays.  However it was sad to say goodbye to our grandson who is moving to Nashville.  We wish him well in his new adventure and love him so much.

After all the aftermath was cleaned up, dishes done, house vacuumed and mopped, it was time to put the tables back together.  I had added two leaves to the dining room table so I could seat seven there. (We had 15 in all, so I had 8 at the breakfast table too)  I put the table back to a small round and decided to do a little bit different tablescape.

I had two boxes in the garage that had never been unpacked until last week and this wonderful vase was in one of the boxes.  I kept wondering where in the world it went, so I was thrilled to find it.  I really like using it to display a few twigs.  It always looks so elegant with just a few stems reaching sky high and this room certainly has the sky high ceiling for it.

It's funny how these stems use to look so tall in our last house and here they look small.

 I didn't totally reinvent the wheel.  The same tablesettings as before, just a different table runner, flatware and centerpiece.

 Instead of using two large candlesticks, I used three small ones and added some of the glitter balls I had on the table for the dinner party.  (You can see that table setting here.)  I didn't want this setting to be as fancy as before or at the party, so I went for casual with a little glitz.

I love switching things up, how about you?

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  1. Your table setting is beautiful and I love those sweet chairs. Happy New Week.

  2. Love the table setting. The chairs are fabulous! Best of luck to your grandson.
    fondly ~ Lynne ~

  3. It all looks great Marty! Switch-a-roo is always fun!

  4. Your table looks great. So glad that the party was a success.

    I love to move things around or go shopping in the garage.

    Have a great week.


  5. Sorry to hear about your grandson moving, but think of it this way....road trip! Glad the party went well and your tablescape is just beautiful! I still have a serious crush on your dining room chairs too.

  6. I love all the gold that you use! What's more classy and elegant than gold?

  7. Very elegant! Your grandson will LOVE Nashville. Such a cool city. Now you have to plan a trip there!

  8. Such a lovely table! Well, I'm not surprised, Marty!

    All the best to your grandson. We loved Nashville a few years back and hope to go back soon.

    Jane x

  9. Beautiful table setting Marty! All the best for your grandson!!
    Vesna - Home Chic Club

  10. SOOO pretty! Love how you did this. I also still love the animal hide backs on your chairs!!