Jul 23, 2009

Tablescape Thursday-Summer casual

Very casual setting going on here. I still haven't even done placemats for ya'll yet. And, although I bought some last week and my mom and I made some...still no cloth napkins. I marinaded boneless pork chops and told Mr. he'd be mannin' the grill last night. I also had him do the Italian sausages. I had these key limes in the fridge so added them to the lemonade glasses. These are my $1 Dollar Tree dishes. I bought these 4 a few yrs ago and love them. They must be sturdy because they've survived pre-teen dishwasher in the house. :0) Since I was doing strawberries as a side dish I used these.
I'm still a novice and hope our wonderful hostess forgives my rough edges. I forgot to take a pic with the rice pilaf showing and yes...again, I took advantage of the fact that the Mr. designed this whole breakfast table/bar to sweep all crumbs and debris right on over into the sink.

Can't figure out how to delete this last pic showing I hadn't even fixed the paper towel napkins for ya'll...Love ya...Happy Tablescape Thursday..can't wait to see what Between Naps on the Porch, Susan has done for her 48th scape!


  1. Great deal on the dishes. Don't you just love The Dollar Tree???
    Lovely tablescape.

  2. Girl, it could be upside down and backwards, and I don't care as long as I get to see those Dollar Tree dishes! LOL! The Dollar Tree rides again! Love it! Even my husband gets involved in my magpie ways at the good old Dollar Tree. BTW, your plates are as cute as can be. And I'm starved, do you think you might pass some of that grilled sausage this way?

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...


    Sheila :-)

  3. Everything looks so yummy! I love casual, too.


  4. Yummy!!! This looks so homey and inviting!!! Well done!!!


  5. This looks very good and inviting. Dollar Tree rocks!

    I'm hosting my final week of Christmas in July Tablescape Party this weekend at Playing Dishes. Please stop by for a visit, or better yet, join us with a tablesetting to celebrate CIJ.

  6. I love the Dollar Tree! lol Great tablescape!

  7. This is great! I love the dishes! And I love this idea for a summer meal! Fantastic!
    All the best,

  8. Your tablescape shows a "real life" setting which is refreshing. It is wonderful when we put out nice touches to create a pleasant atmosphere for dining. Great job!


  9. Looks like a great setting for a good old summer supper.

  10. I dropped by to give you some warm
    holiday best wishes! Hugs all the way from (((Texas))) ...
    enjoyed viewing your cool yule blog.
    Looks like you were a good girl and so busy!
    thanks for sharing -

  11. Mele Kalikimaka! Maligayang Pasko!

    Thank you for inviting us in! This is fun!
    And be sure to tell your hubby what a great job with the breakfast table/bar design...love that all the Christmas crumbs can be whisked straight into your sink!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    Hope you have a bit of time to come to my family’s Christmas memory party :o)


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