Tablescapes from Thrifty purchases

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

35th - Tablescpe -Italian, Chef's (Red & white)

This weekend we are having a block party out our house!  We live in a fairly empty, far between neighborhood so there are only 3 other couples coming for dinner.  We are planning Keith's Spaghetti & Meatballs (can't wait).  Here is the tablescape for our dinner party.

My sister, Dawn got this large Pig Chef for me at a Salvation Army...The ceramic "welcome" sign is always at the end of the table - it is the first thing you see when you walk in the front door.
This is a long view from end to end...

Chef salt, pepper & parmsean cheese shakers - a most for spaghetti...

Since almost all of my china sets are for 4 - I had to use two different sets also napkins, & napkin rings.

A simple lace runner with candlesticks and some red flowers, keeping the height down so conversation is easier...
My serving pieces & Chef Tea light holder

My chef creamer and sugar bowl - the basket holds sweetners...

The buffett is set for desert & Coffee.
Now to light the candles.....

As always - thanks to Susan at BNOTP for sponsoring Tablescape Thursdays. Remember: "Around the world - - life is best around the table". Thanks for visiting; please leave some encouraging words!


  1. Looks like fun, I know everyone had a great time! (Especially with the pig greeting them all:@)

  2. What a wonderful Italian dinner party and such cute dishes! I love the mis-matched napkins -really cute. What what a welcoming chef! The candlelight pictures are so elegant.

  3. I just LOVE your chef collection,and the pig chef is just the quirky icing on the cake. If you were mixing patterns and napkins, you sure did a great job because it all went together perfectly.

  4. This is the cutest theme and you have sooo many chef pieces. Dinner sounds delicious!!!

  5. Sounds like so much fun! That pig is adorable.

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  7. Cute pig your white and red table. I am sure your guests had a wonderful meal along with great conversation.

  8. That pig/welcome sign make a wonderful humorous invitation to your table! The colours and accessories are perfect for an Italian dinner! I think mix/matching of plates makes a table more interesting.


  9. I know that every neighbor sitting at your table felt like the guest of honor. You've done a wonderful job on your tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  10. Red and white - so classic. I love your table. It's absolutely perfect..