With just the two of us...we eat in the kitchen, or I guess I should say the eating area just off of the kitchen. We have a formal dining room on the other side of the house.
I was thinking about how to set the kitchen table for a nice dinner.
Because I like to play with dishes...I began staging my "Dinner in the Kitchen" table to see what I could come up with.
I began with a scalloped gold plastic charger.
Next I added two red/pink Spode plates. Then I pulled out a couple of red napkins and folded them into flat packets. Start by folding the napkin in half. Then bring the two lower corners up to the top middle fold line.
Next, bring the top tow corners down to the bottom point. This will give you a flat square.
For my friends who know me well...you will get a chuckle out of this...When our daughter left to live in Washington D.C. as a grad student...I sent a small white square tablecloth with her to use on her screw together small round "kitchen" table. I say kitchen, but really her kitchen was about four feet long down one side of her studio apartment. I told her that she just might need a white tablecloth for some occasion. ha! She took it, though I am sure she did not believe she would ever need it.
I put this table together with some very simple items. You can do the same thing.
If you do not have a tablecloth...I suggest that you pick up a simple white one. It can elevate the level of "pretty." I do love pretty place mats too...but for something special, try a white tablecloth.
Look in the one of the home stores for something inexpensive. While I love beautiful table linens, I am also pragmatic about things that will get food and beverage stains. I want to be able to through that baby into the washer and dryer. Sorry linen...I love you, but you are just not practical for my table.
Here is my casual kitchen dinner table...Now, I need to figure out a menu for Valentines dinner.
The Beatriz Ball cake plate will have something pretty and special on it too. Will it be chocolate, or will it be strawberry? hmmm.
Just FYI...I Love My BIA Cordon Bleu Soup Tureen With Ladle.
Between Naps on the Porch, Tablescape Thursday