Wednesday, April 15, 2009

How to set a CASUAL table...

Welcome to Between Naps on the Porch's http://www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ Tablescape Thursday!
I have 3 sets of dinnerware/china. One is for everyday casual dinner. The next is my fine china that is used for fancy dinners (like once a year for Christmas). And the last is an old garage sale find that I consider "in-between" fine and everyday china.
I'll set my table for a FINE DINNER and an "IN-BETWEEN" DINNER another night....
Tonight, I've set my table for a CASUAL DINNER...

Here, I just used the place setting's fork as a name card.

A tall candle holder is the centerpiece. And a bird vase to hold a single flower (in this case, I didn't have fresh flowers, so I used a dried rose my husband gave me last month).

Ta da....

19 comments:

  1. Clever Casual! This is great!

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  2. Beautiful setting for a casual supper!!

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  3. I love casual!
    What's for dinner?
    ~Really Rainey~

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  4. Great tablescape. Creative use of a fork as a placecard holder. Thx for sharing, Barb

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  5. I'd say this is "classy" casual. Great job. Beautiful play of colors. Crystal

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  6. Really cool! How clever to use the fork for a place card. What's for supper? :)

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  7. I really love your little bird vase:)
    Joyce

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  8. * Looks terriffic!!! LOVE the fork-as-placecard-holder idea! So creative! Best, Linda *

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  9. I love the table! Your napkins are a pretty design and go well with your table! Clever fork as the place card holder!

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  10. Love the way you showed us the progression of your setting. Thanks! And what a neat idea using a fork to hold the place card. Beautiful tablescape!...Christine

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  11. Very nice and relaxing. I love the bird vase.

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  12. So peaceful, thanks for sharing ~ Hugs, Kammy

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  13. A great casual table! But just because it is casual doesn't mean that it isn't nice!

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  14. What a gorgeous setting. It looks lovely. I really like the beautiful dishes you used, and the setting is so comfortable and inviting. Hugs, Marty

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  15. Love the bird vase..so unique!

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  16. What a clever idea to use a fork for the place card! and I like the bird vase, It looks like you can also use it with a tea light.:O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

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  17. A wonderful table setting....

    Have a beautiful day....

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  18. Your take on casual is totally wonderful!

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  19. I love your casual!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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