Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Simple Casual Dining

Thursday is one of my favorite days of the week because Susan of http://www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ is hosting a meme where everyone who wants to play with dishes can join in. I am one of thsoe everyones:-)I just set a casual table for 2, for John and me, this time in the kitchen in front of the TV.


Janie of http://www.blondiesjournals.blogspot.com/ mentioned once in her comment that she wanted to see the Chippendale chairs I won at an estate auction. Janie, here they are in kitchen! I have 8 of them, 6 sides and 2 arm chairs. The arm chairs are in the living room.
We had rice (as we do every night) and porkchops with basil and potatoes sauteed in onions and tomatoes. I think John likes the entree cause he began to sit down but I told him to watch TV in the family room and give me 10 min. cause I want to take pictures first. LOL! For a centerpiece, I used my cloche with lovers that I brought at Marty's cloche party and a vase with flowers and 2 candlesticks.
I used my ivory Pavilion Princess house dinner plates with Fitz and Floyd "Bellacara"salad plates, on a wooden gold plate charger that I bought from either Horchow or Neiman Marcus from a while back..

We have a view of the pool from here too.

This is probably one of the simplest tablescapes I have ever done. Hope you like it.
Thanks Susan, for hosting another playful event.

33 comments:

SILVIA said...

well Christine i really like it, and the food looks delicious!finally i see a tablescape with real food,we also eat rice everyday,lol..
love your dishes and the view of the pool is great...hope john didnt have to wait too long to eat hes dinner..lol.

xx..silvia.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, those salad plates are so pretty, and dinner looks delicious! I don't know how you do all of this and get ready to go on yet another trip! You are just amazing! laurie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, this is just so pretty. It may be in the kitchen, but it is still gorgeous. I love all of the placesetting and the tiny view we get of the pool is so pretty. Dinner looks amazing. Hugs, Marty

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Christine, this is so pretty. Those chargers are gorgeous! The soft light from the pool area is so relaxing, too.

Jane

black eyed susans kitchen said...

We love eating in the kitchen! That is one elegant and romantic table you set, and the dinner looks delicious.

ellen b said...

Looks very nice Christine and that food looks so comforting :0)

Cindy J. said...

Yummy! Everything looks so good and so romantic. Your chairs are so gorgeous, and the plates are so beautiful.. Would you share this recipe? It sounds wonderful.. Have a safe trip. Love, Cindy

Shelia said...

Oh Christine - this is so pretty! Your table is gorgeous and those chairs! Oh, how pretty! Your food looks so good too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Rettabug said...

Both dinner AND your table look delicious! I can't blame your hubby for wanting to sit down... So do I. :)

Lynn said...

I like it, but y'all need to learn about real casual!
Oh, I am SO joining this meme next week!!!!!

Just Breathe said...

It's a beautiful table. Looks cozy.
I got a kick out of your title.
None of your beautiful settings are simple casual dining. I need to see paper plates to believe that title.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl this was too funny about John...every time I try and do Foodie Friday Len wants to eat my props...Now I love those dishes and how pretty with your pool in the back ground just a lovely view my friend...Thank for sharing...May you have a great day girl..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Melody said...

How romantic! The colors and textures are vibrant...love the lazy susan

Martha said...

A pretty table -- love the colors.

Lady Katherine said...

Christine, I love it! So wonderful for two! Candle light! The chargers are breath taking! Now I have always adored your lazy susan, I think it is! I love rice, hubby been begging for some! lol Oh, First he said no way! I told him John was coming, he said he would try to come. He never knows when he will have a call to go to. But someone's got to bring me. lol Can't wait to meet you both, We had fun listening to your conversation about your granddaughter going up and down the bleachers! She a doll!

Debra said...

That shade of green is one of my favorite colors! Just gorgeous!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love it! So glad that John was easily distracted by the TV (my husband would be as well LOL! The food looks wonderful and I love your little cloche. Great TT.

kiakai / Kelly said...

Hi Christine. What a beautiful dinner table for just you and your husband. Everything, the plates, the chargers. I need to do that. A million years ago I had a boyfriend from Hawaii who even ate rice with spagetti. I learned how to make it back then, later taught my son how, and we eat rice all the time too. You just made me think of that.
Kelly

"Blossom" said...

Stunning and delicious.......

TwirlandTaste said...

What a lovely table for two. Your chairs are beautiful as are your salad plates. I also really like the chargers. Your hubby should feel like a king sitting down to your table and dinner.
Happy Twirls

Pinky said...

HI Christine! This is a BEAUTIFUL table! I love those chargers and the salad plates are gorgeous! BTW, I posted 4 new posts at RMS the othere day if you want to go take a peak:):) Hugs, Pinky

Bill said...
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Bill said...

Hi Christine,
What a charming, cozy table for two! The elegant touches you've added make it very "you." It's always fun and inspiring to stop by your beautiful home for a visit.

Have a great weekend!

Bill

Beeutiful by Design said...

What a wonderful table! I love those green plates and the food looks great too! Beeutiful! Jennifer

Brenda said...

Those chargers are so elegant and pretty. And so is the whole table setting. I think I see that pool of yours through the window!
Brenda

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

...love your table scape and the view of the pool.

how sweet of your hubby to be so accommodating, so that you could take your pictures. haha thank goodness you only took 10 minutes...I probably would have had some issues with lighting or something! :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Julio said...

Hi dearest Christine!

I always love it when you tablescape. Another beautiful table, with the exception of those hideous gold chargers. You should get rid of them. As friend, I'll be happy to do you the favor of taking them off your hands. I'll email you my shipping address. Oh, and you include the F&F salad plates too. Thank you for stopping by my tablescape. I actually thought about you when I used the compotes because I remembered how you mentioned you are a big lover of compotes so in my head, you were crowned "queen of the compotes". Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful and table and home with us.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Christine,
That still looks fancy to me! Love those plates, the color is such a unique shade of green. Those candle sticks really caught my eye too, gorgeous! Hugs, Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

Christine, I think there is nothing 'simple' about this table setting!! The dishes are lovely and so is the centerpiece with the cloche and the candles. I love the lazy susan in the middle which makes it so easy to serve. Would love the recipe for the pork dish. That is one meat that I run out of ideas with. It looks SO good! And at least lucky John gets to eat at the table you set! lol!! I really like how you have so many rooms to eat in, what variety. And I am finding that you can see your pool from many rooms in the house.

Thank you for showing the chairs. Gorgeous! Just can't get over you winning them at your first auction. Would you like to come to Las Vegas with us next month??!!

Have a nice time in California!

xoxo
Janie

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The green and gold look so pretty together. The food looks yummy, too.

Sares said...

What a fancy feast for two! It looks yummy too. Your little hummingbirds are great. You can't help but be cheerful with those birds around. There is just something so special about them!

Sarah said...

Christine, beautiful setting for two. The dishes are absolutely perfect for this intimate setting. Thanks for sharing. Life has been coming at me fast so I didn't get a table done for this week. Hope to be back next week with something to share. ~ Sarah

Jane said...

What a lovely table to share with your husband! The meal looks delicious, too.

Enjoy each other...
Jane (Artfully Graced)

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