Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Inspired by QVC

Did I miss Tablescape Thursday last week? These few days have been going so fast that I can't remember what I do from one day to the next. Anyway, I am not missing it this time even if I only have a small one. Go to Susan's blog at to see bigger, better prepared and more elegant tablescapes.

Linking with Michael, AKA Gollum for Foodie Friday at too.

I am also linking with Sally for Blue Monday at

I was in the home office surfing the web when my hubby called me to the family room. He was watching TV and came across QVC selling Polish pottery. And nope, I did not buy any cause they were too expensive at over $110 for each serving dish. But it gave me an inspiration for my tablescape.

I had already cooked chili and we planned to watch a DVD I got from Netflix, "Bad Company", so why not just eat in the family room while watching? Well, that's exactly what we did. I set the coffee table with Polish pottery.

I like to mix and match when I use the Polish pottery because different patterns all go well together since they all have the basic cobalt blue color on them somehow.

The lidded bean pot was just the perfect size to serve the chili for just the 2 of us.

I just grabbed 2 diet cokes from the frig. and took the 2 Polish pottery goblets (I only have 2 cause they are very hard to find) and filled them with ice. This is a very informal and casual dinner.

The napkin rings are rustic angel wings. I just bought them on clearance at Pottery Barn for $1.99, when we went shopping in Spanish Fort on Christmas eve.

I served the shredded cheese in an ice cream dish.

I used 2 crackled votive holders with cobalt blue rims. I bought them from Goodwill for $1.99 each. I was going to sell them at the store but could not part with them, lol.

I served some crackers on a flat oval dish.

And here's my whole tablescape. Simple and fast!

Right outside the window is this beautiful sunset and all we have to do is turn to the left to enjoy it.

We really enjoyed the relaxing meal and the movie too. If you want to see a funny movie with lots of action, go see "Bad Company". Thanks for stopping by and thanks again to our lovely hosstesses, Susan and Sally!


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine you have such a large variety of dishes. Your meals no matter how simple or large always look so inviting. From our home to yours Happy New Year! hugs ~lynne~

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Beautiful pottery Christine! I love the setting and the food looks scruptious too!


Carey said...

What a lovely tablescape. I never make a special tablescape for watching tv or a movie. After seeing yours I will. I love what you did and it is so inviting. Happy New Year

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Looks like a delightful setting for a cold winter night -- I'll be making some chili soon -- love your pottery. Happy New Year.

Marlis said...

Oh I do so love these dishes. A perfect way to spend a relaxed evening at home. I think I've seen these goblets in Santa Fe, there is a store that sells the polish pottery. I'll keep my eyes peeled the next time I'm there. Great sunset pictures too. Happy New Year to you and yours, may the new year bring lots of blessings!

Entertaining Women said...
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Entertaining Women said...

The Polish pottery is such a wonderful treasure. You've created a wonderful tablescape for an evening in front of the television. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Happy New Year! Cherry Kay

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is so pretty Christine!
I really do love that Polish pottery and I bet the chili was yummy too!
Happy New Year my friend,
I am so glad that I have gotten to know you!

Alycia Nichols said...

Gosh, that makes me hungry! I'm headed down to the kitchen now to scrounge for something to settle my craving!!! Hope you and yours have a great New Year!!!

Jacqueline said...

The pottery is spectacular and takes a casual dinner to a new level, of course the way you have presented the chili by candlelight and in the beautiful pottery makes it extremely special. You always show us such fun tables. Have a wonderful New Year dear friend!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Christine. I love when you use these dishes. The setting is beautiful right down to the delicious food and diet coke.

Debbiedoos said...

What a neat idea Christine. I love the polished pottery. I have a few pieces myself. Your chili looked yummy. Happy New Year!

Donnie said...

Loved your table. That's about the way we eat but yours is prettier. Hope you and yours have a Healthy and Happy New Year.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What a lovely setting. Chili sounds so good, and looks pretty, too, in your Polish Pottery. Those goblets are wonderful, I've never seen them before.

mo said...

I had to giggle when you said time is going by so fast you do not know one day to the next...That is the whole reason I blog. (tee-hee) Proof I enjoyed each and every day. Life is dancing by for us all but at least your dance is beautiful. Well done table my friend. (The sunset made it perfect!) *hugs*

Deb said...

Just stopped by to wish you a Happy New Year Chrisine..

Miss Merry said...

What a terrific tablesetting, just for the two of you! I like your casual supper setting and your polish pottery is wonderful!

The Tablescaper said...

Looks like a wonderful night. Sometimes you've just got to enjoy the comforts of home.

- The Tablescaper

SmilingSally said...

I love your Polish pottery!

Happy Blue Monday, Christine.

Regina said...

How gorgeous!
Happy New Year and Best Wishes Christine.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Fabulous collection Christine, happy new year!

My blue Monday post.

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