Monday, June 20, 2011

Is This Wild and Manly Enough?

I created this table for John for our Father's Day dinner. I tried to make it look as masculine as possible. And although dh does not hunt, I thought the salad plates with hunt scene would bring masculinity to the table.
Do you agree?

I don't have very many round tablecloths. Big ones are not easy to find so I opened a lot of cabinets before I spotted this zebra print runner.

I bought it from Z Gallerie in Tampa a long time ago.

I thought it would add more manliness to the table too.

I bought the placemats from our church garage sale for $1. It was the last hour and they were closing and everything went for $1. I love the texture and they remind me of mats (banig) in the Philippines.

I used my darker handled bamboo flatware.

John likes ducks so I used ducks for S&P shakers. He likes birds too so I added them to the centerpiece also. I thought orchids grow in the forest wildly attaching themselves to big trees so I stuck a stalk into a hunt scene tankard.

I borrowed the 2 candlesticks holder from the foyer. I bought this pair from one of the vendors at the store for $10, I think and I love them. They are very heavy, bronze perhaps,
and very art nouveauey and quite tall.

I chose the king of the forest for napkin rings and zebra printed napkins which I almost forgot I had, all from Z Gallerie on clearance.

I used brown (or are they dark amber?) goblets and green wine glasses. They look pretty wild, don't they?

Ferns in the background makes it feel like a swampy forest.

I like how the window is reflected on the cabinet glass in this picture. It looks like a window showing the trees, isn't it?

I cut out some cilantro from my herb garden to add to the salad.

I made Thai beef salad but I forgot to add the tomatoes before I took the pictures.

But of course, I served rice! We eat it everyday. I also grilled some tuna steaks, one of John's favorite food.

And that concludes our Father's Day dinner!

Thanks to all of you for coming by and thanks to our wonderful hostesses

for hosting. I hope you get to visit them and their other participants.

Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at

Susan for Tablescape Thursday

Michael for Foodie Friday at


Traci said...

What a great table!! It's definitely masculine. I love it!!

Live Better For Less said...

Absolutely love the tablescape! The food looks delicious! I love tuna steaks, as well.

Susan said...

You did an awesome job manning up your table scape!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty, yet masculine at the same time.
Dinner looks yummy.

Kathleen said...

Yes, very manly! I can see Tarzan eating there. The zebra print is wonderful!
I hope John had a good day at that great table you set for him!

Kathleen said...

PS iPad finally letting me post comments. I think the problem is with blogger!

Mary Ellen said...

Manly success it is and I am sure with all the good food you had for hubby that it was a great Father's day for him! We had surprise visitors from out of state Sunday so hubby had to share his grilled salmon!

mississippi artist said...

Love it! I love animal prints and hunt scene dishes too! Your dinner looks delicious.

lvroftiques said...

It's beautiful Christine! And yes very masculine. I think any man would love it! So I want to hear what John said about it? *winks* Vanna


Wow, Chris, this sure is a great table and yes, very manly and masculine. I love, love all the elements you've use to stage this wonderful scenery, starting from the hunting plates, the stems, those birds on the lazy susan, the flatware, (I have these) and most definetelly, that runner does it!! You've done fabulous!!
PS: The food looks yummy, too... lucky hubby!! Lots of hugs. FABBY

Pat said...

Oh my gosh Christine. I absolutely love this table! Everything about it!!

Your photos are fabulous too.

Debbie said...

Just fantastic from start to finish, Christine. I love all of the wildlife elements and darker colors, and those salad plates are fabulous.

And btw, that tuna looked as good as the rest of the table.

Liz said...

Yes! It is manly enough. What a beautiful table! And the meal looks terrific. I love tuna steak! :)

Hope you had a wonderful Father's Day! :)


Tracey said...

Wow! That is one great looking table! You have some amazing pieces and I just love how everything works together. That should have been in a magazine!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Oh yeah, that's a manly looking table. Are you married to a wild man? LOL! Just kidding! Seriously, I love it! It is a table fit for the finest of hunter-gathers. Looks like he had a great fathers day! Excellent job, it's beautiful!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Christine, your tables are always stunning and this is exquisite. Love your Hunt dishes, they are fabulous. All of your vignettes are just beautiful. The menu looks soooooo good. You are such a wonderful cook. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Marlis said...

Your table is wonderful. I love the hunt plates with the zebra accents. Omg. another fabulous table. The ferns in the background do look splendid in this setting. Your food always looks so good and makes me soo hungry! Many blessings, marlis

Sonya said...

Cristine que lugar mais pitoresco! É muito agradável o lugar que você mora.Gosto muito de ver como você coloca as sua mesas, elas ficam maravilhosas! Aproveito para agradecer a visita no meu cantinho com comentário.
Tenha um dia abençoado.

Martha said...

You hit the nail on the head -- a great masculine table!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Christine, YOur table is not only many but so very stunning! I love the way you used texture and pattern to give interst.
I know what you mean about finding a large enough tablecloth for a big table... my dilema exactly!
Wonderful table!

Elizabeth Dennis said...

What an inspiration! I can't wait to try something like this now; I just bought some Churchill Hunt plates at auction with the same hunting scenes, too. This table setting is luxurious as well as masculine; awesome!

carolinajewel said...

Love the manly Father's Day table! I never thought about this as a FD theme but it's a GREAT idea and your special touches make it perfection!

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