Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Simplest Ever!

While I was at my daughter Rochelle's house, a few days after she and her twins came home from the hospital, my son Jed called and said he will bring groceries and cook for all of us. Jed is a very good cook so naturally, we all looked forward to diinner. I told Rochelle that I was missing doing tablescapes and she told me I should do one and just use baby gifts for centerpieces and so I did!
The 2 water globes were sent from the twins aunt on their father side all the way from Pennslvania. They came with plates that I was supposed to take to Things Remembered for personalization but I forgot them at home when I went to the mall.
The flowers were given by friends who came to visit in the hospital.

I looked around my daughter's kitchen cabinets for plates that will blend with pink and I found these black and white dishes. I did not even use placemats because I could not find any matching ones. We used paper napkins.

I saw this little flowered  ceramic figurine with 2 little mice on it and thought I'd add it to the centerpiece.
And there it is, my simplest tablescape ever! At least it served as my tablescape fix for this week, lol.

My son cooked Seafood pasta, steamed asparagus, braised beef with potatoes, grilled shrimp.  My daughter in law, Becky, made some Spanish rice. And we also had some grilled chicken.


And here was my dinner plate. Yum! I miss my son's cooking now that I am at my other daughter Tina's home. She was the one who had a baby the day after Christmas. I drove here to accompany her for the week cause her hubby went out of town for a job related training.

Thanks a lot for stopping by and thank you to our lovely hostesses.
Bunny Jean for Bunny Hop Wed. at http://bunnyjeansdecorandmore.blogspot.com/
Kathy's Home and Garden at http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/
Susan for Tablescape Thursday at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
Michael Lee for Gollum's Foodie Friday at www.designsbygollum.blogspot.com/

25 comments:

Loretta said...

Yum...this all look sooo good! Love your new header too! Thanks for sharing with us! Hope you and your family have a beautiful evening! Hugs

Marigene said...

You always have to yummiest looking food, Christine...I think this is the simplest table you have ever set!

Richard Cottrell said...

You made the table look pretty, as usual. The food looks divine. Makes me so hungry. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Oh my! That looks and sounds so good! I like the idea using the gifts as part of the center piece.
Enjoy your evening.
Glenda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I love their table with the beautiful rope edging, and those water globes are so pretty. And Oh My Word! What a delicious-looking meal your son cooked! Made my mouth water. I know you're having fun holding babies. laurie

Debbie said...

Simple maybe... but twice as SWEET as it is simple. I love your daughter's idea to feature the water globe baby gifts and flowers as the centerpiece. (I love water globes and snow globes) The food looks fabulous! Hope the twins are doing well!

Olive Cooper said...

You are making me so very hungry. The flowers are lovely.

Entertaining Women said...

Using the baby gifts was the perfect choice for your tablescape. The green runner pulled everything together...A lovely setting for dinner. Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

xinex said...

The twins are doing well, Debbie, except that Halle (who was born with 2 bottom baby teeth) will have to have extraction tomorrow because they are loose. I feel so bad for her because she is so tiny. (she is the smaller one.) I hope it does not hurt her, poor baby! Thanks for asking...Christine

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh YUMMY girl..tell him to come and cook for a sick old lady now ha ha!! The babies are so dang cute girl and how fun for you 3 at a time..girl just toss them the checkbook at Christmas time ha ha!! hey don't laugh that what I do..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Hi, Christine! Oh, you are so funny, shopping around the house to get stuff for your "tablescape fix!" LOL! But you did a nice job. And that food looks very good... wish I were there! ;)
Best,
Gloria

jeanetteann said...

Hello Christine,You did so well making the table look so nice. What a feast,I could almost taste it all Yummy. x jeanetteann

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a meal! I am hungry!!! I want more photos of the twins. They are the cutest!

The Tablescaper said...

That seafood pasta looks terrific! Would you share the recipe?

- The Tablescaper

Nezzy said...

Oh girl, I'm droolin' like a rabid dog here. That look fantabulous!!! Mmmmmm, what a treat it is to have a man around who knows his way around the kitchen.

You did good Mama in raisin' that boy!

The tablescape is simply perfect too.

God bless and have a wonderfully beautiful day sweetie!!!

Marlis said...

Simple is wonderful! I love the black and white dishes. the baby globes are darling. How sweet they must be in person.. The food, well i'm hungry again. it's scrumptious looking.. xo marlis

xinex said...

Thanks, Ricki! I just posted new pictures. Stop by when you have a chance....Christine

Kathleen said...

John is home starving and you are dining like royalty! :)
It looks delicious!

xinex said...

Actually it's the other way around, Kathleen. I am here babysitting and John is partying, lol. It just so happened that parties of friends were planned while I was gone and I am missing them all.....Christine

Kathy said...

Wow! What a lovely feast and a beautiful table - I can just imagine the glow of the joy you all feel still celebrating the birth of the twins! Love the globes - they'll be a treasure for a long time - thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Christine!

It is wonderful that you are able to visit your family as often as you do, especially when the new members arrive!

Thanks for sharing at my party this week :)

xoxo Bunny Jean

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the new header with all the new faces!!!! Your table looks beautiful and that dinner looks absolutely amazing. Yum!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hey, Christine! So glad that Rochelle, Tina and all the new grandbabies are doing well! You have been a busy, busy Grandmama these last few weeks! I am so happy for you! I'm glad you were able to get your tablescape fix (love that term!) with what was on hand! Good job! The food Jed prepared looks heavenly!!!!!! Would you consider renting him out occasionally? Rent-A-Son-Who-Can-Cook sounds like a good business venture! :-) Take care!!!

xinex said...

Thanks, Alycia.I would rent out my son anytime but he does not live with me anymore, lol. You might have to talk to his wife now. If you have a chance, check out my next post after the tablescape to see more about my grandbabies and about Halle's natal teeth. Yep, she was born with baby teeth. She must have wanted to join us eat her Tito Jed's food, lol...Christine

arrielle_p said...

Xinex- I love all the images you have presented here specially your table setting. Stunningly beautiful in every shot. :)

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