Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Manly Table for the Guys While Watching World Cup Championship, 2014

John felt a little guilty because he had 2 emergency surgery cases late this past weekend and he felt bad for the anaesthesiologist, so he invited him to dinner. But they got done late and they were tired so they decided to just get together on Sunday to watch the World Cup Championship at home. I told John to go ahead and invite our friend Karl too, an orthopedic surgeon in town, since his wife is away and he's been all alone for a while.
Since we were going to watch the game, I decided to just set the coffee table and I want to make it more manly. After all, I am eating with 3 gentlemen. I started with an animal print table runner.

I chose to use the green leaf plate chargers.
I wanted to use some animal printed plates but they are stored in the dish room in the garage and I did not have much time to prepare, so I opted to use my transferware that were easily accessible instead.
I mixed 2 patterns of brown with a little color transferware. The Spode Byron divided dinner and salad plates are just stored in the open shelves in the kitchen china cabinet. The Staffordshire WH Grindley "Sunday Morning" bowls, saucers and cups are stored right inside the TV cabinet so all I had to do was take them out. Easy peasy! I think they blend very well together, don't you?

And what could be more manly than a set of horn flatware?  And they are stored right inside the drawer of this coffee table. Convenient! I used animal printed napkins and rings.
The goblets match the plate chargers in green color.
And there it is, all set and ready! Now all I have to do is marinate the chicken. I decided to just prepare Thai chicken with peanut sauce, cucumber salad, tandoori rice and egg rolls.
My monkey in the centerpiece is patiently waiting for the occasion. I thought I would add the Coach coasters since they go with the color theme. German S & P shakers are also on the table, after all, the Germans were playing. Too bad I don't have anything Argentinian items or I would have added them too.

I finally got to use these covered little animal bowls! A perfect way to individually serve my peanut sauce.

I went to church on Sunday and got home at noon. Our invitation was for 1 PM.   Would you believe that I was able to prepare and cook all these in an hour? Yes, I made it! Well, the tablescape was done before I went to church.

Thanks for stopping by. I already have a tablescape posted for this week so I will post this next week. I will already be in FL by then. You all have a nice week! Thanks to all the hostesses too.

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Terra said...

You are so thoughtful to make the meal manly and you succeeded. The animal covered bowls for your peanut sauce are cute.

Vickie H said...

I love this tablescape! I am so sorry I have not visited and checked on your grandchild. I have lost touch with everybody.Will continue to pray for your grandchild.

Kathleen said...

I can't believe you made all that in an hour! It would take me longer than that to prep the egg rolls.
It all looks good!
Praying for little R.!

Rosie M. said...

I'll bet your table was greeted by appreciative guests! The food looks yummy and the attention to detail on your table is outstanding! Love all your transferware! Well Done! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Janet Garon said...

What a creative setting! Love the green you have woven into it. The animal look is so popular now, isn't it?! said...

what a gorgeous table, I love all the zebra and wild touches! Perfect for men in the den!

Candy S said...

I love the mix and match with the plates, they look fabulous on the chargers and with the green stemware. I do hope the "guys" were appreciative of all of your efforts to create this Manly Tablescape.

Maria Elena said...

How fun! The table looks amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesdays at Our Home. Have a great week! Maria

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi my friend! Your man table is amazing. Your house sounds like a dish store. I would love to be able to do that. I just do not have one more inch of room. You are one lucky lady. Hugs, Martha

Beth L. said...

What man wouldn't enjoy that table, set with him in mind!

Sandra Lee said...

Love to see more masculine themed tables and that flatware is awesome!

KathyB. said...

I am so excited to see a manly tea ! Inspiring for sure , especially so many of the tea times on-line, while lovely, cater to women and girls. Yet all over the world tea is enjoyed and appreciated by men & women. Love this !!!!

Alycia Nichols said...

I want whatever energy pill you must be taking, woman! Goodness are on the move!!! I hope you're getting sufficient rest and finding time to carve out a little quality time for yourself these days. It's important to take care of yourself as well as all the other people in your life!

You did an amazing job with this tablescape and all the food. I have no idea how on earth you were able to whip up all that food in such a short amount of time, but I tip my hat to you. You rule!!!

The tablescape is manly, but I don't think it would turn a lady off at all. It has enough class and beauty for both genders! I LOVE the horn flatware (something I'd love to buy someday), and the little animal pots are just too cute!

I hope the week is going well for you and the family. Take care!

kitty said...

I'm sure the men in your life appreciated your manly table and the wonderful meal that you prepared for them.
I'm still praying for little Rea.

Pattie T. said...

There are not enough masculine tablescapes. This is fabulous, so colorful and exotic.

Bernideen said...

Oh my. I think this tea time is exotic. I find your table setting amazing with the Zebra design!

Ruth Weston said...

Hi Christine...Love your "manly" table! We...or at least my honey...watched every game or recorded he's a football fan & loves World Cup. Great idea! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!


Oh Chris, how did I possibly miss this gorgeous table? I've been sick and so has mother.
How fun the World Cup was, we had a ball and we went to see it at a friends house. She had a nice table but not as great as yours with the perfect dishes and great elements to make such a masculine table...and in just an hour!
I'm praying for Rea and next week in my Rosary gathering.

Ivy and Elephants said...

You are amazing! The food looks as good as your lovely table setting.
Those covered bowels for the sauce are adorable!

Carrie said...

Great table and such a wonderful mix and match with the dishes. The animal bowls are so cute! Have a great week :)

Bonnie said...

Christine, Your food looks scrumptious and is so beautifully presented. Love the coffee table setting. I could sink down in your leather sofas and relax. Love seeing your setting there.

Crazy about your animal bowls and how cleverly you intertwined the animal print napkins, transferware patterns and Bordallo Pinheiro for a wow presentation. I know your husbands colleagues were impressed.

xinex said...

Thanks for the prayers for Rea, Kitty....Christine

Jacqueline said...

What a fabulous table! Those animal covered dishes are unbelievable. They are definitely something I would have snapped up! You set the guys a fun, fun place to watch the World Cup - I hope they didn't get too wild and knock anything around!

Lory Bernstein said...

I just love the choices you made here! Starting with the setting on the coffee table, which I also love to do, to the mix of patterns, the table came out wonderful. I actually love the animal print mixed with the transfer ware - probably even more so than all animal print. And that you broke it up with the green is perfect. Well done!!


Linda P said...

Beautiful table Christine. The patterns and colors go well together So fun and great for entertaining. Love your animal designs.

Maria C said...

Fun table and amazing food! What a great combination!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Besides the beautiful table, you are my hero for getting a meal on the table in one hour!

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The French Hutch said...

What a great idea to set up on the coffee table Christine. I’m sure it was a way for all the guys to sit back and relax. i love your plates, a gorgeous scene and of course I know the meal had to be relish!
Have a great weekend, hope you are enjoying the beach house this summer..................

Emily said...

Wonderful way to serve men...the color scheme and the transferware are perfect choices. Score!

Crystal Grandeur said...

This is so beautiful.The finish says it is Christines table.Hope the little Rea is getting better.Love to the little one.Hugs sujatha...:):)

Christine Graves said...

If they issued emmy's for tablescapes this one would be it!


Love the colors and textures...especially the animal print! I am going to share this on my R & R Facebook page :-)


Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Christine, your tablescape is marvelous - I love the combination of patterns and textures! I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,

Babs R said...

Christine, I'll bet the guys loved your manly tablescape. We spent a lot of hours watching the World Cup, too, but without a pretty..I mean manly tablescape. :)
The transferware plates are gorgeous and love the green leaf chargers, too.

Laurie Ritchey said...

What a great idea to set up the meal on the ottoman. It does look very masculine. You know I'm a sucker for transferware and all of those pieces are so pretty and coordinate so well with each other. I love the little animal topped bowls. laurie

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