Forgive the delay in posting this and I hope the Chocolate Overload Cake was enough to keep you interested until I could get this ready. When we celebrate rarely is it a one day and done affair. Even if it’s just leftovers and memories we carry on for maybe a couple of days. In an unusual twist this time, the tablescape was put together the day after the party.
Typically, the food and dessert table(s) are downstairs and there is a coordinating tablescape for dining upstairs. This time the dinner table was set downstairs so we could seat everyone. After the leftovers and most of the serving dishes were removed I set the table upstairs. Using the same table covers as the dessert table made it easy peasy.
I saved two of the wooden chargers and used them as a base for the tinted jars with sunflowers. In addition, the small red colanders were used to hold crackers. They held crackers to go with the leftover gumbo. We don’t always eat gumbo with crackers but they were a special request from one of our guests so I brought them upstairs.
In keeping with the country feel I used rattan chargers as a base for the stack. I placed a red/white/blue dollar store tea towel between the square white dinner plates and the salad plates. A red and white bowl completes the stack.
Rustic cutlery is set on burlap pocket squares. Honestly they didn’t serve a useful purpose but they added to the feel I was going for. To complete the setting, I used our everyday smokey tumblers and called it a day.
We’re about to head into a season where there’ll be lots of occasions for opulence and fancy smancy tables. So until then, I’m going for a bit more casual and laid back vibe. At least that’s the plan as of today. Have a glorious week friends and if you’re in a party mood these are the places I’m sharing this table. Feel free to pin and share this table, I would love it if you did.