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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Simple, But Pretty

Nothing fancy here today! Hey, it's summer and it's HOT, but that doesn't mean you can't take time to set a pretty table!

Went to HomeGoods yesterday and ya know what that means! I picked up a few things. I finally found a white pitcher that I liked. Had been looking for one for ages.

See, nothing fancy...it took all but 5 minutes. My girls used to set the table when they were little. I mean  4 years old. I gave them a photo of what the place settings should look like. I hope they still remember how to do set a table by themselves ~ they haven't set one in a long time.

I found the cute salad plates at HomeGoods, as well. $2.99 each. You can't beat that...ok, maybe at Goodwill or a garage sale. They go perfectly with the Gorham Breckenridge dishes I already had.

The chargers are from Hobby Lobby and the flatware is Continental Bead by Wallace.

Water glasses are from Target. These glasses get used every day.

Buddy popped his head in the window to see what I was doing. He's the sweetest thing...he will "make eyes" at me through the window by squinting repeatedly when I look at him. It's pretty funny. I get a little nervous when he's out there looking in at me because he's been known in the past to climb out onto the outside of the window sill where there's no deck below him and it's one story up (we have a walkout basement).
One day when I was cleaning the deck he was doing that and fell down to the flower bed about 12 feet below. Nearly gave me a heart attack, but he was ok. Funny, I haven't seen him walk the window sill since he fell. Hope he's learned his lesson.
Hope you are in the middle of a fantastic week!



  1. Hi Pam. I love the table setting! My girls always helped with setting the table too! I love the white pitcher. I have also been looking. Better get into Home Goods!!! Have a great rest of the week.

  2. Your tablescape is so pretty and so inviting. Love the new pitcher and plates, they are really pretty. Seems you can always find something on those trips and the prices are super. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

  3. White pitchers with flowers are about the most classic, pretty thing ever. i have one on my mantle right now with hydrangeas. Love it!

  4. That looks so lovely Pam! Wish I could just come on over and join you for lunch. :-) I love the idea of giving your girls photos of a proper place setting. I will have to borrow that one someday!

  5. He is sooo cute.. Looks much like our Regan. Who is never wants to set one paw outside.. ever.. He's such a scaredy cat. thanks for sharing. glad he overcame the fall.. xo marlis

  6. Very pretty Pam! Gotta luv Home Goods, and that last picture is soooooo cute! Martina

  7. This is beautiful Pam. I used Liriope blooms in my arrangement too and set a simple table. Great minds!:-)

  8. I love your simple yet elegant table. It is very inviting. Perfect setting for summer and great shots too. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  9. Great table. Simple and elegant. Your new pitcher was the perfect touch.

    - The Tablescaper

  10. Simple but sophisticated and beautiful. I love it!...Christine

  11. Very beautiful and truly simple and beautiful... love the little birdie Pam.... it looks so cute... and the plates are gorgeous ...

  12. Very pretty! Love the white pitcher. I found one very similar at a yard sale this summer for $2. Mine was a bowl and pitcher set like they used on old washstands. I love it!

  13. Lovely setting.

    Thank you for sharing

    Karin Şen Cankan

  14. So cute! I wish I lived near a Home Goods. It just sounds like my kind of store!

  15. This is so pretty! Love you white pitcher...it was worth waiting for. Cute salad plates -- your table is "simply" beautiful!

  16. Hi, Pam! This is a beautifully set summer table! Very streamlined and clean...perfect! The pitcher is really sleek. I love white pitchers! They have such a romantic edge to them. Makes me "swoon!"

  17. I look for a neat white pitcher all the time, too! Sweet Mister recently bought me one while we were traveling in Italy. It just arrived, and it's in my blog this week! Great minds.....etc., etc. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  18. Looove those plates! Reminds me of my newest tattoo...which ALSO reminds me of something I gotta tell you :o haha


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