Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Welcome to The Tablescaper.
Do you ever hesitate in entertaining because you just don’t have the time…
…or the energy?
I was away for most of the summer and by time I got home,…
…I wanted to see my friends. I missed them.
We could have met at a restaurant but what I really wanted was that unbridled relaxing time to visit with my friends and not worry that I was holding a table or keeping the wait staff.
I relish the relaxing time of being in my home and with my friends.
So, I pulled together a quick evening. Blue is my go to color. It’s in many of the rooms of my home.
I pulled out a bunch of my favorite pieces and dialed the phone. Does one “dial” a phone anymore or do we punch it? That doesn’t sound right either, does it?
I called my favorite panini place and ordered a varied selection. I asked them to cut them in threes so everyone could have a nibble and then I displayed them on this footed cake plate (Bombay, miss it!).
I also ordered a varied selections of salads and served them in my new ikat bowls from C Wonder (love that store!).
I clustered the flatware in cobalt blue glasses (recently got the flatware in clearance at Pier One) and let everyone help themselves.
I have several stacks of blue and white plates and chose these (Churchill, made in England, from Target ages ago).
I clustered the napkins in a cachet pot.
The roses were courtesy of Mr. Scaper.
Admittedly my friends thought I was nuts, but as the night lingered on, I knew I had made the right choice.
It was a good lesson. So many times I think of having friends over and hesitate as I think I don’t have enough time to pull it all together. It took me less than an hour to pull this together and I couldn’t have been happier that I did.
Tip: Don’t be hesitant to entertain. Use what dishes you have handy. Order in so you don’t have to do the cooking. Just do it!
I’m partying at: Let’s Dish at Cuisine Kathleen's;Yvonne at Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits; Katherine of Katherine’s Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop; Kathy of A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday;Sheri at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home; Susan at Between the Naps for Tablescape Thursday;Courtney of French Country Cottage for Feather Your Nest Friday;Alison of Stuff and Nonsense for Fridays Unfold; At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday; Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.
Happy to be joining The Pink Pagoda at her Blue and White Bash
- The Tablescaper