Wednesday, February 27, 2013

~~~A Casual Dinner Setting!!!~~~

Hi everyone. I wanted to set a pretty Palm Tree table since SOON, like this weekend, I will be pulling out the BUNNIES and Easter things:) So, these dishes will be put up, and some Easter ones will take their place for awhile. I am having 2 of our neighbors over for dinner and am going to make Rachael Ray's Monte Cristo Chicken that I saw on her show this morning!!! The whole recipe isn't online yet so I took some pics of the TV!!! Just to give you an idea of what it looks like. It sounds SCRUMPTIOUS!!!! So, here we go with the table. I started with my Palm tree tablecloth, then a nice organic rattan charger, and my everyday palm plates. I pulled the napkins through the handle on the charger for a napkin ring.
 Here is the detail of the table cloth, I love this cloth! Palm trees and bamboo, my 2 loves:)
 I also have this palm votive holder.
 I will be using these green goblets all spring and probably summer too!
 I thought I better show you the centerpiece since it will be very different next week! I have a demijohn with some branches in it, my rattan based hurricane, some green balls, my S and P and I added a nest just recently, cause I am LONGING for spring! All resting on a large ratten tray.

 I got this flatware in Florida last year and haven't used it yet! I had forgotten about it! I was organizing the dish room and came across it. I PROMISE I will show you the dish room soon!!!!

 The salad plates have 4 different plam trees...

 and different pots.

 I also have these S and P, that sit on the bar area in the kitchen.

 YEAH!!! The sun is coming out, finally.

 I also used this votive holder at Joe's placesetting.
 I thought I would light the candles....just for YOU!

 Some shadow shots that I love....

 Can you guess what is reflected in the spoon??? It is the ceiling fan:)
 Detail of the chairs and
 table legs

 Here is Rachael cooking
 she made a yummy maple, mustard gravy for the chicken, OH HONEY!!!!

 Don't they look good!!??? I will let you know when I make them.
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A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday~


  1. Right now I would love to be in a tropical setting! Very pretty, Pinky.

  2. This makes me miss Florida so much! I'd LOVE to see a real palm tree right about now. :)

  3. Pinky,
    Oh, right on!!!
    That chicken dish looks delicious, dear friend!!!
    Your tablescape is G O R G E O U S!!!
    I love, LOVE, L O V E all the textures!!! The candles are perfect!!! Splendid idea to use the rattan handle for a napkin ring! EnJOY your guests!!!
    I'll be watching for the recipe!!!

  4. It all looks so beautiful ( and love the reflection of the fan in the spoon looks like a flower )
    And yes - that meal does look scrumptious indeed!!! Was wondering what was playing as I was going through the post lol.

  5. I love the whole table but especially the votive at Joe's setting and that adorable salt & pepper holder! That is SO cute!

  6. Oh goodness! This looks so good!!! Your dinner party sounds like so much fun:)

    Love your fresh tropical decor and I can't wait until you bring out the bunnies :)

    My blog is back up and running :) glad to be back!


  7. Oh...I so needed this beautiful tropical feel on this cold dreary day!!...gorgeous as always the tray vignette you created!!

  8. The chicken looks really amazing.. She does have the best recipes! Love your pretty dining room.. The palm tree accessories are right at home. Don't you just love it when you find something you forgot you had? Kind of like Christmas!! The table looks really pretty. I am sure your guests had a wonderful time.. xo marlis

  9. This is the real you!!! I look at this table and think "Pinky"! Your centerpiece is beautiful and so so well put together!!!
    The chicken dish looks yummy!

  10. Love the palm trees. They make me think about summer & the beach!

  11. Yum.. can I move next door.. Your tablescape is wonderful.. lucky guest.

  12. Hi Pinky,
    Your table looks great and I love the rattan chargers!
    BTW I fixed my post on finding if you've been pinned.
    My last update erased the link! yikes!
    Have a good weekend.
    XO Rita

  13. Hi Pinky. Love your Palm tree inspired table. I have those very same palm dishes. Love your accessories too. Tropical dining sounds good to me. I hope the weather warms up for you soon.

  14. Oh, I love everything about that tablescape of yours. Please share where you were able to find all those palm tree items. I have the palm tree shower curtain and I recently saw a bedspread online with it. The napkins, silverware, tray and everything goes beautifully together. Bet it makes one feel they are on some tropical item(maybe Hawaii?)

  15. Are the dishes china or ?..would love to see the large dinner plate. Everything blends so well..including tablecloth and napkins.Love the silverware too.

  16. Betty, yes the dishes are china. I found them years ago in the Domestications catalog. I don't know if there is still a catalog now. Thanks for your sweet comment. XO, Pinky

  17. Just saw your 2nd comment:) I got many of these items from Bealls or Bealls outlet in Florida. They DO have a website:

  18. Love all your palm accessories and table Pinky! I got a kick out of seeing your photos of Rachael cooking on TV :) The chicken does sound delicious!


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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