Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tablescape Tuesday - Wrapped Up in Family!

Hi all!

I hope you are having a great week!   Last week was a crazy busy week, so I apologize because I did not post much and I just didn't have the time for the blogging!  

This week I'm back but time continues to be a bit limited...but I did want to share with you my newest tablescape!  

Last week my mom was in town for the week, and on Thursday, my parents-in-law joined us.  The following day, my hubby and I set off on a nice weekend CRUISE!  It was wonderful to get away for a few days while the grandparents watched the kiddos.

 This is a picture of the Bahamas from our cruise ship...and the beautiful Atlantis Resort!
The water was so beautiful!!!  

Since we were going to be gone on Sunday, on our cruise, we decided to have our "Sunday Family Dinner" on Thursday night.  The day before we left.

In case you're wondering about what our "Sunday Family Dinners" are all about, here is a little snipet to explain this new tradition of ours...


We started a new family tradition in January 2013 (a New Years' Resolution) that I hope continues even after the kids are grown.


We pretty much have dinner together as a family most nights, but on Sundays, we have a special dinner in the dining room as opposed to the kitchen table, where we normally eat.

I get out the fine china and candles and make a special meal and so far, it has been something we look forward to each week.
Then once a month, we invite some of our extended family to join us for a Sunday family dinner.
It's also been giving me a chance to do lots of new TABLESCAPES..haha!

To see my previous tablescapes from other Sunday Family Dinners, you can click here:

Sunday Family Dinner #1 - Red and Blue Toile
S.F.D.#2 - Black, White and Silver
S.F.D.#3 - Winter Woods With White
S.F.D.#4 - The "Royal Treatment"
S.F.D.#5 - Super Bowl Table
S.F.D. #6 - Mardi Gras Table
S.F.D. #7 - Spring is Springing Up
S.F.D. #8 - "Apple of My Eye"
S.F.D. #9 - "Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss"
S.F.D. #10 - The "KNego" Tablescape (Designed by my 9 year old son)
S.F.D. #11 - The St. Patrick's Day Tablescape
S.F.D. #12 - Last-Minute Lavender Tablescape
S.F.D. #13 - 3 Easter Tables
S.F.D. #14 - Wrapped In Love Tablescape
 Because I'm on a budget but love to switch up my decor for the various tablescapes each week, I'm decorating my tables almost entirely on BARGAINS....finds from the Dollar Stores, Thrift Stores, or regular stores with sales or clearance items.

I didn't have a whole lot of time to create my table, so it's fairly basic, but I do like how it turned out. 

I used the wrapping paper table runner theme again....I just love the looks I'm able to create with wrapping paper!  I got this wrapping paper for $2.99 at Marshalls, and I didn't use much of it to create this table runner.

Here's the plate breakdown for you....I kept it pretty simple

A silver charger from Walmart

My Dollar Store "white canvas" plates

My Dollar Store matching "white canvas" bowls

A white napkin with a turquoise "bling" napkin ring

I had my soup tureen in the middle, which was being filled with Lasagna Soup (recipe for that coming soon....this was so yummy!)  while I was taking pictures so I wasn't able to get it pictured because I had to snap the photos fast.......but here it is when I bought it.  Sorry...that's the best I could do for this one...haha!

Around it, white candles, silver candlesticks, and my little Pier1 bowls which served as votive candleholders.
It was fun to have my mother and father-in-law along with my mom there to enjoy this family dinner!  Other than Easter Dinner, my in-laws have not been able to be at a "Sunday Family Dinner", and my mom had never been to one, so it was a lot of fun to have them sitting with us that night!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Hope you enjoyed this Tablescape Tuesday!   Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you again soon!

This post is being added to...
Inspire Me Tuesday
Centerpiece Wednesday
Let's Dish
Open House Party
Tablescape Thursday
Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits
Thrifty Things Friday


  1. YOur tablescape is gorgeous. I love the turquoise and the silver and white. So beautiful. Hope you had a great time on your cruise. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  2. Cute table...love the tureen...it is one white one I don't have! Clever idea using wrapping paper instead of a tablecloth.

  3. Very pretty and perfect for your family dinner before a cruise. The turquoise and white paper reminds me of waves! Fun!

    hugs, Linda

  4. What a lovely table! Great idea on the wrapping paper. I really thought it was a fabulous piece of fabric. Your tureen is absolutely gorgeous. I love your bling napkin rings.. Especially with the candle holders. Love this.. Your cruise looks like it was wonderful. xo marlis

  5. Your idea of the wrapping paper as a runner is wonderful and the pattern is a pretty. The turquoise colors with the white and silver is a lovely accent. I like your centerpiece with the silver candleholders but the best part is having time with your family. I hope your cruise is fun and relaxing!


  6. Lasagna soup sounds pretty doggone good. I've never had that. I like lasagna, and I like soup, so that should be a natural winner!!!

    Wrapping paper comes in so many great patterns and textures and colors...it's a great choice as a runner! You really have a TON of choices out there from which to choose, and the price is right!!! The colors in this tablescape really are reminiscent of the blue ocean and blue skies laid out before you on your cruise!!! That had to have been SO much fun!!!!!!!!

    I hope you had a good weekend and are looking to a good week ahead!

    1. Thanks so much ladies! I really appreciate it! =)