Tuesday, June 18, 2013

TABLESCAPE TUESDAY - Simple Father's Day Tablescape

Happy Tuesday, Y'all!!!

I hope you're off to a great start to your week!

For today's TABLESCAPE TUESDAY, I wanted to share our simple Father's Day table that we had for this past Sunday Family Dinner. 

In case you happen to be wondering.....I'd love to take a short minute to explain what our "Sunday Family Dinners" are all about for those of you who are seeing my blog for the first time...If you've read this before, feel free to skip this part...

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
S.F.D. #15 - Wrapped Up in Family Tablescape
S.F.D. #16 - Orange You Ready for a Picnic Tablescape
S.F.D. #17 - Barbies and the Pink Shoes (Designed by my 6 year old daughter)
S.F.D. #18 - Simply Nautical but Nice Tablescape
S.F.D. #19 - Memorial Day Americana Table
S.F.D. #20 - Froggie Went a' Courtin' 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. _________________________

My husband is not a super-fancy guy...he likes things a little more plain and simple.  Because of this, I wanted to create a slightly more simplified, slightly more masculine tablescape for him for Father's Day.

The dinner turned out to be EXTRA simple because my son ended up getting sick, so it was a very easygoing simple dinner for the rest of us, since the whole family couldn't be at the table for this Sunday Family Dinner.  =(

I had found this nice tablecloth at Ross, I believe, a while back, and thought it would be great with the colors already in our living room, which is adjacent to the dining room....the turquoise and brown theme. 

Since the tablecloth has a "busy" pattern on it, I decided to keep the d├ęcor on the table more simple.  

For the centerpiece, I took this long wire bowl thing I found at Goodwill a while back.  Added some potpourri and some turquoise ornaments and off-white candles to it.

On both sides of that centerpiece are some small glass tealight candle holders and some wooden pillar candleholders with candles.  

The plate breakdown is as follows:
Turquoise charger from Michaels
White "canvas plate" from Dollar Tree
Blue, beige and white salad plates from Goodwill
Beige Pier 1 Bowls from my church's local thrift store.
Napkins were from Ross AGES ago
Napkin rings were an e-bay purchase.
I used the basic wine/water glasses from Dollar Tree

Thanks so much for joining me for another TABLESCAPE TUESDAY!  Hope you have a great day!


  1. So happy to have found your blog today. I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll stop by and visit with me too.

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  2. Love the colors in the tablecloth! Nice table and sorry your son got sick, hope he is all well now!

  3. Everything looks great love the tablecloth.