Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Hey everyone!

I hope you are having a fabulous week so far!  Here at the Home Girl household, all is well.  The kids are in camp this week...YAHOOOOOO!   They're excited...and so are we!  haha!

For today's TABLESCAPE TUESDAY, I wanted to share with you the tablescape from our latest Sunday Family Dinner!  

Speaking of Sunday Family Dinners...are ?   If you are wondering what I'm talking about, here's a short blurb to familiarize you with our weekly family event!  If you've seen 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
S.F.D. #21 - Simple Father's Day 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.

For this Sunday Family Dinner, I have named it "the HUES of BLUES".  


I decided to use the inspiration of a SHOWER CURTAIN that I recently got at Goodwill.  I actually didn't notice that it was a shower curtain until I got it home and was going through my stuff at a recent Thrift Store shopping haul. I thought it was a tablecloth.

I decided that, shower curtain or not, I was going to use this on a tablescape.  I loved the muted turquoise color with the darker blue floral design...not too much, but still striking.   It wouldn't fit all the way as a tablecloth, so I simply folded it in half and decided to use it under my white tablecloth as a runner.  I'm glad I did this.  I liked the way the white kind of offset the blues and made the colors stand out a little more to me.

I kept the d├ęcor fairly simple because I wanted to "showcase" the table runner. 

The centerpiece was a simple silk flower bouquet I found at a garage sale for $2, I believe.  I loved the look of these flowers.   The glue stuff at the bottom has gotten a bit browned, so if anyone knows how to clean that up, I'd love to hear ideas for that!   Other than that, I just love it!

On both sides of the centerpiece are some small Pier 1 flower bowls clustered together and a tall glass candleholder with different blue glass pieces and a white candle.

For each place setting, I used a large white charger from Old Time Pottery,

Some blue rimmed dinner plates I've had since I got married,

A pfaltzgraff blue salad plate from Goodwill,

And to top it off, a cute blue and white bird/floral designed dessert plate from Ross on clearance!

The cobalt blue glasses were from dollar tree and our church's local thrift store.   I used white napkins with blue bling napkin rings I found on Ebay.

All in all, I really like how it turned out and my family did too. 

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



  1. Your table for a family dinner is gorgeous! Your china it's lovely, along with the blue stems, linen, etc...I love blue hues in a table setting like yours. Big hugs,

  2. Ha! sounds like something I would do, but I think the shower curtain makes a great tablecloth! Thinking outside the box, or the bathroom!

  3. If I find out how to get rid of that brownish color in the faux water, I'll let you know. If you find out, please let me know. I have some of that water that I've not mixed up yet, and I have no idea what advance steps to take to keep it from browning up. Nothing on the box about it, either. :-(

    I love that clearance plate from Ross!!! The design is really great! You could even stretch that out for a "partridge in a pear tree" tablescape!!!

    What a great idea to use the shower curtain! That's real out-of-the-box thinking!

    Ooh!!!! Wish I could find those ruffly white chargers at OTP!!! I've not been shopping all summer long, so I have no idea what's up for grabs out there these days.

    I hope you are enjoying your summer! Take care!!!

  4. Pretty! I love that you used the 'shower curtain' as a table runner. I think anything can be used if it looks good. You picked up the perfect colors with you dish stack!

  5. Your blues stack up to perfection! This is a wonderful tablesetting.

  6. Your table is so pretty, and I love the shower curtain as a table runner. It looks so pretty. I love those blue and white bird plates too. Well done! laurie