Monday, July 8, 2013


Hi everyone!

Welcome to another Tablescape Tuesday!  I hope you had a great 4th of July weekend!!!  We sure did!   We had some friends over for 4th of July and it was a blast!   We also were able to purchase a beautiful new china cabinet from a friend of mine who is moving and needed to sell.  It just turned out that this china cabinet matches our dining room furniture so great!   And the price couldn't be beat! 

Here is a picture of our beautiful new addition to the HOME GIRL Household!

I just love having this.  I'm still working on filling it up, and I'm planning to get a few small cabinets to put on either side to fill out the wall, but I really like having a china cabinet!  It's my first one ever! 

I am hoping to try to match the china cabinet to my tables each week for our Sunday Family Dinners, if possible.

Speaking of Sunday Family Dinners...are you wondering what I'm talking about?   If so, here's a short blurb to familiarize you with this new thing we're doing here at the Home Girl Household!  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.

So, for today's Sunday Family Dinner, I decided to use this inspiration of some great wrapping paper to make a table runner!  I just loved this colorful paper with the brown background!  

I paired it with a brown tablecloth.  I had originally tried white, but it turned out to be too much white when I added the plates and the candles, etc.  I think the brown makes the white pop a little more, as well as the colors!

For my centerpiece I wanted to keep it simple, and let the wrapping paper table runner take center stage.  So, I used three glass cylinders of varying sizes and filled them with water...then I added just a few drops of food coloring in the pink, blue, and green in the table.  I was surprised how little food coloring I needed to make these quite colorful! 

The food coloring was the "neon" colors food coloring.  Around them, I put some tea lights in some small glass cylinders to try to light up the colors.  I like the way this turned out and my family really liked it too!

On each side of the centerpiece, I put some simple glass candleholders with white candles, some pier 1 flower bowls with tealights, and my Ikea white pillar candle holders with white candles

The Plate Breakdown is fairly simple.  Pink, turquoise and lime green chargers from Michaels, Dollar store white dinner plates and dollar store white dinner bowls to match.  The white napkins also had turquoise, lime green and pink bling napkin rings.  I alternated so that each place setting had a different color napkin ring than the charger.

We had my awesome in-laws in town for the weekend so they joined us for our Sunday Family Dinner before they headed home.  It was great to have them and I loved being able to share this special meal with them.


Thanks so much for joining me for another Tablescape Tuesday!  I hope you have a wonderful week and I hope to see you again real soon!  =)




  1. Nice table setting the tablecloth is great.

  2. Great tablescape! That's wonderful that the china cabinet matched your dining room set so well! How lucky is that!

    1. Hi Karen! Thank you! It truly was a wonderful find. I'm now looking for a few tables to set on either side to fill the space, but all in good Hope you're doing great!