When our daughter called to say she and her boyfriend wanted to come by to visit with their new Scottie puppy, we were delighted. We decided to have a casual lunch together.
I had been thinking about a beach-themed table setting. I decided to pull out the lovely starfish and sand dollars (my favorite!) brought back from the beach as a gift from our daughter last year.
I used my rattan chargers, topped with a tropical floral design on a melamine dinner plate. Don’t pass up those “plastic” dishes at yard sales and thrifts if they have an interesting design.
I then layered a blue salad plate with a shell shaped dish topping the dish stack. Both of these are thrift finds.
Our centerpiece was a simple gathering of empty apothecary jars. I can just imagine them filled with assorted shells, can’t you? I also like the clean look of the empty jars. These apothecary jars are all thrifty finds as are the twisted stem glass candle holders
The glasses were a birthday gift from my sweet mother-in-law. I believe she found them at Target. The napkins and stainless are from my collection.
We had a very simple lunch of pulled pork barbecue on potato rolls, deviled eggs, cucumbers and onions with an Asian twist, and caramel apple salad.
The new puppy just settled himself under the table and was good as gold through the whole meal as we enjoyed our lunch and spending time together.
I hope to join the parties at The Thrifty Groove’s Thrifty Tablescape Party, Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, and StoneGable’s On The Menu Monday.