I'm sharing a very simple table for families with kids of all sizes! I started with some very inexpensive snowman plates I bought at the Dollar Store for $1 each several years ago.
I used round woven placemats to bring out the red in the plates and Mikasa "Italian Countryside" flatware. Again, I used the Fostoria "Argus" glasses.
I made the paisley napkins from fabric. They wash very well and have the same design on both sides, which is always a prerequisite for napkin fabric. If you have a serger machine you can make this simple kind of napkin even if you cannot sew at all. The machine cuts the fabric, then rolls the edge under as it stitches.
I really wanted to keep the oil lamp from last week because I have enjoyed having it on the table. I changed the runner out for this hand-crocheted doily my late grandmother made for me.
She did very fine work and this is one of my favorites. I'll share a shamrock pattern runner she made for me on St. Patrick's Day.
I thought I would show the lamp without all the greenery around it. If you saw it last week, you remember that it is over 100 years old and the aladdin-style with a round wick.
a closeup of the detail on the bottom...
and now lit for the blue hour...
I love how these paisley napkins pick up all the colors on the table and in the plates.
This is a very typical table setting we use for everyday meals. Very simple, but it still makes my family feel appreciated and special.
Take the time to enjoy mealtime together with your family! You will find out more from your kids right here than you will anywhere!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'll be joining Susan's Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, so be sure to stop by there and say hi.