Tablescape Thursday ~ Red-White-Black

Tablescape Tuesday is now Tablescape Thursday! To see some pretty Tablescapes visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.



My table today was set in honor of my brother Tim’s birthday in January. This would make a fun Valentine Day Table, too.


Some of the details…the Pineapple candleholders are silverplate, Godinger. I bought them at my little thrift store. Napkins are Martha Stewart K-Mart from her Christmas line. I think they don’t scream Christmas. The napkin rings are from Pier 1, a gift from my son and wife. The rose etched goblets are from Goodwill. The red, white and black salad/dessert plate is from T.J. Maxx and oh my I paid T.J. Maxx full price for them $3.99. What a splurge on my part :0). The red chair scarves are from Target after Christmas clearance.


Am I boring you yet? The dinner plate is from Pier 1 clearanced for $1.64. The white chargers with black beaded rim are from T.J. Maxx and were clearanced for $1.00 each.

I’m happy to say that we actually ate food at this tablescape and had a very nice time celebrating my brother’s birthday. Here is our salad course. We also had Steak, Creamed Mushrooms, Roasted fingerling potatoes and a Limoncello Cream cake for dessert. UPDATE: So I didn’t include my true confession this week. Here it is…I did not make the Limoncello cake I bought it at costco. It was from the Cheesecake Factory. Here’s a link to a great recipe that should be pretty much like it. Limoncello Cake Recipe.


My younger brother Tim and his wife Letty.

For more tablescapes make sure you visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage unless I pay them a lot of money. I’m slowly cleaning up many posts from this time period and deleting their ugly grey and black boxes with a ransom request. Such a time consuming bother.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

44 thoughts on “Tablescape Thursday ~ Red-White-Black

  1. The way you tied the black with the red is really nice. The chargers and the black/red plates do the trick. Very attractive. I’m now wanting salad for some strange reason.

  2. hmmm, did we ever see the cake recipe…sounds intriguing. The table is beautiful.

    Pam, I forgot to confess that I bought the dessert for this event from Costco (a Cheesecake Factory Product)

  3. Happy Birthday to your brother! He and his wife look so happy! I love your table and how you’ve mixed the different patterned dishes! I adore those napkins.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  4. Ellen B.,
    you always have the perdiest tables and the red is simply darling! I always say that every room should have a bit of red. Yours is the perfect amount!

    I hope your having a great evening. Me? I’m dead tired and it’s only 8:30 pm. Today I feel so old :0!

  5. Hello Ellen,
    I love your table. Your dishes are lovely. Your entire table is just pulled together so great! I have a life-long love affair with red, black and white! You can never go wrong with that color scheme! I just love it all! 🙂
    Alisa – Carolina Panache

  6. I love it. You did a great job & the salad looks very yummy (I’m hungry right now). I love the plates & the goblets. Don’t you love thrift stores & clearance stuff? I know I do.

  7. Oh my!!! I missed some of those plates at TJ Maxx or they would surely have hopped into my cart! lol The chargers are gorgeous!!! I love your tablescape and you did it all on a budget…great job!! And what makes it really nice is that it is a real tablescape! Your menu sounds yummy…Debbie

  8. Great tablescape, Ellen! Love those colors and the interesting plates…add a few rose petals and a couple more candles and you’ve got your romantic Valentine tablescape!

  9. Your tablescape is beautiful, I am drooling over your dinner plates from Pier One, your napkins and the Limoncello Cheesecake lol, glad you all had a lovely time. Kathy.

  10. Happy Birthday to your brother. I can see they enjoyed it. I love your linens.. they are out of this world.. Your tablescape is just gorgeous my friend.. Thanks for swinging by to see Miss Kitty and Mr. Mouse.. I always love when you pop in.. hugs ~lynne~

  11. How could anybody be bored with all that beauty!! Thanks for all the details, great job! Love it all!

    I have a Valentine centerpiece if you would like to come see!


  12. Hi Ellen…love your Red and White table…bet your brother felt special for his birthday! I love the salad plates…worth the full price! 🙂 And the scarves on the chairs are such a nice touch! I’m always amazed at what you find at the thrift store…the glasses are wonderful! Susan

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