Tablescape Thursday ~ Checkers Anyone?

Time for table setting fun. Please click over and visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see lots of great tables around the world.


I’ve set the table early in anticipation of my brother and SIL’s visit on Saturday. We will be celebrating my brother’s birthday.


I’ve decided on Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder for sandwiches. We’ll have a salad alongside. For dessert we’ll have a choice between both my brother’s favorites…carrot cake or cheesecake.


The martini glasses are Target clearance and the cut glass are hand me downs from my aunt.


The napkins are Martha Stewart K-mart clearance. The napkin rings are from Pier 1 and were a gift from my kids.


The dishes are from the thrift store and are Royal Stafford. The flatware is from Target clearance. The chargers are from Tjmaxx.

The candle holders are from a garage sale.


Hope you are all having a good week. I’ve been staying close to home out of the storms that are hitting Southern California one after another…

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

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.

37 thoughts on “Tablescape Thursday ~ Checkers Anyone?

  1. Very pretty Ellen. Gosh, hope you are safe in the rain. It sounds just like tropical Queensland where I live!!
    Thanks for visiting my walk a round Inwood!

  2. Everything is so well coordinated, I can’t believe you didn’t buy it altogether! And you got it at thrift stores and garage sales? Unbelievable! I love the red & white checkered dishes and how you have tied it altogether. Wonderful!


  3. Hi Ellen,
    This is totally cute. I love the red and all of your accessories, and you really know how to shop. One thing I have learned about bloggers….you are great shoppers and know where to find the bargains. I love this table.

  4. So romantic, Ellen! I love the red/white combination. I also noticed you seem to have a scarf of some sort on the mirror in the background. I was wondering how the whole display looks.

  5. I love your brightly colored table setting, Ellen. Your geometric dishes and napkins are very pretty. I like the Fleur de lis candle holders too and the red martini glasses. Happy birthday to your brother!..Christine

  6. Ellen-Your brother is going to LOVE you! Your table is fun and pretty! I love those napkins with the checked plates! BBQ sound good for a change from all the holiday fuss! You are a sweet sister!

  7. LOVE all the red, Ellen… so much fun and cheerful! Those red glasses and napkins though are really tugging at my heart….lovely! Happy Day :o) ((HUGS))

  8. Very pretty table! Love the dishes and the martini glasses. All put together beautifully! A gorgeous, inviting table! The birthday celebration sounds delicious!

  9. I LOVE those dishes. The table looks so pretty with the solid candles,and glasses and those really cute napkins. Looking good!

  10. Ellen, this table looks so great! Love the checked dishes, and I wish I had seen those napkins on clearance – Those would have gone into my basket immediately. That tablecloth is beautiful too. Your brother is going to have a great b’day party. His favorites sound good to me too. laurie

  11. Why can’t I find dishes that cute at a thrift store? I love red. Your dishes, glasses and napkins…love them all. This makes a beautiful table. Thank you for visiting me today!


  12. Wow, Ellen!

    I LOVE this table. I can’t believe you got those cute red and white plates at a thrift store. Great job on pulling everything together!


  13. Love the red checkered plates. I got them in black! The Martha Stewart napkins are adorable. Your brother and sister in law must have been thrilled to sit down to such a lovely table.

    – The Tablescaper

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