Since the middle of July this box of Pfaltzgraff dinnerware has been sitting on the floor in our spare bedroom. The Mr has asked several times if I want him to take it downstairs. My intention was to use them right away. Well two and a half months later here they are. Better late than never! It’s not like a had a whole line up of tables primed and ready to go, the mood for these dishes just hadn’t hit me yet. The dishes came from Burlington and you can see by the price tag that they were quite a deal. I purchased the napkins, also the same day from Burlington’s as well.
When I took the napkins out of the package I noticed the name “Arabesque” and it stuck with me so I decided to use it for the title of this post. The design of the napkins seemed to go so well with the dishes; it was a perfect match for me. But still they sat.
About a month ago I bought this bottle of Shiraz. And it has been sitting collecting dust also. Maybe it was all the hoopla of getting ready for Gabbi’s party that made me procrastinate. Her party was last weekend so that was no excuse either. Finally I figured enough is enough already put the table together girl!
After a couple of bare wood tablescapes it was time for a tablecloth. Ivory was my choice. I also decided on the light wood chargers to start the stack. Laurie Gates flatware complements the dark veins in the dishes.
The dimpled goblets are from Pier 1 and the smaller goblets are a thrift find. The deep wine goblets haven’t been used since Valentine’s Day a couple of years ago. I got them when I was selling Avon a hundred years ago.
At one end of the table are the bowls from the dinnerware with tablespoons inside. Both are the right size for a delicious helping of apple cobbler. The other end holds the mugs for coffee. They sit in a napkin holder that I brought out just because.
In the center of the table the wine sits in a coaster that I found for $2.00 at Goodwill. The silver knobbed vase is a favorite from Gordman’s and it’s usually in the family room. Speaking of things sitting around not being used, these mercury glass candlesticks. I bought them from Michaels along with the bobeches and my plan was to bling them out. It still may happen. The golden mercury glass votives round out the table. I’m pretty sure I don’t have any boxes of new dinnerware stashed away in any corners or closets, but don’t quote me on that one. Well friends it’s about time for me to open that wine, it has sat long enough.