Thursday, February 21, 2008

Eating Around the Tablescape

It's a good thing for me that my husband has a f'ntastic sense of humor, because he gamely played along with the plan last evening and we ate at the over-decorated table. I must say that we laughed about it all through dinner.

I think my husband is hiding behind the tablescape. Honey, can you pass the salt?
This is my husband's view of my end of the table.

And poor Kelley just had to stare at the table scape. Kelley decorated this plate for me several years ago. Though you can't tell it from this angle, I placed the plate, ala Sandra Lee, on an overturned cup.

So, logistically, how did it go? Well, putting the dishes of food on the table was an impossibility, so we ate buffet style. My daughter thought that we should honor Sandra Lee's love of all things cocktail, so we each had our 'drink' in a cocktail glass. And then, breaking down the tablescape proved to be almost as time consuming as assembling it had. Tonight, the table will be decorated as it always is this time of year.

Ah, much better. This is my winter tablescape. I typically change out the centerpiece for each season. That's four times a year, versus every day. And in case you are wondering, the faux gold-leafed chargers are always on the table. We also eat dinner out here most days. If you've ever seen my kitchen table, you would know why we don't eat there.


Rosie Hawthorne said...

I love a tablescape where you'd have to stand on a ladder to see the person across from you.

Carol said...

Is that a little Midnight I see at your end? My tablescapes frequently include a live cat, Little Miss Addison.