Saturday, November 16, 2013

Italian Dinner for One

When the weather starts to turn cold, it seems like the perfect time to fix a warm pasta meal. Pat jumped at the chance to do "something different" instead of the typical Autumn tablescape. Here's what she came up with:
Over view of the table

Close up of the place setting. The small vegetable bowl is used to hold parmesan cheese - the small plate (actually, it is almost 8" across) is for salad.

First layer of the place setting is an extra large individual pasta bowl

The charger is a whopping 13 1/2" across

Pat used a rustic placemat to hold all of it

Flatware is a hammered stainless steel style by Godinger

All three glasses are from the Dollar Store

One last look at the place setting
Where it came from:
White Dinnerware - "Corona" Restaurantware from Tuesday Morning
Red Charger - by Waechtersbach from Replacements
Flatware - Hammered-style by Godinger Stainless
Placemat - from Pier 1
Glassware - from Dollar Store
Red Checked Napkin - from Pier 1
Italian Chef - from Ross
Glass Canisters - Michael's

We will be joining Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" this Wednesday:


  1. I've just returned from a weekend trip, and right away you have me craving spaghetti and meatballs with some Chianti. The only thing missing from your cute Italian dinner table is one of those Chianti bottles in the straw basket as a candleholder, complete with multicolored wax drippings down the sides! Isn't that just so '70s -- I think I've really dated myself now! Okay, I'm off to gather up those spaghetti ingredients before I get any hungrier!

  2. that white bowl is all ready for some lasagna....I love the idea of a table for one...I did my tablescape this week for only a family of four which is usually just a table for two...I love how you put the dried pasta in the jars...very cute touch...

  3. How wonderful -- I'm ready for some Italian cuisine! This looks fabulous and I love the pasta as part of your tablescape.

  4. Wonderful table for how your chef keeps watch!