Saturday, June 14, 2014

Summertime Whimsy Challenge

We decided to take a week off from our attempt to use sets of dishes that we haven't used before so that we could participate in Cuisine Kathleen's Summer Whimsy Challenge this Wednesday ( Summer in our County means no formal dishes - just fun and sun and lots of barbecues. Hopefully our table reflects this......
Over view of the table

The place setting

Made in Japan, the flatware is inexpensive hand-me-downs from our Mother who used this jumbo set when large amounts of company stayed for dinner

For the napkin ring, Pat used this tiny beer mug (actually a shot glass) tied with raffia 

Another figurine - actually a doll - from our Mother's collection
For the flower arrangement and to continue the theme, Pat used plastic Dollar Store catsup and mustard bottles as vases

This cute condiment holder was a gift from a friend at work years ago

Pat found these chef's hat salt and pepper shakers at Pier 1 on sale recently

Where it all came from:
White Dinner Plate -  White "Food Network" from Kohl's
Red and White Checked Luncheon Plate - Pattern unknown by "At Home with Marieke" from
Black Bowl - "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from Replacements
Flatware - Inexpensive flatware from our Mother who used it for "overflow guest" (our house was always busy with family and friends)
Glassware - from the Dollar Store
Checked Napkin - Handmade by Pat
Red Napkin - from Pier 1
Tiny Napkin Ring Beer Stein - Shot glass by Home Essentials from Tuesday Morning
Barbecue Condiment Serving Set - by Boston Warehouse gifted
Chef's Hat Salt and Pepper Set - from Pier 1
Mustard and Catsup Squeeze Bottle Vases - from the Dollar Store
Figurine - Richard Simmonds' "Annie Wahl Grandma's Family" Collection from our Mother

We will be joining:
Christine's "Table It" at Rustic & Refined this Monday:
Cuisine Kathleen's "Let's Dish" this Wednesday:
Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" this Thursday:


  1. I love the cook. How cute!! The red checked plate and the condiment holder are perfect for a summer cookout. I have the same silverware - 24 place settings. I believe it was part of a promotion thing at a gas station.

  2. Such cute details! Love the S&P shakers and the fun BBQ theme!

  3. Cute table. Absolutely love the "vases"!

  4. That table is just too cute for words! I love the chef that belonged to your Mother and using the condiment bottles as vases is so clever! What a perfect setting for a fun BBQ.

  5. Oh so cute! The red and white and checks all speak summer! That condiment holder is adorable and so are the chefs hat S & P shakers. The kid the cook guy is cute and that's so nice that you included your mother's flatware. That mustard bottle is such a neat idea for the flowers!

  6. This may be one of my favorite tables you have created! The cook figure is just precious. The red checked place mat is perfect with the china. My favorite is the condiment server just the best accent. Have a great week!


  7. Your cook makes me smile, he is adorable. always love your tables the details are great. I will adopt the cook if he ever needs a new home. I just really like it all !!!!!

    Cathy <;)

  8. Cute!! My two favorites are the grill condiment holders and the way Pat used the catsup and mustard bottles as vases! Fun Table!!

  9. So wonderful...great way to carry out the theme! Love it all, especially the BBQ chef.

  10. Oh how adorable! I am loving that BBQ condiment never see those things anymore. Such a great summer table!

  11. Very adorable setting! Love those little BBQ condiment severs! What a fun table.