Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Dinner with the Guys. 1.15

Having the Garden Friends for lunch on Wednesday must have given Sweet Mister an idea.  On Friday morning, he called from his office to say that he had a friend whom he wanted to invite for of our "Friday means Outback Steak curbside take-out"!  Now that's a pretty easy request to fulfill...all I had to do was design a small table for three, suitable for the guys.  Come on in and see what I created for them.  This one is short and sweet.

 An easy-going melange of browns and whites set the tone for dinner with the guys.

 The elements...a Pimpernel place mat featuring sporting dogs...

...the Caspari rattan charger...think duck blind and hunting...

...add the Spode Delamere dinner plate and brown handled flatware...

 ...a pair of Gotham Octette goblets for water and wine, and the Williams-Sonoma hemstitched Flax napkin... of Sweet Mister's duck decoys with a pair of antique English wood pieces for my centerpiece, and...

 Voila!  Sweet Mister pulled into the back drive, and Dickens just announced that his friend was at the front door.  It was time to eat.  They lingered long after dinner, laughing and sharing stories.  I mainly listened with a happy smile on my face.

This week I'm joining:

Inspire-Me-Tuesday with Marty @ A Stroll Through Life

Worthwhile Wednesdays with Crafty Allie

Winter Blues Wednesday @ DIY by Design

Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch

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Hello, I'm Cherry Kay I was 40 before I realized that I am an artist. I love to paint, work in clay, rubber stamping, design tablescapes, entertain, and share ideas. I'm an interior designer credentials, but lots of experience.


  1. what a beautiful table! love your style and your home looks so very pretty!

    have a nice day~

  2. A nice table. Love the masculine elements. Masculine tables, I think, are harder to do.

  3. This setting was just perfect for men! You certainly have a flair for pulling a theme together, paying attention to every detail! Lucky guys!

  4. I love the idea of Outback drive-through. If only we had an Outback here - it's a treat for us to have dinner there when we go south of the border to Seattle.
    You make the masculine table look very easy. I find the entire ensemble very restful and easy on the eye. I can imagine that it made for a very welcoming and relaxed Friday night.

  5. It is so good to see that you are actively (very actively) blogging again. I do hope all is well with your knee and your back. I have been on a vacation from tablescaping myself and had failed to notice that you were back on line in December. Your tables have all been lovely. I love the masculine touch of this table that still offers plenty of elegant beauty too.

  6. What a warm and inviting tablescape - perfect for fellas too - sometimes we just get too girlie with ours, and it is nice to have it be so natural and organic and awesome.

    Well done! Thank you so much for your visit and your sweet comment.

    Stay warm and dry during this winter storm!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Love all the brown and the goblets are beautiful! Very inviting table!

  8. As always, it looks great! You are endlessly creative, and as I've said before, a great inspiration. xoxox

  9. Stunning!! Love those duck decoys. How apropos for a guys dinner. Those goblets are striking. Must find some browns as I have the Delamere myself. Also note to self, take can be the best solution.. Why didn't I think of that?
    Hugs and Love, Marlis

  10. Hello CK,

    I can always tell Spode & Coalport apart from other manufacturers. Nicely done - love that your hubby says 'steakhouse takeout' - no muss, no fuss for you! I know you are thinking 'a great table for a great group of guys'! Regards, Robin


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