Monday, December 29, 2008

Tablescape Tuesday!

Welcome to Tablescape Tuesday!
This is the setting that I used for our Christmas Eve dinner.

This was the final setting...


I tried this first....

Here is the top view.
The plates and bowls are from Pottery Barn.
I also have the plates in tan, 
which works well with this tablecloth, too.
I'm saving them for a future post....

I also have the salad plates.

This goblet is really special.
(Jacob and I ate an awful lot of Arby's to get them.)
I liked the star-shaped pattern on it.

The flatware is Oneida.   
I like the simplicity of it.

The tablecloth is my Mom's.
(She may never get it back. Sorry Mom.)  
It is one of my favorites.
It fits my table beautifully.
She bought it at an estate sale.

Here is a close-up of one of the corners.

for the rest of the table scape fun!

39 comments:

Donna Marie said...

Robin,


I love your Star bowls!!!! Those goblets are HOT too! Great Job as usual!!!!

xoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

PS I love your Mom's Tablecloth!

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Sweet and simple... simply lovely!

Susan said...

Poor Mom...she is never going to get her tablecloth back! I really like your dishes... the star is perfect... and I wish I would get some glasses for eating at Arby's!!

laurie said...

That tablecloth is wonderful. Hope your mother forgets you have it! And those star-shape dishes are great too. Lovely tablescape. laurie

Happy To Be said...

Looks just beautiful girl..I love those glasses and never knew Arby did anything like that thought all they has was roast beef and cheddar sandwiches...thanks for sharing...great job..hugs and smiles Gloria

Gollum said...

The world is a better place with pink plaid napkins. The star dishes are incredible!

The Muse said...

The star bowls are striking...
as Donna Marie stated...

I adore the Arby's Gift of love :) LOL

See, here is a prime example of use what you have and add to what you have...

A truly Pleasing Feast for the eyes!

Chris said...

I love those goblets, sure didn't know about that deal going on at Arby's.Your table looks so festive.

Hugs,
Chris

Bo said...

Hi Robyn...I'm not sure but I might have some of those goblets too...I'm loving that tablecloth for sure and even more so since it looks vintage. Very pretty tablescape! Happy New Year! ;-) Bo

Smilingsal said...

Robyn,
I think your table looks "company ready."

Ma'dame French said...

Love that tablecloth I wouldn't give it back if I were you (lol) Hugs French;)

onlymehere said...

Wow, how did I miss that gorgeous set of Arby's glasses?! I have three sets of Arby's glasses, one dark green, and two sets of clear ones with white winter scenes on them. I love them. My brother-in-law is a manager for Arby's and he said the last year they did glasses they hauled dozens of cases of them just from his store to the DI bz no one was buying them!! I would have taken them!! Dishes are my weakness and I love to see how you set a table. Love the star plates (or are they bowls?) too! Cindy

White Iris Designs said...

I believe I would lay claim to that table cloth too...lol
Very unique use of the star bowls..unexpected!!
Happy New Year!

Envoy-ette said...

Arby's? Who knew? LOL! You better hide the tablecloth, because your mom will certainly want it back after seeing your precious table!

salmagundi said...

Those glasses really are beautiful - it's amazing where we find things sometimes!! Love the tablecloth, also. Sorry Mom - I would keep it, too. Sally

Chari said...

Hello and Happy Holidays!!!

I'm so glad that you stopped by my place and thanks so much for the info...I got it fixed finally...hehe!!!

I love your Christmas tablescape...that pretty little white star dish atop the green plate is just stunning!!! I think my favorite thing about your place setting is that darling little red plaid gift box that you used for the name card!!! Absolutely darling!!! Love that beautiful hand stitched tablecloth too...hmmmm, if I were a "bettin'" woman, I'd bet that Mom will never see that pretty tablecloth again...hehe!!!

Well it looks like you had a wonderful Christmas...I'm sending my very best wishes to you & yours for the coming New Year...May the Lord bless!!!

Warmest wishes...
Chari

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I love the pink plaid napkins too!

Did those goblets really come from Arby's? Wow!

Momovthree said...

I just love your tablecloth! I'm sure you cherish it. Beautiful table. Happy New Year! Michelle

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful tablecloth. I can see why you would like to hold onto it..lol.. Love the star bowls are so unique. Girl I did not know Arby's had anything going to where you could come out with something as beautiful as those goblets..WOW... they are just too pretty for words...Is that cheesecake?? Girl is sure looks yummy...:-)
hugs ~lynne~

suzanne said...

Very pretty table scape! So funny what you said about your galsses. I have a set of glass i gto at arby's a long time ago; they are the ones with the Christmas pattern on them. We had to eat there alot too to get um!!! haha
Happy New Year!
suzanne

ellen b said...

Oh I love those star bowls! Pretty table! Happy New Year!!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello; You did a great job on your table setting for your Christmas Eve dinner. Love the star bowls, just so so sweet and pretty.

Happy New Year

Hugs;
Alaura

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love the tablecloth...great find! Maybe you could let Mom borrow it on occasion. :-) Love your star bowls...as everyone has today! This is the second tablescape I've seen today with Arby glasses...I never knew they gave away glasses. Reminds me of the old days when folks used to collect glasses from gas stations or when they bought jelly. Man, I sound old. Great tablescape...thanks for sharing on this TT! Susan

imjacobsmom said...

Hey guys! The Arby's glasses are from last year. They didn't do them this year. I also have a few of the one's with the Christmas scene on them because Jacob and his friend had to have them when we stopped there for lunch a few years back. Jacob wanted last years model and when I got it home I thought, Hey that's cute with the star bowls....so we had a few meals so that we could pick up the remaining 10 goblets. They are even rimmed in 24K gold -ooooo! My Mom's tablecloth is washed and stashed in my linen closet in hopes she forgets about it until the next time...

Mama said...

Hi Robyn, your tablescape is so pretty, I love the star plates and your mum's ops your tablecloth is beautiful, I hope you have a very Happy New Year and I look forward to blogging with you in 2009, big hugs, Kathy.

Femin Susan said...

Hi......
Your blog is really interesting... Keep posting.... Wishing you " A Happy New Year''

jerseygirl211 said...

Good Morning Robyn,

Lunch with the girls went great, sorry you couldn't make it.;) Isn't it nice when a business gives away things we adults can appreciate, like your glasses, instead of all those toys for kids, that they play with for a short time and then forget about. Guess we should send them a few little hints.;) I enjoyed your post like I always do when I come to visit. A VERY HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR to you and your family.

Hugs
'D'

Mamapippa said...

Nice and lovely !
Can you tell me in wich country you live, I am ordening my blog visitors by country, sorry for my curiosity ...
Greetings from Belgium, and a Happy New Year !

Lisa said...

You did a great job on the table. That tablecloth is gorgeous.

Like everyone else, I didn't know Arby's still did glasses. As a child, we ate there often. It was the only fast food my mother allowed. I think we collected Pepsi glasses from our meals.

Hey, I still use the small cheese spread jars for drinking. I worked for a man who would bring me in his empties.

Maybe today will be my wash the crystal day...maybe not. :)

Have a Happy New Year.

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Great table setting. Thanks for stopping by.

Mojo said...

I think I put on 5 pounds just scrolling through your recent posts!

Tasty page, this one!

Lady Katherine said...

I just love the table cloth and the star plate. What a great idea! I need a Pottery Barn here! I took a peek on down, Frosty is so COOL! I love those cookies too,

nikkicrumpet said...

Those star bowls are just the cutest thing ever!!! I hope you have a wonderful and safe New Years Eve...and I hope 2009 brings joy and happiness to you and your family. It's been great fun getting to know you and I look forward to many laughs in 2009! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

char72 said...

I love the table setting. I like your flatware very much. It is just like ours. lol I bought it because it reminded me of my grandmother's. Since I'm 72, you know that was a long time ago that I visited my grandmother, but I always liked that pattern and didn't forget it.
Have a Happy New Year!
Charlotte

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Robin,Your table looks so nice and If I were you I would just sneak that tablecloth into your closet when you are done with it and maybe your mom won't miss it,LOL.

Thank you for the prayers sweetie.

Tootsie said...

11 MINUTES TO 2009.....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Miss Janice said...

This is such a lovely tablescape. Happy New Year to you and I look forward to visiting with you in 2009.

Lorrie said...

Hi Robin--Happy New Year's and thanks for visiting me! This is a great tablescape. I also really loved all of your photos of visits with Santa--I have some similiar ones from the same era that I really treasure now.

Sweetie said...

I love your Arby's goblets and your mother's lovely tableclothe. Maybe you will forget to give it back to her. Have a wonderful New Year!
Hugs,
Sweetie