Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tablescape Thursday: Caliente Dinner for Two

My kids are on spring you kids, but today my table is just for that will be happening!  I remember those long ago days when there WERE just two of us at the table.  The memories are so sweet. Yet, I know it won't be long before we WILL again just have a table for two -- and then I won't like it.  It will be just TOO quiet!!! 

I do like sitting around the table with everyone there and just gabbing and laughing.  This St. Patrick's Day we had our usual corned beef dinner, but for various reasons only Tati (the food blogger) and I sat down to dinner together that night.  Because everyone was gone, Tati said, "This is the worst St. Patrick's Day ever!"  I had to agree!

My 15 years old son, found these "caliente" plates at the Dollar Store when we were out of town.  Sadly, there were only two of them, but they were only fifty cents a piece!  I love them and built this simple table for two around them.  Imagine having a spicy latin dish with a citrusy tart for dessert.

I am posting this with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.  Click on the image above to find amazing tablescapes.

Shopping List:
Caliente plates -- 50 cents at the Dollar Store
Placemats and Napkins -- on clearance at Wal-Mart just a few weeks ago
Napkin Holders -- after Christmas clearance at Wal-Mart
Silverware -- Wal-Mart
Green Stemware -- Dollar Store
Iced Tea Glasses -- Wal-Mart


Beth said...

Pretty plates and tablescape, Joni! The empty nest has its goods and its not so goods, but an occasional dinner for two isn't bad at all - especially with a romantic, pretty table!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Very pretty...all of it. I like the quilted placemats and all the little details from plates to stemware. Happy Easter!

Marigene said...

Cute table, Joni.

Anita Diaz said...

What cute plates!! I would love to find some of those! What a fun table!

Kristy Carberry said...

I like this a lot! Thanks for sharing. I have the same placemats in sage and they are very versatile for casual settings!

Lana said...

This is wonderful and bought economically which makes it even more fun! We love our kids, but all grownups need date nights and grownup talk time! :)
Hugs, L

Denise said...

Wow, you can't beat a dollar a plate, I love the black Italian look of them. I need to visit my dollar store a bit more often ;) Happy dinner for two.

My Slice of Heaven said...

I love the plates, and what a deal! Your table looks like an inviting spot to enjoy dinner with your hubby!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

How funny - spicy latin dish with a citrusy tart for dessert was exactly what came into my mind when I saw your vignettes. I like this style very much.

Wish you a happy Easter.