Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Red Couch Deli Tablescape


Hi everyone and Welcome to My Red Couch and to the Red Couch Deli!  Don't forget to enter my Girard salad dressing giveaway that ends tonight!  Five lucky winners will receive 4 bottles of this premium dressing.  Click HERE to enter!

 I found the idea of writing on a plate with a white board marker from the lovely Yvonne at Stone Gable who is always creating something wonderful!   I have always heard that running a deli or restaurant was a hard thing to do and today I agree!  When I set up my tablescape on my deck, I had a little problem! Just as I was about to take pictures, look what came over in the black cloud! Okay, so it's not TEXAS-sized hail, but it hurt as I tried to save a potted plant! That is hail on my deck! My husband and kids helped me to bring everything inside...and then it cleared up and I reset everything up AGAIN!


I found these cute little sandwich baskets and papers at Wal-Mart, on clearance, this year!  Today was the first time I used them and I did  feel like I was running a deli!


The white plates are from a local store, Tai Pan Trading.  The red plates are from Wal-Mart several years ago.  The red placemats are from Wal-Mart last year.  When you live in a small town like I do you appreciate having a Wal-Mart!


Once again I turned to use the Style Sisters napkin rings and paired them with bandanas!  Love the bandanas with the checked paper!  Don't you just love the color RED?


Here's a shot of our table!  I enjoyed eating out here tonight!  It's only set for four because my oldest daughter is at Girl's Camp an hour away!  Hope they didn't get the hail and rain we received!  They are in tents!


What would a Deli be without a Deli Sandwich?  Tonight we are serving a Salami Fontinella Cheese Pesto Panini with Balsamic Sweet Onion Chips!  Grab a Panini before you go!  They are devine!  I will post the recipe tomorrow.


It is alway a pleasure having you come to sit a spell on my Red Couch!  Thanks for visiting!

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27 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such a creative table setting. Love the bandannas used as napkins and those baskets are too cute.

Allie and Pattie said...

Love it Joni! I have those same baskets and an assortment of bandanas in different colors. Don't they make awesome napkins?? My kids love this kind of setting!
xoxo Pattie

Sarah said...

Joni, I wish there was one of these little panini filled red baskets sitting on my dinner table tonight. Looks delicious! Cute table setting, and I love the idea of writing on a plate. ~ Sarah

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

As a Philly Deli Brat from waaaaay back, nothing better than a good sandwich! Your setting is beautiful, and I agree, red is a fantastic color-enjoy!!!

Amy said...

I love red! (And pink.) That is such a cute tablescape! I am wishing I had some of those baskets--my kids would think they were eating out! Very cute. And the sandwiches look delicious!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This is one happy tablescape...perfect for the summer (in spite of your unfortunate weather!!!) I love the bright colors and casualness...I'd love one of those paninis also!!!

{ L } said...

Ohh this table is PERFECTLY my style. I simply love every element you created. And that sandwich looks to die for...especially right now because I'm starving. :)

once in a blue moon... said...

cheerful and looks delish!

Style Sisters said...

Joni,
You are so dang cute! I am sooo loving this red tablescape and the panini sandwich!! Oh and of course the white napkin rings!! :)

Karin

Beth said...

How cute, Joni! Love the little red baskets! It does look like a restaurant. Cute napkins too. You really did set a cute table. And you make delightful food, too! Hope Tati is having fun at camp!
Hugs, Beth

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

So pretty and cheerful!

Donna

Sherry said...

Joni,
Super cute table. Deli style is perfect for summer.
Sherry

Jacqueline said...

Such a pretty table. I saw that on Stone GAble too and you did it really well for the diner. I used my little red baskets too, but they were holding the watermelon. I loved your red papers. I hadn't seen those. We had the black cloud and winds and rain but no hail, sorry about that, what a panic, but it turned out really nicely. The sandwich looks killer can't wait. Bring it up for lunch tomorrow, I'm available.

Pondside said...

What a cheery table scape! I love red and white on the table - the paper and bandanna go so well together.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Joni, I don't know what it is about those red baskets but eating anything out of them is always so much fun! I think I need some! And the bandana idea for napkins is great! I'm going to copy you, okay? :) Linda

Sailing Simply said...

I love your deli setting! This is fantastic and you are quite dedicated! Wow, even after a hail storm! Your bandana napkins look wonderful with the deli plates but your sandwichs are really calling my name. Looks delicious!

Sharon Haynie said...

How fun! I love it when everything comes together so well. I found Tai Pan Trading on my last visit to SLC-it's great! thanks for sharing with us today.

Debbie said...

I do love red, and I particularly like it in a tablescape. It says, "Sit down and relax". Of course, you couldn't relax until the hail storm was over. YIKES.

I think this is a really pretty table!

Marlis said...

love your ideas. I remember writing on a platter from Stone Gable.. thanks for the reminder. Your red baskets are wonderful. as are the bandannas. great job. sorry about the hail!

Anita said...

This is SOOO cute!! What a great idea! I feel like I run a lunch counter at my house because it seems like I'm always feeding someone at the breakfast bar. And they all order something different!

Melissa Miller said...

Jani this sounds yummy! Love your blog and the cute name. I'll be back again soon.

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Barbara said...

The red and white looks great and perfect for a deli theme! Hail?!! Oh, my goodness! Hope it didn't do any real damage.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is so cute. My kids would have loved to eat this way when they were home. I can't wait to see your recipe...yummy, you made me hungry!

Sue said...

You inspire me! I love all of your red deli goodies and putting together such a beautiful, fun setting for a "normal" dinner night! And you have a yummy deli sandwich to boot! :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This looks great! I would love to be a customer at your deli! Thanks for your sweet visit.

Mimi said...

Joni, what a cute table...love all that red. I am working on an all plastic table (a challenge from my brother-in-law) for next week, wish I had thought of those deli baskets.

timbuck2mom said...

This is a fun tablescape. I love red, too, and your sandwich sounds and looks divine! I've found your blog recently and I really enjoy it.

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