Life should be so simple that we could spend every day playing with dishes and visiting with friends and family.
Friday, July 24, 2009
CIJ Dinner Kid's Table
After viewing all the CIJ tablescapes listed on Mr. Linky, be sure to visit Just Add Glitter and Stir for another fabulous CIJ party on Saturday, July 25. Maggi~katamommy has a gret party planned and there are lots of partying bloggers lined up to share the holiday spirit with you.
This is the kid's card table for my CIJ family dinner. I needed something simple for the little ones, so it is without any frills. All kids love snow and snowmen and I thought they would get a kick out of these dishes in the middle of the summer.
The tablecloth is a dark green topped with burgandy placemats edged in green. I have four card tables and had to try our several to find one that worked with the size of the placemats. I didn't realize that there was that much difference in the size of these tables.
Since these nieces and nephews range in age from five two ten, this simple table should work just fine. I have already used part of the green flatware, but it is a nice match for this table. So, I used the salad fork and a small spoon. The little ones shouldn't need a knife and the smaller fork will be perfect for them.
I used my green cut glass footed glasses to give them something special. They are on the rather heavy side, but I think they will be fine and the kids will enjoy them. The smaller juice version of these is being used on my main table for fruit salad. I have plenty if the kids want one for their fruit salad. There just isn't a lot of room on the square card table. The color looks off on the glasses, but it is a nice match IRL.
I couldn't decide what to use for a centerpiece, so you are seeing a plain look with only the matching salt and pepper shakers in the center of the table and some photos with a wooden sleigh with the S&P containers inside. The sleigh is a little big for the table, but I am leaning toward leaving it for the kid appeal.
Thanks for visiting and viewing my fourth table for the upcoming CIJ family dinner.
Be sure to visit all the other participants to see lots of eye candy.
Remember to leave us comments since we LOVE them. The drawing for the giveaway of a Christmas tablecloth will be held on Sunday.
Welcome to my blog. I made a Christmas blog to share photos of my holiday decor with some cyber friends. However, I didn't keep posting after the holidays and decided that I liked it as a special tribute to my favorite time of the year. I intended to post on it monthly on Rudolph Day on the 25th of each month, but life got in the way and I haven't posted since December. I am a Christmas nut and really plan and celebrate it all year long.
During the fall I found a holiday forum on Garden Web and started visiting there in addition to my two holiday favorite sites Our Home for the Holidays and Magical Holiday Home. The wonderful people over at GW got me hooked on dishes and tablescapes. I even me a few of the same members on the HGTV decorating forums and have been following their blogs all year.
I finally decided that I wanted to participate in blog land and not just read and look, so here I am. I am hoping to participate in Tablescape Thursday, Foodie Friday, and some of the other fun things I look forward to seeing weekly.
I hope I can figure out Mr. Linky and all the other things that I have been reading about. This is all new to me and I am a bit overwhelmed. But, I am here and ready to have even more fun as a participant.
I love the holidays and decorating for them. I have always been a Christmas nut and have enjoyed the fall and Halloween, but never to an extreme. This year, I decided to host our first Boo Bash, Halloween Cosume Party and have found a new love!
I named this blog Haven Haunt as a contridiction of the term haven, which is where the name of where I live. Since it is for Halloween, I decided on Haven Haunt.
I have been married for 36 years and have one adult daughter and one son, who is in Heaven. We have a Mini Pin dog, named Duke and a Daushund, who just crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this past summer.