Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Father's Day

We celebrated Father's Day a week early with my father-in-law, because we'll be with our son and daughter-in-law on the actual day. I bought these placemats and the matching napkins at Williams-Sonoma last year, but hadn't used them before.  The pattern reminds me of one of my husband's favorite shirts, so I thought they would work well for a Father's Day table.

The placesetting also includes our everyday dishes, glasses, and stainless, as well as a steak knife -- because you can't celebrate men in Texas without serving steak!
For a simple centerpiece that echoed the colors of the placemats, I used yellow spider mums in cobalt blue glass bottles.  Spider mums give a lot of bang for the buck!
Here's a look at the whole table. Notice anything wrong?  I didn't -- and took a series of photos this way.  See those napkins piled neatly to one side?  Sigh.
Here's the table with the napkins in place. 
And here's one last look at the spider mums. 
Happy Father's Day!  Thank you for visiting, and I hope you'll leave a comment before you leave to visit more tablescapes at Between Naps on the Porch.  Tablescape Thursday is not to be missed!