Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What to Do When Your Date Cancels for Saturday Night


Why you goof off with your dining room table of course. Grabbing this and that and toning down the July 4th decor. A few flags still are appropriate as soon we will be doing some back to school decorating. My daughter starts on August 15th. UnAmerican to start school in the dead of summer.


We eat dinners out here so I have been keeping things more simple. I decided to keep a salt and pepper shaker and napkins out here all the time and just add them to my wooden box. Keeps dinner time set up more simplified. I lit my favorite candle and called it good. I think I watched a movie after that.


Linking to:
Wow Us Wed.
A Return to Loveliness

18 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

Sounds like a good come back plan! Very pretty setting Elaine.

Shelley said...

I have a feeling you love doing this sort of thing :) And you do such a good job of it. Love the simplicity in your setting...blessings

Leslie said...

You seem to know how to turn lemons into lemonade!(...as Mom always says)
I bought some of those candles last fall after you said it is your favorite scent. I love them! They ended up also being some of the Christmas gifts I gave my friends last year. :0)
Blessings,
Leslie

Beth said...

oh, i love the glow of the candle. so pretty. nice & quiet it looks. i was thinking the same thing ... we never started school before labor day. so odd??! is that something new? are they hoping for more vacation days, sick days or bad weather days? i wonder?!? ha. ha!! (:

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend a quiet evening. Love candles!

laurie said...

what a beautiful setting you have created, very romantic,

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

LOVE it -- school starts in August in this part of the country -- not what I was used to growing up in Southern CA -- we always started mid-September and went to near the end of June. Here the schools let out the week before Mother's day.

Blessings!
Gail

Cranberry Morning said...

It's perfect! And makes a beautiful photo. :-)

Ginger Zuck said...

I like simple!! Very cozy looking!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Elaine, Just got to say I love every detail, especially the tray. You are so talented! I've left my 4th decorations up for labor day and then I'll use apples etc for back to school(even though I don't have kids at home)and for autumn.
Thanks for sharing!
Noreen

halloweencouple said...

a lit candle and bit of redecorating always refreshes the soul....lovely display

Leslie said...

I love the calm that a candle brings. The centerpiece looks pretty. Back to school.. BLAH!! not looking forward to it!!!

Sweet Tea said...

OR you could find a different date. ;-)

Melanie said...

Sorry your hubby got called into work overnight, but maybe you needed some relaxing "me" time since you've been experiencing that mental fatigue. I just now read that post too, and I hear you loud and clear! On days when I'm home and the phone rings more than once, I usually say out loud (to no one, lol) - "NOW who?!"

NanaDiana said...

Looks like a plan to me. I love the sweet simplicity of it all- xo Diana

Michelle said...

Center piece looks great. I love the glow of candles.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am being stood-up tonight *sadface* Business :/
I need to get my house in order!!! I am in panic mode right now!

Chenille Cottage said...

You know...There's just something comforting about fluffing one's nest a little.
I love your tidy table arrangement...It warms my heart.
I hope your next dinner date is a charmer!
Smiles,
Carolynn

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