Monday, November 26, 2012

Dare to Entertain

It's the 2nd week of Dare to DIY and this week is the Dare to Entertain challenge hosted by Decor and the Dog, Maybe Matilda, Newly Woodwards, and Two Twenty One!

I have a tiny kitchen, which also acts as a dining room for us.  We don't really have a good space for a dining table at this point.  But we have a cute little red enamel table that I think goes great in our old home.

I decided to set up an intimate table setting for just the two of us.  I wanted to make a cute centerpiece, but didn't want to spend a lot of money.  I had a bunch of leftover flowers from my first DIY and a few other "fall things" lying around, so I created a fall-ish table setting with centerpiece.

The centerpiece is glued to a foam placemat I bought forever ago that ended up being too big for our table.  I cut it down and then hot glued all the parts and pieces together.

I also didn't have a great tablecloth or I used a throw blanket that was the perfect color.  The dishes are our everyday fiestaware and a quick ribbon around napkins and I was done.

We don't often 'dress up' the table so after I photographed everything, we had dinner with the set up and it really was quite nice.  I should do this more often.

I may have another table set up during this DIY...I have plans for a Christmas table, but have not finished all the pieces, so stay tuned.

Definitely check out all the other AMAZING table settings that are part of Dare to DIY - they are incredible!


K @ Shift Ctrl ART said...

What a great color combo. Pumpkin make such a big impact, don't they? :) I like the blue plates with everything else.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love this table! I'm a bit impartial because I"m a Fiestaware junkie. ;) Love those bright colors and love that you glued down the centerpiece. How smart.

Thanks so much for linking up to Dare to DIY!

DecorandtheDog said...

I'm also a Fiestaware fan! Love the colors and centerpiece. Thanks for joining the Dare to DIY!