Do you remember Kim's post at Savvy Southern Style titled "Sunday Supper"? Kim's post featured their supper table on ordinary nights, when there were just the two of them.
Her post gave me the idea to show you our kitchen table on an ordinary evening... First a little history...
When I was growing up my family was a "Corelle family". My Grandma A, my Mom, and my Aunt all had Corelle. In 1976, I joined the family with my set of Corelle, and I think my cousins also got a set.
I'm not 100% sure but I think most of us had the green flowered "Spring Blossom" pattern.
Photo - One Stop Retro Shop
We had the butter dishes, the bowls, the platters, the salt and pepper shakers, the works.
In 1993, I was remarried and I got another set of Corelle for a wedding present from my family. They let me choose the pattern.
At the time I liked wedgwood blue, mauve, peach, you remember the era, right?
A little over a year ago, my daughter asked what she should get me for Christmas. I said, "New dishes". I told her that I had always wanted Fiesta. So for almost every holiday since then, she has been getting me more pieces of Fiesta in scarlett, and I have picked up some serving pieces myself too.
My husband, a stubborn (no change necessary ever) kind of guy, prefers to continue to use the Corelle. He has labeled the Fiesta dishes as the good dishes. I want to use them as our everyday dishes. I have blue willow for the good dishes!
This is my place.
This is his. He seldom even uses an adult glass. Instead, he prefers the kids' old tupperware plastic glasses!
To round out our usual dinner table is the Counter Art glass trivet, cutting board.
This allows for dishing up right out of the pots and pans! (Remember I still work 32 hours a week!)
So on any given night, you can see this... That's if I decide to cook, and that's not very often any more!