Thursday, June 3, 2010

How we set a table in Southeast Texas

If you came here hoping to see a picture-perfect table, I'm sorry to disappoint you. I'm just a simple kind of gal. You'll never find anything too fancy here, but since you stopped by, let me show you how we set a table in my neck of the woods.

Y'all step right up and make yourself at home.
Grab a plate, a bowl, or whatever suits your fancy.

Select the jar of your choice. Iced-tea awaits.

Utensils, optional.

Let the grill master know how you want it cooked,
then it's chow time.

When the night closes in, and the mosquitos come out to play, we'll slap a clean tablecloth on the table, pump up the lights, then head inside ...

... for cake and coffee and pleasant conversation.


Y'all come back soon ... and we'll do it again.


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This post is part of Susan's "Tablescape Thursday."
Also linking up with Cindy for "Show and Tell."



29 comments:

  1. ahhh, I love it! My kind of table, too! The jars and everything is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. I love it! I am a transplanted north Texan gal myself. :)

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  3. Looks perfect! Nothing like feeling at home when you go to visit someone and I get the feeling your place is a real down home feeling.

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  4. Medium, please. I'd bring dessert but you already have a most lovely one waiting. The table looks as beautiful and welcoming as I know an evening with this sweet family would be!

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  5. Well, sister friend, this could have just as easily been MY West Texas table. Nothing fancy around my place, either.
    I love your cute table...we seldom, if ever, eat outside here. Just too unpleasant..we cook out and then bring it all inside.
    I'm signing up to follow...and hope you'll drop by when you can. I have "new" thrifted cherry dishes for this weeks post. :)

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  6. Sounds good to me, Dayle! Susan

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  7. This post is wonderful! This is what I miss most about Texas -- the informality which is loaded with homey charm! I am also going over to your writing blog to check it out. I am a writer as well.

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  8. I feel like a welcomed guest in your blog ... love the mason jars for iced tea!

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  9. Hi Dayle! I was just taking a peek at the Thursday tablescapes, over at Susan's, and gingham/checks will ALWAYS catch my eye! I guess it's a feel for the country life that this city girl can only dream of right now... So if I can't live in it, I can try to decorate and pretend it as best I can, right?! My own kitchen is blues, with touches of reds, ginghams, chickens and roosters, with some Alan Jackson playing in the background!!.. and I LOVE it!... Well, your table looks WONDERFUL, and all the food looks delicious! I look forward to visiting again sometime.. Nice to meet you! ~tina

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  10. And to think I missed your cookout...love the table!

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  11. Well let me say that sure looks like a Central MS tablescape. We are very informal around here. Plates stacked, pint jars, and silverware optional of course when we have tator salad with the burgers it's a must.
    Looks like y'all had a lovely time.
    Molly

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  12. I collect vintage table clothes and love the one you "slapped on the table just before you pumped up the lights, then headed inside" . . .

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  13. What a great setting. Nice and casual and no frou frou.

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  14. Looks perfect to me! Thanks for sharing...Marcia

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  15. Love it!!! That's what I call one pretty table and I bet the food was just as nice. I lovvvvve Texas! ((hugs)) Susie

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  16. Hi Dayle,
    First time here and your have a great blog. I love the CocaCola planter, so cheery and cute! Please stop over when you have a minute to visit.
    Robin

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  17. It's the kind of table setting that you feel comfortable and relaxed.
    It says, "Grab some grub and stay awhile!"

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  18. Very nice! Love your old wooden box as centerpiece.
    Come by my blog and win a $50 CSN gift certificate.
    Sherry

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  19. I'm from Texas (living in Florida now) and I like your style. Thanks for sharing today.

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  20. Dayle, I love your happy little table setting.This is the first time I have visited - I'll be back - please pop over and see me sometime.
    Suzy

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  21. Oh, I would so definitely come to your table!!

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  22. Thanks for the invite to your picnic. I'm happy to be your quest anytime.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  23. I love your tablescape! That flatware is gorgeous to! What a fun outdoor place to eat!

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  24. And...it looks picture perfect to me!

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  25. Wow this is fabulous!! I would love for you to visit My blog. I am also hosting a Giveaway from CSN for $40 dollars !!

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  26. Great post - I love your canning jar glasses and coke box centerpiece. I would love to pull up a chair and sample those burgers!

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  27. Now that's the way I like to do things! Sounds like a fun time without all the fuss!

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  28. OOOOh, Dayle, I like my burgers medium - well and my iced tea sweet! I think I would fit right in, since casual is my style too. Great looking dessert too! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!

    ~Jean

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