Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Fathers Day Table

Welcome to my Fathers day tablescape. This Sunday is Fathers day so what better way to celebrate that with a themed tablescape? Okay I am sure Mr. Whimsy can think of numerous ways he would like to celebrate and I am sure none of them are sitting at a decorated table but I just couldn't resist! For my table I pulled everything from around the house that would work in a testosterone fueled tablescape. Plaids, paisleys, golf, dogs a compass and of course the neck tie!

I had originally draped the table with a table cloth but found that the exposed wood of the table seemed more manly. I had an unused Black Watch plaid sheet from a sheet set I had bought my son years ago (he prefers just the duvet with no top sheet) so I decided to cut it up and make two runners out of it for this table. I crossed them one over the other.

Over them I layered a fabric sample square that I had in my stash. Hint go to your local fabric stores and ask if they have any expired fabric samples you can have or purchase for little money. They are usually always a finished square and they make wonderful napkins or as I used here a layering tool for your table center piece. You can coordinate fabrics to make a lovely table using them.

On top of the paisley cloth I stacked up some books and places a distressed tin of grass. Flowers just didn't seem to go with my "man theme".
I couldn't resist using this brass hunting dog statue I had in my study. It tied in perfectly with the themed transferware plates I have. Plus some antique compass thinga majigger.

See? They have the same dog on them in almost the exact same pose.

These plates are from the Royal Staffordshire collection.

At each place setting I used a different tie pulled right out of the closet! I layered the white plate over a red matelasse round place mat then used some gold napkins with the tie over the napkin and then the transferware plate over that. Another option would be to use the ties as a napkin ring and tie them as you would a neck tie over a rolled napkin.

A green checked tie.

A gold and blue paisley.

A green and navy paisley.

and....this geometric one.

I tossed some golf tees here and there around the table for fun.

A warm and inviting mix of patterns and colors makes this table a fun choice for Fathers day.

Now if Mr. Whimsy notices that will be a most likely it will all be taken down and just provided for all y'alls creative appetites.

To see more wonderful tablescapes visit Susan at Between Naps on The porch by clicking here.
Have a wonderful Fathers Day.


  1. KD this is so perfectly done for Father's Day!
    Love the ties and the deep rich color scheme. :)

  2. I love this "MANLY" tablescape!!! The colors and accessories are perfection!!! Love the idea of the ties!!!

    Wonderfully done for Father's Day!!!


  3. Oh I love this! Great ideas...perfect! The ties and golf tees are adorable!
    All Things Heart and Home

  4. I love this fabulous Fathers Day tablescape. It is so inviting and really does look like a man would be comfortable and love to see what you've done. What a great mix of all the patterns. I love that. Very well done. I like the idea of the books and the little dog too. Very creative. Hugs, Marty

  5. Aren't you smart using the ties! It's manly and very pretty. :)

  6. What a great masculine but fun table. It looks wonderful-
    Enjoyed visiting,

  7. Truly creative. I absoluely love it. You did a wonderful job.


  8. I love your Father's Day tablescape. Even though it is manly, I could enjoy sitting there too.

  9. It was so clever of you to use the ties! Perfect for Father's Day!

  10. What a great table setting. That turned out beautiful. I would have never thought of some of those things. Great job.

  11. What a perfectly designed "Father's Day Table!" Love the ties, china,'s all just too creative!

  12. Your tablescape is perfect for Father's Day. I love how you used the ties. I never would have thought of that.

  13. I'm late commenting...but this is so neat! I love the place settings with all the layers and the TIES! That is really fun! Great post!

  14. What a beautiful tablescape & so clever! I really love the dogs... ☺ Diane

  15. Adorable


  16. KD...this is AWESOME! You are sooo creative...I love the ties and the table runners! Those doggy plates are wonderful! Perfect Father's Day table!


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