Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Home Alone

My husband is now working second shift...and that means dinner alone. :-(   So it's dinner in front of the television.  I decided to make a pretty tray for myself. 

Let's see...a pink salad plate and white bread plate...and a pretty pink footed dish for a dessert.  The pink damask napkin is held by a pink flower napkin holder.  Does she like pink, you ask?  YESSSSS!
An etched iced beverage glass for something chilled to drink...
It's coming together for my dinner tray.  Perhaps a nice chicken caesar salad, a delicious roll, and some fruit in season for dessert.
...and finally a hot cup of decaf coffee!!
A lovely tray...for my "home alone" dinner (with my signature "crooked arrangement!)
Now for the pieces I used: 
  • The tray was given to me by my sister Phyllis
  • The pink plate is from Dillards (on-line 50% off)
  • The bread plate and cup/saucer are Wedgwood Queensware from ebay-I love this cream on cream pattern
  • The etched glass is also an ebay find (I have 10 of them!!)
  • The pink footed dish is also an ebay find (I have a total of 6)
  • The pink damask napkin is from ebay
  • The napkin ring is "Old Country Roses" and I found 4 at TJ Maxx
  • The silverplate is my is Reed and Barton "Rathmore".  I bought these when we first got married (he indulged my fancy then; little did he know...) ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!!!


  1. What a beautiful dinner tray!! Who says you have to eat on paper plates or out of frozen dinner trays when you eat alone!!?? I applaud you for making what could be a lonely, boring, ugly time into something beautiful.

    So what did you watch while you ate? For me, I think I'd choose to watch one of my favorite classic movies...Casablanca maybe, or perhaps Now, Voyager, or maybe Roman Holiday.

    Anyhow, thanks for sharing...and for sharing how you acquired all your beautiful items. You have had much luck on EBAY, huh?

    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  2. i love pink too, and my husband sometimes work the late shift. loved the tray you set for yourself!

  3. What a great idea!A lovely tray. That pink ruffled plate is amazing.

    - The Tablescaper

  4. Love your tablescape! Especially the napkins and all the pink. I love pink. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Looks pretty, I love the curvy little dessert cup!

  6. So pretty and feminine! I especially love the Wedgewood pieces, which look wonderful with the pink accents. I had to enlarge that last photo just to appreciate your wonderful silver pattern properly -- love the shape of the salad fork! Thank you for your comment on my table this week!

  7. Being single with teens girls who are never ever home, I know how that feels! Way to go indulging in the graceful setting! It's always good to treat yourself with special care :)

  8. Hi Tess,

    I love your table setting of moi. Love the pink salad and white bread plate. Oh, and I cannot forget the etched crystal...fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Hi Tess--fellow neebie! I LOVE your flatware and I am also a big fan of the Queensware. The "cream" color of it is so satisfying. Looking forward to seeing more of your goodies! Linda

  10. Very beautiful, Tess. My favorite element is the beautiful etched glass -- how nice that you have 10 of them!

  11. Tess, your home alone dinner tray is beautiful...unlike what I would fix for myself! I am not real keen on pink, but that sure is a pretty salad plate. The stemware is quite fetching with all the flowers.
    Have a great weekend.

  12. Tess, what a splendid idea to make for yourself this wonderful home alone dinner tray. To tresat yourself will keep you in good mood and that is very important. And such a sweet little tablescape! Love the pink and white on your tray and you have a very outstanding damask napkin to that. I hope the TV had a nice movie for you.
    Thank you for your kind visit and your sweet comment.
    Greetings, Johanna