Friday, June 14, 2013

Father's Day Table 2013

My table is set for Father's Day!
My husband deserves a special table this year.  He and the boys have been working hard the last few weeks rebuilding our deck. They will be out golfing in the morning at their annual Hockey Father/Son Golf outing.  I plan to feed them when they get home, so they can go back out and work on building our deck.
So I wanted to give them a Man's Table!
 When I saw these Tim Holtz Belt Buckles - I knew I wanted to try making little belts for napkin rings. 
These are the supplies I used.  I cut a wrapping paper tube on a spiral slant so that it would kind of wrap around the napkins.  Then I colored it with a furniture marker that I had, and colored over that with some darker brown to try to give it a little leather look.  I attached the buckles with the rivet that comes with the buckles.  To finish them off I put three black dots and then punched tiny little holes at the ends of the belt. 
I bought the beer because it matched my color scheme.  It's called Third Shift - my girlfriend and I thought that sounded pretty manly too!  The boys are going to try it out tonight - now that I have all of my photos taken.
I did a no fuss, no flowers centerpiece.  I thought the drawing mannequins represented Tom and the boys pretty well- except for the fact that both boys are just as tall as my husband now.
I hope you are able to show some love to the person who was most like a dad to you this weekend!

Tablecloth - Marshalls
Placemats, Chargers and Khaki Napkins - Pier 1 Imports
Blue Dinner Plates - HomeGoods
Brown Square Plate and Khaki Dessert Plate - Ohio's Amish Country
Assorted Beer Glasses - TJMaxx
Flatware - World Market
Plaid Napkins and Napkin Rings - I made

I will be linking up to the following parties:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Be Inspired @ Common Ground
Seasonal Sundays @The Tablescaper
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. I like your tablescape for the guys. What a great idea for the napkin rings, they look amazing.

  2. You put so much love into your table that I am sure your guys will feel very special. Love the napkin rings!

  3. Those napkin rings are so unique love the nice clean look great for a guys table great job as always.

  4. Ann, that table is great for the men in your life...perfect colors and dishes. I love the napkin holders and napkins, you are so creative and you even matched the beer to the table!
    Have a wonderful week...

  5. The napkin rings are over the top! I love them, you are so creative.
    Stopped in via The Tablescaper and glad I did!

  6. Love this! Amazing napkin rings.

    - The Tablescaper