Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Fish Dinner!

We are having dinner with the fish, instead of a fish dinner!
One of my favorite things about living on this lake, is that early in the morning you can hear all the fish jumping!  If you are alert, you can see the fish jumping out of the water.
 While I don't live in the south, it always reminds me of the song Summertime by George Gershwin.
And the livin' is easy
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high
This is from Porgy and Bess, many may know the musical film, but the original music score is an opera.  I like to sing this on my balcony when I hear the fish jumping,  but I am a horrible singer, and I really slaughter such a beautiful song!!
So while my fish aren't jumping, they are my centerpiece to these plates that slightly resemble fish scales and fish eyeballs!!  Yep, I tend to see things in a different light than others!!

I made some little tags for my napkins and just tied them on with some thin rope.
The bamboo flatware reminded me of the bamboo fishing pole I used to fish with when I was a little girl!
I just now noticed the two flies that dropped by to check out my table!
Oh Well,
I hope the livin' is easy for you this summer!

Thanks for stopping by,

Napkins - Kohls
Tablecloth - HomeGoods
Wood Chargers - World Market about 3 years ago
White Plates - Pier One
Rusty orange plates - Threshold - Target - several years ago
Patterned Plates - 222Fifth, Myan Jewel - HomeGoods
Bamboo flatware - Pottery Barn on Clearance several years ago
Fish - Marshall's last summer

I am linking up to the following parties:
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Feathered Nest Friday @ French County Cottage

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. Wow, what a gorgeous table! The centerpiece is perfect and the view, amazing. I love the napkin treatment as well. Great styling and pictures!

  2. I love this table - it pays perfect homage to "Summertime".

  3. Ann, I love that you are dining with the fish! How I would love to hear you belting out Summertime! Your table is perfect for summer! I would enjoy sitting there and hearing the fish jump...have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Just love your fish theme table. The place to be is at the lake or by the pool this time of the year. I love that song, too. That plate is great and colorful and love your imagination. Hope you will pop over to Tea in Texas "Patriotic Bear" to view my unusual patriotic plates!
    Have a grand weekend!

  5. oh I love those wooden fish Ann! This is such a great setting for fishy fun! I love the colorful accessories and especially the cute cute tags, what a great idea!

  6. I am a HUGE 222 Fifth fan and I recognized those plates immediately because I have been stalking them. Lovely table setting, and those tags are just darling.