Thursday, July 21, 2016

A Bicycle (Dinner) Built For Two!

My Hubbers is an avid bicycle rider.  He has ridden across the U.S.A., up and down the west coast, along the Pacific Northwest, Iowa, and along the Mississippi River, just to name of few of his jaunts.  Each summer, he and his small group head out on a 2-week bike trip.  This year it was to southern Idaho/Northern Oregon.  They were gone 12 days. He was home one day before I headed to Disneyland with my granddaughters and their moms. By the time I got home we were both missing each other and longing to catch up on all our events. It was time for a nice quiet dinner!

I bought these napkin rings a few years ago at Sur La Table.  Using them was especially fitting for this evening, I thought! They more resemble the beach cruiser bike I ride than his touring bikes (he has 9 bikes, including 2 tandems!) but I knew he would appreciate the sentiment.


 Again, I just mix 'n match pieces I have until I come up with a table setting that pleases me and matches my theme for the evening.  Tonight's table setting was especially festive and colorful! I used some yellow Fiesta Ware as well as the red Pioneer Woman salad plates. The red in the napkins picked up the red in the napkin rings. The placemats are reversible, a two-for-one purchase I think! The yellow flatware was purchased at Target, many years ago.  I only paid $12.99 for the four place settings, the tag is still on the box!



We had a nice filet mignon dinner, some good wine.  He told me all about his trip and we talked about my trip with the girls and how fast they are growing up.  We had a decadent dessert, too.  We probably should have gotten on a real bike afterwards and burned some calories!

Today I'm linking up to Tablescape Thursday.

7 comments:

  1. Those bike napkin rings are perfect and I love the color palette. I hope there are lots more peaceful evenings like this in your future.

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes those quiet nights are the best, aren't they?

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  2. Your tablescape is precious! I love the bicycle napkin rings. How cute! Sur la Table always has such neat things. It is one of my favorite places to shop.

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    1. I love Sur la Table, too! The closest one to me is in San Francisco, so it's a double-treat when I get to go there!

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  3. Very cute! I love the bicycle napkin rings and I love that they have meaning for you as well. I have those same wine glasses. My son gave them to me one Christmas. Aren't they fun? We don't have a Sur la Table. Sounds like a place I would love. Glad you found some time to enjoy each other and your pretty table!

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  4. Sounds like a great dinner. You certainly made it special with your cute tablescape. The napkin rings were perfect!
    Best & Bisous,
    Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! Love your blog!

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