A Simple Sunday Dinner Table

Hi everyone and happy Sunday!

I try to keep Sunday dinner very simple. but, just because it is a easy comfort meal doesn’t mean you have to serve your dinner using plain dishes.


Tonight’s dinner is beef stew and bread. Nothing fancy. But, I thought using these Johnson Bros “Old English” dishes might make the meal feel a little special.


Aren’t they pretty! 


I love the squared off shape of these plates.


I bought this set at a thrift store quite a long time ago and forgot to use them in a tablescape.


A duo of thrifted napkins. A plain soft pink one and a pretty embroidered cocktail napkin. Both were bought at thrift stores. the cocktail napkins were brand new in the original Hallmark packing.


Also thrifted was a set of 6 of these pretty white bow napkin rings.


I had originally planned on using navy and gold on this table.


But, when I decided to use these thrifted vintage stems, my focus turned to pinks. Does that happen to you? You think you are going a certain way with the tablescape and then it seems to change without you realizing it.



One of my many white tureens. I have to say, I really love them ALL! LOL


So, that’s it, our simple stew and bread dinner table. Simple but pretty and completely thrifted!

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  1. Such a pretty table and makes soup and break a fancy meal for sure! Love that soup tureen!

  2. Beautiful table...even if there is a lot of pink! Nice tureen, too. I keep thinking I should downsize some of mine, but can't figure out which ones to get rid of...
    Have a great week, Diann...

  3. so pretty i think it makes any meal fancy love how you put it together

  4. Your tablescape is very pretty. I have the same glasses and also champion glasses. I used to have the complete set of dishes but I put them on a table at my garage sale before I started blogging. They didn't sell but my neighbor went crazy over them and they are very nice to me always will to help if I need it, so I gave them to her, but kept the glasses. Kinda wished I had the dishes back, oh well isn't that the way as soon we we give away we could use it again. LOL
    Dinner sounds good - have a great week.

  5. Hi Diann!!!

    Love how you did the table!!! The dishes are very pretty and the pink napkin paired with
    the pink stitched napkin caught my eye right away!!! I wonder why? LOL

    My first china set was blue and white and is called "Countryside." It consisted of a 12 piece place setting and odd pieces. I bought the whole set for $20 at a little flea market 29 years ago and I still have them!!!

    Have a great week!!!


  6. Gorgeous. I love that tureen and your dishes are amazing. So pretty with the soft pinks too. Absolutely stunning. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

  7. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Tablescape is so pretty with your beautiful dishes, I also love the soup Tureen as a centerpiece this was a great Idea on your part sweet. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.

  8. I love the pairing of the pink and gold with the beautiful china. Unexpected, and beautiful!

  9. Love the tablescape and those plates are beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. Sunday dinners are such a treat and it would be a treat to sit down at your table...

  11. Simple! not at all, elegant, beautiful, and pink is more like it. I have the same trouble, starts out orange, green or red and ends up pinnnnnnnk. We are drawn to that colour. Your goblets are fun, thrifting those napkins a bonus... think of the handywork in them. Your table is lovely and doesn't food just taste so much better with lovelies?

  12. What a pretty table, Diann. I especially love the square plate; love Johnson Bros.! Your napkins and bow napkin rings are really sweet. Of course, I always like a touch of pink. A lovely tablescape for a Sunday dinner. Thanks so much for sharing this at my HOME.


  13. I love that you use all your vintage things :) If you have a minute, stop by and share at my new link party, Everyday Vintage. Your style is the perfect fit. Would love to see you there!


    Lisa @ Helene's Legacy

  14. Lovely! I love that china with the pink goblets...perfect.

  15. Simply exquisite tablesetting! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  16. Very nice! We don't have such nice things in the thrift stores around here. If you have time, I would love to hear about the little gold plates. I've not seen anything like them before. Thanks a bunch!

  17. Very nice! We don't have such nice things in the thrift stores around here. If you have time, I would love to hear about the little gold plates. I don't recall ever seeing anything like them before. Thanks a bunch!


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