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Monday, July 19, 2010

Italian Night Tablescape

Italian ambiance.....
Red and ivory dishes, red pattern tablecloth and white napkins, tomato paste cans used for napkin rings,
A vintage metal colander (my Mother's) used for the bread, an old canning jar filled with pasta, a pot of herbs, rosemary, basil, and a wine basket.
 I saved two straw-covered Chianti bottles to use as candle holders, resplendent with multicolored melted wax drippings and two drippy red candles.
    Backyard Bandana 36"sq tablecloth by Longaberger.
I made wine charms for our wine glasses.
Everyone knows which wine glass is theirs.
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Time to light the candles.
Time to turn on the Dean Martin CDs
Time to serve Mom's Meatballs and Spaghetti. It's eating at your favorite Italian restaurant right at home.

To get the recipe for Mom's Meatballs and Spaghetti link to:  Rita's Recipes  Buono Appetito!


I've linked to A Stroll Through Life and REDnesday and Tablescape Thursday

39 comments:

  1. What a beautiful table set for an Italian dinner, I will have to share your post with my husband, he will really appreciate it! Thank you for sharing!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  2. This is really fun! I love the candle holders and napkin rings-enjoy!

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  3. This truly looks like you are dining in Italy. I love all of it. Very clever to use the tomato paste cans as napkin rings, I love that. Everything just reminds me of an Italian Bistro. Perfect. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Great tablescape and I love the napkin rings!!

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  5. Your doggies are precious, and that spaghetti makes my mouth water.

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  6. "YUMMY"!!! I know what's for supper tomorrow!!! I remember WAY back in the 70s when I got married it was the IN thing to do the drippy wine bottle thingy. I haven't thought of that in YEARS. Now I'll have to try to find some drippy candles to make some of those for pasta night. LOVE IT!!!

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  7. If Dean is singing and wine is served~~ I'm There~!! love your table setting.

    your newest follower
    Sonny

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  8. HI , wonderful table! Very creative your napkin ring!!!!I love it. Hugs, Fatima.

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  9. So cute! Right down to the music! Love your drippy candles in baskets..and your spaghetti..YUM! I love italian!

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  10. Oh my goodness, I want to be invited to dinner! The love this tablesetting, loooove the napkin rings, and I've always loved Dean Martin. What a fun post this was!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  11. Looks like a fabulous meal!! I love the candles and the wine bottle holders and the Dean Martin music playing...I'm right there eating that wonderful looking spaghetti and meatballs!!
    Thanks for sharing a great posting. :-)
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  12. Dang! Now I'm hungry! Love the tomato paste can napkin ring idea. It's all very pleasing to the eye. Thanks for sharing with us on Rednesday.

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  13. Hey, Mambo! Mambo Italiano! You just made me grin from ear to ear. Great post. Love everything about it. Great idea for the napkin rings, and the names on the wine charms.

    Happy REDnesday!

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  14. Lovely!! When can I come over?? And can I bring Bentley too???

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxo

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  15. What great atmosphere~ I LOVE the tomato paste cans as napkin rings, how clever :-)

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  16. Does this ever bring back some memories! My mother being Italian and I remember so well when this Dean Martin song was so popular. Cute posting ... and now I'm hungry for my mother's spaghetti and meatballs.
    Have a great Rednesday!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  17. Hey rita, I had me an Italian night too last night. Those wine bottles with the candles sure brought back memories of my Italian childhood. Loved the music you have shared too..my favorites.

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  18. Oh, I love this, so very charming! I adore the used tomato paste cans as napkin rings, so much fun. I think it's going to be a pasta night tonight. ;)
    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  19. Buono Appetito! Pretty blog background and I love the beautiful blue and white plates in your header picture. Love your blog-doggies, too :) Visiting from REDnesday~

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  20. Oh, it looks wonderful! And I love all your Longaberger baskets, too! ;)

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  21. What a great tablescape!! I think I will have something Italian tonight.....

    Debbie

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  22. Beautiful tablescape. I love how you used the colander!

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  23. What a great table! I love all the "extras" you added to make your table so interesting. Great idea for your napkin rings...too cute! Thanks for sharing.
    Sharlotte

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  24. Beautiful table and delicious food! Love it!

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  25. I remember those chianti bottle candle holders, the more wax drips the better! Great idea for the napkin rings! :)

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  26. Hi Rita,

    Love your table! Especially the wine glass charms! How cute!! Hope to make it to Italy one day.

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  27. Hi Rita... How cute is this! So festive and the napkins rings are so clever! It looks like a wonderful dinner:-)
    Bella

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  28. Ciao Rita....I love your theme. Im Italian and did an Italian/rooster theme this week as well. I love all your little accessories. Mi piace tanto. Ciao Ciao - Melanie

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  29. Such a charming and clever Italian tablescape. The 'found objects' are delightful...particularly the napkin rings. Thank you for sharing your design. Cherry Kay

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  30. Mmmmm... This looks so good! That is such a clever idea to use the tomato paste cans! I like the look of the Chianti bottles with the drippy candles. This looks like a lovely evening.

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  31. Rita,
    you made me lucky with your table. That's a happy fun idea with those tomatoe cans as napkin rings. Great idea! Love it. I looked for Chianti bottles like those in Germany everwhere but I guess, they are gone away. I remember those type of bottles with dripping candles in different shades has been very usual for romantic Italian tablescapes in my childhood. And it is a cute idea to make the glass charms. I will borrow this idea for my next party because I always lost my glass. Thank you for sharing your creativity, I enjoyed it very much.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  32. How charming! I just love the touch of whimsy the tomato sauce cans add as napkin rings! Your table is inviting, and the menu sounds delicious!

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  33. Cute table full of clever ideas. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

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  34. Love your wine glass charms--we need those around here! Now I'm really hungry! Linda

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  35. Wow, you get a prize for being so creative...who would have thought to use the tomato paste cans for napkin holders! I remember many, many years ago having a Chianti bottle as a candle holder, we even melted crayons over the candles! Great table.

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  36. Looks wonderful and fun! With wine and Dean singing to me --- why what could possibly be better than this!

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  37. love the tomato paste cans for napkin rings.. quite clever. thanks for the inspiration!

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  38. Great scape! Love the canned napkin rings!!! So creative!!!

    - The Tablescaper

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  39. Hi Rita,
    This is sooo delightful! I love your creativity! The tomato can napkin rings and name charms are soooo clever! Thanks for celebrating our 100th TT! :)
    Susan

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