Tablescape Thursday: The Family Dinner Table

Good morning, sweet friends! The very important family dinner table serves as the inspiration for this week’s tablescape.  In today’s society, the family dinner table tends to get lost with the fast pace of life.  Sharing a meal around the family dinner table is something that is very important to me. I was raised with this value, and I have instilled the same tradition in my children. It is a time when we share a meal and discuss the day’s events or important current issues. It is an important time, and something that I look forward to each evening.

These days my dinner table is missing an important person, my oldest son.  He now lives on his own, and when he joins us for dinner, it makes this Momma very happy. Last week, he was able to grace us with his presence, and it warmed my heart so to have all my babies at one table. Below are pictures of the table that I created for my husband and children.  The dinner wasn’t anything special… just a wonderful time spent with the ones I love, sharing a meal, and discussing the day’s events.


You will find lots of wonderful color on this tablescape. I wanted something happy and cheerful.


A bouquet of fresh white flowers placed in a Fitz and Floyd pitcher and perched on a white platter make up a simple but pretty centerpiece.

I chose to use my simple white Mikasa English Countryside plates accented with the Pioneer Woman’s linens, flatware, and mason jar glasses.





I am so happy that you were able to join me today. Have a beautiful day and a wonderful weekend!!!

Linking with:
Pieced PastimesLife on Lakeshore Drive – Coastal CharmDwellings

Savvy Southern Style French Country CottageStone GableConfessions of a Plate Addict

Worthing Court – Between Naps on the Porch – Cedar Hill FarmhouseA Stroll Thru LifeThe Charm of Home

Katherines Corner Share Your Cup 21 Rosemary LaneRattlebridge Farm –  Life and Linda

Rustic & Refined – Celebrate & DecoratePeonies and Orange BlossomsReinvented Collection

Our Home Away from HomeSweet Sensations Imparting GraceBlue Sky Kitchen



  1. This table has me thinking of Spring and eating outside! I did not know Pioneer Woman had linens!

    • Hi Angelina! Yes, the Pioneer Woman has linens! They are really pretty. I needed to replace my kitchen towels so I just did so with her collection. I think I love pretty linens as much as I do dishes! Hope you are having a wonderful week!!!

  2. Love the Pioneer Woman and your tablescape! This is just darling, inviting and so Spring!
    I have some of the Pioneer Woman creamers and saucers and I even made her blackberry cobbler last night…we must be thinking along the same lines!
    Thanks for you sweet visit, loved seeing you drop by this morning:)
    Happy Weekend too!

    • Thank you, Jemma, for the very sweet comment! I love the Pioneer Woman’s collection, too. The colors are so happy and cheerful. I’m so happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope that you enjoy your day and have a great weekend!!!

  3. What a wonderful happy and colorful table carried out in perfect detail.

  4. I know exactly what you mean about how wonderful it is when the older “kids” are home for meals. Your table is gorgeous. I’m sure you all enjoyed a great dinner and conversation at it.

  5. Shannon, now this is a happy table with so much personality. Love the PW line and I actually have those napkins. I so agree with you about family meal time, it has always been so special to me! I know it was great to have your son at the family table!

  6. So adorable Shannon! I love the PW line, so bright and happy! I was raised with the family dinner too, a small tradition that is big in impact…it’s hard when the family dynamic changes and the kids grow up and move out, but your lucky to have him close by so he can come to dinner! I bet he appreciated his mama’s cooking!

  7. Everything is so pretty and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love the cheerful colors and I too am captivated by Pioneer Woman line. Holding myself back to a spoon rest and S&P set currently.

  9. Hi Shannon, Love all the beautiful colors you put together in this tablescape! Well done! Love the jar drinking glasses, too! Blessings, Janet

  10. Your table is so beautiful and cheerful!! No matter how a table is set, it is always beautiful when there are loved ones seated atound it!!!

  11. Your table is beautiful! I agree, sitting around the table with those you love shouldn’t ever be a thing of the past. Those dinner table conversations are so precious. This table? Would make everyone want to come gather, eat, talk and laugh. I love it!

  12. Jann Olson

    Dinner time with the family is an important time. We did this when our kids were growing up. But I must confess that now that it’s just hubby and I we often fix our plate and watch the news while eating. 🙂 I have Pioneer Woman dishes, but have not seen the placemats. I may have to buy some. Very pretty and cheery table!

  13. You’ve done a terrific job mixing and matching beautiful patterns and colours in this tablescape – so vibrant and cheerful! Pinning! When my children lived at home, we almost always ate at the dinner table and I agree, it is a very important time to get together and discuss the day’s events. Back then, I rarely set a “pretty” table though – it’s a hobby I started after they left home 🙂

  14. I love everything about this colorful setting! Yes we set the table each night for dinner and love when the “kids” show up!

  15. Shannon, what a pretty table for Spring. The colors are so lovely. Loving the placemats and napkins.
    Mixing the patterns is always a wonderful way to enhance a table. Even the cute mason jars match.

  16. Just the other day I was thinking about this color combo, I think it is so pretty and so right for the warmer months.When are kids were little my husband always told them how important family time around the dinner table is. Now that they’re grown and gone it is even more special when they come home for dinner with grandkids and spouses in tow. We wouldn’t have it any other way! Your table is beautiful and thanks you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

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