Belt it Out
By sandraleegarth on June 24, 2014
We had an awesome Father’s Day! I say we because I get a big kick from making the day extra special for the Mr. After all, I’m the reason he’s a dad, right? This isn’t the original idea I had in mind but no worries it will keep until later in the year. Using belt buckles as napkins rings was an idea that caught my eye during one of my internet travels. I was just waiting for the opportunity to use them and this was it.
A couple of weeks ago I bought four belts and a jar of buckles from the thrift store. The cost was under $5.00, love me some bargains! For this table I was also determined to not spend anymore than that and to dig into what I have on hand. We were six for dinner so I had to do a bit of mix and matching with the napkins
The plaid napkins were part of a set with the blue ribbed placemats that came from Burlington’s. The other two are kitchen towels and luckily the color pattern was a good fit. I can’t remember the manufacturer or the pattern name of the flatware. What I do remember is that they came from Big Lots. Man I love that store!!!
The salad and dinner plates are Elements Marine from Noritake and they were quite a bargain as well. One of these days I’m going to bone up on what stemware should be used for what beverage. For now if it’s not chipped or cracked, it works. Especially when the goblets here were only fifty cents each.
Did you get a good look at this cake? Sweet Mother of Pearl it was soooo good! It’s now my new favorite chocolate cake and chocolate frosting. I’ll be sharing the recipe real soon. Love this silver stand it sits on. Honestly I don’t know why it isn’t used more often.
It was so thoughtful of our oldest daughter Samara to send me this beaded cake server and matching dessert forks. She knows what her mommy likes! Just as pretty are the other ones I sat out with them. The finishing touch for this Dad’s Day table was a few blue silk blooms placed on either side of the cake.
The recipe for the chocolate cake is on Sweet Sensations. That’s all for this one friends, thanks for taking the time to check it out.