Monday, March 5, 2012

Trader Joe's Inspired

I heart Trader Joe's!
Seems everytime I'm at Trader Joe's there is always something
that catches my eye that I hadn't seen before
and just have to try!
I like to keep some quick meals in the freezer for weeknight dinners. 
On a recent visit I came across these:

True Thai - Tom Yam Soup w/Spinach Mushroom Wontons
Thai Shrimp Gyoza
This dinner inspired me to create my first blog tablescape!
A simple setting for a simple, yet delicious meal.
I'm also of the belief that dinner is far more enjoyable
when served on a tablecloth and pretty dishes!

I'm using Zrike Wildlife luncheon plates on top of
Mikasa Ultima+ dinner plates.  I placed a small glass dish
on top of a short rustic candleholder I purchased at Garrity's.

Light the candles, pour the wine, and in less
than 1/2 an hour, dinner is served!

Dinner Plates – Mikasa Ultima+ in Antique White – Home Goods
Luncheon Plates – Zrike Wildlife – Tuesday Morning
Bowls – Can't remember!
Stemware – Princess House
Succulent Arrangement – Gift
Napkins – WalMart
Napkin Rings – Pier One
Candleholder - Garrity's
Small Plate and Votives – Yard Sale
Tablecloth – Mom’s

I will be joining:

Thank you for visiting!

~ Karen


  1. Sounds wonderful to me! I love your dishes...very pretty! I agree setting a pretty table makes all the difference in the world. I have never been to Trader Joe's not sure if they have one in Illinois. We just moved here in January and I am still unpacking.
    Glad you decided to become a is very addicting!Have fun with it!
    Blessings My Friend,

  2. That's a wonderful table; when I read the header couldn't figure out just how Trader Joe's would inspire a whole tablescape, but now I know! Love the menu and all that you put together to make it work. Sometimes an easy meal is enhanced, just as you said.

  3. Sounds like a fabulous meal and love your table setting!! Happy TT - xo HHL

  4. Looks wonderful! Lovely table! Thanks for sharing Joann come and follow me back

  5. So happy to see you joining the tablescaping crew! I too heart Trader Joe's. I've done entire luncheons based upon what I find there! I'd love to have you join me at my weekly party, Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...