Table of Fish for a Day

Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him for the entire weekend.  ~Zenna Schaffer

I’ve only used these fish plates (from T. J. Maxx) in one other post – Fall Fishing in Plaid – complete with fishing poles, tackle box, fishing louers, and all!

This table is more about eating  fish than catching them.

Table of Fish for a Day

Funny…the school of fish, rather minnow-like, hardly presents enough for an entrée.

Table of Fish for a Day

This table setting started with the place mats.  Does paisley remind you of fish?  It does to me – some paisleys more than others, depending on the pattern.

The chartreuse chargers (over white DIY Dollar Tree Chargers) plays off the greenish-yellow in the place mats.  I think it gets along swimmingly.  (Ha!  Sorry – couldn’t resist it.)

Table of Fish for a Day

With the blue accents in dinner plates (T. J. Maxx), stems, and place mats (Tuesday Morning), I pretty much let everything else be in green, yellow, and white.

Table of Fish for a Day

I shared with you recently that PAM’s (Painter Artist Mom’s) favorite flowers are daisies.  Guess what!  I discovered only last week that they’re Spunky Daughter’s favorites, too!  She thinks it’s wonderful how they both love the same flower.  And, it is.

Table of Fish for a Day

Lemons, of course, are always useful when eating fish.  Artichokes?  Maybe not so much, but they’re perfect for the color combo.

Table of Fish for a Day

I’ve never eaten turtle, but we do see them often while fishing.

Table of Fish for a Day

Repeats of the turtle are found on the cloth napkins (also TJM).

Turtle Print Napkins

I still have green and white on the plate shelf.  The colors have been great for everything since St. Patty’s Day.

Table of Fish for a Day

I added this beverage server I found many years ago on clearance at Sam’s Wholesale.  I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it from a distance.  It was half off the regular price, so of course I came home with it!

Table of Fish for a Day

I just love that it’s so 1990’s.  This huge server has been very handy for family reunions and other large gatherings.

On Friday, I’ll share a recipe for Civeche – typically a seafood dish.  Have you ever tasted Civeche?

I’d heard of it but never had tasted it before.  I’m very surprised at how versatile it is.  You can make it with fish, of course, but I also served it with chicken one night.  It was very good with chicken and brown rice.  I’ll tell you all the details on Friday.

Do you like fish?  Is it a regular in your diet?


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I’m sharing this post at Tablescape Thursday.


  1. Cheryl says

    Just stopping in to let you know how much I enjoy your posts! This one makes me anxious for summer and some good fresh fish!

    • says

      I’m so happy you stopped by – and that you reached out with such a nice comment. I’m ready for summer salads, too! 🙂

  2. says

    Good morning, Kim! I can hurry over from Alabama if you are serving fresh fish! Love., love, love this Tablescape! The paisley placemats are perfect with your dish stack! The beverage container was a great find! Have a beautiful Wednesday, my friend!
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    • says

      After spending most of yesterday in Tupelo, I came home without one very important ingredient – green onion. Argh! So, no fish last night. It’s in the freezer waiting for the next opportunity – hopefully sometime this week. I wanted it to be just right so I can share the recipe with everyone. It’s so good! Thank you for your sweet compliments. I wish you would come and visit any time – with notice, of course, so I can get some green onion! Happy day to you, too!

  3. says

    Those are the cutest plates. Last year there were some clear glasses with fish similarly shaped in blue that I was tempted to buy. They would have been cute with these dishes. The turtle napkins are cute- my daughter would love them. She’s always had a soft spot for turtles. I love the mix of lemons and artichokes. That big beverage cooler is fabulous- so huge!! I like how it looks in the room too. You know I’m not sure which is my favorite flower! I love so many! I always enjoy it when my daisies bloom- such a happy flower!
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    • says

      Yes, Liz, you have many flowers in your yard that could be anyone’s favorites. You do such a nice job keeping everything maintained, too. Did you see the fish glasses at TJM? If so, maybe they were meant to go together. 🙂

  4. says

    Absolutely gorgeous. The colors called my attention immediately over at Susan’s Tablescape Thursday.
    Daisies are my favorite too, and LOVE lemons. That beverage server is beautiful.
    Such a fresh setting.

    • says

      Thanks so much, Marcia. Lemons are so fresh – not only to smell, but to look at. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a blessed weekend. 🙂