It’s a Bon Appetit Occasion

I have a confession to make.  Mom 2 and I were shopping at Tuesday Morning in Memphis recently, and we perused the clearance aisle.

Bon Appetit Tablescape

These plates were so cheap, we couldn’t find a reason NOT to buy them.  I’d promised myself…no more plates!

Let this be a lesson unto you and me:

Never visit the aisle of sin…unless you truly expect to cave to that sin.

Ha!  Truth, right there, eh?

Bon Appetit Tablescape

If you’re fairly new here, Mom 2 is a former neighbor, a long-time family friend, whose daughter remains my good friend from my high school years.  I’ve always joked that most people don’t require two moms, and I must have been especially challenging because God saw to it that I have two.

We decided these plates would be great for any occasion.  And, look how closely they match the tea-towel-sized napkins.

Bon Appetit Tablescape

Our every-day stainless would have been a similar design, but I opted for the sleek black flatware as a contrast.  Funny how the flatware looks gold-toned in some of these pictures.

Bon Appetit Tablescape

I also contrasted the solver tones represented in all the flatware on plates, napkins, and utensils, I went with aged brass candelabra and salt and pepper shakers my grandparents brought from Pakistan.

Brass Candelabra and S & P Shakers

For pops of color, red burlap thrown over the table matches red dinner plates and tapers.  Charcoal Dollar Tree stems repeat the flatware and other black accents.

Bon Appetit Tablescape

Each cabinet knob cloche covers chocolate favors – in sparkly red wrappers.

DIY Cabinet Knob Cloche

For a Valentine’s Day table, add a simple heart dish at one end or both.

Heart Dish

For a patriotic setting, add a star.


Simplicity sets a calm mood and puts the focus on the food that is served.

What’s your preference – a simplistic tablescape, or a table overwhelmed with interesting goodies (which is my tendency)?




    • says

      I thought of you, Jenna! They reminded me of something you have. Don’t you have some bon appetit plates? Haha! I found those chocolates in a cabinet stash I forgot about. Score! Now I just have to resist eating them.

  1. Thobeez Zondi says

    Good morning Kim, thank you for your response really it means a lot to me to have someone who listen and understand my situation. I have taken this battle and give it to God because I do not have power to fight this. May God richly bless you and your family.

    Many thanks


    • says

      You are a wise woman. Our Mighty God can handle anything and everything! We have a tendency to take things back after giving them to God, so if you are like me, you’ll need to daily pray a prayer of giving it to Him for that day. That intentional “giving” daily makes a huge difference for me. I will continue to pray for you in this.