Tuesday, February 26, 2019

A Year of the Pig Table to Enjoy All Year Long

After I did last week’s post on my hutch, and saw how many piggy things I actually had, I thought I owed it to myself to put together a “Year of the Pig” table. Yes, I know Chinese New Year is over, but it will be Year of the Pig all year long, and this whimsical table can work year-round as well, particularly if you’re serving Chinese food.
The base of this table is simply yardage of fabric. I love this fabric, and cannot tell you how many times that I have used it, including at my mom and dad’s anniversary party years ago. I bought enough so that I would not only be able to cover the table, but make napkins as well, and you see them here in a pig napkin holder.
The white pig bowls are a new addition this year, and can be used in a variety of ways. They are oven safe, so can hold a delicious casserole (See Meal Plan Monday #10 for casserole ideas.), can be piled full of various forms of citrus fruit, or used as I have done here, lined with a napkin and holding a loaf of freshly baked Outback Steakhouse Bread (You can find that recipe here.).

I love the centerpiece, because like so many others, I have fallen onto the pitcher bandwagon. All three pitchers were a local purchase, from a favorite shop called The White Rabbit. They are reasonably priced, so you may want to check out their website
here (I am in no way affiliated, I just love their shop.).
  Be whimsical, be fun, but most of all be yourself when you set a table. Allow your personality to shine through. Everyone will love it!
The alstroemerias (Peruvian lilies) add a soft touch to the center.
Each place setting is layered with first, a gold placemat, then a rhinestone-studded red charger, topped with lovely white plates, and then a chalkboard pig name holder.
Bamboo flatware is from Crate and Barrel, as well as the small white soup bowls, and Asian soup spoons. The tiny fish plates will hold pats of butter.
The Asian glassware I made myself and you can read about that here.
The two wooden pig bowls, stacked one on top of the other, I bought at a shop in Austin, Texas when Mr. O-P and I were working at the Harry Ransom Library at the University of Texas. The shop was going out of business so I got a great price. You can find them
Chopsticks are always fun, and you can get those
inexpensively here on Amazon. I used to be able to pick up a single grain of rice with chopsticks, but these old hands don’t work as well as they used to, still, I can manage to devour a noodle bowl, the Spicy Peanut Noodles that I made last week in particular.

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Thelma said...

A nice collection of pigs. Also your tablecloth and napkins are gorgeous. Beautiful fabric.

Linda said...

Oh I love it all! The fabric and napkins, the chalkboard pigs, the rhinestone studded chargers, the white pig bowls, and even the little fish plates. It's all so cute. Excellent eye candy Pattie!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Oink oink, wonderful fun Pattie! I love how you've married your pig things to your Chinese elements for a fabulous year of the pig table! I have a pig table coming up soon too, I wish you hadn't tempted me with the link to those great pig bowls!! I hope your heart is healing...

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your table looks absolutely beautiful, Pattie! Yes, the fabric is perfect for the look, and your glasses are wonderful. Those chalkboard pig name holders are darling!

Tanza Erlambang said...

lovely collections...
have a great day

Crystal Grandeur said...

Pretty table. The piggy is cute and i love your collection. Hugs. Sujatha:)