Tablescape Tuesday: Sunday Tradition

For as long as I can remember, my Mother cooked a delicious meal every Sunday for our family. My sister-in-law V.V. and I have attempted to continue our family tradition since she passed away. Although not always home cooked, our meals bring us together on Sundays.  This tradition is a significant part of our everyday living.

This past Sunday, I decided on a simple green and white tablescape for dinner. The only purchase made was Granny Smith apples.

Simple, indeed!

I have enjoyed using this 3 tier stand for many occasions!  It was my centerpiece on Sunday.

The Indian cotton tablecloth was a TJ Maxx purchase.

This is my vintage Noritake china that I have loved using for 40-plus years.  The pattern is Reverie.
The crystal is also by Noritake in the Reverie pattern.  I have broken some stems in the past and had a hard time replacing them.  I decided to never buy anything that I would be afraid to use.

Adore the little snail place card holders given to me by a lady in my Sunday School class!
I used four mint julep cups that I found years ago (at a bargain) for the herbs cut from my garden. Sage, oregano, and rosemary added a heavenly scent to the table. I recommend never using scented flowers or candles because they interfere with the smells of food.

I do like to describe myself as a “foodie”, but the best food is what my Mother called “Southern-country”.  Fresh pink-eyed peas, fried okra, creamed corn, mashed potatoes, smoked pork chop, and cornbread was on the menu.
Vanilla bean ice cream with caramel and chocolate sauce served with Seth’s favorite cookie, chocolate oatmeal!
After removing the tablecloth and dishes, I will enjoy this fresh tablescape all week!

“…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15


  1. Andrea Bedwell says:

    Pam, I loved your Southern meal. It was so attractive and appropriate for this time of year. I get really excited when I see Everyday Living!

  2. Your Granny Smith apples are the perfect inspiration for this tablescape! It’s so nice that your family can gather for Sunday lunch and continue the tradition. Sadly, our family is spread all over the country… but I have the same wonderful “growing up” memories! Thanks for bringing them to my mind this evening.

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