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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Dinner On A Tray






More often than not,

dinner here at HFTS is served on

a tray rather than sitting at the dining room table.




No room for a pretty stack,

just a simple dinner plate.




Printemps

by Sigma for Tastesetter.





Cotten linens

 from the South of France.




Little pockets 

to hold the flatware.




Blue glass stem

for a glass of wine.





~ Simple Healthy Dinner ~

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Brown Rice

Grilled Salmon With Preserved Meyer Lemons

Recipe Here

Even dinner on a tray can be pretty!




Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits @ Stone Gable

Think out of the box 

when you are out shopping.

These cute little flatware pockets 

are actually potholder mitts.


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68 comments:

  1. Pretty, Sarah! Same here...oftten on a tray! Your dinner looks wonderful! I have been hearing a lot about Meyer lemons lately...must find some!...hugs...Debbie

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  2. Hi Sarah,
    I love those dishes and napkins you used on the tray and the menu looks delicious. I absolutely love roasted Brussel Sprouts! Dianne

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  3. Sarah, your dinner on a tray looks delicious! I love the pretty blue linens. They look great with the dinnerware and stemware!

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  4. Love the pocket:-) super idea...sweet inspiration.

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  5. That is about how we eat our dinner every evening....we enjoy watching the news or old reruns....
    Things change as you get older and it is just the two of us....

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  6. This is not your typical tray! How beautiful with all of the pretty yellows and blues. I think that is one of the happiest color combinations. You can come cook for me so I will eat more healthy foods!

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  7. Sarah- That looks gorgeous. I HAVE to find about these Meyer's preserved lemons that I see mentioned all over. YOour meal sounds wonderful! xo Diana

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  8. Oh, my Sarah! How absolutely lovely! I have a tray up in the attic; when it gets to a 'reasonable' temp here in south Louisiana, I'll have to get it out! (Back in WI on Monday). Thank you for such a lovely, as usual, post!

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  9. Sweet Mister and I probably eat on trays three out of seven nights a week. He likes to watch televiosn...don't tell...and I love to pamper him. CherrybKay

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  10. Love your simple dishes and really like the little pockets for the flatware. I think I need to make some little pockets.

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  11. I think many of us eat dinner from a tray at some point in the week. We do too, but my tray isn't always as pretty as yours! Of course, I love yellow and blue together, so found your tray setting very appealing, and the meal delicious-looking!

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  12. Your tray looks so pretty. I love the napkins and they go so well with everything. Food looks yummy to.
    Have a great day.
    Mary

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  13. Good Morning Sarah, You have made eating supper on a tray very inviting. I love the colours blue and yellow and the design on the plate is lovely.
    I am waiting for my preserved lemons to mature and then I will be cooking with them. I will certainly try them with salmon, as salmon is a fish I really enjoy.
    It is always a pleasure to visit you.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  14. Sarah, Your potholder mitts are genius for a flatware and napkin holder! The perfect color too, blending your pretty French patterned linens and plate! Dinner on your tray looks wonderful! Thanks for the reminder to break out the Meyer lemons :)

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  15. Sarah, your cotton linens are lovely. I really like the pattern of your simple dishes and the little pockets for the flatware. Have a great weekend. xo

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  16. Looks very inviting, Sarah. You always have the most beautiful place settings.

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  17. How lovely! My dinner on a tray looks nothing like yours, lol. Beautiful linens and love the clever flatware holders. :) Pam

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  18. Such pretty and cheerful dishes! Glad to know that you often serve dinner on a tray too. It happens so often at our house.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  19. Your color scheme is so pretty - I have no blue in my home and I am not sure why that is so!! And cute idea to use potholders for your pockets! And your dinner looks delish!

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  20. What a nice setting on the tray. The linens and dishes are perfect together. Cute idea on the pot holder!

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  21. Lovely china pattern...and linens. Your menu is pretty yummy, too!
    Have a great week, Sarah...

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  22. The yellow and blue are so pretty together! Love the dishes -- haven't seen them before. Love your table. Joni

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  23. Sarah, I love your dishes and linens...the menu sounds delicious...so healthy! Great tip on the pocket for your flatware...thank you!

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  24. Of course dinner on TV trays is an elegant event @ HFTS!!! :D I love it, and dinner looks delicious.

    You got my attention with the preserved Meyer lemon...thanks for the link to the recipe, Sarah!

    I love your pretty plates. :D

    (((hugs))),
    RJ

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  25. Of course dinner on TV trays is an elegant event @ HFTS!!! :D I love it, and dinner looks delicious.

    You got my attention with the preserved Meyer lemon...thanks for the link to the recipe, Sarah!

    I love your pretty plates. :D

    (((hugs))),
    RJ

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  26. This is so adorable. Love the dinnerware, linens and the oven mitt pockets are adorable. The colors are my favorites and you always are so attractively "put together".
    xoGinger

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  27. Sarah,
    We do the same, now that it's just Mr. B and me, so easy but like you said, can still be pretty. I love the napkins and the little mits that hold the flatware and great.
    Karen

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  28. Your dinner on a tray is lovely! The linens are so pretty!
    We never do dinner on a tray, dh likes to sit at the table. He won't even sit at the island and eat!
    Hope you are well and the weather is cooler. It was very hot here yesterday, cooler by the weekend they say!

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  29. Sarah, it looks like that china would coordinate great with Quimper. Your tray is so pretty, and is that a napkin folded to hold the napkin and flatware? Love the way you did that. laurie

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  30. Your dinner on a tray is gorgeous, Sarah!

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  31. Would love my dinner on your tray!!

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  32. Hi dear Sarah, I love your tray scape and you've made it look so special. The darling potholder makes such a cute flatware holder.. so creative. The colors and patterns just look like the south of France. Your dinner looks so healthy, too. xo

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  33. Hi Sarah! Oh, your dinner looks so good and your dishes are lovely. We rarely sit at the table either, except when company comes over. But you use trays and we just use our laps! :) Thank you for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  34. Dinner on a tray...sounds so mundane, but your tray, dishes, and meal are anything but mundane. Lovely presentation of both the tray setting and the meal. I love salmon!

    Judith

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  35. You are right - dinner on a tray CAN be lovely. And you've proven that here with your setting for one. Everything you've used is beautiful. Makes me feel a little better that I'm not the only one NOT eating at the kitchen table every night. ;)

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  36. You are right - dinner on a tray CAN be lovely. And you've proven that here with your setting for one. Everything you've used is beautiful. Makes me feel a little better that I'm not the only one NOT eating at the kitchen table every night. ;)

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  37. Sarah, my husband and I eat on trays, occasionally, too. I love how special you have made this meal. The plate, the linens and the food presentation are all inviting! Love your colors and the cute flatware pocket!

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  38. Beautiful! I love this tray and that pretty plate.

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  39. Love the wonderful, happy colors! Just a beautiful setting!
    ♥ Jil

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  40. I would love to eat on a tray occasionally, but I don't have trays (sad, I know), and am clueless as to where to find one this lovely. Your linens are gorgeous, and I want to know how you folded those darling flatware pockets. Very nice!

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  41. What a great way to share your dishes. This looks so pretty and elegant. And your meal looks so delicious! Love it!!

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  42. Oh Sarah, you are making me want to dress up my table SOON on a cold autumn night! I make a wonderful salmon and white bean stew with saffron and I think it would LOOK lovely in my white French tureen!

    Thank you so much for coming to visit! I am teaching at the secondary level now and I AM LOVING IT. I no longer teach at the French immersion elementary school where I had to teach ALL subjects in French (it was a rich experience) but now I'm only teaching FRENCH and for me, that is what I have always wanted to do. But we all need an extra 10 hours a day to do what we wish, don't we?

    You are just a sweet friend, and thank you much for visiting. Until the next time, Anita

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  43. One of my favorite color combinations!...The dinnerware and linens are so beautiful...I hope to find some beautiful ones as yours when I travel to France next week!...

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  44. Sarah, I just ♥ all your Frenchy happies...so very classic!

    We made the Grilled Salmon With Preserved Meyer Lemons last week, in the little foil packets & it was delicious! Tell your chef 'thanks' for the tips.

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  45. Beautiful Sarah. I love the colors, most definitely French. You have created a very elegant table setting and the food looks divine.

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  46. Raising my hand...we do a lot of tray dinners here too. The dishes are so pretty and love the potholder pocket!

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  47. You have made an art out having dinner! All diners should look this lovely!

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  48. Very, very pretty fabric and also like the dinnerware:)

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  49. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on through Monday.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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  50. What a lovely tray and I'd love to eat from it too in such pretty plate, glass and linens! Beautiful dear Sarah and the healthy food looks great too. Thank you for your sweet comment.
    Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  51. Your dinner looks delicious, and even served on a tray your setting looks so elegant, Sarah.

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  52. I missed wishing you a happy anniversary! Happy Anniversary!! Love your pretty trays. You had me at "cotton linens from the South of France." Gorgeous!

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  53. With those plates and french linens, you could serve dinner on a patch of grass and no one would care! Gorgeous. Fine dining simply done!
    Jenna

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  54. Sarah, Your trayscape is so pretty. Love the flatware pocket. You're so creative using a pot holder. Blue and yellow is always so fresh and pretty.

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  55. Hi Sarah! You even making dinner on a tray look elegant and superb! Love your dishes, and the little flatware pocket is adorable. Thanks for stopping by my porch, I enjoyed your visit.

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  56. How very pretty! I think you've given me a way to take part in the tablescapes. We don't set a table any more. I should just fix a pretty tray! I love this my friend!

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  57. This looks wonderful -- such a beautiful setting. I need some of that fabric!

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  58. So pretty Sarah! I love the flatware server!! The dishes are just lovely too!

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  59. Dear Sarah,
    your setting is so pretty. And the plate is so like a modern Qimper plate. Looks really provencial. All is perfekt, even the dinner looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing and have a great time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  60. Hello Sarah, we too take life easy most of the time here - your dinner looks delicious! Beautiflly set too! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  61. Beautiful dishes and dinner looks fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  62. Loves so yummy! I'd take a gorgeous tray like that any day!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  63. Hi Sarah,
    I absolutely love the linens! I've never seen that plate pattern before--it's just gorgeous! Beautiful table!
    ~Delores

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  64. Hi Sarah, hubby and I often just fix us a plate. Dinner on a tray is a great idea! Love the pretty dishes. thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  65. Sarah,

    Do you have many of these plates?

    Just wondering, I really love them. Write me an email and let me know?

    Hugs.

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  66. Such a treat last week to get to meet you and spend the evening with you at the auction. I'm still grinning! It was a wonderful way to begin my birthday week. Cherry Kay

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