Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Crawfish, Crawdads, or Mudbugs



It doesn’t matter what you call but I call them Good!  Especially boiled or in an etouffee!  I set up the table for two on the back porch.  Mainly because I only have two of the salad plates!


This table kind of just fell together!  I found the two salad plates at Goodwill and snatched them up quick!  I remember working at Maison Blanche 25 years ago, goodness I’m getting old!, and we sold the daylights out of this pattern!  I don’t know exactly what the pattern is either!  These don’t have a mark on the back.  If anyone knows, please drop me a line.  I would love to buy some more!


Everything on the table is second hand!  Except for the flower stems, napkins and the shells!  The rusty red of the tablecloth blends in perfectly with the flowers and the crawfish on the plate.


The gray napkins (Target) pick up the color in the clam shells on the plate.  This is also why I chose to use stainless flatware (Reed & Barton) instead of gold which was my original plan. 


You may recognize the stems.  They were on my summer mantel.


I am still in love with the Mikasa “The Ritz” stemware.


The china is Noritake in the Richmond pattern.


I used a few shells to decorate and added a little crawfish for a touch of whimsy!


TIP OF THE WEEK:  To prevent tablecloths from creasing, take a paper towel roll, cut it down the side, slip it over a clothes hanger and hang your tablecloth on it.  The paper towel roll will prevent it from creasing!  OR I just had a light bulb moment! you can use a pool noodle!!!


Thanks for stopping by!

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Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters

Let’s Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen

Tips, Tidbits & Tutorials @ Stonegable

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Tabletop Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life


  1. I would love to eat crawfish, especially at your low country table! I have never had a crawfish pass my lips! And I would love to learn how to cook them. Typical northerner!
    Great dishes! What a good "catch" at Goodwill!
    Thanks for the lightbulb tip about keeping tablecloths from creasing!
    Thanks for sharing your pretty second hand table and great tip with us at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

  2. I love the plates. I am in Good will twice a week and find way too much. I have to pass by the plates at this point but I am glad you got these. I went to an estate sale on frat row in Athens in the spring and there was this big ole fish platter. I wanted it but even at half off $275 that was not happening. Visiting from Let's Dish, Olive

  3. Oh my goodness your table looks beautiful!! I agree your dishes are just so pretty.

  4. I love those crawfish plates!!! You must promise to let me know if anyone identifies that pattern. We eat lots of crawfish around here. Your table is so pretty. Great tip with the noodles. Also love the flowers up high. It's just wonderful. xo marlis

  5. Such a lovely table...I make a mean Crawfish Bisque, I will have to share the recipe! Your Goodwill plates are perfect and I love the tip about the tablecloth's!! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful night!


  6. Maison Blanche!!! WOW!!! Love the crawfish plates!

  7. Wonderful tablescape and the plates are just perfect for a seafood dinner. I love your thrifting at GW for they great finds. The tablescape is whimsical with the use of shells and lobsters. The tablecloth color grounds the all the hues in your design. Love the table! Please, be kind enough to view my thrifting finds for a tablescape this summer.

    Thanks, Pam

  8. very nice article... thank to share.. i love it.

  9. What an awesome tablescape! I love how you incorporated all of the shells and the plates are great! Thanks for the great tip on keeping the tablecloths from creasing. Very clever!

  10. What a beautiful table. Love those plates. I can sure see why you want more.

    - The Tablescaper

  11. Love the plates...sure would love a big plate of etouffee like I had in New Orleans a few years back!

  12. This is gorgeous for late summer! I love your parrot on your vintage mantel, too!

  13. Beautiful table Tammy and the area around making a lovely setting. Great little plates.

  14. We ued to have to keep crayfish in the classroom as part of the science unit. I got nipped a few times! After a hot weekend in June the classroom didn't smell too good on Mon morn!

    Love your table! Those plates are great! I am looking for gray napkins as I just found some gray dishes. I will check Target.

    Thanks for being a part of Let's Dish!


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