Tablescapes, Small Bites & Snooty Waiters

There’s a bunch of snooty waiters at my house…

DSC_7904There’s the bartender

tall snooty waiter

The tall one with long jowls and curly tuffs neatly divided by his center part

mustache waiter

The mustached Bread Waiter who has proved to be a master pepper grinder

cheese tray

The Cheese Expert, the short, round Sommelier and the Head Waiter, ready to serve the entree

snooty waiters placesetting

They will be serving us as we dine on small plates to hold our small bites.

side view

This intimate table for deux is set with everything we need for a casual evening

small bites and snooty waiters table

A simple meal with a wedge of cheese, some salad and fruit

pears thepaintedapron.comjuicy ripe pears and


lots of fresh vegetable eye candy, shallots, mushrooms, grape tomatoes and garlic


Some seeded flat breads, to pair with the silky smooth fontina cheese wedge…

grilled artichokes

Smokey grilled artichokes, basted with olive oil and sea salt and lemon…

stuffed shells

Pillowy pasta shells are stuffed with Italian sausage, ricotta, spinach and drizzled with cream.

small bites

A whimsical chef hangs from the three tiered server…

chef painting 1

He’s gazing at the painting of a kitchen of fellow chefs busy cooking and prepping tonight’s dishes.

parsley chair back

The chair backs are decorated with a crisp black and white kitchen towel tied with a bunch of fresh parsley.

chef wine

We have mugs for coffee and goblets for wine. The chef wine glasses are painted with a “he”

waiters and chefs

and a “she.”

waiter table

Creme filled Pirouette cookies and Godiva chocolates wait under the dome in case we want a sweet bite for dessert.

snooty waiter tablescape

We are ready to settle in and be attended to by all these snooty waiters!

How do you handle snooty waiters? Stop by tomorrow and I’ll share the recipes with you!


The zebra chargers are from Hobby Lobby

The snooty waiter dishes are from BBB years ago

The red flatware is from Target

The butter dome is from MacKenzie~Childs

The white BITE and EAT plates are from a super clearance at BBB for $.79


32 Responses to “Tablescapes, Small Bites & Snooty Waiters”
  1. Such a fun and whimsical table! Love the snooty waiters! We have a couple items of the ‘fat chefs’ but not enough for a table. Might have to get more in this collection!! And I love the chairs decorated with the black and white towels with parsley!

  2. I love your snooty waiters and the wine glasses are wonderful too! Great tablescape!

  3. I love the parsley on the chair backs! I’ll have to remember that when my herbs are taking over the garden this summer. Everything is lovely and looks delicious!

  4. The snooty waiters….hilarious!

  5. What a cute, cute, CUTE setting, Jenna! I’m not only lovin’ the neat artwork and drinkware you painted to work with the plates and menu, but that parsley as a chair embellishment is just the bee’s knees!!! You and I are both fans of snooty waiters, and I’m diggin’ the way yours have gathered together to serve you! Cute idea to combine the word plates with those with the waiters, and I love the way you so easily and expertly incorporated foods of all kinds!

  6. Marigene says:

    What a fun table, Jenna…grilled artichokes sound wonderful!
    Snooty waiters, just smile…

  7. Ann K says:

    Too Cute!!! I love the waiters! Great table, it looks so fun with the checked table cloth and the zebra chargers- that all makes those funny little guys pop off the orange plates. You kicked it up a notch with the chair decor 🙂

  8. Kitty says:

    Oh my, this was too much fun! I enjoyed seeing your table and reading about the snooty waiters. Everything was wonderful, including the parsley on the chair backs!

  9. Mary says:

    What a fun and creative table Jenna! Love the snooty waiters and your bite & eat plates 🙂

  10. So fun! Your waiters make me laugh.

    I’ve never had grilled artichokes, but I think I’ll have to give them a try.

    – The Tablescaper

  11. Your waiters need to meet my waiters! What a fun party that would be. The menu sounds delish and the table is just delightful. Lovin the parsley on the chairs. So frilly!!! blessings, xo marlis

  12. Linderhof says:

    Your table is so fun! Love those waiters!

  13. Sarah says:

    Oh, this is fun! You are very clever and talented. Love the parsley on the back of the chairs! And of course all the CC details make me smile with delight.

  14. Diane says:

    Such a cute table – those plates and glasses are adorable. Hope you kept those snooty waiters in their “place” – lol!! Love that MC butter dome – drool!!

    • The MC butter dome is actually one of her more affordable pieces, I have been using mine everyday for years { I keep a tub of soft margarine in it in the fridge} and it looks brand new. I have been considering buying some of her metal plates too. Thanks for the fun comments!

  15. Such a cute collection of snooty waiters! Love this table with the black and white and pops of color from the plates! Cute as can be!


  16. Such a cute table! I love your collection!

  17. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Oh my word, this is the cutest table I have ever seen. I totally adore it. Your snooty waiter collection is amazing and the way you have presented the food is genius and so inviting. I love it all. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  18. Kathleen says:

    .79 ! What a deal, and they are so cute.
    This is a wonderful table, so much fun! And they can freshen their breath with the parsley!
    Bad waiters get a bad tip! Plus I let the owner know. With the economy the way it is, they need the customers to come back. Haven’t had a bad waiter lately, they all need the job! 🙂

  19. Such a cute table. Love the black, white and orange. Very festive.

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