It's Your Move

My husband loves to play chess..and he's very good at it. So with that in mind, I created a table setting that he would enjoy sitting at.He seems to enjoy all my endeavors at the table, but I wanted something just for him.  Check! It's your move now honey.

I will be submitting this tablescape for Tablescape Thursday over at between naps on the porch. Check it out to see plenty of inspirations

I've never been very good at chess, but with this tablescape I think it's a winner!

Chess players time clock

Simple but dramatic color scheme

Close up of the layers

This Fleur de lis makes a bold statement

Choosing sides

A marble chess set acquired on a missions trip to Guatemala. A gift from our son.

I love the detail of the chess pieces

White plates Corelle
Red plates Waechtersbach Fun Factory
Black Chargers, tablecloths and chair sashes at
Chess pieces and Fleur de lis at Hobby Lobby
Checkered table runner handmade
Silverware Onieda
Chess Clock by US Chess Federation


  1. Mindy, this is truly a fun table that you created for your husband! So whimsical. Love the chess pieces and the fleur de lis. Joni

  2. Gosh. I've contemplated doing a chess tablescape from time to time but never was able to get all the elements fixed in my mind. This is just great. I love the jumbo chess pieces. I bet your hubby loves it!

  3. Do you actually use the table or is it for formal use only? Love me

  4. Love this look so much can I play.

  5. Mindy, this is a great idea! I'm going to have to remember this one with all my black and white check dishes in mind. I know your husband smiled at this one! Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

  6. This tablescape ROCKS!

  7. Oh, what a stunning table -- and what a great idea! The color scheme is perfect with the bold black and white checks. Great job!

  8. What a beautiful settings Mindy. Love the clock the most §;-) so cute.

    TY for sharing your idea of settings. I might use this in my future TS.

    Have a great w/end ahead, girl.


  9. What a great table! Love the colors and pieces you used! I'm sure your hubby was very happy:@)

  10. This is fabulous! I love the color scheme and the checks. Those chess pieces make this really special. This may be one that your husband requests again and again.

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  12. Hi, Mindy! You visited my blog - - (thank you!) and asked about my clock plates. They are from Pottery Barn. I love using them. I got them a year ago but I saw them again this year so I don't know if they are still available or not. Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. What a wonderfully creative the chess pieces.

  14. The chess pieces are elegant; such an elegant memory. You've honored your husband with a beautiful the red punches with the black and white. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  15. Mindy, you are very creative with your table settings.

  16. This is so much fun!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the positive comment on my painting! I'm with you that it may be telling me it's finished!

  17. How beautiful your poem Mindy, so inspiring about marriage and so very true! So talented you are.
    Thank you for such nice comment on my embroidery tablecloth. It's embroidered by hand around 1985, at that time my husband went on business to Italy for a month and I missed him so much. Check: My Embroidered Tablecloth...but it's for Xmas! And it's for a big long table, I just hid it under the table! Thank you for everything you liked. I just became your newest follower too.

  18. Wow! That is without a doubt one of the most unique, creative and FUN tables I have ever seen! LOVE it!


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