Wednesday, March 18, 2009

"Tonight We Love"-A Romantic Tablescape for Two

This week's tablescape is being hosted by Susan of the blog, "Between Naps on the Porch". Each Thursday, she brings many beautiful tablescapes for our viewing pleasure. So let's get started.




--------Tonight we will have an elegant candlelit dinner for two. There will be strolling violinists during our meal. Perhaps we will hear some music like this:

With the beautiful music, comes the dancing. Who can resist dancing on a night like this. Don't we make an elegant couple?
I have hired a chef for this evening so I could take a spa day to get ready for this evening. I have done everything else. The table has been set. To make it more personal, I removed two of the dining room chairs so the table is just set for two. I angled the chairs to make it look more elegant and less like an every day dining area. There are sheer fabric panels tied around each of the dining room chairs. Each chair is offset with a beautiful Swarovski flower pin; you won't find anything this elegant in your fine restaurant dining rooms. The sheer fabric panels are actually drapery panels; they match the master bedroom. I used four of them altogether. I used two, one for each chair. I centered a sheer drapery panel on the chair, folded it in half with one half on the front of the chair and the other half on the rear of the chair, then brought the sides together in the back tieing them in a loose knot. I added the Swarovski pin for a special touch, since it is a very special evening for two. I used another sheer panel on top of the white tablecloth, almost touching the carpet and then a second one folded in half and put it down the center of the table for additional layering. Notice how pretty the sheer fabric is and how it tumbles to the floor on the back of the chair.
Here is a view of the table from above. Now you can see the layering of the drapery panels which act like a table runner. As a Home Stager, I firmly believe we have most of everything we need to create a beautiful home. We just need to use our things in different ways.
The table looks exquisite this evening. We have some beautiful pieces of depression glass which are highlighted by the lavender sheers. Here is another view of the table and the sheer fabric on the chairs.
The place setting is Spode Mansard. The crystal water glass is Lenox, Monroe. There are tiny bunches of leaves made out of depression glass on each of the dinner plates. Aren't they beautiful?

The candlelight reflecting in the mirror is always lovely, especially at night. Some of you have noticed my new mirror. It is an antique Louis XV giltwood reproduction mirror. It took my breath away.


What could be prettier than some lovebirds for some lovebirds? These were actually my inspiration for the table. I saw them and built the table around them. You may notice the purple glitter on their tails. Since purple is the color of passion, what better color for a romantic evening. Of course, we have two lovebirds, since pairs are always good feng shui for romance.Here is a picture of the centerpiece (below). I actually have it my master bedroom on one of my three drawer chests. The vase is a beautiful piece of depression glass. I love the detail on it. To give my centerpiece some height, I turned another piece of depression glass upside down and then placed the other vase on top. Of course, the centerpiece is still low enough that we can talk softly over dinner.Below is another picture of the lovebirds. You can see the glitter on the tail better in this light.You may want to see a few more pieces of the depression glass. The rose candleholder is one of my favorites. When the lights are off, the candlelight shines through the sides and you can see the iridescence of the candleholder. I purchased these pieces almost ten years ago.




One last look before we sit down to eat. My companion for the evening has arrived. He looks very handsome in his tux; I can smell his aftershave when he kisses me.

Our dinner was spectacular. The food was outstanding; our chef did an amazing job. The strolling violinists created such ambiance. They played several of our favorites, "At Last" and "Unforgettable". But now...well...that's all I can share with you. I am going to close the door to our bedroom now. I hope you enjoyed the room with a view...
and my tablescape.




Good night.


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Note: I am a Professional Organizer and Home Stager. I operate a business called, "Dream Organizers"; my motto is, "Keep it simple. Get organized. Make it beautiful."

41 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

So very beautiful!!

Entertain Exchange said...

Love the depression glass...very pretty.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Lovely and romantic! you've thought of every detail...I hope you got to dance the night away!
Happy Spring!
;-D

Janie's World said...

Love the glass, it is so pretty! Your story is so romantic.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Your table as always is lovely. I like the iridescent glass.

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

That is really pretty! I love what you did with the chairs! Love birds are perfect! I have a love bird brooch that I adore!
~Kim

Linda said...

You did an elegant job making everything so beautiful and appealing. Such a lovely table! Linda

Deb said...

Bravo! So BEAUTIFUL! You set a lovely scene for the evening. Love that the tablescape matched the bedroom. Soooooooo Romantic! Deb

xinex said...

So romantic and beautiful! You must be dozing now after all that dancing!...Christine

B said...

So very elegant. Love the depression glass. I am a depression glass junky. No pattern or color that I don't adore! I also love the chair covers. Very creative and elegant.
Have a wonderful week. :) Brenda

Mama said...

A perfect day and a perfectly romantic table, love the reflections of the candles in the mirror. Goodnight, Kathy.

Barbara said...

I enjoyed the pictures of your elegant table.

Katy said...

Lovely and romantic! Thanks for sharing! ~Katy

kari and kijsa said...

What a beautiful and romantic tablescape!!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

prof en retraite said...

Beautiful tablescape! I love the deprression glass!...Debbie

Martha said...

Beautiful table. I've always loved tables for two!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Beautiful table for two!

Linda/"Mom" said...

*** How romantic, beautiful and sooo soooothing! Thank you for sharing this! Warmly, Linda ***

Candy said...

What a lovely evening you planned...love is in the air...and all throughout the house! Beautiful color on the dishes.
Ta-Ta, Candy

carolinajewel said...

Very romantic table! I love the chair drapings and the pins. :D Jewel

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, this is lovely. Every detail just perfect. Those roses in the centerpiece are just gorgeous. Very very pretty.
Blessings,
Debbie

Leigh of said...

I love your tablescape....but even more I love your bedroom. So serene, I couldnt leave it. Thanks for sharing!

Leigh,
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Raggedy Girl said...

I loved your table, really pretty but your all white bedroom is so wonderful. It just invites rest.

Have a Thankful Thursday
from the Raggedy Roberta Anne

Scribbler said...

Ahh -- romance... so dreamy.

Scribbler

Lorrie said...

Dreamy and romantic! I have the same picture as you "Dance Me to the End of Love" in our bedroom.

Lorrie

Dee said...

i heart your glass ware!

Maryrose said...

You created a wonderfully romantic setting. Everything was perfect and it looks like you enjoyed your evening. Thanks for the peak, Maryrose

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful romantic story. Thank you for sharing your collection of depression glass with us.

honeysuckle said...

You made me feel like I was really there ready for a romantic evening. I love depression glass too. These posts give me so many ideas. Thanks.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your romantic tablescape is certainly titled correctly! Most romantic!

Cass said...

What a beautiful post -- you painted a lovely and sweet story with your gorgeous tablescaping, right down to the discreet door-closing at the end!

Your Carnival glass is so pretty -- my mother loved that color of Carnival glass, but I haven't seen any in awhile -- so nice to see it in your pictures. Thanks! Cass

Kim Chalfant said...

Very romantic tablescape. And I love your story telling. Great job!

marty39 said...

What a beautiful table and so inspiring for just the perfect romantic evening. Your story was wonderful. I could almost hear the music. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a pretty tablescape!

Lady Katherine said...

Romance is in the air! I love the depression glass, the pearls, the fabric draped. Oh the dancing, music and the chef! I heard that bedroom door close!

JudyBug said...

Oh my! Such romance! Now if I could just get Mr. Dumpling to dance, I could do this!

JudyBug

Blondie's Journal said...

Very, very pretty tablescape. You put a lot of creative talent in to this and it is soooo romantic. I love your depression glass!

Thanks for sharing! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Your table is so elegant and romantic. I love it! The depression glass is simply gorgeous. I love how is glows in your candlelight. Very, very beautiful. See ya soon.
Alisa

Joy said...

What a romantic setting! Love your glassware.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Beautiful and romantic...love all the special touches and thought that went into this lovely table! :-) Susan P.S. I LOVE your mirror...it's gorgeous!

Camille @ Suite Seductions said...

What a beautiful and romantic table! Great job and nice photos, thanks for sharing!

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