Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tablescape Thursday: Dinner for Two



This week I thought I'd create a tablescape for two. How nice it would be to have dinner here on a cold fall night, with the candlelight glowing and the aroma of dinner cooking when you walk through the door after a long day. For me, tablescapes are a way of living elegantly. We often see people dress elegantly but I think how a person lives tells you a lot more about them than anything else. Living elegantly is not just about beautiful things but rather going that little extra mile every day for others and for yourself.

My color scheme this week was gold and white. The foundation of my table is a white tablecloth topped with a gold sheer embroidered overlay.

Gold chargers were added. For plates, I decided to use these clear, glass plates with gold edging. They were part of a serving set however I loved the look of them under the light and decided to use them in lieu of the dinner plates. The salad plate is Spode Mansard, a fine bone china. I fell in love with them the first time I saw them at Macy's back when it was still Marshall Field's.
I added some crystal tea light candles and scattered them around the table. As for flatware, I would love to have some gold flatware at some point. I mean, can a woman ever have enough gold in her home? I think not.A pair of candlesticks for some added glamour and symmetry. I love pairs of just about anything in a home. Can you tell I am a traditional girl?

A sheer, gold, embroidered napkin completes the ensemble.

For the centerpiece, I kept it simple with a pillar candle in a pretty container. The gold swirls mimic the embroidery in the overlay. I also used some gold, beaded candleholders. It was very challenging to get close ups of the details of this table due to the glare from the light and from the gold. The crystal goblets are Monroe by Lenox. I love the swirl on the stem and the gold rim. There is simplicity in their elegance.





One last view of the tablescape. I hope you enjoyed my tablescape for two.


To see other tablescapes, please visit Susan's blog, Between Naps on the Porch.

14 comments:

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi! Your table is very beautiful and elegant! I just love the gold and white. The dishes are gorgeous and you're right, the Lenox crystal is lovely in it's simplicity! The setting is gorgeous under your beautiful mirror! Love this!

Amanda Dale said...

Thanks for stopping by The Ivy Cottage and leaving a comment!
Love the gold chargers in your tablescape! They really sing!

Carey said...

Your table setting is so cozy and warm. The lighting is perfect. Very intimate setting.
Carey

Barbara said...

Very elegant! The gold and white combination is lovely.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Oh, how gorgeous! I like pairs, too -- symmetry is pleasing to me. Your table is just lovely, and I was touched by your sentence about living elegantly by going the extra mile for others AND YOURSELF! That's so important!

Alycia Nichols said...

Your overlay is simply gorgeous!!! I am so glad to see someone using these delicate creatures! They really add a lot to the overall look! Very nice!

Entertaining Women said...

I had to laugh when I read that you buy things in pairs..we are birds of a feather! My friends always tease me when we're shopping in antique stores. I say, "I'd love to buy this..." And my friends laugh and say, "But they don't have a pair!" I agree...you might just want to use just one of something, but it's so nice to have two available. You did a lovely job on your tablescape. I've been looking for gold tone flatware for a while. We'll find it at some point! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Tess said...

This is a lovely and romantic table!!! And when you said that you bought those dishes at Marshall Field's, my heart went pitter-patter!!! I LOVED Field's and everytime I went to the State Street store, I spent time wandering around the third floor drooling over all of the china, crystal, and silver. I was so upset when Macy's took over. I moved from Chicago 11 years ago, but it's absolutely my favorite city!!

Thank you for sharing...hope you are getting to use your beautiful tablescape!

Tess

Jenny said...

Beautiful!!!!

Mimi said...

Oh, so elegant...and romantic.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh your golden glow is lovely and very warm and welcoming. A lovely setting for two.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Very, very pretty table and I love the gold and white. Your mirror is also fabulous.
Hugs, Sherry

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Just gorgeous! This looks like a tablescape for a very special congratulatory dinner, or maybe a New Year's Eve dinner for two. Very beautiful, dream Mom. Love all the items you used. AND, I forgot to say that I love your new header and blog look! :)
Best regards,
Gloria

IRENE said...

Nice setting! Thank you for dropping by at 40andbeyond! Would love to see more of your tablescapes. And belated bday greetings to your son.

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