Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tablescape Thursday ~A Romantic Table For Two~


Welcome to Tablescape Thursday, hosted by our lovely Susan, at Between Naps On The Porch. Please stop by to visit her many, many, other participants as the numbers continue to grow.
My tablescape idea for this week, all began with this bowl. I found two at my favorite store (Ross) for 2.99 each.

I needed something to compliment them, and I found these plates and thought they were perfect together. A jeweled look for myself, and a masculine look for my husband, as I will be using these two together, for an intimate dinner for two.

I've added to the above, a silver charger...

...and to below, this beautiful flatware that I found at Marshall's moving sale a couple of months ago. It's an eight piece service, with serving set. I only paid 42.00 at 60% off.

Here, you see all the silver effects. The table cloth is silver and brown. I found it at Ross for 5.49. The brand name is Berkshire. I love how all these things compliment each other.
A close-up of the main characters...

...and everthing put together. My husband and I always eat in our den, so I set the coffee table so we can dine and do our favorite thing (watch TV) LOL!!!

The stemware is Luigi Bormioli (found them at Ross) they are 20 and 22oz glasses.

This ice bucket was found at a little Antique shop, it has a top that goes with it. The silver tray I found at a thrift shop it's the middle size of a set of three and I paid about 19.00 for all three. I wish I could use them all the time but I would be constantly cleaning them.

Everything here is not perfect as I would like, when I actually do this, I plan to have fresh flowers where I'm using faux. All in all I'm looking forward to this evening which will be soon. I'll tell you all about it.

Here I'm playing around with some effects on my camera. I think it's makes a pretty picture.


Thanks for joining me, as I look forward to visiting most of you! The number of participants keep growing and it is making it difficult to visit everyone, but I'll try! Deb

41 comments:

ceekay said...

Your table is just lovely...the colors are great...I love how the flatware mimics the design in the bowl. Wonderful!

ellen b. said...

Hi Deb,
This is very lovely and romantic for sure. Happy TT to you!!

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

This is soooo sophisticated looking! I love those bowls...the blue is gorgeous with the silver! Your DH is going to feel sooo spoiled! :-) Love all the silver touches...it feels soooo elegant! The flatware is amazing...I love the pattern on the handles and what a great deal! Deb, this is wonderful tablescape for Tablescape Thursday! Love it!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful table, very sophisticated!
Thanks for your visit and kind comments..
Come back for the party on the 17th!

xinex said...

Very chic and elegant. Love the silver!..Christine

Kathleen Ellis said...

Very romantic and elegant, Deb! and set in one of our favorite spots, too! You're right...great minds do think alike!
Nice to have back on the "active" list!
Have a fabulous day!
;-D

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love the herringbone pattern on your flatware. Your tablescape is really lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Shelia said...

Hi Deb. I think some romance is in the air!:) Your table is beautiful! I love those new bowls! You got some great deals on all of your pretties!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

KBeau said...

What a beautiful romantic dinner for two. I'm going to have to make a trip to Ross. Too many are finding great stuff there.

Candy said...

Modern and classy. Very pretty.
Happy TT, Candy

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

You did a great job. I really like this...tres chic!
Blessings,
Debbie

KBeau said...

I'm back again. Thanks for visiting my blog. I just read your profile and found out you are in Birmingham. I am also. Maybe we can find some other Birmingham bloggers and have a get together like the Atlanta ladies did.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Your table has a very uptown, Manhattan look to it. Great photography, too.

Leigh of said...

Hi Deb! What a romantic table! Its absolutley gorgeous!

I see we are neighbors! Am also from the ham, live in the ham and grew up here. I live in Helena.
I also read your profile. Pretty powerful stuff. I am so sorry for your loss. I know though, that you can be a voice to be ble to miniter to someone else with a loss, that is a powerful thing. May God bless you.
It's great to meet you!
I love new friends!

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

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Deb! What beautiful plates... the colors are just wonderful! And that flatware! It is just the neatest. I wish I could find something like that at our Marshall's! I love what you did, and I think it is a very romantic table.

Happy Tablescape Tuesday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your setting looks like a very elegant dinner! Enjoy!

carolinajewel said...

Great table! The last picture with the black and white type effect looks like an old movie set. I can imagine either Fred or Ginger eating there or Bogie and Bacall. Very romantic, yet sophisticated. great job! :D Jewel

Linda said...

Your table is a beauty! I love the way you pulled it all together. Gotta tell you, I scrolled back and read about the mismatched shoes...well, I did that one day as a high school teacher - can you imagine! It really was funny, I laughed my head off, too. Linda

Teacup Mosaics said...

A perfect celebration table, just beautiful!

Dream Mom said...

Very pretty! I especially love the flatware. Many, many, many years ago Ralph Lauren used to have some flatware called "Watchband" that was similar to that one. It was always on my "drool" list. I just loved the texture of your flatware. I really liked that tablecloth too.

Picket said...

Morning Deb...what a beautiful setting...the silver pieces are gorgeous....do I sense an anniversary coming up?

Oh and girl...I read that other post on the shoes...DEB!!!! How old did you say you were now!!!! lol lol Don't feel bad..I use to have the habit of getting ready for church and just wearing my pink fuzzy slippers until I walked out the door..then I'd put my heels on...wellll one day we drove all the way to the church and I went to get out and looked down at those PINK FUZZY SLIPPERS!!!! Had to go all the way back home....but I had an excuse for my looniness...5 young kids!! lol

PAT said...

Deb,this is gorgeous! Very elegant!

Janie's World said...

I absolutely love this tablescape! Isn't it wonderful when you find such great inspiration pieces!! The champagne bucket is a perfect touch. I love your last picture where you tinted it blue in certain places. I'm going to have to learn how to do that.

Miss Janice said...

You have created a stunning tablescape. I love it. BTW, I have definately worn mismatched shoes before! Thank you for your kind comments at my site!

Chandy said...

That is one romantic table! Great job! Great share today, thanks! Happy TT!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-a lovely table setting my dear!!

ivoryspring said...

Deb, what a lovely tablesetting - I love the color combination. Thank you for visiting me and leaving the kind comment.

The Mrs. said...

I love it. The jewel tone plates are awesome! (we often dine in front of the tv, too---just not on fancy plates! :) thanks for stopping by my blog, come back soon!

Susan said...

Beautiful table! Happy Tablescape Thursday ~ Susan

The Liberty Belle said...

How lovely! You're so creative and have such an eye for beauty.

A Hint of Home said...

Pretty table and great bargains. Love those stores.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Deb, this is lovely! Those bowls are beautiful, and I love the flatware. If you hadn't told me your flowers were faux, I wouldn't have known it. I bet your husband won't either! laurie

nikkicrumpet said...

Well that is one fancy schmancy table for TV watching! My hubby would wonder if I wrecked the car if I set a table that pretty! I love the silverware pattern. And those bowls are beautiful

Bo said...

Hi Deb...this Tablescape looks so classy...just like you. I love your new flatware! BTW, I have so much trouble bringing your blog up...sometimes it takes 6-7 minutes & sometimes I have to boot up again after it totally shuts down. I wonder if anyone else has mentioned they have trouble...I did notice you have blog posts dating back to May 2008 on your main page and it is taking forever to bring up all of these posts...Do you think that's why it takes so long to retrieve your blog? ;-) Bo

jerseygirl211 said...

Hi Deb,

Thanks for your visit to my blog. Your tablescape looks great, I really like the blue with the silver. Can't wait to hear what you have in store for it.

I read your profile, so very sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. My nephew just lost his wife last week, leaving 4 small children behind ages from 4 to 11, so dealing with greif is foremost in my mind right now. My heart goes out to you. May God Bless.

Hugs
'D'

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Deb, I love the combination of that pretty jewel blue and silver! Very pretty tablescape! Your flatware is beautiful!

I read your post below and it was hilarious! I would be the one to do something like that! LOL! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Gini said...

wow very elegant!

Sue said...

Hi Deb...your table is very elegant...romantic...very nice. the plates are so pretty, love the coloring

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

You really have the loveliest most doable table settings! I love the phot effect picture!

Manuela

Bo said...

Yippee Deb! Your blog came up so fast...Thanks girlfriend for whatever you did...It worked...
Hugs, Bo

clnmike said...

Lol @Verde.