Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dinner Party for Ten

Last weekend, we decided to wind up our ski season with a dinner party for some of our skier friends. Mr. Delight made steak & crab and I got to set the table (love it when that happens!)


I didn't want to go with a "ski theme" as REALLY, it is Spring and I also wanted to use some new dishes my daughter gave me for Christmas.  Thus, I created a blue & brown colour scheme based on the plates.
I created a centerpiece using a hurricane vase filled with pebbles and water topped by a floating candle.


I surrounded it with faux ivy and cut apart some other bunches of ivy to make trailers down the center of the table.


On both sides of the centerpiece, I placed rectangular vases of cream coloured roses in pebbles/water.


Same set up on the other end of the table. I think it is neat looking when you put the roses down behind the glass of the vase.

These are the wonderful dishes my daughter and her boyfriend gave me for Christmas. I used the blue/brown plate for salad to start and...


...the larger dinner plate for the steak & crab/prawns, and the rest of the fab meal Mr. Delight prepared.


You will see the clear shell shaped side plate (which we used for shells) and the crab crackers. I forgot to take a pic with all the butter warmer dishes on their candles but you can see one in the pic below.


We have acquired 10 of these now so are all set to feed large crowds! 

It was such a fun dinner party with lots of laughs and memories of great times had at our local ski resort this past season.  Can't wait till next winter!



 I'm linking up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for the always terrific Tablescape Thursday. Head on over and check out the other tablescapes that are sure to inspire you.



31 comments:

Kathleen said...

What a beautiful table! The display of roses is unique..
Love the new dishes and the menu sounds wonderful!
Thanks for sharing, DD!

Anonymous said...

Your blog is beautiful. And so are all your table settings. You are so creative!!! TheMax

Tricia said...

What a sweet daughter you have, to give you such pretty dishes! I love the centerpiece, especially the rose arrangements -- very sleek and modern. What a fun evening!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is an awesome table! The roses, how cool and the dishes are quite fun!
Cindy

Beth said...

The centerpiece with the roses is fabulous! This is a gorgeous table! I especially like your gold stemware.
Beth

Mimi said...

Stunning, love the centerpiece. The salad plates are very cool!

Johanna said...

Hi. Your daughter has the same excellent taste like her mother. That's a very elegant and festive table. I love the different dishes as much as the stunning center pieces. The Menu sounds fantastic and I can imagine that your guests got longlasting memories that evening.
Greetings, Johanna

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sounds like your had a fun dinner party. I love the dishes! I would like to have 10 warmers too! Joni

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Dinner sounds wonderful -- and your table is so pretty -- what wonderful Christmas dishes you received - I like the brown and blue color combination.

shannon i olson said...

That is so beautiful, where do you store all that? my o my. I also love your header photo.

Kristy Carberry said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!

Miss Merry said...

The centerpiece with the roses are amazing!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Amazing! The roses are incredible. Everything works together seamlessly. Beautiful!

D said...

You did a great job. It's looks very professional.

D

Atelier de Charo said...

Love your centerpieces.

Hugs
Charo

once in a blue moon... said...

very pretty, love the centerpieces.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Stunning. I love the rose centerpieces, what a fabulous look. Your place setting are gorgeous. Everything is put together so beautifully. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

OMG, your table is stunning but the menu, wow. scrumptious! I love crab and you thought of every detail. I love the centerpiece you created with the floating candle and the roses. The plates are very pretty!...Christine

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Beautiful table! LOVE the centerpiece!!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Such an elegant, creative table! Your floral arrangements are fantastic, evey single item is perfect together. I sure wish I was one of your ski friends! LOL

Splurgie said...

What a lovely way to display roses. Love your dishes. Pretty table.

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Wow, what a warm and inviting table for your friends! It's just lovely, and I'm sure you friends were in awe. Nicely done!

Susan said...

I LOVE your table! The centerpieces are gorgeous and I love the way you arranged the roses inside the vases. The pebbles are the finishing touch along with the floating candles and ivy. Your daughter is so sweet to give you the dishes! Your blog is so beautiful and I look forward to it.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Lovely tablescape! You did such a beautiful and creative centerpiece! Very nice!
Have a beautiful day~
Kathleen

vignette design said...

Wow, you took it out of the park with this tablesetting. Absolutely stunning! Love all your centerpiece ideas. Very original.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

What a gorgeous tablescape. It is elegant beyond words. Those roses...how did you ever think of that. I have never seen butter warmers before. Your menu sounded delicious and the plates your daughter gave you just made the tablescape. I'm off to look through some more of your posts.

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

I LOVE your table setting! I can't wait to try those floating candles with the pebbles in the bottom. My shore is all rock..every size and color you can imagine. Thanks for the great idea...and for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. I am going to spend some time viewing your past posts as the pics on the side bar are so inviting.

Marla said...

I love it all! The blue and brown is one of my favorite combos. The roses are amazing in the glass. It is all so lovely! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your comments as well. Blessing, Marla

Patricia said...

I am impressed...Your table is beautiful, but you had a real dinner party, not just dressing your table for fun!

This Belle Rocks said...

How pretty! I've never seen dishes like those before

Alycia Nichols said...

Lovely! The dishes are beautiful. Your children must really appreciate the hard work you put into creating tabletops!