Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fireside Dinner

I have had to put in extra hours this week at work so am relying on some "old" pictures for TT at Between Naps on the Porch.  If you want to be inspired by lots of fabulous versions of tablescapes, head on over to Susan's blog on Thursdays. You won't be disappointed!




This is a tablescape I did near the end of November last year when Mr. Delight and I were having some friends over for dinner.  We decided it would be more cozy and intimate if we moved our round table and wing back chairs in front of the fireplace.
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While it was still fall, it was also just before I was going to decorate for Christmas so instead of going with a more autumnal tablescape, I went with the rich tones of gold and burgundy.



For a more vintage feel, I used my Battenburg lace placemats.  As we were having steak and seafood, I placed gold vinyl placemats(cut in half) next to each place setting.  These were used to protect the tablecloth from any drips of garlic lemon butter that might happen to fall from the individual butter/candle pots (seen in next pic). A clear shell-shaped plate will hold the shell remnants.
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For a centerpiece, I used my trio of glass vases filled with faux burgundy roses and leaves in the bottom part and gold beads with burgundy votives in holders in the top portion.  Gold glitter grapes were tucked in the spaces at the bottom.
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I remember it was a wonderful evening spent enjoying friendship, food and a few glasses of wine in front of the fire on a cold wintery night.  Mr. Delight did most of the cooking so I felt like a guest in my own home which was a real treat!

Next week, I hope I have more time to play with a more traditional fall 'scape or maybe even my Thanksgiving one as that is not very far off for us Canadians!

30 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful!!

Eileen said...

Beautiful!
I hope you get some time to relax!
All the best,
Eileen

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous! I love the burgundy and gold together!

Jane

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Cozy by the fire...it is very romantic.
♥, Susan

Sandi (Meme) said...

love the idea of the burgundy and gold for fall
great idea to eat in front of the fire
Have a great week!

Maureen said...

The burgandy is so rich looking. It was a great idea to move over to the fireplace. Very cozy.

I've just been glancing at the other tablescapes to the right - You're a pro! Wow!

Maureen (from Canada too!)

podso said...

Lovely, and very cozy by the fire!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Dinner by the fire -- looks lovely and inviting.

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

lovely setting!

Martha said...

A beautiful table. Like the idea of it in front ofthe fire and the cozy wing chairs to sit in!

santamaker said...

Very nice!

Tammy518 said...

I love your tablescape. It's look so cozy and inviting. I hadn't seen it before, so I'm glad you reposted it!

Deanna said...

Like your pics!
You have a terrific table setting for TT.
Enjoyed my visit and I love your colors.
I just bought a new tablecloth that's more of a garnet color...surprised myself and didn't buy orange this year.
Blessings,
d

Janie's World said...

Beautiful tablescape. Reminds me of a cozy Christmas!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is sooo pretty! I'm so glad you re-posted, I missed it last time.

Katherine

Julie said...

Beautiful tablescape..love the colors you used...the fire looks so cozy...
xoxo
Julie

niartist said...

Oh it's beautiful! I love those warm rich colors, especially now when the weather is changing and getting cooler! your tablescapes never disappoint! Stop by my blog soon! I've got a giveaway - hot to that I think you might like for a spooky tablescape for 4! :)

Chari said...

Hello...

Ohhh...so rich and elegant!!! I love the burgandy and gold together! Love your pretty lace placemats too...it's all gorgeous! I can't think of a lovlier way to spend the evening with friends then to dine at a cozy table set for four...right next to the fire! Fabulous!!! Thank you so much for sharing your pretties with us today!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Very pretty table. The colors are so rich, especially in front of that gorgeous fireplace. Happy TT to you!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful, DD. The rich colors together are lovely..and by the fire, so inviting..
I saw your comment on In the Middle of Nowhere last week! Just so you know I am paying attention!! LOL You noticed I had given her the leaf dishes and said I had enough to spare..:)
We have missed you at Holidays!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Charming and warm, I loved it. I added as a follower, Stop by and visit me soon.
Michelle

Cynthia said...

Lovely table! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Oh, Canada! I love Thanksgiving so much, I think I'll celebrate yours and ours! Your table is beautiful and your plastic place mat idea is smart. Somebody always drips the butter, don't they? Hope you'll stop by and visit me.

Sandy said...

Burgundy and gold two of my favorite colors together. The table looked so warm and inviting. I'm going to remember your tip on the placemat, great ideal. Love your blog, just signed up as a follower. You have lots of wonderful ideals and your home is beautiful. Thanks for visiting.
Sandy

Brenda said...

Gorgeous as well as cozy fireside setting!
Brenda

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

What wonderful colors!! I like how intimate it is ! Great job!

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

I love eating in front of our fireplace too--it is one of my fav places in the winter time--so cozy. Your table looks cozy and inviting!

Starr said...

So very pretty! I love a burgundy and gold themed table. I do one sort of like that at Christmas time. Yours is just lovely!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a lovely table. I love the wonderful rich colors. Having a table by the fire is especially nice too. Your dishes and accessories are all so beautifully coordinated. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such gracious comments. I really appreciate it. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Well, I'm new to blogging so I'm happy you shared your older photos today. I was out of town much of the week so didn't get a table done myself and am just now getting by to visit the TT posts. Thanks for sharing this beautiful table. ~ Sarah