Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Cozy Meal by the Fire

Its Susan's 91st time at hosting Tablescape Thursday on her blog, Between Naps on the Porch and I'm anxious to join in!
 Last week, Mr. Delight decided to make one of his fabulous lobster and steak dinners and we invited my parents over for a fireside meal.




It is so nice when he does the cooking and I can focus on the tablescape!  I used the new floral bowls our daughter gave me for Mother's Day. 
We started with salad which looked lovely in them but unfortunately, I forgot to take a pic!

Here is a view of how I layered the 
bowl/plates/charger

Seafood tools ready on a shell-shaped plate for the shells and the butter-warmers await the lemon butter.  
I always put gold vinyl placemats (cut in half) next to the plates in case the butter drips.



I used my vase/candle trio with a froggie on the side as a centerpiece.  Yellow roses were placed in separate vases as well.
 
 
 Dinner is served!  Sorry for blurry picture..in a hurry to eat!
 Just playing here.... We had pineapple upside down cake for dessert but again, forgot the pic!




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22 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful girl...love the yellow roses and those bowls are too pretty...Hope your parents enjoyed the meal I was drooling as I read about it ha ha!! Thanks for sharing a wonderful table and meal...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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

beautiful setting~

Kathleen said...

Hi DD!
That looks so nice and cozy! It has been rainy and chilly here..like March!
I love your new bowls, and the table is just beautiful..
And dinner, well, move over I am coming through with my fork! :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

This meal sounds so delish! I'm lovin' those cute bowls!

Blessings,
Linda

Anonymous said...

Mrs. DD,
This is just the tablescape I have been looking for! My husband and I are hosting a lobster dinner for 7 couples and your pics are giving me so many wonderful ideas. Thanks for the inspiration! By the way what did you serve with your lobster, the pic is blurry and hard to make out? Thanks JJ

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty, it looks like a nice cozy meal! I really like your lights on the mantel and around the mirror too!

Debbie said...

Love your centerpiece, everything is so well done...

Barbara said...

Everything looks delicious and what a beautiful setting! So cozy and inviting! I love your new bowls. Isn't it great when family members understand our dish addiction?

Atelier de Charo said...

So pretty centerpiece!

Hugs
Charo

Tammy518 said...

This is just gorgeous, and the food looks wonderful too! Steak and lobster is one of my favorite meals.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

A stunning table! Love those cute bowls and the yellow, what a great combo! But when i saw the food, I am really jealous! I love lobster and that looks like a really good one!
Cindy

xinex said...

So romantic set in front of the fireplace. Your table is gorgeous and the food, Yummy! I love the yellow roses and the pretty bowls....Christine

Tricia said...

What a wonderful setting for a fabulous meal! I know your parents were delighted to be entertained so beautifully. Those flower-shaped bowls are so versatile! Love them with the yellow rosebuds inside!

Mimi said...

Gorgeous table in front of the fireplace. I can almost taste your wonderful meal!

Carolyn said...

It looks beautiful!

Johanna said...

I would love to sit there and to join you. The yellow and gold shades of the plates and tablemats give me the imagination that I could see the reflected firelight on the plates. It looks very cozy and inviting. And your meal looks spectacular.
Greetings, Johanna

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What a lovely and cozy table! Your guests must have felt VERY welcome :)

Blessings!
Gail

Denise said...

That's a great idea concerning the half-placemat to catch the melted butter. Thanks for sharing that idea.

Dining Delight said...

JJ, (not sure I can reply to you via email so am doing so here if you check back)

Thanks for your compliments! We had a salad of toasted pecans, lettuce, snow peas, red peppers with balsamic vinaigrette dressing to start in the white bowls. Mr. Delight made steak, lobster, prawns, potatoes coated with Parmesan cheese/bread crumbs and baked, asparagus, broccoli & cauliflower with cheese sauce. Pineapple upside down cake with ice cream and caramel sauce for dessert. Hope you enjoy your dinner!

DD

Nanna said...

beautiful tablescape! that made me want to have dinner in the living room! LOL
Helen

Shelia said...

What a beautiful setting by the fireplace and the idea of the steak and lobster! Yum. Your dishes and the way you've put everything together is so beautiful.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kait said...

The yellow flowers look great in your new bowls. Very nice table scape.