Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Table by the Window Please

This tablescape started with this gorgeous bouquet of pink phlox that my mom brought to church last Sunday.  
She had picked them from her lovely flower garden and arranged them so beautifully. 
I was thrilled when she gave them to me after the service.



I had originally planned to use them in a tablescape  on this table on our deck but between work and household chores, I ran out of time so ....
...ended up bring the phlox bouquet indoors and used the darkness of late evening to create an intimate mood.

There was a thunderstorm going on outside which added to the cozy feeling in this little nook.


The phlox and rose dishes by candlelight
created a pink glow.
This tablescape was a practice run for the July birthday party at my office (two women this month) and after setting this up, I once again packed it all up to take to work to set up in the Staff Room there.
I recently purchased these pink rose dishes at HomeSense in the clearance aisle for $2/ea.

The pink rose bowls were also marked down, 
4 bowls/$9.

These little teapots are by Partylite (years ago) and serve as both placecard holders and..


...tealight holders when the lids are off.

I got this little green birdcage at a Bowring 
store last year.  
I placed this little birdie/tealight holder inside.

The candle trio and hurricane shade are also by Partylite years ago.


The "blue hour" is turning darker.



Maybe Mr. Delight and I should have a meal here before it gets packed up for the office celebration.
It does seem pretty romantic though 
maybe a tad too pink!


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will continue on and check out the many gorgeous tablescapes at Between Naps on the Porch' Tablescape Thursday.



Thanks Mom, for the fabulous bouquet! 
You inspired me!

44 comments:

xinex said...

So pretty and romantic! Your office mates will love it for sure....Christine

The Tablescaper said...

Oh so beautiful and romantic. I definately think Mr. D should have joined you!!! Great pink rose plates and bowls. I really like those tea pot place card holders.

- The Tablescaper

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful flowers, and can things ever be "too pink"??? Enjoy!

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

such a dainty little corner, looks lovely~

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this is just so pretty. I love the flowers and the rose dishes are just perfect. So pretty. The hurrican with the 3 candles is such a great idea and the birdcage is just perfect. I know the girls at the office will be thrilled with such a beautiful table. Hugs, Marty

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love pink and green so I ADORE this table. I know the birthday girls feel very special with your extra special touches. Beautiful.

Carolyn said...

Very pretty! I love the little tealight holders and the beautiful bouquet.

Carolyn

Dreamgoddess said...

DD, you've set another wonderful table! So romantic and very elegant. I love your rose plates and bowls.

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Just lovely...
Hugz,
Kim

Jacqueline said...

This is so romantic. I feel like I am there for a night in a rose garden. Everything is just lovely. I love your plates and bowls.

Through My Red Door said...

So beautiful, romantic and cozy!

Sheila

Kathleen said...

That is just lovely! The flowers are gorgeous, and those dishes, wow! Great bargain.
I love when you do your romantic settings by those chairs. Just so inviting!
Beautiful job!

Tess said...

OMG!!! This is sooooooooo pink and beautiful and I don't think it is too girly to share with your honey (but enough to make a girl's heart go pitter-patter!). Unbelievable bargains too.

Just love it! :-)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your office mates are very lucky to have this treat for their birthdays! And i think Mr. D would like it too. They are usually more interested in what is on the plates! And I love those little teapot placecard holders! Linda

Mimi said...

Stunning from the flowers to the dishes...very romantic, too. Thanks for sharing.

SPLENDEROSA said...

Really, really wonderful. I love what you did today! Have a lovely week-end. xx's Marsha

Entertaining Women said...

Have dishes, will travel. I do that quite often, too. Your office mates are blessed to have you as a colleague. I do hope that you ended up using the setting for the two of your that evening. Your tablescape is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

D said...

Absolutely beautiful, candle-glowey table. It looks different in every picture. Your candles are beautiful!
D

Celly B said...

Such beautiful colors! You've created such an elegant and cozy corner to watch the rain outside!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a gorgeous table! The pink china work perfectly with that gorgeous phlox and the beautiful candles. Everything is perfect, love this romantic table.
Cindy

Fatima Santos Silva said...

HI, WONDERFUL!!!!!!! The dishes are very special! Beautiful table.Fatima-Scrapart

Bonnie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Great job! Love the blue hour photo.

Kim said...

What a beautiful table. I love pink, pink dishes, pink glasses, pink flowers. It is very romantic and I especially like the light you used. It puts my in mind of all the old movies I watched as a young girl. There were always lights on the tables and it gave the tables such a lovely glow.
Thank you.

Barbara said...

What a cozy corner! That is a goregous bouquet. I love how the pink cast changes the feel of it. A lovely table! I am sure everyone at your office loves the tables you come up with for birthday celebrations. I am sure they feel very special.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Beautimous!

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Your table is so beautiful and romantic!

Donna

Table Escapes said...

LOVE IT! There is so much depth & layering.. LOVE the teapot name card holders. Thanks for sharing. -Sharon

Melissa Miller said...

It's romantic pink elegance. Gorgeous!

Sherry said...

This is beautiful! Love the rose dishes. The bouquet is just lovely. It looks very cozy there by the window. So nice.
Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Lisa said...

Wow, I really enjoyed your table. It is a real inspiration and I don't really care for pink. lol. thanks for sharing. Lisa

subgirl said...

A beautiful and romantic setting for you and Mr. Delight! If you put some good food on those plates, he won't even care how pink they are!

Atelier de Charo said...

So beautiful and romantic! Your dishes are cute!

Hugs
Charo

Nevadanne said...

Your tablescape is wonderful! Sure wish I could find a couple of those rose salad plates! I have two of them but have been unable to find the 2-4 more I need to complete my set. Lovely. Thanks for sharing!

paige thomas king said...

those rose plates are lovely--i'd love a meal at that table.

Cabin and Cottage said...

Very Pretty flowers and table! Thanks for visiting me! When I clicked on your comment to visit you, I got your profile, but there isn't a link there to you blog--did I miss it? Anyway found you on BNOTP! Best to you! Jacqueline

Cabin and Cottage said...

Well, I'm just crazy! There it is! Thanks again--Jacqueline

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness!! Everything about this table is so beautiful to me. Pink is my favorite color,and those flowers are the perfect inspiration. Love that you did it by candlelight. That just makes it all the lovelier.

Applause!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my goodness I am so glad I clicked on your permalink picture! This is so, so pretty and so inspiring! I love pink and green and I love beautiful tablescapes! I am now going through all the rest of your posts' to catch up.
Also, I am also your latest follower because your entire blog is beautiful!
Most sincererly, Terry

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is really beautiful. Of course with those flowers, you could have used paper plates and it would have looked great! I love your new rose dishes...very elegant.

LillyB said...

I adore this tablescape! Absolutely beautiful!!

xinex said...

Thank you so much for the info about the candle holders and the great idea on how to hang the crystals....Christine

Barbara said...

A fellow Canadian! I saw those dishes in at Home Sense. They are lovely. Pink and Green is such an amazing combo. Wonderful job!

Anonymous said...

Can you tell us where you get the items for your place settings

Anonymous said...

Where do you find all these beautiful plates, platemats flatware, chargers (especially copper), decorations???? HELP!