Last week, Mr. Delight decided he wanted to invite my parents over for one of his fabulous impromptu dinners. I love it when he does this as he does ALL of the cooking and all I have to do is come up with a tablescape on short notice. Here's a look at how he "worked" and I "played".
I wanted to use my Gibson Grandiflora dishes which are a "spring-like" pink and green. Seafood is on the menu so we needed the butter warmers and shell-shaped plates for shells.
I needed a simple and small centerpiece as our round table is not very large. Floating candles in a glass bowl with floating butterfly "confetti" surrounded by some faux greenery and florals seemed appropriate.
Since there were only four of us, we placed the table in front of the fireplace for a cozy setting.
Each side of the table looks a bit different in that we have mismatched wingback chairs but they are so comfy for intimate dining that I didn't care.
Another view. You will note that I use gold vinyl placemats (cut in half) under the butter warmers to prevent drips on the tablecloth!
Since I know who likes white wine and who likes red, I used only the appropriate glasses on this small table.
And here's the "work" Mr. Delight created....
Crab, Shish kabobs with beef and veggies, baked potato and asparagus. He also made a tossed salad to start and yogurt and strawberry parfait for dessert but I forgot to get a picture of those. SUPER DELICIOUS!
We all had a wonderful evening! It is so nice to have a hubby who cooks and allows you to feel like a guest in your own home!
Do you ever get to do the tablescape while someone else cooks?
I'll be linking this up to Tablescape Thursdays at Between Naps on The Porch.