Mr. Delight had a birthday last month and to celebrate, rather than going out to a noisy restaurant, I made him his favourite meal and set up a romantic table for two by our fireplace.
I wanted to use this new light teal tablecloth our daughter gave me for my birthday and so used that as my starting point. It is too long for a round table but I tied it with a ribbon on each side. Fortunately, we have two wingback chairs the same colour so I could coordinate things.
I used two pewter candlesticks that hubby gave me years ago and added acrylic "crystal" napkin rings to give them some sparkle.
The hydrangeas are a faux arrangement I created.
I kept things fairly simple with my Pier 1 "Maria" plates and floral bowls also from Pier 1.
A bottle of wine is chilled and the fire lit...
Seafood lasagna, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower along with a tossed salad and garlic toast are served.
Mr. Delight is delighted whenever I make Seafood Lasagna!
And for dessert...a frozen chocolate cream pie (made by my Mom) for the birthday boy!
He loves ice cream and this is like super-delish ice cream!
We had a lovely time in our own private "restaurant" and I'm so glad he chose to celebrate his birthday at home.
We find ourselves doing this more and more as you can never get quite the same ambiance in a restaurant with many other people nearby (and lack-luster tablescapes!) as you can create in your own home.
Do you agree?
Pop on over to Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and check out others who love to entertain at home!