Sunday, September 25, 2016

Anniversary Table for Two



Mr Delight and I will have been married 34 years on October 2nd.  Our work schedules are such that we don't always get to mark the occasion on the actual day.  Thus, I try to plan ahead and when we do get the opportunity, things are in place to celebrate in style.



I love the fact that we chose to get married in the fall.  Whenever this season rolls around, it brings with it a sense of romance and a renewal of our appreciation for our relationship.

With that in mind, I set out to create a romantic fireside table for two.  Depending on what day we celebrate, we can cook a special meal together or order in and have the perfect setting to dine in.

While it is nice to go out to a restaurant for the food and service, they often lack the table decor and intimacy we prefer when celebrating special occasions such as this.

In order to accomplish this set up, I moved the living room furniture back into manageable positions and brought in a round table from our sundeck to place in front of our fireplace.

A round white tablecloth covered the table and provided a neutral backdrop for table decor. The mantel had already been fall-i-fied which you can see more of here.


Naturally, to create a romantic vibe to the table, the centerpiece featured candlelight.

I started with this Savannah hurricane candleholder by Partylite which I've had for years. 

I set it in fall floral wreath and added a few pine cones and faux leaves.

I joined two leaf-shaped placemats underneath it to create a small table runner.

Two of these sparkly votive holders were placed on each side of the hurricane in the center.

Orange and brown with a bit of cranberry were the colours chosen for the place settings.

I've had these leaf shaped bowls for years now but they are still a favourite for fall.  I placed a little faux pumpkin inside for fun.

Cranberry coloured flatware rests on a dark brown woven placemat.

These orange napkin rings were a great deal I found  on clearance at Pier 1 - $1.19 ea marked down from $5.99 (CA).

Here's a hint to add extra embellishment to your place settings - always tuck a little extra decoration into the napkin ring.  It can be a sprig of greenery or in this case, a piece of faux berry garland.



While it's nice to have a romantic table set for daytime use...

...it provides the best ambiance in the evening.



So I have the table set and the champagne glasses ready to be filled...we just need to see how our work schedules line up and we can celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary exactly how we like...at home!

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13 comments:

Jody Klein said...

Lori,
I love this tablescape. I wish that my hubby and I would have gotten married in the Fall. I love Fall weddings. Instead we had to get married at the end of July, in Las Vegas, scheduled around a poker tournament he was in. How is that for romance. You have given me some ideas for a romantic dinner for two this Fall.

Jody@Southern Seazons

Shannon @ Belle Bleu Interiors said...

Lori, this tablescape is absolutely stunning! You inspire me to want to do something like this. It is beautiful! Happy Anniversary, and I hope that you have a wonderful week!!!

Vanessa said...

You have a lovely tablescape and enjoy seeing those warm tones. It's so lovely and I need to do this for Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing your lovely post at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh i love your tablescape, it is stunning. Happy Anniversary too!!!!!!

Mia Coman said...

Hello,
On many, many years of health and happiness! Beautiful anniversary!
I like sets that you do, every time! Always follow them.
I love candlelit glass vessels.
Love, Mia

Maria Elena said...

Happy Anniversary! How funny, we will be married 35 years on October 4th. :) Have a wonderful time! Maria

FABBY'S LIVING said...


Your romantic Anniversary Fall setting is very pretty. You captivated Autumn in that centerpiece as only you can.
Cheers for many, many more Anniversary celebration together.
Blessings,
FABBY

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful table Lori. Happy Anniversary! Yes, a fall wedding and anniversary allows for gorgeous colors and your romantic table for two certainly reflects this. Hope you get to have your romantic evening soon. Stunning!!

Shelia said...

What a lovely table and happy anniversary to you!
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Sandra Lee said...

The glow from the fire really seals the deal. Wishing you a happy anniversary and many more to come. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend!

One More Time Events said...

Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing at Share it One More Time

Jann Olson said...

Congratulations! You set a beautiful and romantic table for two!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

The Charm of Home said...

How beautiful. Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!