Romantic inspiration came my way this week.
It arrived in the form of the most beautiful pink roses. As I was thinking about a tablescape for my Thursday post, I felt that the roses, although they do not speak of cool crisp Autumn nights, were inspiration enough for a very special table setting.
I chose the table out on the screened porch because it is intimate and romantic and I wanted to celebrate that it is still warm enough to enjoy being outside.
From there, I went where the roses took me...so to speak. A vintage 1950's tablecloth to play up the pink roses theme, and pink placemats and dessert dishes that have romantic stories all their own.
In brief, the placemats were a gift from my husband, filling a basket that included other romantic dishware and chocolates from Williams Sonoma some years back, after I went to a PTA fundraiser and didn't win anything. He surprised me with a gift basket full of fabulous romantic stuff. (at least in my mind it is romantic.) The pink plates you can read about here. The table setting is coming together now.
For the dinner plates I picked out a set of Chinese celadon that have been languishing in my basement for more than a decade. I love the celadon shade of green and can't imagine why I have not used them is such a long time, but I thought they would go well on this table.
Next, there were the green depression glass plates picked up recently at a yard sale along with the pink depression water glasses and the Fostoria green etched vase that the roses are in. The table is almost finished now,
just a few more details like my favorite silverplate napkin rings that read peace, found at Ten Thousand Villages a few years ago,
and the flatware found at Home Goods with the pretty sunflower pattern. Now the table is set,
the champagne is chilling, and oh yes, the reason for the romantic table? My husband and I met thirty three years ago in October, and I think that we should always celebrate the important things in life.
Meeting your very special signifcant other (soul mate), is pretty darn important...and romantic.
The sign on the porch says it all!
"All Because Two People Fell In Love"
This post is being linked to Susan's,
Between Naps on the Porch blog in celebration of Tablescape Thursday, and Leah's Tales From Bloggeritaville because the depression glass dishes and vase were big bargains from a yard sale and they fit right in with her Thrifty Thursday post . It is also being linked to Julia's Hooked on Houses, Hooked on Friday's blog post because I have been and will always be Hooked on pink roses, and of course Melissa's Beautiful Friday post because her blog, is all about The Inspired Room
. Please take some time to see all of the other links to these blogs...it is so worth the effort.