This Rose Quartz and Gold Elegant Tablescape is right on time for Valentine’s Day but will also work well for a bridal shower, or ladies luncheon. For a ladies luncheon depending on the makeup of the group, I would remove the love sign. In a larger setting, I think this would be a perfect sweetheart or bridal table. As with my Gender-Neutral Valentine’s Tablescape I wanted to pay homage to the holiday and not go overboard with pink hearts. [Read more…]
Love is in the air and to celebrate I’ve put together this Romantic Tablescape For Two in Silver and White. I’m also happy to be a participant in this Romantic Tablescape Bloghop organized by Chloe Crabtree from Celebrate and Decorate. The ladies have put forth their best so please check out their beautiful work at the links below.
Rather than put up a smaller table in another area, I decided to use our formal dining room table. We are fortunate that our dining room furniture has lasted for over 36 years and holds special memories. In the past, I’ve style several Sweetheart Tables and they came together quickly. Somehow this romantic table was different. My intention was to create not only a beautiful setting but an intimate on. Originally, I had the place settings directly across from each other and that didn’t feel right because that’s not us. So, I placed them where we normally sit, not where they would look best. In addition, I kept the décor to a minimum.
How My Romantic Tablescape For Two in Silver and White Came Together
There is no shortage of bling on this table that’s for sure. The reflection from it in the sunlight and with the tealights creates a warming ambiance. The table starts with a white damask cloth.
I positioned the centerpiece closer to the settings and at an angle. I used a faux fur piece as the base for the centerpiece to sit on.
Several years ago, I added lots of bling to the edge of a thrift store tray. A white cylindrical vase lined with white scrapbook paper hold Faux white hydrangeas. Also on the tray are blinged tealight holders that came from Big Lots. Silver taper holders flank each side.
To add a bit of dimension to the stack I folded white sequined table runner into a square and they are the beginning of each stack. They are followed by a white acrylic charger and a white dinner plate with a wide silver rim. These plates also are a thrift store purchase. There were only three and seldom do I have a table set for three so this setting was perfect.
Atop each dinner plate sits a small white appetizer plate. Resting on it there’s a white linen napkin with a small lace motif in the corner. Also on each napkin; dainty glitter handled dessert forks which are a Burlington’s purchase. Blinged tealight holders complete the stack.
On occasion, I’ll describe this cutlery as gray; today they’re silver. The spumante will be served in the cut glass goblet. I will have water in my tumbler and hubby will have his favorite ice tea. The dinner menu is still in the works. I’m leaning towards veal if I can find it and hubs choice is steak.
Thanks Chloe for bringing us all together again. Listed below is the Romantic Tablescape Bloghop and the links to each site.
Love is in the air and, today and always!
Yes, Valentine’s Day is over but that doesn’t mean all those loving feelings should dissipate. Let’s keep the party going! Although this table was designed around a Valentine’s theme it could easily be used for a wedding or bridal shower. I know I’m running the risk of pink overload but if you have a pink color palette that you want to work with I hope I’ve given you lots of inspiration.
One thing I’ve always wanted to do was combine two banquet size tables to form one large squarish one. For the longest I hemmed and hawed about how to fill it up should I decide to do it. After much back and forth I decided that it didn’t have to be overflowing, just balanced.
Love is in the Air and on the Table
After moving the tables together, I covered them individually with white cloths. Next came the assembly of the centerpiece.
For the container, I used a wooden CD box from the thrift store. Using the pink-hued tissue paper hearts from my Mini Valentine’s Dessert Table helped to fill it. From there I tucked individual rose blooms and stems of cherry blossoms into the empty spaces. A few weeks back I made so many runs into the craft stores that I was almost tempted to apply to one of them for a job. It was during one of those runs that I bought the paper mache LOVE letters. No way would they fit inside the box so propping them in front on the table was my best option.
On either side of the centerpiece are ivory votive holders with bling. You know how much I love bling! Befitting of the occasion the stem of the holders are hearts. Now that the centerpiece was in place I knew how much extra space I had to work with.
The Place Setting
When you find floral chargers on sale for 40% off you buy them. They have such a romantic feel and I scooped these up without a moment’s hesitation.
White plates wrapped with ivory napkins sit on top. Rose colored, and shaped dessert plates complete the stack and are a striking contrast against the dinner plate and napkin. The flatware has a swirly design on the handles and rest on fanned out napkins.
In person, crystal clear stemware appear vibrant. However, against a white tablecloth and in the hands of a novice photographer, not so much. The faded pinkish red band at the top of the larger goblet gives it a vintage look and adds more color.
At each end of the table are more plates and glasses that could be used for dessert. I chose these small on the rocks (?) glasses because the cut glass design reminds me of lace and tie in with the theme. They too faded into the background so they are sitting on a pink charger and have pink and white straws inside. At the opposite end of the table sits a stack of dessert plates with a floral motif and pink napkins. It was tempting to add a few more embellishments to the table, but I knew when to say when, so to speak.
Have a Seat
Decisions, decisions. Do I leave the chairs alone or add a little something to them? The stark white color adds to the ambiance and offers the optimal backdrop for the pop of color the fringe and hearts deliver.
More than likely I will use several of these pieces in upcoming wedding and shower tables. I’m looking for colors that work well with pink and have a masculine complementary vibe, other than black. Please leave me a comment with your suggestions. Back to the subject of a pink color palette. Remember my Pink Glam Dessert Vignette? It’s been included in several cake categories on Evite.com. I would love for you to check it out here. It’s cake #3. Evite has also included in the anniversary, bridal shower and birthday cake section. I am tickled pink!
I’m sharing my tablescape at the following link parties. Drop by and show them a little love!