Monday, 7 January 2013

Setting The Table....and The Mood...







I had dinner guests on Saturday night...and I wanted to make the table extra special...

I found these Spider Mums at my local marekt...they are called Tye-Died Mums...

And I thought they were quite spectacular...

I paired them up with some smaller Lime Green Mums... 

In my favorite little vintage bowl..

I used a red-background tablecloth...

I still had my small red glass tea-light holders out from Christmas...so I gave them one last job for the Season...

I wanted them to add a warm glowing feel to my room....



I went with some simple accessories...to compliment the red theme I had going...

The chicken salt and peppers were perfect...

Casual....but quaint at the same time...

Red Cranberry Juice glasses are perfect for tea lights...

And of course my milkglass votives are always welcome in any tablescape...

As are my Mom's CornFlower Aperitif Glasses...

I use them as wind glasses also..

Very dainty...













My cute Chickadee Salt and Pepper are at the other end of the table...

I have had them longer than I can remember...

And they are one of my favorites...







Added soome brown placemats...

And a cream napkin with some deep rose flowers...

I thought it made a nice compliment...


     All was ready for my guests....

            Will share the dinner photos tomorrow...

Enjoyed the premiere of Downton Abbey...but I thought Mary a bit snobbish...

And how shocking to find out that indeed Bates did kill his wife!!!

Wait 'til poor Anna finds out....:o(


Kind of another nothing day weatherwise...but colder...


Tonights menu...in honour of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish...

[My boyfriends and daughters FAVORITE football team!!!]

       Corned Beef and Cabbage...

         Scallopped Potatoes...and a Greek salad [I know, I know...but there is no Irish salad]
                                      tee hee hee.....she and Vivian will be joining us...photo op!!!!













       Enjoy your day...


                           Cheers!  :o)
                            linda






            

12 comments:

  1. what a lovely table...welcoming and so fun! Love the bird s & p!

    Laura Ashley napkins...I used to have a comforter in that same pattern!

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    1. I love Laura Ashley prints...thanks for pointing that out!!

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  2. A very pretty table Linda. The flower arrangement is really different with the coloured spider mum.

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    1. Pretty cool,eh???
      I had never seen one before...

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  3. The table looked even better at night with the glowing tealights everywhere!

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    1. Why thank you Devon....that will be tomorrow's post!!! hahaha...

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  4. Now I know what to do with those cranberry glasses!

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  5. I am so glad I could be of some use to you, Leslie!!!hahaha..

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  6. Fabulous mums! They make such a cheery table! Would we recognize Lady Mary if she were not a snob? And better watch out for that Bates! haha! Sounds like you have a lovely family dinner planned! Hope your team wins! Or did they already? (I'm hopeless about sports!) :0)

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    1. Yes, but I thought she was particularily snobby this time!!! Notre Dame lost :o(

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  7. Such a pretty table!!!!
    xo Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris...I enjoy doing it...

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