Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Happy Dinner

I will be linking to Thursday Tablescape over at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch.  Please, click on her icon and be transported to her blog for a treat of tablescapes submitted by talented bloggers.  Thanks, Susan, for hosting us!

"Find me a man interesting enough to have dinner with and I will be happy".  Lauren Bacall.

Well, Mr. B is such a man.  After all these years of marriage, forty-seven, to be exact, we still like to share a quiet dinner and have interesting conversations.  He always makes me laugh.   He is my bestest friend in life! 

Today I decided to prepare a tablescape for such a dinner, planned for Thursday evening.  It will be simple and informal, but I always like to make mealtime an event to please the eye as well as the stomach.  

The table is set with our everyday dinnerware Franciscan Desert Rose, and the matching stainless flatware and glasses. 

In the "olden days" this little flower dish was used for an ashtray.  We use it for butter pats.

The yellow chargers are lacquerware  from Hobby Lobby.

The centerpiece is a collection of objects to help fill the space on our rectangular table.  This is my solution to help balance the table when it is set for only two people.  This suits me just fine as I have never been known to be a "minimalist".  I can always make room for something else......the "queen of clutter".

The Desert Rose compote holds a few butter pat dishes and a crystal paperweight.......covered by a clear glass cloche.

The ceramic asparagus is by Fitz and Floyd, purchased at Tuesday Morning.

The wooden Easter bunnies are very old.  Our daughter, as a little girl, chose them for part of our decorations.  They have been in the family and celebrated every Easter for 37 years.  I just love traditions and so do our grown children.  Now the grandsons enjoy them, too!

The Easter basket is by Jim Shore.  It was a gift to us a couple of years ago.  The votive candle holder is from Dollar Tree, and I think it is so cute.

The dinner music is playing softly in the background, the candles are lit, and dinner will be served, and of course, I will probably forget to serve something that I have prepared.  That is the norm for me........however, I can assure you that the conversation will be interesting and that I love having dinner with Mr. B!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me!  I do so enjoy your visits and love to read your comments.  Have a wonderful rest of the week and until next time................

Tea Party Everyday...............why not!


D said...

What a lovely pink and green table you have set for you and Mr. B.
I'm sure he appreciates your special touches.

painting lessons said...

I like your blog!...Daniel

Emily said...

Such a beautiful table setting! Love the little cute!!!

Kathleen said...

This is just beautiful! I love those dishes and that ceramic looks like asparagus to me on my puter, is wonderful!
LOL, forgetting to serve something. I stick what we are having on the frig when we have comapny. I have forgotten a few times!
Just loved this table!

Meredith said...

Thank you for your sweet comment! I love my boys and enjoy every minute...well almost:) with them!!! We are on the mend and happy to be feeling much better. I love your table. My mom has the Franciscan apple. I just love the details. Those ashtrays are cute!!!

Scribbler said...

I love your table -- very cute, AND my mother had those dishes. I passed them on to a cousin when she didn't need them anymore because the cousin had them too. I don't think I have ever seen the matching flatware, but it is certainly pretty.

I have serious envy over your F/F ceramic piece.


P. S. Thanks for coming to visit my blog.

Kathleen said...

asparagus, artichoke, both begin with a, close enough!
Do you know you have a no reply blogger addy, so no way to email you?

Betty said...

What darling Easter bunnies. I love your beautiful tablescape. Your dishes are fabulous. Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner.

Marlis said...

Oh what an incredibly lovely table. I just love Franciscan dinnerware! Your chargers are perfect with the dishes. It's hard to believe it was the norm to smoke at the table!!
thanks for droppin in and good luck on the giveaway!

Alycia Nichols said...

"...the olden days..." Very funny! I can totally relate! I still keep a few pretty ashtrays around for those guests who smoke, but most of mine have gone the way of butter pat dishes, too! Funny how times change! I love the chargers! I haven't seen those at our local Hobby Lobby. Very pretty, feminine, and they go perfectly with your dishes! VERY romantic table. Oo la la!!!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I love your Tablescape with your Desert Rose plates sweet. I hope the Sun will shine on you today lovely lady.
Maybe you can come see my Tablescape I just put on two day ago. Im one of your followers

CAS said...

This table is just beautiful, Phyllis. The Desert Rose china along with all your coordinating pieces is so stunning. Love the bunnies,too. Great Easter table for two!

mississippi artist said...

I have always liked that dish pattern, and of course now it costs dearly when you can find it. It is wonderful to have a nice relaxing dinner with someone yoou love. The rabbits are sweet and will always be a treasured memory.

Tootsie said...

it does not get much more co-ordinated that this!!! very beautiful this table is! Even with all the pieces...I would not ever be able to put something this pretty together!
I am so NOT a tablescaper!
nice work!

tammylovesdishes said...

The Franciscan Rose is beautiful. My grandmother used this as her every day china for many years. She gave me several serving pieces. I have the little flowers and have learned from you that they were originally ashtrays! Fascinating stuff; thanks for that tidbit.

I love your wooden bunnies. They are adorable.

GardenofDaisies said...

Your Franciscan desert rose dishes look so lovely with the Easter decor!

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