Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dinner With The Girls-Tablescape Thursday



     It is Tablescape Thursday, my favorite blog event. Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch is our charming hostess. You really should take a moment to visit her. She always has something wonderful to share with us. She also will link you to many other beautiful tables.

     I wasn't sure what kind of table I would set this week. January is a bit difficult. I wasn't ready to think about Valentine's Day and I really didn't want anything elaborate. I decided it would be a great time to pull out the darling dessert plates that I won from my blog friend Barbara @ Purple Goat Lady and set a simple dinner table for girlfriends.





After a bit of experimenting, I decided I liked
the black round placemats with the dessert plates.
I used my everyday Wal-Mart white dinner plates, 
everyday flatware, vintage napkins that belonged
 to my mother and antique wine glasses.



I grabbed a sparkly scarf out of my closet,
draped it across the table to add a bit of glam.
The silver mercury glass balls were an after
Christmas purchase at Crate and Barrel.
I fell in love with them.



The pewter angel was a gift from my sister years ago.
The glittered starfish were a quick project I did in Florida.
A trio of starfish, a bit of Martha Stewart glitter and
I had a hint of sparkle for my coffee table.





The candle sits on a silver holder with a dusting of snow.
Of course everything looks better by candlelight.



Come on over, have a glass of wine. I've fixed a simple
supper and of course chocolate for dessert.






24 comments:

Joyce said...

Such fun plates!
Joyce

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Sue, I think those dishes are way too fun!!
You did a lovely job on the table. Sparkle and shine in the candlelight! I would have never thought to use a scarf, it works great!
Yvonne

xinex said...

What a fun tablescape, Sue. Aren't those plates just the cutest? I gave away a set on my 200th post too....Christine

Maria said...

Hi Sue! This is a great way to set a table for girlfriends! There would be only smiles at this dinner!
I really like the way you coordinated everything! Great job :)
~Maria

koralee said...

Those dishes are amazingly sweet....just like your table and YOU!

Jenglamgirl said...

adore the plates and the balls from C&B... I agree candle light sure makes things extra pretty. Great job!

Jeanette said...

Every thing is just so charming.

Sandra said...

Ms Sue! What an adorable tablescape! The plates are really cute! Have a great night. I'm getting ready to hit the hay here. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Such cute dishes and they look wonderful on the table with the black and silver, very pretty...

Holly said...

I really like those plates - they are fun. Looks the start of a good girls night! Black and silver look wonderful together (I am having a black and white - and silver - obsession right now!)

dee dee said...

Sue,
What a perfect glamourous girly dessert! I just love the star fish! You'll have to do a quick how to for that project! Excellent table, would love to join you!... Dee Dee

FrugalMom said...

I love how you used a scarf to decorate the table, and of course the ocean inspiration is a great touch.

Stephanie @BonaFide said...

What a fun girlfriends' tablescape! I wanna be one of the girlfriends over for dinner!

So you don't fly? Don't tell me you drove all the way to Orlando? I've made the trip down to Disney in a car before. Ugh!

Kathysue said...

Sue, those plates are just full of fun, thankyou for the visit and yes we must be alike if you open your windows in the winter for fresh air,he he Kathysue

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a lovely table, and the candlelight is so gorgeous. Those plates are just the cutest things ever. Love them. Hugs, Marty

Life Laugh Latte said...

Great job Sue! I'm with you 100% on the silver balls, just mad I didn't find them too. With the lights down and the candles glowing it is fabulous. I light candles several times a day. They make me unbelievably happy. Holly

Jenny said...

Love your glittery starfish. Those were my favorite.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Cute dishes! I love the whimsy they bring to your table! Happy Tablescape Thursday!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is so darling -- what wonderful plates! You know I love whimsy. Thanks for your kind words and prayers -- the sadness of waiting for the end is so hard for everyone.

Lyneen said...

LOVE THOSE PLATES! sparkle adds to the whimsy! what a fun table. thanks for stopping by!

Rettabug said...

Happy~Happy Table & a recipe above that looks yummo! (except for that rice...ummm, I'll pass, thanks) LOL
I have TONS of WW books & need to get them out & start using them. Lots of flavor & good tips for decreasing fat. Very important now since DH's ♥ attack. I look forward to trying yours.

Thank you for the sweet birthday wishes! I'll take all the birthdays I can get. :D

Kathleen said...

Those plates are adorable!

A Gracious Home said...

Very beautiful tablescapes. The dishes sparkle so pretty. Doylene

Patriotic Mom said...

Those plates are so cute! How clever to throw down a scarf!