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Monday, January 26, 2009

Tablescape Tuesday


Hello & welcome to another Tablescape Tuesday...or TT as it's been dubbed by us regulars. Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch is our wonderful hostess every week. There's been talk that it might switch to Thursdays but TT will still fit. ;o)


Today I am sharing pictures of last year's anniversary dinner. I used a framed piece of romantic sheet music from the 50's as my inspiration. Then I added an Amore sign that usually resides in our bedroom. The black chargers are just the cheap plastic ones...I want to buy some metal ones at a thrift store & spray paint them. The ironstone plates are Sauvignon in the Blanc de Blanc pattern (thrift store find) & the black & white toile bowl, the ivy is in, is by 222 Fifth in the Muse pattern. Both the bowl & the napkins I got @ either TJ Maxx, Marshall's or Ross. All votives were from the dollar store.




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I hung crystal prisms & votive holders from our chandelier w/ black & white checked ribbon.



Usually, I can remember what meal we served but I can't w/ this one....weird! Since it was such an important dinner & it was only last year.

There are lots more beauuuuutiful tables @ Susan's ...race ya!

35 comments:

Lana G! said...

I love the Amore sign! What a great romantic setting!

Kathleen said...

I love how you tell us about all the pieces on the table..
A gal I know bought metal trays at the dollar store and sprayed them black..
I have black and white chargers from Pier One...they have great sales sometimes!

Liz said...

Just so romantic! I love the black and white!

Happy anniversary (a little late) hehehe : )

~Liz

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

This is so sweet. I love the black and white. You are so good at this. Hugs, Terrie

ceekay said...

Beautiful. Love the Amore sign. That was a special touch!

Envoy-ette said...

You can never go wrong with black and white! Liked the way you placed your napkin too!

Cynthia said...

Hi Cami,
I love the sheet music and all the great finds you have here. You have put it all together so charmingly. Cindy

Ma'dame French said...

Black and white is timeless and I think the scheme I will do next;) Love the little extra touches used like the sheet music! French;)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a romantic table..I love the black and white. Have a super Tuesday my friend. hugs ~lynne~

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

I love the black and white and have had a theme in mind for weeks. Love your napkins. I am seeing so many pretty napkins to night. BTW, your giveaway win is being mailed out tomrrow. Sorry so late in getting to you. Blessings, Barb

prof en retraite said...

Oh how romantic! I love the black and white theme! Beautiful job!...Debbie

mishebe said...

Oh I love the Frenchy inspired look. Great! MIshelle

tam said...

Cami you are amazing the way you can come up with a pretty and different look all the time!~Smiles~Tam!

HoneyB said...

Cami, I could learn a thing or two from you. ;)

~CC Catherine said...

Cami, you and I were on the same wavelength this week; Table for one! ;) I love the French theme...you can never go wrong with Black/White! Very lovely, and the Amore sign is special too! I just seen Kathleens comment about spraying metal trays black from the dollar store, great tip too to keep the cost down on chargers.

Susan said...

Beautiful anniversary table... I love how the table was inspired by one item...and your an with that!

The Muse said...

Highly imaginative and unique use of decor...Great job! :) !!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is such a creative table, Tami! And it's so very romantic. Great job! :-)

XO,

Sheila

Donna Marie said...

How Romantic!!! I love it! Very Quaint!

xoxoxo
Donna Marie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is so pretty! I love the idea of hanging the votives from the chandelier!

ann said...

What an imagination you have.This is lovely.I don't know if I've told you or not,but I LOVE your chairs...Ann

Maryrose said...

Charming table and very romantic. Love the crystals. That's Amore. Thanks, Maryrose

Smilingsal said...

Aw, your husband sure is spoiled. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to come by and thank you for the sweet comment you left at susan's. I enjoyed your blog , thanks for sharing. vicky

Linda said...

Great one Cami, I really like this one. All the little touches make it so romantic.
Linda

ann said...

Hi Dear,Yes I just washed on the dye.Per instructions I put REALLLLLLLLLL hot water and salt in a bowl.Used an old rag and washed it on.Just be sure to protect your hands and under the chairs.It IS messy.Everything gets dyes...Ann

Queenie~ said...

Another beautiful tablescape...looks like a perfect romantic dinner for two...

Carrie said...

I love how you accessorized the table with the framed sheet music and carved wood sign.

Miss Janice said...

This is a darling tablescape...love all your accesories and love those napkins!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

This is kind of racey! hahah, just kidding, I love it. Love how you decorated the table.
Blessings,
Debbie

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a romantic setting! I love black and white!
Have a happy week!
;-D

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Cami...this is soooo romantic. You're DH must just love the beautiful tables you always set! Lovely and perfect for the occasion! Susan

Rose Haven said...

How beautiful!!!

JudyBug said...

Oh that's just beautiful! It's so romantic and I just love those napkins. If you can remember the meal you had last night, you have impressed me! ;-)

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

Thank you for your lovely and kind comment on my blog. By the way..your tablescape is one of my favorite looks. I really like that damask napkin.. I just love that design. :) Toodles!!