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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Hello...feels kind of weird having Tablescape Tuesday on Thursday, doesn't it? I'll get used to it but it's gonna throw my time of the week off for a couple of weeks. ;o) As always, Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch is our wonderful hostess. Be sure & tell her "hello" & check out her bluebirds in her Outdoor Wednesday post. It's fascinating reading!


We had our 25th anniversary dinner last weekend so I am sharing pics of that for todays Tablescape Thursday. I used a white lace edged tablecloth, w/ a piece of silver lame used as a runner & then on top of that, layered a sheer scarf embroidered w/ silver thread. I hung pearl bead strands from the chandelier.


For the centerpiece, I used my glittered church (I've used it @ Christmas & Easter ...it is soo versatile) & a vintage bride & groom on a mirrored base. You saw the bride & groom in a recent thrift finds post. I also scattered a few "diamonds" from Hobby Lobby.


I used diamond ring key chains for napkin rings & tucked in a sprig of silk lilies of the valley. I stamped Mr & Mrs onto a battenburg lace napkin w/ fabric paint. At first, I accidentally used dimensional paint, (don't do that!) so I had to use 2 more napkins & redo it.


Love this shot! I may make a photographer yet! ;o)



Not perfect but neither am I.



LOVE this 25th anniversary apothecary jar, hubby & I bought a couple of weeks ago while 'tiking. I filled it w/ Jordan almonds but then you couldn't see the silver detail on it very well. So I moved them to a crystal bowl.





Aren't the bride & groom doves sweet?



And I LOVE this vintage cake topper! I'll treasure it always. I think it's cake topper...maybe it's just a figurine. Either way, I adore it.



Bought these paper coasters @ Tuesday Morning to go w/ the table. They came packaged like a diamond ring.






For the appetizer, we had steamed artichokes w/ butter dipping sauce & parmesan focaccia bread (we bought the bread @ Central Market & I didn't get a pic of it)




The entree was Baked Bay Scallops ......






And a Cat Cora beef tenderloin recipe (we tried Kobe beef for the first time....extremely pricey but they're right...it melts in your mouth!) w/ Corn in Browned Butter . I topped the corn w/ some parmesan.



For dessert we had Silver Glittered Wine Jelly w/ chocolate truffles (store bought). By the time, we had dessert, we had had several Flirtinis though & I didn't feel like taking pics. ;o) I was really disappointed in the wine jelly anyway. It tasted good & went perfectly w/ the truffles but I wanted it to be silver since it was our theme. The recipe calls for edible silver leaf foil but I couldn't find any @ either Michael's or Hobby Lobby so I subbed silver edible glitter & it didn't show up at all. Other than the gelatin, it was a great meal....hubby is STILL talking about Kobe beef.
Happy Tablescape Thursday everyone!

45 comments:

~CC Catherine said...

Happy Anniversary......LOVE THE TABLE! IT really turned out nicely., and your little bride and groom are so adorable! You did FAB! ;) ~CC Catherine

Susan said...

Happy anniversary! And wow...whata table... beautiful...and all the extra loving touches.... and the food (YUM)...made me hungry!

Congrats!

Susan

JudyBug said...

Happy Anniversary! Your table is just fantastic! Love the little bride and groom.

I'll have to copy the napkin idea. That is so cute!

Say It With Roses said...

Happy Anniversary...everything so romantic and beautiful AND delicious!

Just counting your hearts for Beat The Clock contest!
Jil

Linda said...

Happy anniversary - and what a beautiful table! And what a fantastic menu - YUM! Linda

Ma'dame French said...

What a beautiful table! Just the right touches everywhere! HAppy Anniversary;) French

prof en retraite said...

Awww! How romantic! I love your tablescape! The little vintage couple is so cute! You have so many good ideas, Cami, and you find so many great vintage pieces to add to your table! And the dinner looks yummy! Great post...Debbie

char72 said...

What a beautiful table. Happy Anniversary.
Charlotte

CIELO said...

Good evening pretty lady...you have such talent for creating lovely tables... and a Happy Anniversary to both of you...

Hugs

cielo

CIELO said...

Good evening pretty lady...you have such talent for creating lovely tables... and a Happy Anniversary to both of you...

Hugs

cielo

Melissa Miller said...

Cami Happy 25th!
How wonderful!

Your table and food are outstanding.
It's all so elegant and romantic.

The diamond ring key chains are my favorite. Precious idea.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Anniversary, Cami, and everything looks wonderful! From that delicious food to the beautiful tablesetting, this is an amazing anniversary meal. Kudos!

Xo,

Sheila :-)

P.S. Love "Eat, Drink and Be Married!"

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

This is one of the prettiest tablescapes I have ever seen. It's very elegant. The food looks good too.

Terri and Bob said...

Good heavens. I thought the table was too good for words and then you started describing the FOOD. I am so impressed! Bob and I love to eat and cook, too, so this was quite a surprise! I'd love to have your recipes for this meal!

Zoey said...

Cami,
What a perfect table to celebrate your anniversary.

Diamond key chains - what a great idea! Jordon almonds- perfect!

And the food looked delicious.

Liz said...

What a beautiful meal!! Those chargers are gorgeous!! And your table was just perfect! Good Job!!
Perfect!
~Liz

ann said...

Cami,you never sense to amaze me.You do everything so well.This is awesome.And your meal,well my mouth is watering.Isn't there anything you aren't good at?Maybe thats why your marriage has lasted so long?Ann

Roeshel said...

Happy Anniversary! What a gorgeous elegant table! The food looks amazingly delicious! :)

tardevil said...

Men love their beef, don't they? Your table is beautiful, and your food looks delicious!

philben5 said...

Every time I make my way to your blog, especially on tablescape Thursday, I think of what a wonderful friend you must be and how hospitality is deffinately oozing out of you. Anyone who is lucky enough to sit at your table I do believe feels very treasured by you! Happy Anniversary.
Blessings
Roxanne

A Hint of Home said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet romantic tablescape.
Wishing you many more years together.

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Oh Cami,
Happy Anniversary and what a gorgeous table you've set!! So romantic and glitzy. Your food looks mouthwatering. Will you share the recipes? Great work! Lovely, elegant and just breathtaking!
Alisa

Linda said...

Congradulations and Happy Anniversary Cami! Wow what an amazing table, so creative and you always make me hungry with great food! Great touches. And I agree that one shot is really good. Would make good wedding or engagement cards. Sell something with it on Zazzle.com
Linda Q

Maryrose said...

Happy Anniversay ... and what a lovely table. Your bride and groom was fabulous and the detail, perfection.
Maryrose
PS I forgot to comment on that delicious looking food.... yummy.

ellen b said...

Oh my your 25th wedding anniversary table is simply divine. You really did a beatiful job with the silver and black. All the special touches are wonderful and then the food. Yikes! A beautiful celebration for a memorable event. Happy 25th to you.!

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy Anniversary! The table looks GREAT and the food YUM!
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

Kim Chalfant said...

Another tablescape I love, love, love. It is so romantic. I love the apothecary jar, and the vintage bride & groom. I may have to steal some of your ideas.

Congrats on 25 years!!!

ceekay said...

I am so happy for you. Your table is just fabulous. I love each and every special little touch!
Have the best Anniversary celebration for the whole month!!!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

This is beautiful! happy Anniversary...your table looks gorgeous....and dinner looks wonderful....would love a taste of all that delicious goodness (big smile)....yummmmmmmy!
blessings,
Debbie

Happy To Be said...

Happy Anniversary girl..this is all just beautiful love those napkins rings..job well done..thanks for sharing hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Anniversary! Your table is gorgeous girl..absolutely gorgeous!! Your meal looks yummy as well. I loved all your dog figurines and pictures. Girl they are over the top awesome.. Thanks for swinging in to visit Miss Kitty and Mr. Mouse. I always enjoy when you stop by..
hugs ~lynne~

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

Happy Anniversary!! I love your tablescape. It's just perfect!
Your meal looks wonderful.
Hugs, Terrie

Cary said...

Beautiful table and the food is AMAZING! I am now officially starving...

Karinbob said...

Wow what a gorgeous table and Happy Anniversary! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I can't wait to see your heart napkin tutorial.

Karin

Mama said...

Happy Anniversary, your table is just so perfect for a 25th, every little detail and the food looked pretty perfect to. BEAUTIFUL. Kathy

Miss Janice said...

Love, love, love this tablescape! Those napkin "rings" are darling, and I adore the "Mr & Mrs" stamp. Love the cake topper and everything. You did an awesome job!

Peggy said...

What a perfect table for an anniversary celebration. The ring/napkin rings are adorable. The whole table was just lovely. Congrats on 25 years. Peggy from PA

Maya@Completely-Coastal said...

Well, congratulations! I'm half way there..., and what a beautiful table setting.

the pelasures of homemaking said...

What a beautiful table setting! Love that glittered church - Happy Anniversary!

Manuela

Elaine said...

Happy Anniversary! What a lovely table you set for the occasion. I'm definitely stealing the napkin idea for my next anniversary! Actually there are so many nice touches and I like them all!
Elaine :)

Kathleen Ellis said...

LOVE-ly table! Happy Anniversary!
Everything is beautiful...love all the details...so romantic and elegant!
Have a happy weekend!
;-D

Lady Katherine said...

Happy Anniversary! The table is beautiful! I love all the small touches you have done! I know hubby loved the food!

LdyDy Loves Cake said...

What a beautiful anniversay tablescape. Happy Anniversary! Everything looked wonderful including that delicious looking meal! Your diamond ring keychain napkin holders are great! Have a good weekend!

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

Hi Cami...what a lovely anniversary dinner...everything was sooo beautiful and romantic! I can't pica favorite because it was all so wonderful...but I am crazy about the monongramming on your napkins that you did! I know your DH appreciates all the special things you do! Thanks for sharing this beautiful table with us on TT. :-)
Susan

Kathleen said...

Happy Anniv!
Your table looks so pretty and romantic!
And dinner looks excellent!