Thursday, April 07, 2011

Dinner Tablescape

Hi, dear friends, how are you all? Have you had a good week?
It's Thursday already, this week has flown by so quickly.
We had company for dinner last Friday, and so I snapped some photos in the afternoon-before everyone got here-to show you the tablescape. I also cut some roses from my garden to adorn the table. They were a rave as they were divinely scented, as many of the David Austin roses are. We're so blessed to have them.
The pink bud roses are not David Austin though, they are a Floribunda called Pink Simplicity, I especially like their buds.
Well, simplicity was to be the theme for my tablescape as well!

I made those personalised napkin ring tags. The napkin rings are ceramic with lace pattern, I simply cut up some white cardstock paper and free-handedly wrote the guests' first initials with a black texter and did the finer parts with an art-liner. I stuck the tags on with Blu-Tak (a sticky putty). The napkin was folded in the shape of a candle. Oops, I forgot the bread plates at that stage.
If you look closely, I used different sets of cutlery and dinnerplates for ladies and gents, simply because I didn't have enough of either set for the total number of people (odd number 9). It worked quite well for me to mix and match them because the dishes are all white. The ladies got the more ornate dinnerplates and and the gents more plain ones. (not meaning to stereotype here!)

Rosa Pink Simplicity-- and the following photo when they bloomed a bit more the next day or two.

Some guests asked to take their tags home with them for a momento, I think I'm honoured that they would even want to do that.

We had a ball, we also celebrated two birthdays!
Alrighty, that's all from me for today, I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your week. Take care.
I'm linking up with Susan's (Between Naps on the Porch) "Thursday Tablescape" today, this is my very first time! Be sure to go to Susan's blog and check out many more lovely tablescapes.


xinex said...

Your roses are just gorgeous! And the whole table is so fresh and crisp. I love ti!...Christine

Styling by Coty Farquhar, Australia said...

Everything is so pretty, I just had to add your blog to my blog this week and share you with my readers.
xx Coty

suzyq said...

Just love the simplicity and softness of this table!! Well done!!

D said...

What a lovely, elegant table.
So simple, yet beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I agree your roses and decorations are adorable!
Sunny greetings and kisses.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is gorgeous. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

Mabel said...

Lucky you to have such wonderful roses in your garden. They add such glamour to every table!
Greetings from Europe

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a gorgeous table and that pink simplicity is a beautiful rose. Love it in its bud stage. I'm sure your guests were delighted to see such a beautiful table.
Bobbie Lynn

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love the simplicity of your table! The roses are beautiful! I do love them. Thank you for sharing!
Blessings My Friend,

Julio Muao said...

Wow! I love the soothing palette. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Bev C said...

The table setting is stunning. I can see why they asked to take home there name tag.
Happy days.

luv2decorate said...

Absolutely beautiful! I saw your link on BNOTP so glad I found your blog. Lovely home.