Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tablescape Thursday

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A Romantic Dinner for two!
May conjures up wonderful memories  from the last 38 years of married bliss!  Times we've spent on vacations,  with family and those wonderful  times  it was just the two of us..  for the last few years we have enjoyed trying out the many bed and breakfasts  in our area....  I love the gentility of  those bygone eras...the homes with such character and grace...
 But this year,  we're saving up our vacation time and money  for  other even grander trips to come....   so  I am creating the same ambiance right in our own dining room...

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Since it's just the two of us  it reminds me of our stay in Hanover, Pa.  We had the whole B&B  to ourselves that night...

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 lighting the room with candlelight  helps to set a cozy mood..
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Whether  entering from the kitchen or the parlor,  the dining area draws us right  in   as we remember the waftingly rich aromas of B&B's  of our memories...
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One can't help but be entranced with the details of  each component...
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  The mood for this  setting is Ireland inspired... from the Irish linens....  to the  Irish crystal... the Olde World silver flatwear ...   elegance and grace   abound!
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Waterford  Rosslare  crystal  goblets offer their graceful yet grounded effects to any setting.
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  My new Royal Stafford  pottery from Bursalem ,  England  anchors the setting with it's Olde World script and rich design.
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To accent  my Irish  table,  I  grouped  my favorite  pastoral elements together  on the hutch!
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Well,  if we can't go afield this season  to  places far  and near,  we can  at least celebrate the  essence of  favored  climes  in our own dining  experiences at home!

5 comments:

  1. How pretty this is. Love your pretty dishes and the wonderful collection of sheep.

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  2. Everyone has such lovely dishes today and yours are no exception! The old world feel to the dishes is so elegant. Your table is very special. A whole B&B to yourselves? You must have felt like royalty!

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  3. Oh! I love love love your dishes, so pretty and romantic! You will find me to be your newest follower :) Have a Plum Perfect evening!

    Aledia @ http://plumperfect.blogspot.com

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  4. Very pretty - the dinnerware is fantastic!

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  5. are those mirrors new? I like them a lot!

    hope you & dad have a lovely dinner together :)

    love you,
    a

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