I have a dilemma - a dinner party dilemma!
At the end of February, it's my parents 24th wedding anniversary. I'm having them over, along with my mom's sister, for a full dinner with wine tastings. Usually, a night like this takes me a while to plan, since it takes me a while to settle on just one idea.
An important part of the evening is the tablescape. I always end up with a theme. The problem is, I can't figure out which one to go with!
So, I thought to myself - have a vote! The tablescape with the most votes will be the choice for the evening.
Here are each of my three themes. Leave a comment letting me know which one you like as your vote!
The first tablescape is Romantically Rustic. Fragrant bouquets of lavender, vintage ephemera and tarnished and torn accents make this tablescape romantic with a shabby, rustic feel.
Vintage sheet music is used as a place mat. Each place setting is adorned with a posy of lavender and a vintage post card.
The next tablescape is Pretty, Polished and Pink. Silver candlesticks, white napkins with pretty lace detail, and luscious roses in shades of pink all come together for a charming tablescape.
Mismatched tea cups and saucers in various shades of pink make a lovely little bud vase for a rose bloom.
A hand-tied bouquet of pink garden roses make the prettiest arrangement, especially when they sit on top of books of old poetry!
These darling little white cloches were a gift from my sister (she knows me well!). They make perfect little butter pats!
The final tablescape is Neutral Nesting. The simple, neutral colours of this tablescape suit the whimsical bits of nature. Nests tucked under glass cloches, old clay pots and a wooden lantern all make this setting simply divine.
Strips of burlap make great place mats. An old, weathered clay pot holds a hand-made nest of Spanish moss and a clay robins egg. A simple bit of twine tied around the pot ties in the burlap.
Glass cloches make for great centerpiece displays. Nests, clay birds and old books add a natural touch.
So, which do you like best?
Leave your comment and vote!