It's Tablescape Thursday once again! That day of the week that Susan of "Between Naps On The Porch" invites us all to join her with playing with our dishes!
Since June is considered THE wedding month, I'm sure that many of you have an anniversary this month. So this table is set just for you! (I'm not a June bride myself - so maybe I'll re-create this in November for our anniversary). I've always felt that swans were romantic as they glide across the water ... so this is a picture approaching our swan anniversary table.
As we get a little closer, we see that this table is set just for two. I thought about using my good china, but the white of the swans seemed better suited to my white dishes. Don't you agree?
A close up of the vintage swan tablecloth layered over my white tablecloth. This is such a pretty shade of soothing green. On the four corners are appliqued "cattails". My guess would be that this little tablecloth is from the 50's or early 60's - as I do remember swans being somewhat popular during that period.
Toward the center of the tablecloth we have four pairs of swans - aren't they pretty?
I've added a wine glass to the etched glasses that were from my husband's grandmother. They're so beautiful and I'm so happy to be using them.
There were only two small napkins with this vintage tablecloth - and because they're so small I layered them with a larger white cloth napkin.
I decided that two of my small swan vases would make great containers for the silverware. I couldn't decide if they should go handle up or down. What do you think? I do like the monogram on the handles -- so I decided this way. I also could have completely rolled them in the napkin and placed them inside as well. It's fun to try something a little different every now and then.
a small etched bowl will be perfect to start out with shrimp cocktails. Then we have my white on white salad and dinner/charger plates.
Here's a view from the second tablesetting.
A close-up of the centerpiece swan filled with "faux" flowers and two smaller vases that I'm using for candleholders.
Since this is an anniversary table -- of course the theme is "Love"! Actually love really doesn't need a special time to celebrate. This could be a romantic dinner "just because".
Here's our pretty swan full of flowers and I see a bee has joined the table. "Faux" of course! (what else for faux flowers?)
See how pretty she is all "dressed up" with her hand painted flowers? I don't know why, but for some strange reason I've come up with an attraction for swans this year. They've certainly been easy to find in thrift stores and even Goodwill. I'm glad that they found a home on my anniversary table, but I don't think I'll be starting a large collection. I'll just enjoy these.
A bottle of wine is ready for toasting our anniversary couple.
What could be more romantic than swans by candlelight?
The centerpiece bathed in the glow.
An overview of the centerpiece.
One last look at our anniversary table - ready to celebrate love and memories of a special day.
To see more tablescapes from fancy to everyday - be sure to stop by and visit "Between Naps On The Porch" where there's a table set for every occasion!
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