Wednesday, September 30, 2009
It's that wonderful day again! I look forward to Tablescape Thursday every week to see what everybody's been up to with "playing with their dishes". You all come up with some amazing tables week after week - and Susan told us last week that she can have three tables going at one time! One's enough for me to work on at a time -- but then we knew that Susan was the Queen of Tablescaping!
Come on over and let's have some wine and cheese while we scroll through all the tablesettings over at "Between Naps On The Porch".
I know this turned out a little fuzzy (and we haven't even had a glass of wine yet!) But I wanted you to see the overhang of my grape tablecloth.
There - that's a little better -- a close up of the tablecloth -- you can't see it, but the glass plates are also embossed with grapes and leaves.
Our "off-center" piece is a bowl of hydrangeas and grapes and two fun wine bottle lights I found back in the spring.
I got two of these glass candlesticks from my husband's family and they are HEAVY! They're also exactly like the candlesticks on Meryl Streep's table in the movie "Bridges Of Madison County" -- do you notice things like that too? My daughter laughed at me the other day when we were watching T.V. and I said "I have that tablecloth too!"
I have gathered several wines to choose from - and if wine is not to your taste - I always keep a bottle of sparkling cider or grape juice on hand.
Our wine glasses and grape beverage napkins -- you can just barely see the edge of my cut glass dish that holds crackers. My grandmother often used this for celery sticks.
Help yourself to some assorted fruits and cheeses. This pre-chilled pewter tray keeps them cold for a long time.
A little glass basket holds the toothpicks. My mother used to have one like this, but I honestly don't think this was hers -- I believe I picked it up at an antique store sometime ago.
Let's dim the lights and enjoy the glow.
I fell in love with these bottle lights I found at one of our local antique and thrift stores.
You can see the hole drilled in back and then the bottle was stuffed with white lights.
All dressed up with a green tassel.
This one has a deep red tassel. If you like these bottles, be watching for my upcoming 100th post - one will be part of my celebration giveaway!
I thought I would give you a closer look at the grapes on this little bowl holding the flowers and grapes. Don't you love the wavy edge? And it matches...
the little tray holding our wine bottles.
So pour yourself a glass and grab a plate of goodies and let's head on over to Susan's famous porch to enjoy all those lovely tablescapes!Between Naps On The Porch.
Hope you enjoyed the refreshments.