Tablescape Thursday is here again! It's one of my favorite blogging days -- I love being invited into homes all across blogland to see such beautifully set tables.
Here we are approaching this table of romance. I had these tablecloths and centerpiece on the table from last Saturday's Bridal shower and decided to just build this week's tablescape around them. Wouldn't this be a pretty anniversary table or bridemaid's luncheon? Sorry, I must have weddings on the brain after the shower.
Come join the table, there's a place set just for you!
Let's peek into the centerpiece. We have a couple of love birds, a magnolia bloom, some ivy and a white candle -- can you feel the ambiance of romance?
A look at the total centerpiece topped with a soft tulle bow.
The tall footed glasses are really nothing elegant or special, but they're the kind of glass that just feels good in your hand -- do you notice that too? The champagne glasses were given to us for a wedding gift. I've never used them for champagne (I guess because my husband doesn't like champagne) - but today we'll use them to toast love - young love, old enduring love, first love, puppy love, second time around love -- it's all good.
A peek at the layering of dishes and cloths on our table. The silverware was a gift from my mother-in-law years ago. It came from her aunt's estate and I love the feel and look of this pattern.
I found these pretty little berry bowls early this year on a thrifting excursion, which led to....
...finding these bowls that same weekend.
The funny thing is - three of the bowls have a Homer Laughlin mark on the back with the "F54N8"
and one has the marking of Nautilus F54N8 -- I'm sure one of you can solve this mystery for me. Is it the same company?
And all of this sent me to eBay to purchase matching dinner plates and a platter. The glass gold rimmed chargers were an eBay purchase several years ago - I thought they complimented the champagne glasses.
This is the marking on the back of the plates.
This is the marking on the back of the berry bowls. I thought these patterns were both so charming. They all show a bit of wear (so do I). But, to me that only adds to the charm, imagining that they have been lovingly set on the table of a young bride many years ago.
I found the linen and lace napkins at an antique store last Summer and the napkin rings were purchased from "Style Sisters" -- another tablescaping blogger -- Love these rings and I think they add such a wonderful soft pink to the table.
An overview of our rose dish table.
An overview of the centerpiece.
One last look -- I hope you enjoyed your visit this week. This is when I would normally light candles and show an evening look -- but I don't believe that I could squeeze one more item on this table today. To see lots of table inspiration, be sure to visit our wonderful weekly hostess Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" -- you'll find some beautifully set tables, some whimsical tables and a place at each one set just for you!
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