Saturday, 14 February 2009

Tête a tête

For our dinner tonight I thought I'd play it up a little and set a romantic table for the two of us. Because I decided on this about an hour before I didn't quite get the chance to get anything new, like flowers or such. But did you think that would stop me? Nah, I'm the queen of hoarding so you know I had at least a few usable things at home.

With a white linen table cloth and a black and silver runner I had the basis. We have red as an accent colour in another room so I snatched the candles from there.
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I butchered a few fake roses and put them in silvery dessert cups that matched the candle holders.
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The paper strips around the stems of the glasses say "heart you" and are fastened with double sided tape. Had I had more time I would have done something more elaborate on the computer though.
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I had red organza ribbon with hearts so I put them around the chairs and punched some hearts out of red paper that I scattered on the table.
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The food was fabulous; crostini with spinach and pata negra for starter, Jamie Oliver's pasta with prawns and ruccola in tomato sauce for main, and chocolate/banana milkshake for dessert, but I cannot take credit for that as I suck at cooking. Seriously. Thank God I married someone who is good at it. :D

Have a wonderful evening everyone! I will be back tomorrow with the photos of my sister's party invite.

3 comments:

  1. What a beautiful table! And the menu sounds delish!! It's only 2:45 in the afternoon here so I have time to 'lift' some of your ideas on decorating .... We're sharing a meal with two of our three kids ... PepperSteak with Balsamic Onions, Potato Casserole, Butter & Cilantro Salad ... and homemade Cream Puffs for dessert. Hmmm... I'm making myself hungry. I better get to work!

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  2. Linda, that table looks great! Pretty good for a last minute job! You make me jealous, you are very creative... I'm with Tammy on that - I love lifting your ideas (but don't tell anyone!! ;)) I hope you had a fantastic night.

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  3. Your tablescapes are amazing!!!

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