Monday, January 26, 2009

Tablescape Tuesday

To see more lovely table scape please visit Susan over here;)





Since Valentine's day is just around the corner, I thought I would take this opportunity to share my table scape idea for Valentine's day.



We often get so caught up with every day life we forget to take time for each other as a couple... between work, kids, and Tae Kwon Do lessons and violin, and PTA events etc.....so this is my evening planned for hubby and I.....



Just a simple and romantic setting for two.. did you happen to notice the little mini cake plate? It's my first one and it cost a whopping $4.00 at TJ Maxx;)




Candles, rose petals and sweets...who needs dinner????




A little Marvin Gaye playing in the background...and the kids are off to friend's for sleepovers...all is quiet....ahhhhhh




The dinner planned is steak with mushrooms and onions cooked medium rare, garlic mashed potatoes, and a zucchini/squash vegetable medley.




Tonight's wine will be Woodbridge Pinot Noire...



Take your shoes off, relax and let's talk about us;) Let's laugh and reminisce about the day's gone by......




Let's look at each other's eyes and remember what brought us together 22 years ago...





The rose petals are actually from a potpourri bag,...I thought it added the touch of romance the table needed;)



A closer look at the napkin rings with a small candy heart for my true love...








Layers of silver, white and red with simple black placemats.




The centerpiece is a bouquet of roses (shhh yes they are artificial)....but don't they look beautiful!



Last but not least the dessert being served this evening will be strawberry eclairs....delicious!




Don't forget to do a little something special for your significant other this Valentine's Day!




Hope you enjoyed the tour!



Hugs French



xoxoxox

69 comments:

Lana G! said...

Oh French! I love it! So, so romantic! Divine!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

French, I love everything about this tablescape & menu. It looks like a very...romantic evening to me. Just perfect!
Hugs, Terrie

marty39 said...

The tablescape is just gorgeous, and very romantic looking. How nice to do something really great for just the 2 of you. Reminds me that I need to do the same. Thanks, Marty

ellen b said...

Good evening French! What a beautiful romantic Valentine table you have set! Love it!!!

Happy To Be said...

Oh French fry this is just lovely and so romantic...hope you have a wonderful dinner for 2 and a great night together...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Envoy-ette said...

OH MY! Well, your colors are beautifully matched, the pedals are the perfect touch and I'm thinking you won't be eating the dessert at the table...LOL!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh French, this is gorgeous and so romantic. I love the rose petals on the table. And your desert darling looks delicious...ok.. I'm off to get some popcorn and cup of coffee. hugs ~lynne~

Melissa Miller said...

Well I am hungry for sure and missing my hubby all of a sudden...LOL!

Absolutely gorgeous tablescape! Love the precious cake plate and the Silver chargers.
White roses are my all time favorite flower.
Stunning! :)

xinex said...

It is so romantic and perfect, French, it gave me goosebumps. Love the plates and the petals makes it even more romantic. The menu looks delicious. I think we are going to a formal mardi gras dinner party so I might not have to cook. I might do a Valentine tablescape though, just for the heck of it..Christine

Cynthia said...

Hi French,
This is wonderful! It really looks so romantic, I love those napkin holders and the roses look real. Pretty. Cindy

artis1111 said...

Lovely!!! The desert looks wonderful. I will just take a small bite!. Kathy

Mama said...

Madame French you are a romantic soul and a savvy shopper too, the red cake stand is lovely and the Roses and petals the perfect touch, the menu sounds wonderful. and I love those dishes. hugs, Kathy.
oh and if I enlarge the photo of those Strawberry eclairs, I can just about lift one right off of the pretty red cake stand :)

mishebe said...

Very Romantic. love the little heart cany on the napkin rings. mishelle

Bo said...

Of course you know all about romance....after all, you are an author of a steamy novel...this table is so pretty...and your menu sounds luscious! ;-) Bo

~♥~ Monica S said...

Oh my goodness that really looked romantic!!! I could actually imagine that it would make dinner a special moment for TWO.. even if they've know eachother for the longest time!!
Good going French! Love the little details too!

Monica

Justine said...

And then when dinner is over, G-Man can sweep his arm across the table, scattering the tablescape over the floor, and take you right there on the table, to boink well into the night. Heeheeheeeeeeeeeeeee

Justine :o )

Susan said...

Beautiful romantic valentine's day tablescape!

Nicely done!

Naz said...

Such a romantic dinner for two. It all looks so beautiful.

Helen said...

Dear French .. this is so lovely and a wonderful way to keep the romance alive in your marriage. Everyone should be as lucky as your husband - and you!

A Hint of Home said...

I'm all for keeping the romance alive. Great ideas and beautiful table.

Donna Marie said...

LOL... Justine is sooo crazy! (LOL)

French! My Blog has not updated! I thought everyone forgot about Tablescape Tuesday!

I love your little romantic tqablescape! Your plates are lovely! I LOVE your red cake plate! Eveything looks so romantic! I bet you will be getting your groove back with this little number!!! hahahahaha!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxox
I miss you!
Donna Marie

Zoey said...

Oh, how pretty. I love the candy heart on the napkin ring. I always think flower petals bring the whole table together. Very romantic.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful post and tablescape!!

cindy said...

Lovely post! Very romantic! Great music to go with your tablescape! This music is REALLY sexy! I think I might have to do this at my house!...Thanks for the inspiration! Cindy

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

French you did so good on this tablescape! So romantic! You really set the mood with the music and all!

Hope you had a great night!!

Bridget said...

Thanks for the V Day inspiration. This is so lovely and loving!
Hugs, B.

Raggedy Girl said...

That is just beautiful
from Roberta Anne

Maryrose said...

Love the wonderfully romantic and beautiful table. Your husband is a very lucky man. Thanks for the inspiration. Maryrose

Tootsie said...

how romantic! looks just wonderful! I am a big chicken about the tablescaping thing...maybe one day! lol

Anonymous said...

Hey french, Beautiful table for two. I hope life is treating you kind. Thanks for the sweet comment that you left at susan's. I miss all my rms friends.xoxox vicky

squawmama said...

Oh French this was all so lovely and romantic... And with Marvin Gaye playing in the background... How sexy is his music... Loved this post... And YES my Valentine is always on my mind... He still warms my heart and other stuff too... LOL Love ya girlfriend

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Linda said...

Great romantic setting, enjoy!
I like the petals and the candle light.
Very nice!
Linda

Chris said...

A wonderful read.A beautiful table. A delightful menu. You have left nothing out. G-Man is so lucky to have you.

Hugs,
Chris

Pug1 said...

Great tablescape, very romantic! I think i'll try something simular for Valentines, you inspired me! CHEERS! Michele

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oooo la la...how romantic! I love it!
I love your white dishes with the silver trim...very pretty! Everything...lovely...and dessert...divine! He's gonna love it!
Have a happy week!
;-D

Leigh said...

So romantic! There may be another child in your future (wink).

That is beautiful! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Girl you have a great tablescape, great menu and that dessert is calling my name and dare I mention Marvin singing THE song. Enjoy your time with your one and only ;o)

Tiffany

prof en retraite said...

Hi French! Very romantic tablescape! And those ecalirs look yummy!!! Beautiful...Debbie

Miss Janice said...

Oh, this is so sweet...I love it! It's so romantic! All of us couples should..."remember what brought us together"!

Michael said...

I was kinda with you, kinda not. Then you said strawberry eclairs. And I was hooked :)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Ooohh la la! This is so romantic and beautiful looking! Did I mention delicious too? Yum. Everything looks perfect, you did a wonderful job.
Blessings,
Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful and romantic! What a great idea for the rose petals on the table. laurie

Lorrie said...

What a wonderfully romantic tablescape. The rose petals add that perfect final touch.

Lorrie

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Girl you made my little bit of 'me' time so fun! Your tablescape looks outstanding and romantic! Love your layers of color!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Forgot to say I love your pics of Jamaica on your header!

ann said...

Now this is romance.I love it.No wonder you too look so in love(in your pics).My favorite part is the napkins and napkin holders,believe it or not.I see your pic around,you two make a lovely couple,so much in love...Ann

Ticklish Mermaids said...

Just found you and your tablescape is beautiful! I am now a follower!

Bre said...

Gorgeous table setting !! Gives me inspiration to set a table for my hubby too .......I'm sure I'll have a kid or two peekin around the corner lol.

....loved your bedroom from the post below ....stunning and the splurge on the bed was worth it !


Cheers,
Bre

Shelia said...

Gorgeous, Frenchiness!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

imjacobsmom said...

Oo La La! French this is perfect - down to every detail! ~ Robyn

Melissa Miller said...

French thanks for your kind comment on our wedding picture.
I really appreciate it!
WW was fun. Hope to see you there. :)

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Very romantic! I did notice the mini-cake plate...what a buy! And I love your silver rimmed plates...they're beautiful.

Lady Katherine said...

Nothing to say! Just lovely! lol I love the roses, I thought they were real! The cake plate is adorable! I want one! lol Love the whole romantic setting, Just Lovley!

nikkicrumpet said...

Very Classy and Romantic!!! I bet you don't even get to FINISH dinner lol

tardevil said...

Impressive! Agree w/ Nikki's comment above. ;O)

Natalie said...

I was already lovin' (no pun intended...well, maybe) it and then the player kicked on with "Let's Get it On" and that put it over the top.

Perfect.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Frenchy, thanks for swinging by to see the "cover-up"! lol.. I think women would think about where to place them.. men on the other hand not so much.. At least this way I don't have to look at 2 white boxes on the wall.. lol hugs ~lynne~

Deb said...

So beautiful Lisa! Deb
P.S. Missing yall!

claudie said...

I do not see where to email you so hear goes.
First I found "the scattered mind of a tattooed minivan mom" wow that was a mouthful. Love her but not sure my audience would...oh well, so funny.
Second I'm from Cornwall and no sorry the name does not ring a bell. Oh I wish we were related. I have so many relatives but mainly in this part of the woods.
Have a good one
Love Claudie
claudie@frid.com

MeganSloan said...

Thanks for the comment!

I like your tablescapes. I was checking them out last night and yours was my favorite! So it was cool to see that you had posted on my blog. :)

SchmeckyGirl said...

Awesome! It's beautiful and romantic. All the little touches are perfect. Nicely done!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow, French...this is stunning! I hadn't made it around to everyone's tables yet and I am sooooo glad I didn't miss this! I love the rose petals strewn all around the table! Your napkin rings are soooo sweet...I think they are my favorite part! Love your darling ruby cake plate...what a steal...gotta love TJ Maxx! I don't even want to attempt a Valentine tablescape after seeing yours! This is gorgeous!!! Susan P.S. Love the storyline, too! Now you have to set this exact table in a few weeks! ;-)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning darling, thanks for swinging by my little corner of the world.. It means the world.. hope you have a super w/k.
hugs ~lynne~

Tootsie said...

I just wanted to say hi...hope you are feeling well....and let you know how much I love the photo in your blog header! just so pretty!
have a wonderful weekend....

~CC Catherine said...

French, I've had a houseful of guests and am "way" behind on making my rounds! This table is absolutely the most romantic Valentine Theme I've seen yet! I adore the little white candy heart sitting on the napkin ring. You've out-Frenched yourself on this one! ;) Totally romantic! ~CC

Karla said...

Absolutely beautiful and SO romantic! I love it!

~Karla

Jill said...

Hey French.....
Love the table.. it looks great and romantic! I would like to know if you could add an extra chair for me? I like my steak medium well!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Brenda said...

I love the rose petals, I have roses in my garden and this would give such a nice touch to my table.

mrsben said...

What a beautiful table setting Lisa! You've certainly captured the essence of Romance.
(The menu sounds delicious, but at my age I would have to replace the onions with a a gourmet Merlot-Peppercorn Sauce. The digestive tract just isn't what is use to be....if you get my drift...smiles.)

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