WELCOME THROUGH MY RED DOOR!
I have this little drop leaf table that sits in this tiny little corner of our family room usually holding a lamp, decorating books, a candle or two…
so I decided to pull it out, put the leaves up and create a cozy little table for two.
My husband was commenting that there was too much orange and yellow in my most previous fall tablescapes .
So for him, I decided to tone it down a bit with reds and browns. The walls are still yellow, but I’m not repainting anytime soon!
Now I’m not a designer, but I was feeling like one when I started pulling all the elements out for this cozy table.
I started with the only tablecloth I have that really worked on this table and I covered it with this natural color topper.
It has some cutwork that resembles wheat at all four corners.
Added a lamp, for height and light, which I recently spray painted white.
Also some brown taper candles for a more romantic feel instead.
But things didn’t really get going until I pulled these little square dessert plates out of my china cabinet!
I love all the browns and reds and greens in the flower pattern and edging.
Don’t you love how things just happen sometimes when they aren’t even planned?
I recently found these beautiful sand colored napkins with lace on one corner. I think they only came as a set of 3…no matter, perfect for a table for two! They’re tied with a brown satin ribbon around a cat’s tail and sprig of rust colored silk flowers.
These white cutwork plates recently caught my eye and I had to have them! There were only four but wish it were more.
Next the burnt red leaf plates from Henn.
And the green patterned square salad plates. When I got these I had no idea what I would do with them, but it turns out they’re giving me a lot of use.
Next are the chocolate brown dinner plates. They’re also from Henn .
And of course the white charger that gives the white cutwork plates a reason to be in this setting.
Now the centerpiece had to have all of these colors to tie it all together, so what better than my trusty fruit sprays wrapped warmly around the metal candle stick holder.
Beautiful sterling silver…
and Waterford crystal champagne flutes accompanied by frosted stemmed wine glasses
help to complete this cozy romantic table.
At the very end, I added these little cordial glasses from a set I inherited from my grandmother. I don’t know the maker or the pattern, but they are very delicate and a few of the pieces that haven’t broken have very slight chips around the rims. (Keeping them anyway.) I thought this size would make a perfect server for raspberry sorbet. It probably would be needed if we used all of these plates for this many courses!
I’m going to leave you alone now to just look at pictures…my favorite part!
Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed yourself!