Candlelight Supper: March 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Easter Tablescape... Not your traditional colors...

Do you think of pink and black for Easter?  I saw the plates on Ebay and thought how beautiful and different.  Then I went to Home Goods and low and behold, they were there!  The price was right.   So I bought them.  Immediately my mind started buzzing with thoughts on how to do an Easter tablescape.
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 The bunny plates are transferware and made in England.  They really have a British look to them.  The white charger plates that lots of Blogger's have are from Pier 1 as well as the placemats.  

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Cinderella... 2015

Cinderella.....       2015

"Be Kind & Have Courage"

We are all so excited about the new Disney Cinderella movie. We were able to get early tickets to see the movie before the actual opening.  
This tablescape is my interpretation of what I imagine when I think of this movie. How thrilling it was to see this incredibly BEAUTIFUL Masterpiece.   
I hope that I have done my Cinderella Tablescape with at least the idea of love, magic, & dreams!   

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The magic of Cinderella's slipper.  Each of the four place settings has its' own glass slipper.  Made of chocolate.  The beautiful golden Papillon (Butterfly) on the slipper just as Cinderella's was in the movie..    

This shoe was made by the lovely people at The Truffle Cottage. (Follow the highlighted text to check out their website.)

When you see the movie you sill see how the Golden Pumpkin coach was made.  Of course Magic was involved.  My ornate cloche is symbolic of the Greenhouse that held the pumpkins.

                                Pure Magic!  Do you see the glass slipper reflected in the glass?


 There is a beautiful portrait of Cinderella at the end of the movie.  This stunning blue votive has Cinderella's portrait engraved on  the front. 

One of the pumpkins with the magic of the "Fairy godmother" has  turned into a BEAUTIFUL Coach.  

My good friend Deanne Taylor of Pleasant Grove made this stunning coach from cake!

 I love cloche's or bell jars and collect them.  I use them mostly outside.  But this one was special to me and I thought after I saw the movie that it would be a perfect covering for the coach.

My three tiered stand holds even more items that are symbolic of the movie.  The movie's beauty was astounding.  There was flora & fauna abounding everywhere.  Beautiful butterflies, bluebirds with their blue feathers, golden votives with jeweled crowns,  beautiful flowers, the Fairy Godmother's wand. golden pumpkins, mice,   crowns, and  stunning blue chocolate glass slippers.  A bird in a gilded cage.  I think of the song< "Sing Sweet Nightingale".

The base for all the centerpiece is a mirror I have.  I just took it down from the wall and thought it would be perfect for my Cinderella theme.

My plate stack.  I didn't want the focus of this table to be on plates.  I did want them to be elegant.  There is a gold beaded placemat, with a mirrored charger and a crown embossed plate.

 I found some antique music scrolls and thought they would be perfect for the Grand Duke to make his proclamation of searching for the maiden that would fit into the left behind glass slipper.  I like the brass roller that the scroll is on.  

 Quite a lot of detail on the back of the slippers.  The Truffle Cottage does such exceptionally beautiful work!

       The napkins are tripled, using gold, white, and blue.

At the movies.  One of my adorable granddaughters', Scarlett.

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I will be posting this on Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch. 

I'm participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch.

 The items used came from many sources.  In part, Tai Pan Trading.  The Truffle Cottage.  Overstock.  Ebay.  My favorite drug store.  Various boutiques.  Home Goods.  Z.C.M.I.. Martha Stewart.  Down East Home.   Z Gallerie.  Pier One.  Most items I have had for some time and I pulled them together for this tablescape.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Clan Guinness St Patrick's Day Tablescape

I have always celebrated St Patrick's Day, as my Dad's family is from clan Guinness.  Patrick McGuinness.   You can't get more Irish than that. Right!

 My Danish mother would always fix a wonderful meal.  We most times had  corned beef, cabbage, red "new" potatoes, & Irish soda bread.   With some over the top dessert.  We were always told, the tradition of corned beef is mostly an Irish American tradition.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bingo Night Tablescape

Who doesn't like BINGO!

Are you ready for a fun night of Bingo?  We play some kind of Holiday Bingo all the time.  We have Halloween, New Year's, Christmas, even a 4th of July version.  Eventually everyone wins a prize.  From the oldest to youngest.

Rarely do we play the actual Bingo game, like as on my adorable salad/dessert plates that I found.  When I saw these cute porcelain Bingo plates I had to have them, or should I say, wanted to have them.