Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Shower Centerpiece: Tablescape Thursday


Tuesday night I hosted an informal bridal shower for a young lady that will be getting married on February 14th. Her mom is one of my teacher friends, and I volunteered to host the shower here since I am the only one not working now!

Everyone else prepared the food...my only job was to clean the house and prepare the table.


So for Tablescape Thursday, I thought I would show you the table. I didn't put the leaf in the round table because I didn't have a tablecloth that matched her colors...red and white. All of my red tablecloths were too 'Christmasy.' I tried white, but wasn't satisfied with the look, so left the table bare.

For the center, I placed red roses in a cut glass vase that I bought from an estate sale. I place everything on square mirrors that I picked up from a garage sale this past summer.
I used punch cups filled with water and floating candles around the vase. The ring of tiny roses and white babies breath surrounding the cup came from Dollar Tree.
I found these little mercury glass votives at Cracker Barrel on sale, and alternated these between the punch cups.
And here is the picture of the table after the food was placed.
We all had a wonderful time catching up and visiting!

For more Tablescape Thursday posts visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.

42 comments:

Susan said...

Very pretty table Diane!

You did a great job on the centerpiece!

and the food looks yummy!

Susan

Ma'dame French said...

Very pretty table and the food looks good too;) French

Dixie's Whimsey said...

beautiful table, and so sweet of you to volunteer... the bride to be will cherish the memory forever... what a special day you made for her.

blessings. Dixie

Shelia said...

How nice this looks, Diane. Beautiful centerpiece. Oh, if I could just be there and fill my little plate! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

playsdolls said...

Beautiful table setting ,the red roses really set it off.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

What a lovely table!

tardevil said...

Oh, that is so pretty & romantic! You'll have to show us the wedding photos too! The food looks yummy! And I shouldn't be wanting food at this hour! :O)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, now I'm starving! LOL! And the table is so pretty. Good job on that and the food... which I clicked on to get a closer look. Is that chicken salad in toast cups? YUM!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Blueberry Buttons said...

You did a wonderful job! I think it is beautiful. Roses,candles and mirrors are always a great choice.
Cheryl

Southern Lady said...

A beautiful tablescape, Diane ... perfect for a Valentine's Day bride! I know she appreciated your going to so much trouble for her.

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Beautiful Diane! What a perfect V DAY tablescape!

April said...

You did an incredible job, Diane...I love the look of the lighted candles with the roses. Very pretty! That food looks amazing, as well. Sounds like it was the perfect evening! Happy Thursday!

Candy said...

Showers of praise for a beautiful table and lovely occasion.
Candy

Bo said...

Good morning Diane...how sweet of you to host the shower...they are a lot of work. Red roses were so perfect for a bridal shower & the mirror just enhanced them so much..
it all looks so romantic...the food looks delicious too! ;-) Bo

Picket said...

Morning girl...the table turned out so pretty and I love how you used the punch cups for the floating candles! The food looks fantastic..bet the bride to be loved it! Have a great Thursday my friend!

Zoey said...

Love the mirrored centerpiece. It's nice to see the table with the food on it, too. Great job!

Ramona said...

Diane, Diane, Diane ~ Your table is beautiful! I love the candles in the punch cups...lovely. The food looks scrumptious.

Have a great Thursday and think spring.

Smiles ~ Ramona

Roeshel said...

Beautiful centerpiece. Romantic winter. The snacks looks delicious!

A Hint of Home said...

Great idea to use the cups that way. It all looks so pretty and the food yummy!

ann said...

Diane,she will be so happy.This is beautiful.You did an awesome job.Great idea to use the mirror,I'll have to copy that...Ann

Smilingsal said...

What an innovative centerpiece. Who could not LOVE red rose in crystal?

ellen b said...

Diane that is such a great centerpiece with all the red and crystal sparkling from the candlelight. I like it!

Joanna said...

What a beautiful table!

Melissa Miller said...

~Beautiful.
Love the red roses. :)

Melissa Miller said...

~Beautiful.
Love the red roses. :)

Melissa Miller said...

~Beautiful.
Love the red roses. :)

Melissa Miller said...

~Beautiful.
Love the red roses. :)

Happy To Be said...

Just beautiful Giane...food looks yummy and what bride to be would't be happy with this...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

justabeachkat said...

Wow! Your table looks so pretty. Great job.

Hugs!
Kat

~CC Catherine said...

Diane, How beautiful, I have tons of punch bowl cups., probably 30, never thought of using them as candleholders for floaters., how creative ! The red roses and candlelight and the presentation of the food is awesome! I'm sure it was a huge success! ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups", stop by for a cup of tea soon! ;)

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

It looks beautiful and I love the light the candles give!

Linda said...

Great table , looks like a nice shower, love the roses!
Linda Q

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

It's beautiful Diane. I love how you used punch cups as votives!

Sandy Toes said...

How pretty!
-sandy toe

xinex said...

Beautiful buffet and beautiful centerpiece!...Christine

Charlene said...

Hope the shower was fun. Loved the candles all burning. And I like the no tablecloth. There are no real RULES!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Diane Sorry to be checking in so late! We bought a web cam and installed it today and I had a lot of fun video chatting with my son and DIL tonight.

I love your centerpiece arrangement and all the food looks yummy -- it's must have been a fun shower!

Lee Laurie said...

Diane,
Your table looks very beautiful! I love the roses! I bet she loved it. The food looks wonderful too!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Elaine said...

Roses are just so elegant....and you did a beautiful job arranging them. Lovely.
Elain :)

Lady Katherine said...

How lovely the shower is! Love the roses from the dollar tree, The candles are so pretty. Are the punch cups Early American Prescut Crystal. I have a cabinet full of this pattern. My hubby loves the bread dip! I know everyone just loved the tablescape. I know I do!

nikkicrumpet said...

OH my goodness...I'm not sure which is prettier...the beautiful centerpiece or the yummy looking food!

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

Diane...this is lovely...bet the bride to be loved it, too! What a lovely idea...to get married on Valentine's...very romantic...just like your beautiful table! Susan