Sunday, October 26, 2014

Falling For Dinner

Over a long weekend we had a special visit from family.
As always, we have such fun visiting and enjoying each other's company while 
eating, eating and more eating.

~Happy Sunday Friends~

I love to entertain and cook for house guests and this visit was no different.

Since the weather was still warm, we  grilled outside and I made several favorite dishes
to enjoy with our dinner.

Keeping it simple on the dinner table, my setting includes
a light pumpkin colored tablecloth,
Black and white Waverly garden dishes and crystal stemware, vintage bowl centerpiece, Irish candle sticks,
a scattering of leaves and black and white checked napkins.

Lovely crystal stems, a gift from my son's girlfriend one Christmas.

The candle sticks are from Ireland
and I have added drip rings with dangle crystals.

Pretty lacy pumpkins look just right on each side of the candles.

Elegant and folksy blended together.

The centerpiece of fall elements and faux candle is placed 
in a vintage bowl that was my grandmother's. It is very large and
I remember many a family dinner when this bowl was filled with her homemade pasta.
I know longer serve food in this treasure. I have retired it from serving
but I enjoy it in my decor in many ways throughout the seasons.

These salad set of servers was a gift from a dear friend.
Hand created and wrapped with beads, they are stunning.

A pretty fall candy dish perfect for serving condiments.

Another gorgeous compote, a gift from my sweetheart last Christmas.
This is perfect for after dinner treats,

On the hutch awaits a pumpkin tea pot and vintage teacup
a gift to my mother from her God daughter many years ago.
The platter is a brown transferware piece from Windemere.

The luminerie candle when dark, gives such a soft glow.

The candle sticks with faux candles from Ikea are so pretty when lit.
What I love about these candles, when passing food at the table,
you can pass over the candle and not get burned or touch the flame.

I added a fall  ring of leaves over the candle.

We enjoyed a nice dinner with a simple setting.

Waiting for another setting,
another dinner,
another visit
another blessing shared with family and friends.

Bon Appetit!

Celestina Marie


Sola Scriptura said...

Beautiful! The candle sticks from Ireland look so elegant with the dangle crystals! I get the impression you are the ideal hostess. You give such good attention to details and I doubt anyone left your home hungry :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Oh, your table is gorgeous! I love everything about it! You're so sentimental like me and I love that big white bowl of your gran's and how you've used it for your centerpiece. The dishes look so pretty as well as all of your little accessories. I'm sure your family was impressed with such a lovely table set just for them. Have a beautiful Sunday!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Celeste!

What a joy to be here (as I am very alone blogging action!) to receive this luscious post.

Keeping it simple? GORGEOUS. Your "simple" if very elegant in my book, but the almost monochromatic theme is what I LOVE. Black, white and pumpkin colors is so inviting. You put on such a lovely spread, and I know your guests must have had such a sweet time around the table.

Last weekend, we were invited to the president's home (my husband is on his cabinet at the university) and we had such a rip-roaring goodness, did we make each other laugh and then we closed in a reflective mood of God's goodness in our lives. I don't know if you're familiar with the movie, Babette's Feast, but I felt I was at the scene around the table.

Enjoy a beautiful Sunday as we too are expected to have yet another "Indian summer" day. LOVE! Anita

Junkchiccottage said...

What a gorgeous table setting. Love the black and white accents. I bet you had a great time with family at your cozy and pretty table.

Valerie-Jael said...

Oh my, this all looks so gorgeous, how wonderful to sit at such a beautiful table and eat. Hugs, Valerie

Jan Hermann said...

Your guests must have really enjoyed their dinner with you! Everything looks just beautiful! Love the crystal from the goblets and to the candlesticks with their lovely drip rings. And of course...the black and white dishes are a favorite of mine.


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Anonymous said...

Celeste, you table is gorgeous! What a treat for your guests! Your crystal candlesticks and goblets are so pretty and add such a touch of elegance to your Autumn table! I love black and white- your china is wonderful with your gorgeous black hutch in the background! Happy Sunday!

TexWisGirl said...

i'd consider that very fine dining. :)

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Celeste!

I'm so happy you had a good time with your guests! I know you made them feel like royalty. Your dining table looks gorgeous. You know how to put it together girl! I'm in love with those dishes. They are perfect for any table.

I know you must be enjoying some cooler weather for your area of the country. Fall is a beautiful time of year here in Ohio.

Much love & blessings to you and the Mr, Edie Marie & Marie Antoinette

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

It is the perfect fall table setting!

Brandi said...

It's always so fun to entertain and gather with friends. You really made dinner extra special by taking the time to set the table. I bet your guests really appreciated your efforts. Happy Sunday, friend!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I adore black and white and your table setting was ever so appealing with color pops providing extra energy of the season, I love reading a new post from you and through your photo essay all the love you put into creating your beautiful welcoming home shines through.

Susan' Hearts and Flowers said...

Celestina , you have set a beautiful table scape. I love your little bead wrapped spoons and your candle sticks. I always gain such inspiration when I visit your blog.

Cynthia said...

Everything was so beautiful! I know your family enjoyed the visit. Many blessings to you, Celestina!

1CardCreator said...

Both beautiful and elegant! Your dinnerware is gorgeous and so you! It looked all so beautiful and so well put together! ~Diane

Kerri said...

Oh Celeste, your home is decorated so pretty for fall. I'm the same way, I love to have my family and friends over for meals. We are selling this big house and moving within the next few weeks, downsizing, so I hope I will have the room to entertain for the holidays. Hope you are enjoying this fall weather :)

Julie Marie said...

So beautiful Celeste... I am sure your family enjoyed their visit so much too... love your black hutch and the other black pieces you used in your tablesetting... and that bowl of your grandmothers is priceless... I can just imagine it being full of her pasta at one of your family dinners when you were a little girl... can I be your next guest???... xoxo... Julie Marie

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your tablescape looks so elegant, Celestina. I love the black & white dishes, and the brown transferware platter, too! I've got to buy some of those battery powered pillar candles for our living room. Pretty!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

your tablescape is beautiful and I love the black and white dishes.
Your grandma's bowl is so very pretty and special and looks so good with all your flowers in it. So many special dishes from family and friends. I love when I get something special.
I know your family felt so very special with your tablescape.

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous table love the whole look. The lace pumpkins are so pretty and love the candlestick from Ireland.


Alessandra said...

Ohhh...i love your tablescape! Every single detail is made with love. I adore the centrepiece, the black touches. Your table is very cozy. Very lucky your guests!

Stephanie said...

My sweet friend, you would be the perfect hostess and it would be an honor to dine with you at your beautiful home.

Your table and everything surrounding it is so dreamy and lovely! Each detail is added with love. I also like your hand towel pillows sitting on the chair in the corner - simply beatiful!

Enjoy your week, dear Celeste! Hugs to you

Heaven's Walk said...

You are such an amazing hostess, Celeste. The tablescape is just gorgeous and oh so chic - right down to those awesome salad servers! I'll bet that your company felt so welcomed!

xoxo laurie

Deborah Montgomery said...

Such a beautiful table Celeste, somehow both elegant and cozy at the same time. Yes, real candles can be a problem. A serving spoon was resting in a dish right over a little tea light accidentally, and my husband went to serve, and almost burned his hand on the spoon!
Those wrapped serving pieces are really unique and beautiful. And so nice to have things from the past and cherished gifted items.
Sounds like a special time. xo Deborah

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, your table looks so lovely. I imagine you having a number of happy guests. I love the mixture of the more formal dish settings and the colorful, and inviting autumn style. I am so happy that FeedBurner has come through after many months of waiting to get my favorite blogs in my inbox. Yours included!..Happy Monday..Judy

decorayadora said...

hola amiga querida !! que mesa mas hermosa !! ideal para este otoño.que tenga buen comienzo de semana

Donna said...

What a gorgeous table you set, Celestina! I really love your black and white dishes, and the checked napkins are perfect! Love the crystal Irish candlesticks, and how special that you used your grandma's bowl as part of your centerpiece. Bet your guests hated to leave:)

must love junk said...

Everything looks so pretty!!

Createology said...

Family and food and your beautiful home and decor all together are priceless. I love how you use cherished pieces.

Denise said...

Such a lovely table.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

A beautiful table setting! How special you made everything Celeste! So warm and inviting! My favorite piece is your Grandmother's vintage bowl. I love the meaning behind it. I remember many meals at my grandmother's. I wish I had her dishes. I guess that's why I hoard white dishes from everywhere. Love it all!

Dorthe said...

Oh what a beautiful setting dear ,- your table looks so beautiful and so cozy ! I love your dishes and crystal stemware, looks so lovely together,- and your leaves spread over the tablecloth, is a wonderful accent, to the autumn setting.
How wonderful you are still able to eat outside Celestina Marie,- and how beautiful for you, to be able to deck with pieces from your family ,and sweet gifts from your husbond!!
I love your table decked so wonderfully.

cynthia lee designs said...

Your table looks so beautiful!! Love your black and white pretty!

Unknown said...

Your table looks so nice and festive. I like the leaf ideas.

Betty said...

Your table looks so pretty and I love those floral dishes. I don't think I have ever seen any like that before.

Nélia Botelho said...

Olá Celestina
Um cenário lindo, requintado e muito elegante.
A mistura de cores, os detalhes e o carinho que colocou em tudo o que fez para receber os seus amigos valem muitas estrelas******

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

So pretty, and I love that your grandmother's beautiful bowl is the centerpiece. You know you had me at the toile plates, but those checked napkins are a winner too. I'm sure your family members felt so welcomed at this table. laurie

Anonymous said...

Love it all! Huge fan of black and white ...and the salad servers are gorgeous. In love with your hutch.

Unknown said...

Bravo ! j'aime beaucoup cette table en Noir et Blanc...L'automne est magnifique ici. à bientôt, Even, from

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..