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

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