v.intr. to arouse admiration by an impressive display
When is the last time you were *d*a*z*z*l*e*d by something? It happened to me recently when I put together this tablescape. Didn’t expect it … TOTAL surprise! Come with me, and I’ll show you what happened — and share some tablescaping tips along the way!
I cut beautiful flowers from the bounty my sweet husband grows for us to share and enjoy — and placed them in a simple vase. Because I wanted some color at the base of the vase, I placed a dinner plate on top of a vintage cake plate — then tried a couple of options. First I set the vase directly on the plate … too “busy” … should try something else. Next I added a small linen doily in the center of the plate. See the difference? The doily calmed the “busy-ness” and let the color take center stage. (Isn’t that the role of a centerpiece?)
I knew I was going to use vintage ruby glass berry bowls at each place setting, so I wanted some ruby glass in the center of the table. But all I had were two votive holders — and they looked so “expected” — and I wanted something more! Watch closely and you’ll see a trick I’d never tried before … but I WILL use again!
Now watch it all come together …
Time to light the candles …
… and be DAZZLED …
Are you ready? …
The pink was so stunning in person that it simply took my breath away! I stepped back from the camera and just stood there … soaking up the beauty. It was a wonderful reminder that I should slow down and LOOK at life even as it passes me by.
I’m so glad I didn’t miss this … and I’ve been waiting (im)patiently to share it with you. I hope you enjoy!
The following tablescape items are (no longer) available in my Etsy store.
Harmony House “Dresdania” floral plates
Monogram “H” goblets
Large clear Depression glass cake plate
Pair of ruby glass votive holders
Pair of rose candle globes
From my personal collection:
Linen damask tablecloth w/ rose design – auction
Clear ribbed glass chargers – auction
White Gibson “Claremont” dinner plates – Big Lots last year
Mikasa “Italian Countryside” flatware – several years ago
Flowers – my yard