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February 12, 2011

Candlelight dinner for 6

Join me for an early evening dinner party for a group of my girlfriends and myself...We'll join the men later for the movie- The King's Speech
Let's check out the table I've prepared....
I love these tulips, I hope they last a while so 
I can enjoy them even more!
Night is falling, it's time!
 With Valentine's Day in mind I've set the table for us ladies
I've kept it feminine with accents of pink and pearls
A salad will be served, dinner rolls, chicken, rice, asparagus and wine!
Each guest has a place card to welcome them...
This china is by Noritake called Yoshino...

The soft pink salad plates were a gift for a birthday to me from my mother several years ago. I love the rose pattern etched along the side.
The Pink plates were ordered from the Ross Simons Catalog and were an made in Germany, but I don't know any other information about them. 
 My flatware is by Wallace, called Euro Beads and
the Napkins are from Pier 1 Imports...the Napkin
Rings are from Kohls
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I dressed the center area with a soft pink set of pearl garland
 The colors in the china are pretty, I loved the green band on the 
coffee cup saucers
I filled two inexpensive glass vases with clear glass beads, added some tulips 
and baby's breath
My Crystal is by Mikasa, called Windlass
I added a small chocolate treat for everyone..
We girls have to have our chocolate!  
The little votives came from a local store
called The Candle Factory, they sell a great variety of candles
and all things related- I spend way too much money there!
The Pink Vase is another piece my mother gave me after she saw me admiring it at a store..I haven't had a lot of chances to use it but it worked out well for this! 
Mom is 88 now and I appreciate the gifts she's given me
more than ever these days..
 I lit a small candle votive that I put down inside it to create a soft glow...

I hope you enjoyed my first tablescape and I look forward to doing many more...

Thank-you for stopping by- I welcome your comments!

I've joined The Tablescaper-Seasonal Sundays 
I am joining with Between Naps on the Porch   for Tablescape Thursday.. 
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  1. Oh, this is so pretty, i hope one of those place cards is labeled "The Hopeless Romantic", he he. Its all really beautiful, im not sure how it escaped me that u had a blog, imma follower for sure, ile be visiting from time to time, until then Happy Valentines Day................Bonnie

  2. Liz, Congratulations on your first Tablescape. It's beautiful, my friend. All of your details show you put alot of Love into it. It definitely shows. Your china is beautiful. So very elegant and those lovely rose salad plates are divine. Very Romantic. The candlelight is stunning! Thank you for inviting me. XO Linda

  3. Hi lovely lady.
    Welcome to the world of Tablescapes sweet lady!!! Your room is beautiful for a night with the ladies for Valentine's Day !!!~~I love your China with your place cards just lovely Liz.
    I hope you have a Great Day.

  4. What a romantic touch Liz... you win at your first time...its so beautiful and what a soft and romantic touch you give it your china is absolutely gorgeous... love the dim light of candles, it create such a drama on the table, tulips gives the table the beauty of delicacy... Wonderful Liz...

  5. This is just gorgeous, Liz! I can't believe it is your first tablescape! The china is beautiful and I LOOVE the rose etched plates! I know what you mean about treasuring gifts from our Mothers. Mine is gone 20 years now!!!! She went to early. My FIL is 97 though!!!! I know you had a wonderful dinner and I hope you loved the movie!!!!!!!!!! I saw it and think it is FABULOUS!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

  6. every little detail is just charming the china with the green trim is just so pretty .This is just the most perfect table to set for your girlfriends .And the menu sounds devine:)

  7. Your tablescape is so beautifiul Liz! Every detail is so perfect! The flatware I just bought is the same pattern by Wallace, but the name was Continental Bead. Very classic!

  8. So Beautiful and romantic Liz I love the china the little etched one is my fav and the pink vase is so pretty with the tea light inside beautiful looking forward to seeing more from you.

  9. Liz this is all simply stunning. I adore the warm glow from the candles. Gorgeous table. :)

  10. Hi Liz!! Wow, your table looks soooo beautiful! The china is gorgeous, and I love your tulips on either side of that gorgeous pink vase. The candlelight makes it all just glow! Hope you had a great time, I'm sure your friends enjoyed that beautiful table. I haven't seen that movie yet, but it's something I want to do soon!!

  11. You've taken my breath away. This table is so very pretty. I love the pink and putting a candle in the vase in the center is ingenious.!!!! Your china is beautiful and the crystal resonates with movement. congrats on a perfect first tablescape. And welcome to the dish crowd! Be sure and check out Tablescape Thursdays at Between Naps on the Porch blog.

  12. Such a beautiful and romantic table. I'm sure you will have a wonderful evening. Thanks so much for being a part of Sesaona Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. What a spectacular tablescaping debut, Liz! You've coordinated everything beautifully. Incorporating the rosy-pink vase and salad plates from your mother adds a truly wonderful sentimental element.

    Your floral arrangments look great, and your candlelit photography is stunning!
    Congratulations on the success of your first tablescape post, Liz. I'll be looking forward to your next one!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  14. I'm your newest follower...Happy Valentine's to you my new friend.
    I love your tablescape for 6...everything is stunning! Love the salad plates from your mother, love your china, your candles in the base...WOW!!! Everything is so very elegant! What a debut. Come say hello so we can be good friends, I love what you do.

  15. WOW Liz you really went all out! It looks so gorgeous and romantic. I love your dishes, they are fabulous too. Hope you enjoyed the day! XO

  16. This is your first? I'll be on the lookout for more. That was gorgeous and gracious. I love your dishes!

  17. What a wonderful tablescape you created and it's hard to believe it's your first. Everything looks so well thought out and I'm sure everyone loved it.

  18. You have created an amazing tablescape! I love Noritake china pattern and how you've put it all together. Great photography too! Thank you for sharing! Mrs. S.

  19. What a lovely, feminine table! I think your china is just gorgeous -- and how fun that the coffee cups have their own pattern! I really love the look you've created here! Thank you for visiting my table this week!

  20. So pretty and elegant and this is your first? Wow!...Christine

  21. Your tablescape is just beautiful and so soft and dreamy looking with the soft pinks and candlelight. I love your china, crystal, and the salad plates from your mom are just so lovely. My mom is 91 years old and I can relate to you really appreciating every gift from her as I feel the same way. Welcome and your table is award winning.

  22. You really outdid yourself for your first tablescape. So pretty Your guests were really must have felt pampered.

  23. Everything looks beautiful. My eye continually floated back to the magnificent pink pearlized vase...the candle inside made it ethereal...I loved it! Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  24. what a warm mood you have created here...wow!

  25. I love how the candlelight makes everything sparkle...so beautiful.

  26. Ok I love enlarging the photos so I can see that beautiful china even better. Its a good thing I don't have room for more china because I'd probably buy more. I love china and this is really timeless! The lighting makes it look so romantic and the pearls are great! I see my name!!! Love it Liz.


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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