Our first dinner of fall so . . .
|The dining room table gets set up early when we have a dinner party. I feel more in a party mood when the table is set and ready for company!|
And since there were five instead of 4, dinner was in the dining room.
|I love the look of the dining room from the living room.|
Jim and I at the head and our guests on either side. A white damask tablecloth, and
|The blue and white bowl is always on the dining table -- in fall it's filled with pumpkins and bittersweet, at Christmas it's filled with poinsettias, in the summer it's empty!|
The big blue and white bowl filled with pumpkins and bittersweet. Not arranged for the party but it was the perfect centerpiece for dinner and it's the dining room centerpiece from Mid September through November.
|Blue and white is always right!|
My new napkins from Plymouth, Mass., a menu, the blue and white china and my Hotel flatware.
|The candles lit just before the guests come in to dinner!|
I love a table bathed in candlelight . . . both on the table . . .
And on the sideboard.
And the menu?
Prime Rib Eye Steaks, cheesy grits, roasted Brussels sprouts with dried cranberries, walnuts and a sprinkle of Balsamic vinegar.
And dessert, of course, . . .
Pear and apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The crisp was still warm and the melting ice cream was the perfect topping!
|For some reason that night this took my breath away as I went from kitchen to dining room!|
The dining room from the kitchen with the sconces on and the candles lit in the hurricanes on the sideboard. I love the way it is reflected in the mirror on the Victorian armoire.
It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.