I talked to a table…..
I said to the little roll up table…
“You know you don’t have to be limited to just picnics in the park, or camping trips…
……how about joining me for a sorta, kinda Glammed up date?”
At this point,
Some might question my sanity, but I do talk to everything, including flowers, plants and…
AND…Well..Last week, I talked to my roll up picnic table.
Remember that little square roll-up table I showed you a few weeks back?
You know, I used it in this blog hop tablescape?
Yes…I knew you would remember.
You are my friend and even if you didn’t remember it until you took a peek at it, I knew it would jog your memory.
Well….I decided on another use for it.
So one early evening, I
grabbed up, collected together a few of my fine crystal pieces, candles and pretty china…
…..and headed poolside.
I used a white tablecloth, perhaps I should have used a silence cloth.
According to the Etiquette Scholar:
To insulate against noise, a protective pad is laid under the tablecloth; this liner is known as a silence cloth.
The silence cloth is used to give the tablecloth a soft, drapey, luxurious appearance. This liner can be made of assorted materials, such as felt, an old wool blanket, a fluffy white fabric, or foam-backed vinyl cut to fit the table. Hard table pads made of layered insulation topped with aluminum foil and cotton flannel are available through department and specialty stores by custom order.
Well, I didn’t say this was going to be a formal dinner….just a bit glammed up!
Ok, it probably would have looked a little nicer if the roll up slats weren’t showing through the tablecloth.
I used a milk white basket lined with a pink napkin to hold
two three pink roses.
I added a double napkin, one solid white and the other a white shear and secured with a white rose napkin ring.
I brought out raspberry punch glasses for my pink milk glass.
I added a crystal jam jar filled with orange marmalade and crystal individual butter holders, along with gold flatware.
I didn’t forget the crystal knife holders!
I love how they glam it up and hold the knife off the tablecloth.
AND I adore this vintage crystal toast holder….Isn’t it the sweetest thing?
When setting a glammed up table, one must not plop toast or muffins on a simple plate.
This toast holder has a little crystal tray to catch the crumbs.
For candle light (it was getting dark), I used a small R O S E S votive!
I love the fragrance of these little glam votives.
For sweets, I used lemon bars, chocolate brownies drizzled in white milk chocolate, chocolate covered strawberries, raspberry scones and cinnamon puffs.
Raspberry Lemonade filled the pink glasses.
The star of the glammed up date party for two… was a crostini with creamed cheese, cucumber, smoked salmon and dill.
Served on my pink Grace’s Tea Ware salad plates!
I like to think of smoked salmon as glam.
As if the sweets were not sweet enough, I put together a pudding, strawberry, blueberry and whipped cream dessert.
You know I am always the Romantic!
The Captain and I enjoyed our little glam party by the pool.
Using the little roll up table.
Don’t ya just love when an item isn’t just a one trick pony?
I mean, I love to find items that are so versatile.
Hugs and Blessings
Sandra Garth says
Any table poolside and laden with treats is a good thing. Add some glam to that table and it takes it over the top! Love the desserts and I too will be on the lookout for a toast holder. Beauty table my friend!
Tammy in Albuquerque says
Hi Kari! I love everything about this table. I like the knife rests, but my favorite items on the table are the butter holders! What are they called? The name escapes me. Hugs to you~
Kari, everything is just beautiful! I love those pink and gold plates! You did a fabulous job “glamming up” the table. And while I know lots of things about setting tables, I will admit I have never heard of a silence cloth! Love and hugs sweet friend!
Ooh la la! Pink and gold? Yes please!!! Have a wonderful weekend!
the Painted Apron says
Very fancy! Love the crystal knife rests! Pretty in pink!
Thanks Jenna…aren’t those crystal knife rests adorable? I just love them, but rarely use them. thanks for stopping by, I know you are enjoying the beach.
Rita C. says
Pretty little glammed up table! I love toast racks and seemed to have collected too many of those (purged down to two now). None of mine had trays – now that fancy schmancy!
Thanks Rita, I knew my sweet “vintage” person would have those toast racks and know what they are all about.
I remember seeing them on a documentary of an Africa safari. (of all places).. showing how the genteel traveled in full length dresses and suit coats…sitting at breakfast tables in the middle of the hot African Plains! The table was set as if they were inside a huge manor house like (Downton Abby) and I noticed the table setting included toast racks. I thought they were so cool! And when I saw one at an estate sale…I knew I had to have one.
Have a great week-end my friend.
Such a lovely glammed up table! I love it all! Everything looks scrumptious by the way!
Thanks Nancy….it was fun to put it together and use my crystal that sits in the cabinet. LOL
Everyday Living says
Kari, I just love your glammed up table with all the amazing food! Did you and the Captain eat all of it by yourselves? Have a wonderful weekend sweet friend!
No Pam…the sweets were all shared with friends the next day …The Captain and I only ate the fruit parfaits. LOL But they made the table look pretty….and were there for the looking, and eating, only if wanted.
On another note, I have an unspoken request for prayer…if you would be so kind. God’s Will Be Done.
Thanks for stopping by dear friend.
Everyday Living says
Kari, yes I will pray sweet friend!