Bonjour mes amis et bienvenue à Tablescape jeudi ! Oh cher, excusez svp mon français! Oh dear, please excuse my french...Hello my friends and welcome to Tablescape Thursday! This fabulous fun-filled Thursday event is hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch! Susan' la maison de s est fabuleuse et elle met toujours la table la plus belle! Oh yes, as I was saying, Susan's home is fabulous and she always sets a beautiful table! You must go and see what she has going today and while you're there, you can check out all of the other beautiful and inspiring tablescapes! Here's à faire une belle table...here's to making a beautiful table!!!
"Brume de Rose"
Today I present to you, "Brume de Rose" or Rose Mist. I decided to "break out the china" as they say...in my Ode to Spring! Ahhh...Spring! Un moment pour les promenades romanes et longues, et les nuits de diner d'amende et vin… et un rose simple a monté! Ohhh yes, Spring's ode to romance, long walks, and nights of fine dining and wine...and a single pink rose!!!
An evening of intimate dining for four. Not to formal but comfortable and cozy! Candlelight, a vase of beautiful flowers, and a dinner shared with good friends. A glass of wine and interesting conversation...
"Vivez bien, riez souvent, et aimez beaucoup!"
"Live well, laugh often, and love much!!!"
"I like this place, and willingly could waste my time in it."
For the "Brume de Rose" tablescape I used a white lace tablecloth. If you look closely, you can see pink roses on the tablecloth. This beautiful lace tablecloth was a wedding gift from my Mother and Father! I just love it and it's perfect for the "Brume de Rose" china.
The dinner napkins are a very pale lt.green damask...they belonged to my husband's mother, Mary Alice.
"Ahhh… dans la lueur douce de la lueur de chandelle, toutes les choses sont beau!"
Ahhh...in the soft glow of candlelight, all things are beautiful!
Mood lighting for a special ambiance is essential for an evening "Brume de Rose" tablescape! With candles aglow in crystal and silver candleholders, a softly dimmed chandelier overhead and the soft glow of light from the buffet lamps...the lighting is perfect!
I used beautiful pink stemware...a goblet for a beverage and a matching wine glass. I really know very little about this stemware. I have had them for many years, they were a gift from a friend! What I do know...is that they go perfectly with the beautiful pink colored rose on the china.
The place setting consists of a white lace charger plate from JC Penneys called Classic Lace. They were on sale after Christmas for just $27 for four...not bad and they make the perfect backdrop for the Rose Mist china.
The "Brume de Rose" or Rose Mist china is made by Sakura and was a part of the Hallmark Home Collection. I purchased them in the 90's. They seem to be "one-of-a-kind", I have never seen this pattern offered again. I'm just thrilled to have them, they really are beautiful...the lovely shades of pink in the rose (with just a hint of pale yellow) and the soft greens of the leaves against the white are just breathtaking...so very soft and very romantic!!!
Le plat de dessert/salade...The dessert/salad plate
The dessert/salad plate is done in a coordinating pattern...a soft, pale green and pink plaid with a small single rose in the center. As if the beautiful rose wasn't enough to sell me on this set of china...the pretty coordinating green and pink plaid dessert/salad plate was the "glaçage sur le gâteau" or icing on the cake so to speak! I just love this pretty little plate and how it looks with the soup bowl and dinner plate!!!
The "Brume de Rose" dinner plate. Just look at the colors...have you ever seen a prettier rose?
"La rose parle de l'amour silencieusement, dans une langue connue seulement au coeur."
“The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.”
Just a peek of the back label...
La pièce maîtresse...The centerpiece
I used a large leaded glass vase filled with white Spring flowers for the centerpiece. The pretty flowers were perfect...with subtle hints of pink and light green! The glass vase was a special "treasure find" from an Antique Market...it was only $6 and ohhhh soooo beautiful! It called to me as I walked by it...Chari, mon amour… vous avez besoin de moi! (Chari, my love...you need me! And believe me, I heard it in French...how could I resist?) Hehe!!! It stands a stately 11" in height and is made from a very heavy glass!
To each side of the vase of flowers...I added candles to silver and crystal candleholders and my newest "treasure find" from Hobby Lobby, mercury glass goblets. They were marked down to just $4 ea...again, they whispered my name as I walked by...Mon chéri, here je suis...I' le VE attendant juste vous! (My darling, here I am...I've been waiting just for you!) Seriously!!! Hey, did you notice that my name is french for darling? It's no wonder that I love everything French! It's destiny...I think! Hehe!!!
Well my dearest friends...have you wondered who is invited to this "Ode to Spring - Brume de Rose"...intimate dinner for four?
Well it's YOU of course!!! I just can't think of anyone that I would rather sit down and spend a leisurely evening...wining and dining with!!! I do hope that you enjoyed your visit...enjoyed the beauty of a sweet, Spring evening...enjoyed the conversation...
That you lived well, laughed often, and loved much!!!
Au revoir jusqu'à ce que nous nous réunissions encore…
Good bye...until we meet again!