I really wanted something with some Spanish flavor, so my husband doesn't feel homesick! The closest thing I had was the Pier One "Vallarta" dinnerware. Remember from a previous post, that Dana from Ranch Dressing had some of this she was not using and sent it to me:-) There are some wonderful people here in blogland!
I layered the "Vallarta" salad plate over a Durand "Cristal D'Arques" ruby glass dinnerplate, and a Mikasa "Italian Countryside" dinnerplate as a service plate. I used a gold charger. The organza napkin came from Walmart several years ago. The gold napkin is from World Market.
I wanted a table for two that would show the base of the table, so I placed the settings at opposite ends of the table, over which I draped five yards of damask layered with a runner I made...
To keep the Spanish feel going, I put a potted palm in a vintage brass and pressed glass punch bowl...
The candle holders are also vintage and family heirlooms.
I am a firm believer that you can set a pretty table with whatever you have, so I have combined a water glass from Walmart with an LG Wright "Daisy and Button" amber wine glass, and a "Sandwich Glass" cordial by Tiara.
I used beautiful square serving platter Dana gave me along with a large serving bowl on the other side.
It started to get dark, so I knew a little candle light would be perfect!
In keeping with the gold accents, I used Oneida "Golden Julliard" stainless flatware.
For dessert I made a Hummingbird cake. I'll share that recipe later. For now, Happy Anniversary to my
Be sure to visit "Between Naps on the Porch" and "Color Outside the Lines." Also, next Thursday I will have big news about a BIG giveaway from Mikasa! And I mean really big! Be sure and come back!