Monday, July 19, 2010

Just the Centerpiece!


Our Gourmet Club met in Asti last Saturday night for a candlelight dinner under the stars. I set the table under the Mulberry Tree.
More on our dinner later....

But for now, I'm just featuring the centerpiece from Saturday night's table.
My favorite little candle store on Maiden Lane in San Francisco is going out of business, and everything was 75% off! I bought this lovely seashell centerpiece and filled it with roses from my garden. The red and white flowers pick up the colors in the Ralph Lauren runner and napkins used for the table setting.

It was a lovely candle lit dinner!

Read about my favorite candle store, Candelier here. I'm so sorry to see this store close. It has the most wonderful accessories. I was lucky to get a few things (which I will "show and tell" later) before they closed their doors for good on Saturday.

I'm linking up to Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.
Thanks Marty for hosting. Be sure to check out the other participants too.

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18 comments:

Sarah said...

What an enchanting evening. I look forward to seeing more of your tablescape and this special dinner under the stars. ~ Sarah

Lori E said...

It is always so sad when a store we like closes down. This looks like a great tablescape. The view is lovely. I mean really...who has a mulberry tree to set a table under? You do, you lucky duck.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such a pretty piece and I love the photo with the jar candles glowing and the pool lit in the foreground.

Patricia Torres said...

Oh my gosh... such a pretty pretty place... Love the centre piece.... I love the candles more... Its sooooo gorgeous!!

Low Tide High Style said...

What a beautiful table overlooking such a wonderful setting! I love that seashell centerpiece, and I'm sorry to hear that one of your favorite stores is going out of business!

Kat :)

Jacqueline said...

What a treasure this shell bowl is. You were so wise to pick it up. I am sure it is going to be a wonderful accessory for a long time. Don't you hate losing great stores, but with the economy it sure is happening. Nice to meet you.

Allison said...

Delores, your photos are gorgeous and the centerpiece is lovely. I love your jar candles! What a stunning view. Sad when a nice store goes out of business.

Johanna said...

Delores, thats a very unusual and impressive center piece. Love how you decorated it.
Greetings, Johanna

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Delores, This piece is wonderful! I like seeing a shell piece in a non-beach setting. It works so beautifully with the flowers and the runner. I can't wait to see the rest of the table! All of your side bar pictures are so enticing, and even your quotes speak to me. I am a new follower! Linda

Snappy Di said...

Great choice on the centerpiece! Is it a one of a kind?

Di

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

So lovely! The centerpiece is simply gorgeous! May I come sit by your pool and enjoy the beautiful scenery;)?

Love it!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Blooming Rose Musings said...

The centerpiece is both stunning and unique. Very pretty. I'm sure your guests enjoyed the dinner and the view and the entire lovely evening.

Evi said...

Amazing centerpiece!! Love the red and white roses. Just the perfect setting and such a lovely table. So charming with the candles hanging over the table. You are so talented - I enjoy visiting your blog often for inspiration.

Nicole said...

I know exactly what candle shop you are talking about! It has been there for years and years. My sisters and I have been going there regularly and they will be so disappointed to hear that it is going to close!
Love your centerpiece. What a view you have!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love all things with shells...so I really love this. The roses are beautiful...it must have been a gorgeous table!

Thanks for your visit.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The setting is stunning. Your shell urn is fabulous and so beautiful filled with the roses. The evening shot with the candles and the pool in the background is simply gorgeous. What a lovely place to entertain. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Delores, With that gorgeous natural view, I'm afraid that beautiful centerpiece was probably not even seen by your guests! Love that container! laurie

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Centerpiece? What centerpiece? All I see is fantastic rolling hills kissed with vinyards! Very beautiful.

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