Hi friends! This week is our anniversary (there is a “bummer” issue about that though!) so I wanted to create a casual and romantic tablescape for two to surprise the hubbers.
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I have been taking some time off from the blog like I do every year around this time. But, I am starting to ramp things up a bit as we are coming into the holiday season soon. Sharing our anniversary table was a fun place to start.
The “bummer” part of this week is that my husband is gone all week on his annual 10-day motorcycle trip so he won’t be home on the actual day of our anniversary. I must admit that I was a bit sideways when I found out that he wouldn’t be home. Unfortunately, it was the only week that all six guys could make it work.
I love this group of guys and this trip is always so therapeutic for all of them. They plan for it all year long and cover at least four to five thousand miles on each trip. They have been doing it for over 20 years…a wonderful tradition and bonding time. My husband always comes back refreshed…albeit with a sore tush! 😉
This past February, I created a Romantic Red and Gold Valentine’s Day Table for Two in front of our fireplace. It was his favorite Valentine’s Dinner to date so I thought I would do something similar this time but make it a bit more casual.
How to Create a Casual and Romantic Tablescape for Two
Since we will be celebrating our anniversary, I really felt like the tablescape should start with a table cloth. If you know me well, you probably have not seen me use tablecloths very often. It really makes it feel like a special occasion. However, to keep the look more casual, I chose a light grey linen fabric so it doesn’t feel too formal (my guy is definitely not formal!).
Using a “casual” type of chargers also kept the tablescape from feeling too formal. There is a wheat-colored rim on my new Denby Pottery Halo Collection Dinner Plate so the chargers really compliment it well.
For our dinner, I will be serving multiple courses and two types of wine. For these special occasions, we try to enjoy some of our better wine from our collection so I typically use pieces from our Riedel Collection of stemware (sourced below). And, to top off the glassware, I am featuring my Lenox Trianna Beverage Glasses for their festive nature.
For the dinnerware, I absolutely couldn’t wait to use pieces from the new Denby Pottery Halo Collection. There is an amazing variety in this collection and I just love mixing it all up.
I absolutely love their “tidbit/bread & butter” plates. My hubby loves his bread so I will be making sure to serve one of his favorites on these modern plates.
For the centerpiece, I decided to stay away from flowers to keep the look more casual. However, I still wanted to use something natural for the centerpiece. Fresh potted plants seemed like a good fit. I just bought three types of small plants and placed them in my wood container and covered them with moss. Easy peasy!! Plus, I can keep enjoying them in the future. Bonus!
The final touch was the candles. There is truly nothing more romantic than real candlelight. I made sure to place them towards the sides of the tables so they don’t block our view. He will have been eating out for every single meal on his trip so I thought he would appreciate eating at home.
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Some changes in our breakfast room…
I have been making some changes to this room. I needed more storage from my dinnerware so I bought a new buffet. For this table setting, I just brought in one of my small staging tables (if you didn’t know, I also own a real estate staging company so I have tons of inventory) and these two chairs just for this occasion.
I have a new round table and chairs ordered for this space so I will be sharing that later. I am also replacing the wallpaper and am super excited about that change! As an interior designer, I am constantly changing things in our home. My poor hubby! This is part of the reason I wanted to create a casual and romantic tablescape for two to thank him for his patience with constant changes. I really think it is important to treat you and your partner to special evenings like this!