Friday, September 11, 2015

The Art of Settng a Gorgeous Table

My friends and I were treated to a wonderful time in the city last night. 
 My friend, Mariterese, who is a fabulous cook, is also an extremely talented tablescaper. 
I knew I was in for a treat and I was not disappointed!.

As we enter the kitchen, we see a beautiful table set for a buffet.

A wonderful nectarine , blackberry, candied walnut and spring green salad enhanced by Mariterese's own recipe for blueberry balsamic dressing.

The beautiful antique tray is holding the tarragon sauce, ready for the slow roasted beef tenderloin.
A slow roasting tray of sweet potatoes is also in the oven.
I walk into the dining room and my heart stops- I mean completely skips a couple of beats.
Cold chill bumps run down my arm and I grab my camera.

One of the most beautiful tablescapes that I have ever seen is sitting right in front of me.

Three arrangements of zinnias, roses and calla lilies march down the center of the table on a pastel plaid fabric.

Green and gold banded service plates sit upon gray and white square trays with
an antique graphics design.

Soft romantic roses bowls await the delicious salad.

Petite boxes of macarons sit at every place setting as a guest favor.

The vivid colors in the arrangements create a floral tapestry for the eyes to feast upon.

Miniature arrangements are fashioned into mercury glass goblets for every guest place setting. 
And as another thoughtful gesture, they are given to the guests to take home.

Silk crinkle napkins are tied on the side of each place setting.

And for dessert, a glorious coconut cake has been flown in from Charleston, South Carolina, in honor of the friend Jill's birthday!
Decadent, creamy, light morsels of cake are devoured by nine of us.

A wonderful evening-  close friends, fabulous food and an enchanting magical setting.
What could be better?   Absolutely nothing!


Christy said...

It was another perfect evening spent in the city at Mariterese's lovely home. The meal was so so good and I especially loved the salad with the most unique dressing. I loved it. Yes, jaws dropped when we saw the gorgeous table! Truly magnificent! A lot of laughs and a lot of conversation made for a perfect night!


What a stunning table setting! I love the china she chose and the flowers are exquisite and her table looked like a gorgeous garden.
Are the trays, serving as chargers, plastic? I'd love to get something like that for setting a guest table in the future.
Thanks for sharing. I'm pinning for sure!

Laurell Banner said...

Once again stunning. Everything was eye candy from the beautifully done table to one of the best meals I have ever had.
Mariterese you truly are an artist.
Always fun having a Farmette get together. Great group of girls always laughing. Thank you for making this happen .
Susan thank you for letting us recapture the evening in your always amazing photos.

Mari said...

Absolutely gorgeous......
Beautiful table settings.....


Katha said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The flowers are amazing! The entire tablescape breathtaking! So,so sad that I couldn't be there with you all!
Beautiful, beautiful pictures!

MT said...

Thank you Susan! Industry loved having you and the farmettes over for dinner
Your photos are beautiful and FRANKLY it's pretty damn easy to set agorgeous table when EVERYTHING is from the one and only ROMANCING THE HOME-most AMAZING store ever!!! XO

Carol said...

That table is set for a queen! I definitely would feel like a queen sitting at that gorgeous table. Heavenly!!
Thank you for sharing the eye candy!

Sarah said...

Great ideas! I don't own a punch bowl, but these images make me want to. '-)