Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Sunday night supper for two.

Last weekend the weather turned cold and blustery with gale force winds at times.

What could be better on a dark November evening than to set the small table in front of the dining room fireplace, for an intimate supper for two?
Today I'm joining Susan @Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. If you haven't yet visited BNOTP click here or on the TT button on my sidebar. You will be truly amazed at the wonderful tablescapes featured there.
Ivory Church candle in a plain glass vase and pretty opaque glass tea lights with gold decor add a glow to the table.

The rust and gold patterned tablemats were a TJ find, the woven place mats a recent purchase at Cora Hypermarket, Caen.

A pair of beautifully handpainted Quimper assiettes add colour and vibrancy to the setting.

A 1989 Cabernet Sauvignon: Alexander Valley, Simi will go very well with the slow cooked Hungarian Goulash which is on the menu tonight.

Pretty tealights and pumpkins add ambience.

A vintage French pewter charger sits beneath the large candle holder, fall decorations from Michaels, Bluffton SC. Napkins and napkin rings from World Market also in Bluffton.
The white bowls and side plates are from my everyday Cortina by Villeroy & Boch service.

A fork and spoon are all the cutlery we'll need for this meal, they rest on vintage French pressed glass kniferests, a Bayeux auction house find.

Artisan bread rolls containing noix, lardons and gruyere have been gently warmed to bring out the flavour.

Suppers ready!

Bon app├ętit


  1. Looks delicious to me Maggie, I like all your 'finds' very much! A pretty table and what could be better than by the fireplace this time of year?

  2. I would love to be sharing that dinner with you! The table looks beautiful and the menu sounds delicious!!
    Have a great day.

  3. Gorgeous plates! Your menu sounds scrumptious and your table is beautiful. Nothing better for a blustery November night.


  4. Maggie, the Hungarian Goulash looks delicious and the setting is so warm and welcoming. I love the idea of dinner for two by the fire. How romantic!
    Thanks for the tutorial this morning. It was fun to chat! Take care and have a great week! ~ Sarah

  5. I like table scapes that have the food in them. It is nice to know that you actually get to enjoy the setting you took the time to create. Very pretty.

  6. Your table looks great Maggie and that wine with the goulash sounds delicious.

  7. Gale force winds...come back to Hilton Head:)

  8. How beautiful and hubby would die if I set a table like that for he and I. Mostly because I've never done that! I need to pick up the cooking skill, and the tablescape skill. Thanks for the inspiration Maggie...

  9. The table looks wonderful! I love the dishes. A dinner in front of the fireplace is so romantic and with the wine.....

    I got a lovely present today from you! Thank you so much. I will post tomorrow.


  10. Maggie girl, your makin' my mouth water. Your table setting is very elegant. I love my fireplace, there is nothin' quite like backing up to one to warm up. Looks like ya found the key to warm up a cold evening!!~```

    Ya' have yourself one fantastically blessed day filled with warm thoughts!!!

  11. OK, now I SWOON when I see your Quimper -- it is beyond charming!!! Lovely table, so romantic and cozy, and I love those knife rests; what a find. Supper by the fireplace? Perfection!

  12. Your dishes are fabulous! The wine,the candle light, it is all relaxed and romantic. Perfect!

  13. What a beautiful tablescape. Thanks for sharing. I have a blogger question if you don't mind. How do you set up your blog so that your pictures are so large and still have a great background from cutest blog on the block. I love how big the pics are. If you don't mind sharing my email is thanks so much. Peggy from pa

  14. What a pretty table you've created! The centerpiece is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing and happy TT to you!

  15. I love your table...that Quimper is gorgeous. I have yet to find a piece to check it out good.

  16. Just a perfectly beautiful table for two. Such wonderful fall colors and the meal truly looks delicious. I bet the smell of the breads and cheeses smell scrumptious!

  17. What a gorgeous table! I love the warmth of the red and the richness of the colour in the dishes.
    I've had a good catch up on your recent posts - my but we have a lot in common - when I read your meme I had to chuckle.

  18. Hi Maggie, it is so nice to meet you. Thank you for your sweet comments on both of my blogs....Bella Vista and Bella Vista at Home.

    Your table is simply lovely....such a graceful setting.

    Many thanks for posting my giveaway button. I am following you also.

    Barb ♥

  19. Who wouldn't love dinner by the fireplace on a cold and windy night -- this all looks wonderful!

  20. Hi Maggie...

    My friend, it's been awhile since I've been by for a visit! How are you doing, my friend? I hope that your visit to the states was good! I see that you found some "goodies" to bring back with you! Love your new TJ Maxx finds...the placemats are beautiful and soooo perfect for your little intimate dinner for two!

    What a lovely table...and so very romantic!!! Love your beautiful candle in the hurricane glass that you used for the centerpiece and the small votives with the pretty gold designs...gorgeous!!! Of course, my favorite is those fabulous Quimper dinner plates! They are lovely, my friend!!!

    Mmm...Hungarian goulash! Sounds perfect for a cold, blustery night! Add another place setting for me, won't you, my dear friend? hehe!

    Well my friend, I do hope that my little note finds you doing well! Come by for a visit when you get a chance and "catch me up" on your trip!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  21. Hi Maggie,

    Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit. I would love to know the history of your home...I can only imagine!!

    My quest will not be complete until I find pictures of the house in earlier times. I do know that a dormer was removed and the roof line was change, the tongue and groove facade was covered over, and the white picket fence was taken down!!

    I wish all that could be changed back!! Oh well...

    We am heading off for a week's visit with our children and grandchildren, so I am super excited about that!

    Have a great week...

  22. That looks so inviting Maggie - makes me wish the weather would turn cooler (we're still sunny and warm this week) and could start our evening fires.

    The knife rests are interesting - don't see many over here but think I'll start looking when out antiquing!

    Nice that you have passed the book along to Jane - hope she enjoys it.


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