Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tablescape Thursday

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday! We recently celebrated Steve's birthday and and I themed his birthday dinner around one of his!

I started with a beigey-brow damask table cloth, then topped it with burlap...

I found the napkins at the grocery store. For the place cards, I just copied the napkins onto paper with our printer,

and cut it out using decorative edged scissors. Wrote the names on in gold, then outlined in black.
I made place card holders by undoing a gold paper clip and sticking it in a wine cork. Easy-peasy!

We made the wine bottles into oil lamps by adding specialty made wicks for wine bottles and oil. I usually use them when we eat outside, but this was handy and effective for the theme! The "vino" sign has "wine" printed on the other side (it's old tin) so the guests will have something to view from there, too. I always try to have a view from each side for the centerpiece. Wine corks strewn about for added effect...

A pic with just the candles...
See "Karmere" etched on the wine glass? I used all the glasses that had different winery's names etched on them...we've picked them up from time to time from our wine-tasting jaunts....

The view from the other side....the tin sign reads "wine"....

This is my motto when cooking! ;-)
Thanks, Susan for once again being a gracious host! Check out the other wonderful tablescapes at Between Naps on The Porch!
Have a wonderful day!


  1. Good morning and may I say that this is the CUTEST table! What a great job you did on it.I love everything about it...the WINE/VINO tiles are wonderful and your place cards are too cute.
    xo bj

  2. I love this one Myrna...Happy Birthday Steve!


  3. Love this! And the 'VINO' theme... beautiful job!

  4. What a neat tablscape you have there! It's just darling! And I love the wine cork place card holders. So clever! And all of the quotes about wine are great!

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Tablescape Thursday...


    Sheila :-)

  5. How beautiful and full of fun little tips like the place cards, Thanks!

    Have a Terrific Thursday
    from A Raggedy Roberta Anne

  6. Hi Myrna! Oh, what a nice table! I'm sure your husband was very pleased!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  7. What a nice birthday table! I'll bet this celebration was fun!

  8. What a uniquely rich and elegant table.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful style with us.

    Barbara jean

  9. Great table you have there today, thanks! Happy TT!

  10. What a fun idea! Loved the vino sign.

  11. Neat table!

    Great Tablescape Thursday post!

  12. I love this table! Being a wino myself, I would be hard pressed to say what I like most. I am so jealous you live near the wine country and get to go off on these jaunts!


  13. OK girlfriend NOW WE'RE TALKING. Wine by candle light, what could be more romantic. This is a new one and love it!!!
    Pop the cork! Candy

  14. Very creative! what a fun tablescape!
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  15. What a great idea for placecards! Lovely table.

  16. Even though I'm not an "imbiber", I thought this was totally cute and so creative! I'm sure Steve loved it and just your thoughtfulness about what would "speak his language"!

  17. Great tablescape! Loved all the little touches! That napkin holder idea was neat! Also, using wine glasses from your different wine tasting visits! It all came together really well.

  18. this! So many great ideas, here! Bet Steve loved this table! I love the idea of collecting a wine glass from the winery...nice rememberance of a fun time there. :-) Great table for TT!

  19. Love your table! The wine bottle made into a latern, the centerpiece, the placecards! Love this!

  20. This is the kind of table my hubby would enjoy too. Love it!

  21. Wow, you did a wonderful job! So pretty Myrna

  22. is it Thursday already, oh wait this was last week.

    Stunning ... pour the vino

  23. Hi Myrna,
    I had not been by to see what you are up to for awhile. Hope you are well! This tablescape is so cool! I didn't get to it I guess last week. I can hardly keep up with seeing everyones each week.

  24. Myrna, your tablescapes are just gorgeous! Sorry I haven't visited in awhile--a busy life and darling grandchildren are getting in the way right now! (And that's not a bad thing, you know?) How are you doing? Let me know if you're up for coffee or tea in the near future! Love, Jann

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