A Winter Dinner for Two - Tablescape Thursday

With the Holidays over and the house guests gone, it’s time for a little quality time with your significant other. This week, as we join Susan of Between Naps On The Porch for another Tablescape Thursday, we've set the table for Date Night. Send the kids to your mother-in-law or to a friend and start the New Year right.

Because we don't think you need to have twenty different sets of china to create something special, we've anchored the table with good quality classic white everyday dinnerware atop simple, inexpensive chocolate brown, paisley embroidered placemats.

I love blue and white and found open stock tableware at Home Goods just for two.  I used the matching saucer only as a bread plate and simple white Apilco ramekins from Williams-Sonoma as individual butter dishes. Hotel beaded flatware surround the place setting, and of course stemware for a good Pinot or Shiraz. A sturdy highball for water and Hotel white cloth napkin with a simple silver napkin ring finish it off.

For the centerpiece a simple arrangement of white or cream roses are just perfect.

Surprise him with a small vignette of destination suggestions (or airplane tickets) for a grown ups only get away.

Thanks again Susan, for having us back for Tablescape Thursday. 

All photos by and property of One Pretty House Interiors


  1. Oh how nice this is! Is there a trip to Greece in your future? Happy New Year.

  2. I also love blue and white tableware. Adding brown is such a geat idea! That will really warm up those cool colors. I love some of your earth elements, especially the twig balls.
    Your idea of a destination suggestion surprise is very creative and fun.

  3. What a way to start the new year~it would be such a special treat to sit at your table.
    I love the blue and white combo.

  4. very nice! I'd have a couple books from Ireland and Great Britain for my destination choice :0)
    I love to mix and match....

  5. I love the layering effect of different dishes...so much more interesting!! And I love the idea of the books as well. Nice hints!! :-)


  6. Enjoyed your table for two. Great idea to surprise your guy with tickets or books of places to visit. I scrolled down to your previous tables as well. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. . . Sarah

  7. Your roses would be great on my table! :)


  8. Very inviting tablescape! Would love to have a date night with hubby there!


  9. Love the gift idea, must consider that one. Love the setting.