Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hot Lady!

On my birthday, Mr. Wonderful came home with a dozen roses for me. It turned out, these particular roses are called Hot Lady. I thought they were appropriate for me because, well, I'm hot ninety percent of each day. But, I'm sure the name refers to the "hot" pink color. Anyway, these roses were the inspiration for my tablescape.

I hope you enjoy!

I bought these placemats for the reverse side which is black and white polka dot. Who knew I would use the pink side first!

I decided to mix contemporary dishes, stemware, and flatware, with traditional lead crystal candlesticks. I think the roses pull it all together.

Perfect setting for my glass bird.

The colors changed as the sun started to go down.

Ever have one rose that goes limp before the others? Don't throw it out--you can use the petals, like I did here! They should last through dinner before drying up.

Take away two place settings, and you have a romantic Valentine's Day dinner!

Stemware, white plates, glass bird, and candlesticks are from Goodwill
Napkins and black plates are from World Market
Flatware is from Burlington Coat Factory
White bowls are from Big Lots
Placemats are from Ross

I will be joining:
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Your Cozy Home Party at Cozy Home Scenes
You're Gonna Love It at Kathe with an E
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday at Ivy & Elephants
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday at Primp
Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Home Sweet Home Friday at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Sunday Blog Love at Cherished Treasures
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House


Kathe said...

Drop dead gorgeous Elaine! And I get what you mean by being hot lol :-) I love everything about your sweet birthday table. Happy belated birthday friend!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Hey Hot Lady! I love, love this table! Blessings, Tammy

myblackfriendsays said...

I really like the contrast between the hot pink and black.

And yay for husbands that bring their wives roses (:

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

What a beautiful, elegant table. The combination of colors is quite stunning, and I like all the details on the table!

Dianne said...

Your table looks so pretty dressed in pink. Very elegant Dianne

Marigene said...

Beautiful table, Elaine. Thankfully I am past that stage of being hot 90% of the time. I love the stemware.

Diane said...

Oh my! That table is so pretty. Those placemats were the perfect ones to compliment the roses. Wow!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I think those placemats and the roses were meant for each other! That's a great tip about the roses. I usually cut the limp one very short and float it. It usually revives enough for that. Your table is so elegant and so romantic! Linda

Alycia Nichols said...

Well, Happy Belated Birthday! What a nice gift from your husband! I'm SURE he bought hot pink Hot Lady roses because you're a hot chick...and not in the "flashes" way! :-) (Isn't that wild that we get to a point in our lives that when we describe ourselves as "hot" that's what we're referring to??!?!?!!) :-) Hubby's choice goes so perfectly with your placemats, and you just pulled the whole look together! I love the napkin!!! Well done, darlin'! (Did J.R. Ewing just take over my body??!?!?!) Have a great weekend! :-)

Marlis said...

I had to laugh at the hot all day comment.. LOL. The table is stunning!!!! I think the napkin fold is the crowning touch. Perfect placemats to pull it all together.. xo marlis

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thank you for sharing your tablescape at my NTT party.


Tricia said...

What wonderful inspiration those roses were! I loved your interpretation of "Hot Lady"! The pink and black table show the roses off to perfection. Can't wait to see the other side of the placemats on a future table!

Karen @ A Stylish Interior said...

Just lovely! The roses are really stunning. I love a simple yet elegant table!

Vesna said...

Beautiful and elegant table!! I love it!!
Have a lovely day!
Vesna - HOME CHIC CLUB said...

I loved how the hot pink of the placemats complemented the pink flowers. Hot indeed!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a lovely tablescape. I love the pink and black, such a dramatic color scheme and so beautiufl. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

kitty said...

What a sweet hubby to bring you the hot pink roses for your birthday. I love the petals on the table. Great buys at Goodwill and Ross.

The HOME GIRL said...

This is such a nice table! Those roses are wonderful and the entire table is so pretty! I am a huge fan of both Ross and Goodwill, so it's great to see more of the good bargains, too! =D

Anonymous said...

LOVE your table! I am dying to see the reverse side of those, how cute! I also love the way you folded your napkins, I have NO napkin skills...and the rose petals are the perfect touch to make it look a little relaxed and dreamy...Thanks for sharing! Visiting from the Tablescaper


Stunning Elaine!! Your table is simple gorgeous in every sense! I love those hot roses and how you worked your table around the lovely hot pink color. The centerpiece with the four candles, (very Jackelyn Kennedy) and the dishes with black, the lovely folded napkins...magazine worth! Thanks for your sweet comment.. do let me know if you made the cake!

Scribbler said...

Simply beautiful! The photo with the roses surrounded by the candles looks like a work of art!

The Refeathered Roost said...

Beautiful tablescape. I really love the pink and black together. Such lovely flowers that should be the center of attention. Great job!

Kathleen said...

Very elegant! The roses are gorgeous!
Thanks so much for linking to Let's Dish!

Diann said...

happy belated birthday! Your flowers are gorgeous and your talbe is so pretty! Thank you for inviting us in to this lovely Hot Lady table at TTF.

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is so hot and Gorgeous!! I love the way you put this altogether. Im so happy to be back with my tablescapes, hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day.
XXOO Diane

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Elaine, beautiful roses and beautiful tablescape. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Red Rose Alley said...

These roses are beautiful, and look so special on your table. I love the color. I wish I had a rose bush in my back yard in this same color. Your table is very nice, and I love the furniture. Happy Monday.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Brad maddox said...

Upcoming Latest cars and vehicles, Latest Mazda Models, Racing Cars, International Sport Cars, Concept Cars, PS-Pod, Strange Vehicles, Nissan, Royce Corniche, Ford Concept Cars, Strange Vehicles, Mercedes and More Sport Cars and Vehicles with Pictures and Info

samad abbas said...

Top Ten Classified Website List, Pakistani Classified Sites, USA Classifieds, Indian Classifieds, Entertainment Articles, Entertainment News, Entertainment Pictures, Bollywood, Hollywood and Lollywood Pictures and Videos, Entertainment Latest updates, Hot Entertainment News and Pictures Funny Entertainment Pictures, lol Pictures, Funny Pictures and every thing you want...

Ethan Smith said...

Here you can sell and buy both new and used products.
Free classified sites are perfect for selling just about anything at all.
More at