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Simple romantic table on the patio

Did I mention that we moved that big old outdoor dining table
to under our covered patio last week?

Table with garland and flowers

With 5 days of dumping rain on the calendar-
 5 table settings with photography due dates fast approaching
and not to mention the shipping company of the flowers ordered
took them to the wrong address... in another state.
(Yes, seriously.)
I was starting to feel a wee bit like the tasmanian devil again.

 So the table was moved to the covered patio so I could work outdoors and harness that ambiance
even while it rained.
 I went to Whole Foods and lucked out at finding some ranunculus, roses & wax flower
for an in a pinch bouquet while I waited for the flowers to arrive
and I came home and got to work.

Close up of table set with china and ranunculus

I mentioned last week that this week would be the week of table settings...
 and you might have noticed that I was not kidding.
But I have to say that this one was so much fun to play with.
And don't miss the surprise at the end of this post too.

Sometimes I am not 100% sure just exactly how a table setting will turn out.
I start to play with one element and then change my mind in favor of another
but in the end, the elements all come together.

garland draped on table for table setting

When I started to set up for this semi-moody and romantic table-
I was thinking twinkle lights and candles flickering and simple charm for a centerpiece like that eucalyptus garland I shared recently and it kind of evolved from there.

This is the same eucalyptus garland that I shared last week 
on the mantel in my office
but this time being used as a centerpiece garland.
I dotted it with a few tiny sprigs of fresh eucalyptus and wax flowers here and there. 

garland and gold wine glass close up

I added several tall zinc wash candleholders to create a dramatic look marching down the table

Table setting outdoors with wine glasses and plates

and dotted the greens with small votives.

Table setting close up with flowers and wine stems

The place settings are simple and simple elegant.

Table setting close up with flowers and gold flatware

Gold embellished glass chargers
layered with lacy plates 
gold flatware
and topped with a single white ranunculus stem.

Overhead table setting photo showing place settings

Did I say I was in love with this setting?
I am.

Overhead table setting photo showing place settings

The centerpiece flowers were kept simple.
A small glass bottle filled with wax flowers
and a single container of white ranunculus and wax flower was perfect.

The rock fireplace backdrop adds another gorgeous element to this setting
and another opportunity to decorate the space.

Outdoor fireplace with garland and candles

But you may have noticed the twinkling lights in the distance in some of the photos.

Outdoor table setting with candlesticks and twinkling lights in the trees

I love outdoor string lighting dancing through the tree branches and for a whimsical touch 
I added 3 led mercury glass stars. 

Glass star in tree

Loving the ambiance the twinkling lights bring.

Table setting long view with wine stems and plates and twinkling lights in the background

Oh... and yes, the flowers did finally find their way to the right delivery address
 but they magically were mostly all a okay
which is testimony to the power of buying straight from the grower.

Eucalyptus Garland, Candlesticks, Mercury Glass Stars, Glass Hurricanes
and Miracle Flame Candles all from Balsam Hill.

And something fun-
I styled this same table setting - but in a different way 
over at the Balsam Hill Blog today.

And Balsam Hill is generously giving away each of their items 
that I have used in these two settings.

 Click on over to the  Balsam Hill Blog 
see this table in a different way
enter the giveaway here:

Table setting with punched metal lanterns and fireplace

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  1. Courtney, you sure have a way with flowers. They practically dance across the table for you... such fluidity and drape. Lovely!! Gorgeous styling and photography, as always, too!!

  2. love the geraldton wax = have it growing in my garden here in Oz :)

    1. Wax flower is so gorgeous isn't it? Thank you for stopping by!

  3. Absolutely beautiful table!! I imagine that the meal that went with it was just as gorgeous!!

  4. I'm so loving this...beautiful dishes, silver and crystal. And your signature roses. Stunning!


  5. I love yur tsble adn the setting. Elgant rustic is so appealing adn you have made yur setting extra beautyful! Think I will be copying you! Have a good day! Linda from Feathered Nest Friday.

  6. I love your table setting, especially those tall zinc wash candleholders. So elegant! I so enjoy the look of your home, and never thought I would see someone that loves flowers as much as I do. People used to think me foolish for spending money on flowers but they feed the soul, don't you think? And if they are fragrant, even better. Of course, you use them in your work, too, which is a good reason to buy them! I don't get them often anymore, but I surely do enjoy yours in your beautiful photographs. Thank you.

  7. This is a stunning table setting, I love it :)

    1. Patio is the best place for planning a get together, party or romantic date. This table is very elegantly decorated white roses are giving a pleasing look.

  8. Simple and elegant is right! I love this table setting. I can't wait till spring so I can do some outdoor entertaining. Beautiful post!

  9. What a beautiful table, Courtney! Every element is gorgeous. I LOVE those candlesticks! Have a beautiful weekend!!

  10. I love your white dishes. Could you tell me their name? Or where to purchase them? I have been searching for some just like them and can’t find them anywhere. Love all the pics and your table settings are just gorgeous.