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Obsessions~ a romantic table styling

Not sure if you have noticed...
but I am mildly obsessed with table settings outdoors. 

Flowers and dishes on weathered table

Especially when they have a splash of sunset light that  dances across the table.
But really, I am only mildly obsessed.

The ranunculus from the flower market last week on the other hand?
That would be more along the lines of a major obsession.

Flowers close-up on table setting

So much so...
that before heading out of town this weekend for the Design Bloggers Conference
I decided to play with those flowers one more time before they started to fade
and set a romantic inspired table outdoors.

Flowers and lace dishes on table

Table settings, much like decorating and anything else-
 are all in the details for me.
It is the mix and mingle. The soft and light
 and the way that those elements play together.

Like blush stemware mingling with lacy plates 
and silver flatware...
with that rustic weathered wood table backdrop.

Lace dishes on weathered table with silver flatware

It isn't as much about the food when I am entertaining
a little backwards, I know.
But the food is last on the list of things to plan.

Peach colored ranunculus on table

My mind always goes right ambiance.
The lighting. The music. The table. 
The flowers.

For this table- 
since those ranunculus are pretty much stealing the spotlight 
I went with simple elegant bouquets in vintage glass jars and bottles
marching down the center.
A few sprigs of fresh seeded eucalyptus- some just starting to bloom a bit
and a couple of dark amethyst goblets mixed in for a touch of drama as well.

Vintage inspired goblet with ranunculus on weathered table

I have a confession... 
I did it.

Place settings, wine and flowers on table

 I bought several bottles of wine merely for the labels and bottles.
I don't really drink Rose' - I am more of a zin girl 
so I actually haven't tried this wine before.

Pretty bottle of wine with a detailed label.

But for those of you wondering
I have heard great things about Sophia
and if nothing else- you will have a gorgeous bottle to use as a vase.

Flowers in goblets as centerpiece on a table

And I am pretty sure that bottle would fit right in with these pretty flowers
marching down the center of this table right now.
And... the obsessions continues...and I am totally okay with it.

Blue goblets with flowers on table

I also shared a peek at a few new blue goblets on instagram and FB the other day
and so many of you asked where to find them- Here you go.  
{affiliate links}

I will be sharing more details about them soon.
A busy couple of days coming up this week at the conference-
 and then back home and jumping right back into that makeover project that is in full swing
 that is making a big time mess right now. 

Here on the blog-
I will be sharing a vision board for some of what is inspiring the makeover 
and a simple diy spring wreath this week.

Ranunculus on weathered table dinner party

And appreciating those ranunculus.
Hope your week is off to a great start.

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  1. Stunning as always Courtney! Your photography and design is so beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration! I hope you have a great week!

  2. What a beautiful table. I love the dishes. The wine bottle is so pretty. I don't blame you for buying it. I would have gotten it too!

  3. Oh my gosh this is so beautiful..... I too am a tablescape junkie..... I have 15 complete sets of china/ ironstone.....along with lots of "accent" plates in different sizes and colors to mix and match.... we are a special breed of people us tablescapers love your blog and especially this post! Sending blessings from French Gulch California.... Curtis & Sherrie .

  4. Beautiful table setting, very romantic with the flowers and pretty wine bottles:)
    I love the ranunculus flowers, full of abundance.
    Kathleen in Az

  5. Any food would taste delicious sitting at such beautiful settings!

  6. Beautiful table setting! All of it, the dishes, the glasses, the silverware and the flowers!! Just perfection!!

  7. How so beautiful Courtney..and I have had Sophia Rose and it is wonderful...and now I wish I would have saved the bottle! time!...Always love your outdoor mystical.

  8. Your photos are so beautiful. love the flower colors together.
    Have a great day.

  9. Your tables are treasures. I'd love to dine at one of your romantic tables, Courtney. Everything is perfection!

  10. Your table settings, styling & photography are gorgeous! And those ranunculus, I wish they sold those here in PA!

  11. Don't worry, my darling Courtney, I do share this 'obsession' with you ... and your tables are always a daydream ... fabulous !
    Have a wonderful remainder of your week, sweet friend, sending much love to you

  12. Your lucky guests have to feel so indulged

  13. Oh my, I love these dishes. Please share what pattern this is. I may just have to go shopping for another set. Beautiful!

  14. Oh my, I love these dishes. Please share what pattern this is. I may just have to go shopping for another set. Beautiful!

  15. What pattern are the dishes, they are so pretty, your table is beautiful too!

  16. What a beautiful table setting and flowers! Beautiful pictures, just lovely!!!

  17. Absolutely amazing and gorgeous thank you for sharing with us