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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Impromptu Dinner For Two

As the sun sets on the beautiful

Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Santa Fe . . .

The table is set for 

an impromptu dinner for two.

Candlelight and perhaps 

a zesty Margarita on the rocks.

The vibrant woven threads of a Mexican serape,

Talavera pottery, and flatware with a "twist"

provides interest and texture to the glass top table.

White cotton napkins tucked in small bowls,

one mustard yellow - the other rusty red . . .

Add a pop of bright color to the white dinner plates

rimmed in indigo and topped with fanciful floral salad plates.

A quiet spot for evening

 conversation with one's companion . . .

As each reflect on the day spent enjoying

the sights, sounds, and flavors of Santa Fe.



  1. Sarah, the indigo plates are stunning. Your table is so festive! Love the runner, too.

  2. So pretty - love the colors!
    xo Cathy

  3. What a perfect table setting for dinner after such a beautiful sunset. I love the Talavera pottery, the pattern and color, gorgeous! I'll have a Margarita please......

    The French Hutch

  4. Beautiful colors, Sarah. Cozy and romantic. xo,

  5. I love the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Eagle's nest is breathtaking.

  6. Pretty table. I think I have the same silverware. It looks very romantic.

  7. Beautiful table! I love Santa Fe....we were there several years ago and want to go back someday.

  8. The zesty Margarita got my attention!

  9. Sarah, I tried to drop by last night and leave a message, but for some reason, I couldn't get the comment box to come up. Have no idea what happened.

    I just wanted to drop by and thank you for your lovely, heartfelt comments on my last post. I appreciate your sweet spirit more than you know, and I just wanted to say, "Thanks." This is my first time I've blogged in about a month, and I thought I would try and catch up a little. Things here are still up in the air, and I came down to check on Adelaide's children and grandchildren who are my godchildren. It's a time of trying to find a new "normal."

    I saw that you have lost some dear ones, too, and I want you to know my heart goes out to you. I hope you know there are many people who love you and care, and I'm one of that number.

    On a different note, I love your tablescape, and we have the same flatware! Loved seeing it used in a Santa Fe theme. I hope to get there some day.

    Warm hugs across the miles...



  10. What a lovely table. The runner is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  11. How lovely! Very cozy and romantic. Beautiful scenery too!

  12. Sarah, Great idea to use the serape for a runner. So "upscale casual" and inviting. Love the colors of mustard, rust and the indigo... and little squarish bowls. Did you say 'margarita'? I'm there.

  13. This is so festive and pretty, Sarah...how I would imagine a lovely dinner in Santa Fe {which I would love to visit someday!}. I love the dishes and the pretty runner!! Wonderful job!


  14. Muy Muy Belissimo...What did I just say ? I am not a mexican/ Spainsh genius but i wanted to try ...beautiful

  15. Sarah,
    This is stunning! I adore how you mixed the hues of the bowls!Ah~h~h...so romantic with all the pillar candles to light the table!

  16. Hi Sarah,

    Well your first photo just stole my heart. How beautiful!

    Your table looks lovely! I really like the flatware too. I think candles are always a nice touch at any table. Mmmm, a margarita sounds really good too!


  17. This is a particularly beautiful combination of Southwest style elements, Sarah! Funny, but I could swear your last comment to me originated in Paris!?

  18. I'm so sorry I missed this loveliness.....I'm running crazy!!!! I hope that you have a wonderful week!

  19. Your pretty tablescape could work for any season at all. Lovely.

  20. this is so pretty, i got my countries crossed popping in today!

  21. This is so pretty! I love the way you have the napkins in the bowls.

  22. Santa Fe is really my favorite spot on earth! Love your table.. so fitting and so enchanting. Love the plates and the serape. Perfect to have added just the candles to the table.. xo marlis

  23. We are definitely kindred spirits! I have those plates, those glasses in a different shape and that flatware! Not that sunset though!!!! What a beautiful setting, absolutely perfect.

  24. Sarah,
    This is a wonderful relaxed setting. Top it off with the drink and I would mello out. Looks like a nice time! Thank you for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!

  25. Sarah, what a great table. I love the vibrant colors of the serape.

    - the Tablescaper

  26. Hi there, Sarah! Long time no see! GORGEOUS serape!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! This is a beautiful table for two! The dishes are beautiful, and the profusion of candlelight set off to the side is so pretty! I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  27. What a lovely location for your dinner for two. It's just beautiful..great colors in the dishes, the serape and the sunset!

    Thank you so much for linking to Potpourri Friday! I appreciate you so much!

  28. Sarah, This is such a pretty table and I love the Talavera pottery. Thank you for linking to the Open House party.

  29. How I miss New Mexico sunsets and the weather! Having spent half of my life there, it is still home! Your table setting is casual, yet so elegant. Love the blue! dishes and that flatware is to die for!! Happy Fall, Sarah! ~ Sue


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