Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Fireside Dinner

  Hello everyone,
     As some of you know I have been making some small changes in our library/dining room lately. I still have to do a little work on the book cases but it is pretty much the way I want it otherwise. Anyway, I was looking forward to a little romantic dinner by the fireside so a few nights ago I got my wish.
 I lit the candles in the chandelier and a few on the mantle. Then with a fire going in the fireplace (wood) we enjoyed our dinner.
  

Remember I like to peek in windows(doors). It looks cozy with candlelight and a fire burning don't you think!

  I used my toile dishes again.

and the handmade lace tablecloth.



After dinner it was so relaxing to sit by the fireside for awhile with a cup of tea after a busy day.

I am joining in with Susan again for Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch. Thank you Susan for hosting this popular event.

Today, I started decorating for Christmas. . If you would like to see it I posted photos on my Christmas Past & Present blog.

Thank you for visiting me,

Carolyn

40 comments:

Pat said...

Gorgeous table, atmosphere, everything. I love it!

Sherry said...

Beautiful setting and table. Just dreamy.:)
Sherry

rosarod said...

Hi, just beautiful! A beautiful environment invites to meditate and eat with all peace. Beautiful post, Rose Marie blessings

Caroline said...

Carolyn your house is gorgeous, I never tire of seeing pics of your home.

Bohemian said...

How lovely... a roaring fire and lovely mantle create such a wonderful ambiance.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

These dreamy images look like they are right from Victoria magazine... and it is my favorite!
Yvonne

Carol said...

Carolyn,
Very romantic, beautiful and elegant! How inviting, and what a delightful way to end a day!
Off to check your other blog...

Cabin and Cottage said...

It's great to visit you! Yes, it's very cozy, and very beautiful. I need to remember to take the time for candles. It makes all the difference! Jacqueline

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Nothing cozier than a fire and candles, looks like a great evening:@)

"All things French" said...

Your room looks so warm and inviting especially looking through the glass doors ~ so very pretty with the chandelles.
Dianne xx

Miss Gracie's House said...

pure bliss...
Rene

June said...

What a sight that all is Carolyn. I know I keep saying this, but it looks like it came straight out of the pages of Victoria!!!

Have you ever made a book from your blog? I just got my first year back and I love it. It is so nice to sit and thumb through the pages rather than mouse through it.lol! Your blog is so amazing and would be wonderful in book form.
hugs to you...

Sarah said...

Carolyn, this is simply the coziest setting. My two favorite ways to dine ~ alfresco and fireside. And I've seen you do both with exquisite style.
Happy Thanksgiving! ~ Sarah

Susan said...

Oh Carolyn, that looks like it was a perfect setting for a romantic dinner. What an awesome idea! Soooooooooo lovely. Great job! Susan

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

That looks so romantic with the fire burning and the candles...!

Have a great remainder of the week,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Pattie T. said...

How elegant and romantic! I loved taking a peek inside your lovely home.

Alycia Nichols said...

Beautiful! I love your library!!! We have a small one that gets occasional use as a dining room. It's just fun to dine amongst the books and pretties!!! That handmade lace tablecloth is really nice...reminds me of times past. I hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

Hélène GLEHEN said...

I am never tired of visiting your home.
Like you I like to have a peek in windows when the house is lighted.
Have a nice day.

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

Bella said...

Hello Carolyn, You are one busy lady! You home is beautiful and I am so glad to peek in your windows, I love your tablescape... so cozy by the fireside.
Bella

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carolyn...

Ohh my goodness...your romantic dinner for two is just breathtaking, my friend! I sooo enjoyed getting a peek around your newly decorated library. I have been following your posts and decor changes to this beautiful room! It's stunning!!! I couldn't help but notice that gorgeous mirror above your fireplace...I love that! It's sooo ornate! Your table is sooo beautiful, my friend! The handmade lace tablecloth is magnificent! Ohhh...and I just adore the toile dishes!!! Ahhh...it's perfect! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely library and romantic table with us today!

Thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my candlelight dinner! I really enjoyed your sweet note and warm well wishes...thank you, Carolyn! I'm looking forward to seeing your Christmas decor...I'm heading over to your other blog after leaving my note!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

KATHY said...

Hi Carolyn, your table looks so beautiful! I love your gorgeous lace tablecloth.Everything looks so pretty.

Kathy

Hrabia said...

beautiful room! magical atmosphere! I really like is so romantic. Bravo!!
Piękne Great job!!

Rita M said...

Bautiful and so romantic!Love it :)

Have a nice day ~ Rita

Cindy said...

Hi Carolyn,
Beautiful! I love the candlelight and firelight together, so warm and cozy looking. How nice that you can use your fireplace.
Hugs, Cindy

Barbara said...

So lovely! I enjoy a dinner by the fire too. It must have been hard to get up from the table. I had to smile at your "looking in" photo. I love taking those too. It almost makes you feel like you are looking at your home for the first time.

Maddy said...

Ciao,
che belle le foto in penombra con il camino acceso...
...proprio tanto natalizie...

Bacio ♥

Maddy

The Tablescaper said...

What a romantic dinner. That tablecloth is magnificent. I'm off to check out the new Christmas blog!

- The Tablescaper

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an absolutely perfect table setting you have created just in time for the holidays. I just love all of the different textures. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Marlis said...

I love that tablecloth. It in itself is a work of art. The setting is so romantic. I love how you've put everything together.. simply gorgeous.

Denise @ http://www.somanytables.com/ said...

Dinner by the fire. Is there anything more inviting?

It all looks so loverly

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Andrew is a lucky man to have such a romantic lady as you for his wife. The table looks beautiful! I hope you enoyed your dinner and romantic evening together!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Raffaella said...

All is romantic and gorgeous! It's beautiful to visit you...

A Perfect Setting said...

So peaceful, inviting, and beautiful! Your post is exquisite!! Such a lovely home!

Heaven's Walk - said...

OH MY GOODNESS......what a beautiful room, Carolyn! It just ooooozes romance! As I drooled over your photos, all I could was sigh....and sigh....and sigh...... :)

xoxo laurie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Just beautiful! I'd never leave that chair by the fire. ;)

Entertaining Women said...

Gorgeous...elegant...perfection! I'd want to eat there every evening...and then fall asleep in that chair by the fire...fairies would do the dishes. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Gypsy Purple said...

Fabulous!!!!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Your home is beautiful! I love the white fireplace...what a perfect place to sit and enjoy your hubby and a fire. So romantic! Thank you for sharing!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Simply beautiful

lala said...

This is such a beautiful and cozy space, perfect for just snuggling up in front of the fire with your tea and a good book.